Alpine Bank Scholars with Bob Young

Alpine Bank Chairman Bob Young, front center, surrounded by eight of this year’s 14 Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholars. Each student will receive a scholarship to cover tuition, fees and books for two years at any Colorado Mountain College campus. Alpine Bank Scholars shown here are, from left, Flora Rezende, Kathy Flores, Leslie Vargas Martinez, Pablo Rosas, Young, Xiomara Alvarez, Clarisa Montanez, Helen Salas and Lisbeth Vicencio. Not pictured: Angelita Buller, Jorge Carrillo, Geidy Delgadillo, Maria Yasmin Guerrero Saucedo, Pricilla Solis and Rosa Vega. Photo Phil Dunn

Across Colorado Mountain College’s district, Alpine Bank recently rewarded students with good grades and determination with a specialized CMC scholarship.

From Aspen to Parachute to the Vail Valley, and from Summit County to Steamboat Springs, graduating high school seniors are now heading to CMC and the campus of their choice.

Angelita Buller from Summit County

Angelita Buller

To be considered for these scholastic awards, students must be of Latino/Hispanic descent, classify as an in-district student, have at least a 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need, among other criteria.

Each renewable scholarship ­­– which equals $2,200 a year – helps to cover the cost of tuition, fees and books for two years at Colorado Mountain College.

In May, a rockfall in Glenwood Canyon closed I-70, keeping students who live on the eastern side of the canyon from attending the Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholars awards luncheon in Glenwood Springs. Alpine Bank and CMC Vail Valley awarded those students a month later with an ice cream social and presentation at the Edwards campus.

The 2019 Alpine Bank Scholars: Roaring Fork and Lower Colorado River valleys

Leslie Vargas Martinez recently graduated from Aspen High School and wants to become a social worker. Flora Rezende graduated from Basalt High School and is interested in business and psychology.

Xiomara Alvarez and Helen Salas both graduated from Roaring Fork High School this June. Alvarez is setting her sights on a bachelor’s degree in business administration and is interested in a career in marketing. Salas wants to study culinary arts and, ultimately, own her own restaurant.

Pricilla Solis, Battle Mountain High School graduate and Alpine Bank Scholar

Pricilla Solis

Clarisa Montanez graduated from Glenwood Springs High School and views a college education as a crucial step toward her future. Pablo Rosas graduated from Coal Ridge High School this spring. A member of the National Honor Society, he’s anticipating a career in science and mathematics.

Lisbeth Vicencio recently graduated from Grand Valley High School and, by taking concurrent enrollment courses at CMC, is already on her way to becoming a registered nurse. Jorge Carrillo, a recent Rifle High School graduate, is also interested in health care.

2019 Alpine Bank Scholars: Vail Valley, Summit County and Steamboat Springs

This June, Rosa Vega graduated from Eagle Valley High School in Gypsum. A youth advisor with the Eagle

Rosa Vega

Rosa Vega

River Youth Coalition, Vega is already well on her way to earning an associate degree and is interested in surgical technology.

Also from Eagle County is Maria Yasmin Guerrero Saucedo from Red Canyon High School, who wants to study hospitality management. Pricilla Solis recently graduated from Battle Mountain High School. She is interested in becoming a nurse.

Kathy Flores and Angelita Buller are both from Summit County. Flores graduated from Summit High School and wants to study to become a kindergarten teacher. Buller graduated early from Snowy Peaks High School and is looking forward to a career in photography. And Geidy Delgadillo, a recent graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, wants to become a teacher.

Thanks to the Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholarship program, these recent high school graduates are pursuing their educational goals at Colorado Mountain College.