Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship

  • Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship (MARS)

    Western Colorado University Alumni may recommend prospective students who they feel will add to the community of learning and family that is the Western Nation.

    The guidelines are as follows:

    • • Any Western alumnus/a may nominate only one student per academic year to receive the $500 scholarship ($250 per semester).
    • • Application deadline is June 1, 2021 for new students enrolling Fall 2021.
    • • The scholarship is good for the first year only and is non-renewable.
    • • The recommended student must meet university admissions acceptance standards.
    • • The recommended student must be a full-time undergraduate student, attending Western for the first time.
    • • The recommended student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.)
    • • Western employees are eligible to recommend a student, but not to a spouse or dependent receiving tuition benefits.
    • • Not available to midyear transfers or students beginning in the spring semester.
    • • The nominating alumnus/a or employee must complete all portions of the online nomination form, which can be found below:
    The Admissions and Alumni Offices will verify the nomination forms before the awarded is given. If you have any questions, please contact the Admissions Office at
  • Recommender's Information

  • Recommended Student's Information

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • Recommendee's email address
  • Help us keep our records straight by letting us know where the student is from.