Scholarships

    The 2014-2015 Scholarship Application period is closed.

    2014-2015 Scholarship winners were announced.


    When will I receive my spring 2015 award?

    To receive the spring semester allocation of your scholarship award, you must be registered in at least (##*) units by January 23, 2015.  If you meet this deadline, or have already registered, your scholarship disbursement will be available on your debit card January 30, 2015. If you do not register for spring 2015 classes or in the appropriate number of units (##*), the spring allocation of your scholarship is forfeit.

    *Note: in the appropriate number of units as specified in your specific scholarship award letter.


    Application Process


    During the spring semester each year (Mid-January to April), current CMC students are invited to submit a single scholarship application for all CMC-sponsored scholarships, for the following academic year. A college-wide committee reviews the applications and announces scholarship recipients by June 30th.

    Scholarship Application Completion Tips

    1. Read each scholarship’s specific qualifications thoroughly. You must meet ALL qualifications for each scholarship you select. If you do not meet even one of the qualifications, you do not qualify for that scholarship.
    2. Make sure you have the absolute minimum cumulative GPA for each scholarship selected.
    3. Make sure the number of units needed for each scholarship is the number you completed in the fall or you will complete in the spring.
    4. Ask more than two people to provide you with letters of recommendation. This ensures at least two references will submit recommendations on your behalf. Professional references only; no relatives or friends! At least one must be a former or current instructor or teacher.
    5. There are five (5) discussion points; make sure all five are answered.
    6. If a specific scholarship requires additional information or a separate essay, make sure you complete that requirement and submit it with your application.
    7. Make sure your application is completely filled out, including your signature. Unsigned and/or incomplete applications are automatically disqualified.
    8. Type your application. It makes it easier for the committee to review.

    Additional Applications Hints and FAQs


    Available Scholarships at CMC

    The Scholarships listed below are representative. Scholarships may be added or deleted from the list each year according to availability, and a list will be made available in mid-spring semester. All CMC scholarships applied for through this application process require a completed application along with two letters of recommendation, at least one from a current/former instructor/teacher. Professional references only; no relatives or friends.

    Academic Merit Scholarship

    • I completed a minimum of 12 degree-applicable/transferable units at CMC
    • I am currently enrolled in 12 or more units at CMC
    • I will complete 12 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • My current cumulative CMC GPA is 3.5 or higher for degree-applicable/transferable units
    • Attached is a one-page essay on the topic: How do I personally demonstrate the value of education and learning?
    • Attached is a separate page listing my activities, programs and organizations I have been active in on campus and/or in the community
    • Attached is a separate page discussing why I should be chosen as the 2015 Academic Merit Scholarship winner.


    ACCESS Club Scholarship

    • I am currently enrolled in 6 or more units at CMC
    • I will complete 6 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • Attached is a one-page essay on the topic: Overcoming Personal Obstacles


    Art Mitz Social Sciences Scholarship

    • I am currently enrolled in 6 or more units at CMC
    • I will complete 6 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • I am pursuing an Associate degree in Social Sciences (Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, or Social Science)
    • My current GPA is 3.00 or higher

    Classified Senate Scholarship

    • I am a current CMC student enrolled in a minimum of 6 units for Spring 2015
    • I will complete 6 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • My current CMC GPA is 2.50 or higherCCCSE_Logo2


    CMC Faculty Scholarship, part of the Osher Initiative for California Community College Students

    • I am currently enrolled in 6 or more units at CMC
    • I will complete 6 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • Current GPA is 2.00 or higher
    • I have completed a minimum of 24 degree-applicable cumulative units – student must attach unofficial transcripts for units completed outside of CMC
    • My course completion rate at CMC is at least 50% or higher
    • I am pursuing an Associate in Science (AS) or Arts (AA) degree
    • I qualified for the Board of Governor’s Waiver
    • I have unmet financial need


    CMC Foundation Full-Time Alumni Scholarship

    • I completed a minimum of 12 units in Fall 2014
    • I will complete 12 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • My current CMC GPA is 3.00 or higher
    • I am a citizen of the U.S. or a permanent legal resident


    CMC Foundation Part-Time Alumni Scholarship

    • I completed a minimum of 6 units in Fall 2014
    • I will complete 6 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • My current CMC GPA is 3.00 or higher
    • I am a citizen of the U.S. or a permanent legal resident


    The Coeta and Donald Barker Foundation Scholarship

    • I am a current CMC student
    • I will complete a minimum of 6 units for Spring 2015
    • I will complete 6 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • Current CMC GPA is 2.50 or higher
    • I am a Veteran, dependent of a deceased veteran, or I am currently on active duty and this is verifiable through CMC's Veterans Services.
    • Attached is a paragraph briefly describing how this scholarship will assist me in achieving my educational goals.


