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Alpine Bank President Bob Young with past Alpine Bank First-Generation Scholarship recipients.

This story appeared in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent on September 15, 2021. 

Alpine Bank CMC scholarship celebrates 25th anniversary

By Rich Allen/Glenwood Springs Post Independent

In the past 25 years, the Alpine Bank First-Generation Scholarship has helped more than 250 students attend college who may not otherwise have had a chance.

The scholarship, started in 1996, celebrated its 25th year of providing local students two years of runway in tuition, books and other fees at Colorado Mountain College and other schools, equating to around $2,500 a year. In the spring, the 2021 class of scholarship recipients graduated from high school and began a path toward college. The scholarship has grown and evolved to meet a changing need, transitioning from a Latino-focused aide to a first-generation-focused one. Read the full story.