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Colorado Mesa University believes that a strong versatile economy relies on an educated workforce. The Mesa County Partner Scholarship assists major Mesa County employers in supporting their employees, age 24 or older, to further their education at CMU or CMU Tech. 

  • Awarded to employees of contracted Mesa County Partners:
    • Community Hospital
    • Reynolds Polymer
    • Hilltop Community Resources
    • Mesa County Valley School District 51
    • Mind Springs Health – Grand Junction
    • Family Health West
    • City of Grand Junction
    • Valor Tactical Innovation LLC
    • Alsco Uniforms
  • This scholarship may be stacked on top of any other merit or transfer scholarships offered by Colorado Mesa University.

Award Amounts

Graduate Students*
Credits Per Semester Scholarship Amount
3 credits $400
6+ credits $500
* The Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are not included.
Undergraduate Students
Credits Per Semester Scholarship Amount
3-5 credits $125
6-8 credits $250
9-11 credits $375
12+ credits $500


 Eligibility Criteria

  • Meet CMU's Admissions requirements
  • 24 years of age or older.
  • Provide proof of employment with a Contracted Mesa County Partner Employer (e.g. paystub, employee ID) prior to the beginning of each academic year 

Renewal Criteria

All criteria must be met to be eligible:

  • Student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as published in the CMU Catalog.
  • Maintain cumulative Colorado Mesa University GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Available until the student earns the allotted credit hours towards a completed degree:
    • Graduate degree programs - 36 credit hours
    • Bachelor's degree programs - 120 credit hours
    • Associate degree programs - 60 credit hours
    • Certificate programs - the published length of credit hours needed to complete 

For additional questions, please reach out to your Admissions Counselor