    The Community Foundation Pooled Scholarship Master Fund

    • I am currently enrolled in at least 6 units at CMCCFS_logo
    • I will complete 6 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • I am permanent resident of Riverside or San Bernardino County
    • My current CMC GPA is 3.0 or higher, or 2.75 if enrolled in technical training
    • I have unmet financial need


    Elsie Grace Memorial Art Scholarship

    • I completed at least 6 units of Art courses at CMC
    • I am pursuing an Associate degree in Art; and/or transfer for B.A. in Art
    • My current GPA is 3.00 or higher
    • I will complete 6 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • Attached are 5x7 photos (or jpg or pdf print outs) of five (5) of my pieces of Art work


    J. Neil Hastings Perpetual Scholarship

    • I will complete 6 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • My current CMC GPA is 2.00 or higher
    • I am pursuing an Associate in Science (AS) or Arts (AA) degree


    Jim Pulliam Scholarship

    • I am a current CMC student enrolled in a minimum of 6 units for Spring 2015
    • I will complete 6 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • Current CMC GPA is 3.00 or higher


    Karen Horvath Community Service Scholarship – NEW!

    • I am a current CMC student enrolled in a minimum of 6 units for Spring 2015
    • I will complete 6 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • I am active on CMC Campus and/or in the Community
    • My current CMC GPA is 2.00 or higher
    • I receive services from ACCESS


    Lena T. Pond Fund Scholarship (through The Community Foundation)

    • I am currently enrolled in at least 6 units at CMC
    • I will complete 6 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • I am enrolled in CMC’s VN or RN program
    • I am a permanent resident of Riverside or San Bernardino County
    • My current CMC GPA is 2.75 or higher
    • I have unmet financial need


    Molly Adams Endowed Scholarship (through The Community Foundation)

    • I am currently enrolled in at least 6 units at CMC
    • I will complete 6 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • I receive services from ACCESS
    • I am a permanent resident of Riverside or San Bernardino County


    Rene Willard Memorial Scholarship – NEW!

    • I am currently enrolled in 6 or more units at CMC
    • I completed a minimum of 6 units at CMC
    • I am a Student Worker at CMC
    • My current CMC GPA is 3.00 or higher
    • I will complete 6 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • I am pursuing an Associate degree in Business Administration or an IS-related field (CIS, CS, CP)
    • I have unmet financial need

    Robert Brasier Memorial Art Scholarship – NEW!

    • I completed at least 6 units of Art courses at CMC
    • I am pursuing an Associate degree in Art History; and/or transfer for B.A. in Art History
    • My current GPA is 3.00 or higher
    • I will complete 6 units per semester during AY 2015-2016
    • Attached is a paragraph explaining why I have chosen Art History as my major.

    Schools First Federal Credit Union Scholarship

    • I completed a minimum of 12 units in Fall 2014
    • I will complete 12 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • My current CMC GPA is 3.00 or higher


    Southern California Edison Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Full-time Scholarship

    • I am currently enrolled in 12 or more units at CMC
    • I will complete 12 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • My current CMC GPA is 2.50 or higher
    • I am pursuing an Associate degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Environmental Studies or Mathematics.


    Southern California Edison Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Part-time Scholarship

    • I am currently enrolled in 6 or more units at CMC
    • I will complete 6 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • My current CMC GPA is 2.50 or higher
    • I am pursuing an Associate degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, or Mathematics.


    Southern California Edison Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Book Grant

    • I am currently enrolled in 6 or more units at CMC
    • I will complete 6 units per semester during the upcoming academic year
    • My current CMC GPA is 2.50 or higher
    • I am registered in CIS classes; Computer Science classes including Visual Basic Programming; Chemistry classes including Organic Chemistry and General Chemistry; Biology classes including Human Anatomy, General Microbiology, Molecular and Cellular Biology; Math classes including College Algebra, Trigonometry, Multivariable Calculus and Calculus; or Physics classes including Introductory Physics and Engineering Physics.


    Student Success Center (SSC) Scholarship

    • I am a current CMC student enrolled in the SSC for Spring 2015
    • I plan to receive my high school diploma or GED in May 2015
    • I plan to be enrolled as a CMC student in credit classes for Fall 2015

    Additional CMC-Related Scholarships

    High School Scholarships - 1 (one) $500 scholarship to each of the 3 local High Schools

    CMC Alumni Scholarships are also awarded to graduating seniors in the Morongo Unified School District to be used if they enroll at Copper Mountain College following graduation. Local high school staff  choose the deserving student.

    • Black Rock High School (formerly Sky High School)
    • Twentynine Palms High School
    • Yucca Valley High School

    Associated Students of Copper Mountain College (ASCMC) Scholarships

    ASCMC distributes applications and makes a selection in May. Applicants must be an active participant in student government or club activities. Have at least one letter of recommendation from a counselor or advisor. Upon receipt of the scholarship, the student is required to become a member of ASCMC. Student must attend the mandatory 2 consecutive meetings in order to be appointed to the position of Senator, and must fulfill the duties of this position.


    Greenleaf Scholarship

    CMC's Foundation distributes applications in February and makes the selection in April/May. Click here for additional information.

    Future Scholarships

    If you are interested in setting up a scholarship for Copper Mountain College, please contact CMC's Foundation.