Veteran Laptop Project
Updated: 8/31/18: We have 4 laptops left for Fall 2018.

  Many of you may have heard about the Veteran Laptop Project that we started this summer.  I am now taking names for those who would like to rent a laptop for Fall 2018. 

  We will have 20 laptops available for this semester.  We should also have graphing calculators, if they are needed.  Please let us know if you want to include a graphing calculator with your laptop and we will see if we have enough.   

 Fall 2018: If you are a veteran or dependent taking fall classes at CMU, you will be given an opportunity to rent a laptop for the semester.  The rental fee for the semester is $50.  If you are interested, please respond to this email.  Before the semester starts, we will do a lottery drawing if there are more than 20 veterans who want to rent a laptop.  If there are fewer than 20, then everyone who responded will get to use one.  You will sign a contract stating you will return the laptop by the due date or you will be charged the entire amount of the laptop.  The $50 rental fee will be placed on your student account and can be paid with your FASFA.  IT will be doing all repairs on the laptops, should they need it. 

 We do have a few sponsors available who are willing to pay the $50 if a veteran is not able to afford it.  Please specify if this is the case.   



 All students using veteran benefits must do Total Withdrawals and class withdrawals through the Veterans Services office!  If you are in Montrose or WCCC campus, please contact us at (970) 248-1739.




The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program Emergency Grants

Emergency grants are available on an ongoing basis for eligible veterans who are enrolled in post-secondary education and experience unexpected financial difficulties that might cause them to drop out of school. Grants will be available for a one-time distribution up to $1,000 based on the cost of emergency need, such as rent, utilities, daycare, and medical expenses. For more information or to apply, visit More information about Wells Fargo’s support of service members, veterans, and their families is available at



Academic Top Scholars

Application Opens: April 1 & May 15

  • Assessable to all dependents that are under the age 24 OR all spouses of Active- Duty U.S military Service members are eligible to apply AND
  • Be current high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university, or vocational or technical school for the academic year.
  • Have at least a 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.00 scale or its equivalent on their relevant academic record 
  • Spouses enrolled part time in an undergraduate course of study at an accredited institution are also eligible. Spouses may also use the award for non-degree licensure and certification programs regardless of whether an undergraduate degree has already been complete

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

New applications are available annually January 1 – March 1.


Applicants Must Be the Child of One of the Following

  • Active duty or reserve U.S. Marine
  • Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, or who was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
  • Active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with a U.S. Marine unit
  • Veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who served with a U.S. Marine unit and has received an honorable discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman attached to a Marine unit

Chief Petty Officer Scholarship Fund

Application Opens: January 2019 

Candidates submitting scholarship applications must, in the year of submission of their scholarship application:

  • About to graduate or have graduated from an accredited high school, or equivalent educational institution or have successfully earned a General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • Must intend to enter, or be currently enrolled in a community college, vocational college, college or university to complete the curriculum prescribed in or to be graduated with an AA, AS, BA or BS degree.
  • must be the immediate family member of either an active duty, retired, or reserve Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy (children may be natural, adopted or step-children)

Army Emergency Relief: Dependent Children Scholarship Program 

Application Opens:  January 1, 2018

Application Closes:   April 2, 2018 @3PM

  • The MG James Ursano Scholarship program is for dependent children of Service Members on federal active duty, retired, or deceased while in active or retired status.
  • The Spouse Education Assistance Program (SEAP) provides Spouses of active duty or retired Soldiers, and widows (ers) of Soldiers who died either on active duty or in a retired status, with financial assistance to pursue their first undergraduate college degree.

Dolphin Scholarship Foundation

Application Opens:   October 1, 2018

Eligibility Pre-Screening Closes:   January 15, 2019

Application Closes:   March 15, 2019

  • Available, on a competitive basis, to high school or college children/stepchildren and spouses of members or former members of the U.S. Navy Submarine Force or those who have served in submarine support activities.
  • $2,000 or $3,400 per student for two to four years of full-time undergraduate studies as well as students pursuing trade/vocational certification. 

Boundless Opportunity

The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship (BOS) benefits motivated non-traditional students who recognize the value of an education in creating a better life for themselves and their families. The CMU BOS serves four non-traditional student populations (adult learners age 25+ , GED recipients, previous foster youth and returning military), and is intended to help students able to demonstrate the need for financial assistance as they invest in themselves through continued education.