The Copper Mountain College Foundation is now accepting applications for the F. Roy Greenleaf, Jr. Scholarship for the 2020-2021 school year.
Tim Estes, one of several Greenleaf scholarship success stories, was able to pursue an education without any worry of finances. Chosen as the 2014 Greenleaf Scholar, Tim’s tuition, fees, and living expenses were all paid from the Greenleaf Education Fund, which is administered by the Copper Mountain College Foundation.
The F. Roy Greenleaf, Jr. Education Fund was established by the estate of F. Roy Greenleaf, Jr. Mr. Greenleaf came to the Morongo Basin in the 1970s and started a community bank. His arrival coincided with the beginning of fundraising for the building of what has become Copper Mountain College, and he became a major donor to the CMC Foundation. In fact, the college’s library is named in his honor. Mr. Greenleaf developed a close relationship with the Friends of Copper Mountain College, the college’s original fundraising arm, and made trust arrangements for his estate to be transferred to the Foundation after the death of his wife Beverlie. Roy Greenleaf died in 1996, his wife in 2000.
The Greenleaf Education Fund requires that recipients begin their education at Copper Mountain College. They may then pursue baccalaureate degrees at campuses of their choice within the University of California and California State University systems. After receiving two associate degrees at CMC, Estes left to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Statistical Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara graduating this past June.
“I would not be where I am today without the Greenleaf Scholarship and the CMC Foundation,” says Tim, who is a Data Scientist at a software company in Santa Barbara. “The scholarship gave me opportunities to pursue what I’m passionate about, and even now as I’m looking back, I’m growing ever more grateful for what happened because otherwise those opportunities would have just passed me by.”
As you can see from Tim’s story, the Greenleaf Scholarship can completely change your life. Copper Mountain College Foundation encourages all graduating seniors in the Morongo Basin to apply for the prestigious Greenleaf Scholarship. The deadline for submission is 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. For more information or to obtain an application, visit your high school counseling office or our website at https://www.cmccd.edu/support-cmc/foundation/what-we-fund/.