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The Next Generation Scholarship (formerly Legacy) is a renewable $1,000 annual scholarship for those students that meet the following criteria:

  • Awarded to first time degree seeking students who are the son or daughter of a parent or court ordered legal guardian who earned a technical certificate, associate, bachelor, or graduate degree from Colorado Mesa University (formally Mesa State College) or CMU Tech (formally Western Colorado Community College).
  • Awarded to in-state and out-of-state students, as well as students in special tuition classifications like the Western Undergraduate Exchange program or the Mountains and Plains program. 
  • This scholarship may be stacked on top of any other merit or transfer scholarships offered by Colorado Mesa University.
  • If both of the student’s parents or legal guardians are graduates, the student may only receive one award.
  • International students and students with previous baccalaureate degrees are NOT eligible for these awards

Eligibility Criteria

  • Based off of answers on the initial application to CMU.
  • Student must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more per semester) in undergraduate course of study.
  • The student must be degree seeking with either a certificate, associates or baccalaureate degree.
  • Student must be a U.S. citizen, valid permanent resident or admitted with ASSET status.
  • Minimum of a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA or college GPA from all colleges attended.

Renewal Criteria (all criteria must be met to be eligible)

  • Student must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester (not available during the summer session).
  • Maintain cumulative Colorado Mesa University GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Available until the student earns a bachelor’s degree or reaches a maximum of 120 attempted credit hours.

For additional questions, please reach out to your Admissions Counselor