For generations, Western alumni have shared our leadership skills, generous donations, networking opportunities and professional guidance to current Mountaineers. We know that our sustained relationship with our alma mater and our continued support of current and future students makes us a stronger, more vibrant Mountaineer community.
Become a Mentor
Invest in the success of your fellow Mountaineers.
Our mentors represent hundreds of industries around the world. As a way to give back to their community, they generously provide leadership skills, networking opportunities and guidance to their fellow Mountaineers. In 2019, over 75 alumni stepped up to inspire upper-level Pi Sigma Epsilon students as they navigated their coursework, prepared their resumes and honed their networking skills. If you’re in a position to serve as a mentor or want to be a mentee, sign up below, or contact Alumni Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org directly for more information.
Leading by example
Honors 100 students in an acting workshop with Western alum and teaching artist, Heather Hughes, at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.
Support the future of Western through the Foundation.
It’s not just what we give, it is how we give that makes the difference. We don’t just give for a moment—we give for a lifetime. The future of Western, and its important legacy, are only achievable in partnership with the entire Mountaineer community. Your generosity is critical to sustaining the Western tradition and legacy for decades to come. When you give, you invest in tomorrow’s leaders.
Make an Impact
When you give, you invest in the future of Western and our students. Every contribution makes a difference.
Alumni scholarships make it possible for future Mountaineers to thrive.
Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program’s office or visiting that academic program’s web page.
If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085.
Alumni Association Future Alumni Scholarship
The Alumni Association Scholarship is a one-time scholarship of $1,000 and is applicable for the student’s junior or senior year at Western.
Any child or grandchild of an alumni is eligible to receive the Future Alumni Scholarship.
- This is a one-time non-renewable scholarship of $1,000.
- Only one Future Alumni Scholarship will be awarded per academic year.
- GPA must be 3.2 or above (college).
Due date has been extended to April 1 for 2023. An Alumni selection committee, appointed by the Alumni Advisory Council, will review applicants and select awardee by June 1.
Alumni Legacy Scholarship
The Alumni Legacy Scholarship is a one-time non-renewable scholarship and is only applicable for the student’s first year at Western (incoming freshman or new transfer students are eligible).
Do you have a son or daughter looking at college? Have they considered attending Western? As an alumni, your son, daughter and/or grandchildren are eligible for certain benefits distributed through this scholarship, as follows:
- This is a one-time scholarship of $1,000.
- Nominee must be an incoming first-year student or new transfer.
- The cost of orientation is reduced by half (a $45 value).
- The admission application fee is waived (a $30 value).
- GPA must be 2.5 or above (high school or college of transfer).
The applicant must fill out the application form found below. Application forms are accepted year-round. If the applicant meets the GPA guidelines, the scholarship will be awarded.
Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship
The Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship is a one-time non-renewable scholarship and is only applicable for the student’s first year at Western. This scholarship is not available to midyear transfers or students beginning in the spring semester.
Are you an alumni or employee of Western and know a prospective (or incoming) student who would be a great fit at Western? A recommendation from alumni and employees can support any new student and provide them a $500 scholarship their first year. (Western employees may not recommend a spouse or dependent receiving tuition benefits).
- Any Western alumni/employee may nominate only one student per academic year to receive the $500 scholarship (distributed $250 per semester).
- The scholarship is good for the first year only and is non-renewable.
- The recommended student must be a full-time undergraduate student, attending Western for the first time.
The applicant must fill out the application form found here. The nominating alumni/employee must fill out the application form and submit the required documents by June 1. The recommended student must meet university admissions acceptance standards and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
At Western, we believe alumni are absolutely the most qualified people to refer prospective students. After all, who knows the magic of this place better than our alumni?
If you know a prospective student who you think would love Western as much as you did, please let us know through the Recommend a Future Mountaineer form.
Western invites all members of the Mountaineer Alumni nation to join us for these upcoming events. Whether virtually or in-person, we look forward to seeing you!
Request a Transcript
If you want to request a college transcript, please visit our transcript ordering center.
Alumni License Plates
Show your Mountaineer Spirit wherever you are! Purchasing a WCU license plate in Colorado is easier than ever, and you will be helping WCU students and alumni when you get your plates.
Alumni Email Migration
Whether you’re departing Western or you want to deactivate your Western account, follow these simple steps.
Update Contact Information
Updating your contact information has never been easier. Use the form in the link below to make changes to your name, address, phone number, etc.
Request an Alumni Email
Request a personalized westernalum.org email! If you just graduated this May, we will not have your records in our system until the end of June.
Submit a Class Note
Get in touch with your graduating class at any time by submitting a class note. Simply send a message to speak to other alumni.
Request an Alumni Tour
Visit Western and get a tour of the buildings where you lived and learned, and see how the campus has grown since you graduated.
Connect with us on Facebook
Join forces with your fellow Mountaineer alumni in our convenient, easy-to-use Facebook group!
Western’s 2023 Homecoming celebration will be held September 29-October 1. Join us for a weekend of events to reconnect with fellow alumni!
The Westerner Alumni Magazine
The Westerner is a quarterly publication created by the Alumni Relations Department to highlight the accomplishments of Western’s outstanding graduates. Click here to read the most recent issues.
Alumni Advisory Council
The Alumni Advisory Council serves to provide feedback and ideas to promote the growth and success of the alumni community at Western
News & Research
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Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
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We understand that applying to a university can be daunting, which is why we make our admission process as simple and straightforward as possible. Learn more about applying to your program of choice at Western.
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We keep the Mountaineer spirit going strong within our alumni community. Whether getting together with friends at an annual event, making a donation or mentoring a student, graduates continue to play an important role in the Western community.
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