CMC Foundation Accepting Applications for the Roy Greenleaf, Jr. Scholarship

    March 9, 2011

    JOSHUA TREE, Ca– The Copper Mountain College Foundation is now accepting applications for the Roy Greenleaf, Jr. Scholarship for the 2011-2012 school year. The 10th annual Greenleaf Scholarship will be awarded to a local high school senior that demonstrates: a strong determination to succeed; an abiding desire to help others in their school, family and community; financial need; and an interest in serving the Morongo Basin upon completion of their education. Interestingly, academic excellence is not the primary criterion of the Fund. Mr. Greenleaf desired that “average” deserving students have an equal chance to receive support.

    The Roy Greenleaf, Jr. Education Fund was established by the F. Roy Greenleaf, Jr. Trust and is administered by the Copper Mountain College Foundation. The Greenleaf Scholarship pays for tuition, books, fees and standard living expenses for a graduating senior from one of the five Morongo Basin high schools including Joshua Springs Christian, Monument, Sky, Twentynine Palms and Yucca Valley. The selected senior is expected to enter Copper Mountain College in the fall of 2011 and earn a degree within two years. Scholars complete their education at a four-year University of California or California State University institution, and can apply for support for graduate degrees, subject to approval and available funding.

    Previous Greenleaf Scholars are Jillian Burkett, 2002; Jennifer Meyers-Giddings, 2003; Catherine Cahill, 2004; Ryan O’Connell, 2005; Samantha Stephens, 2006; Tollian Waite, 2007; Geanne Weaver, 2008; Rhonda Romberg, 2009 and Candace Creps, 2010.

    Application forms and additional information is available in the Counseling Office at each of the five eligible high schools, and at the Copper Mountain College Foundation office on the CMC campus next to the General Ernie Reid Bookstore.

    The due date for the return of the application to the applicable high school Counseling Office is Wednesday, April 20. Please note that Joshua Springs Christian's applications are due to their Counseling Office by Friday, April 15, by 12:00 noon. Finalists will be interviewed and the winner announced in late May, with the remaining finalists receiving a cash award. For additional information on this unique scholarship opportunity, please call the Copper Mountain College Foundation office at 760-366-3791 ext. 5012, or visit the Foundation online at