Scholarships and Aid Opportunities

Reisher Scholars Program

  • The Reisher Scholars Program is unique in that it focuses on rising college sophomores and transfer students from community colleges who have already demonstrated academic and leadership potential as undergraduates.
  • Apply at
  • Applications due in February for CMU students and March for transfer students.

Saccomanno Scholarship Available - Undergraduate and Graduate Students

  • Offered by the Saccomanno Higher Education Foundation: 
  • Applicants must be Mesa County Residents and demonstrate need.
  • For more information and to apply, see:
  • Open from February 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019 - 2020 application not yet available

Delta Kappa Gamma, Chapter XI Scholarship - Women Educators/Internship

Delta Kappa Gamma is an international society of outstanding women educators who share the goal of promoting excellence in the teaching field. The Xi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma offers a merit scholarship of $1,000 to support an outstanding woman educator during her final student teaching semester. This scholarship is an outright grant-in-aid.

Delta Kappa Gamma -Alpha Mu Chapter Award - Women Educators/Internship

This award is available to a woman who is preparing for a degree and teacher certification, and who will be completing her final year in one of the colleges or universities in Colorado.

Colorado Rural Teaching Scholarship

  • The Colorado Center for Rural Education and the Colorado Department of Higher Education seek to encourage talented teacher candidates to student teach in Colorado rural school districts and eventually become a teacher in a Colorado rural school district.
  • The value of the stipend is $4,000 for the semester of student teaching.


  1. Be enrolled in a teacher preparation program at one of the Colorado institutes of higher education.
  2. Be placed in a student teaching experience within a Colorado rural school district.
  3. Be committed to teach in a Colorado rural school district for three years upon graduating with your teaching degree.
  4. Have completed all requirements for their undergraduate degree and educator-licensing program except the student teaching experience.
  5. Have an earned GPA (cumulative grade point average) of 2.75 out of 4.00 or above.
  6. Be committed to maintain communications with the Colorado Center of Rural Education staff during the student teaching period to share experiences, complete surveys, and provide a letter from the university student teaching supervisor verifying the student has successfully completed the student teaching requirement in a Colorado rural school district.


Western Colorado Community Foundation

The Associates Home Loan Scholarship

This $1000 scholarship serves the purpose of not only helping one student lower their tuition expenses by $1000, but it also is a great way to educate the future self-employed individuals about their options when it comes to self-employed loans and alternative credit options.

  • High school seniors who have been accepted into a college or university.
  • Students currently enrolled in a college or university that are at least part time.

Guidelines: Applicants will be required to answer a simple question in the form of a 500-word essay and the winner will be selected based on the essay submitted. Associates Home Loan wants to hear your answer to this question: “What is your dream career?Once you have written your essay, complete the application form and submit the essay at

Submission Deadline:
May 1, 2020

Winner Selection: The Associate Home Loan Scholarship committee will select a winner by the first week of June. Once contacted, the winner will have two weeks to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be selected. The $1000 will be sent directly to the winner’s school financial aid department.

Scholarships for Teachers - Graduate Scholarships