Awarded to students who will be or are currently attending the CMC Steamboat campus full-time and who are one or more of the following: first generation college students; DACA students; students born outside the U.S. or who have parents born outside the U.S.; international students; or students for whom English is not their primary language.

Minimum $500 (up to 6 scholarships awarded annually)

This scholarship was created in memory of Everett and Benita Bristol, who had close ties to the CMC Steamboat campus. Benita completed her Associates Degree at CMC and was the first person in her family to finish college.  She later worked for many years at the switchboard on campus and was beloved by students and faculty alike. The couple established the scholarship to promote intercultural exchange, initially to encourage international students to study in Steamboat and take back what they learned to their country. Today, the scholarship is for full-time (12 credit hours) CMC students at the Steamboat campus with financial need who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • First generation college student
  • DACA student
  • Students born outside the United States or who have parents born outside the U.S.
  • International student
  • English is not their primary language

To Apply Online:

  • Create a login – Remember your username and password so you can leave the website and return to your application later.
  • Essays – This scholarship has specific essay questions so give yourself time to write your essays.  We recommend that you save your essays in a Word doc and then cut and paste them into the online form. This will enable you to proof-read, do a word count and spell check your essays prior to submission.
  • Upload documents – You will need to upload two letters of recommendation from non-family members and a recent school transcript.
  • Submit – Once you have completed all sections you will be asked to provide an electronic signature and do a final review.  Once you click “submit” you will be sent an email verifying your submission.

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