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Dejejuanice (Deje) Brewer of Twentynine Palms is the 2020 Greenleaf Scholar 

Through a rigorous application process, Brewer along with four other finalists, Anwyn Hilderbrand and Anthony Rodriguez Rojas from Yucca Valley High School, and Diego Hernandez and Teagan Thompson from 29 Palms High School showed their stellar character in written and oral interviews. A celebration ceremony will take place at a later date.

Photo of Deje BrewerBrewer who attends 29 Palms High School, was chosen, out of a highly competitive field, to receive this year’s Greenleaf Scholarship. The scholarship will pay tuition, books, and fees plus living expenses while Brewer attends Copper Mountain College. Also, those same expenses will be paid while she attends a University to complete a baccalaureate degree.

Brewer, a transplant from Los Angeles, says she discovered herself once she moved to the desert at age 13. She feels very accomplished now after leaving behind her many challenges in LA, as Deje was invited to participate in the dual enrollment program by her high school and was part of the RISE program, which has increased her desire to succeed in her educational journey.


What is the Greenleaf Scholarship?

Copper Mountain College Foundation administers the F. Roy Greenleaf Education Fund, through which a local high school senior is selected each year to receive a full college education scholarship (tuition, fees, and living expenses) that continue throughout the scholar’s education at Copper Mountain College and later undergraduate studies elsewhere.

The original Greenleaf Scholarship was awarded in  2002 thanks to the generosity of F. Roy Greenleaf, Jr., a local banker and benefactor who gave his estate to the CMC Foundation to help local deserving students achieve their educational goals. He wanted to assist students who possessed a strong determination to succeed as well as demonstrated a desire to help others in school, family and the Morongo Basin.

Applications are submitted annually and a recipient is named in the spring of each year. Applications for graduating seniors to apply for the Greenleaf Scholarship will be available from area high school counselors in December and online.

CMC HS Alumni Scholarship

Alumni Scholarship Application — 2020 Application Period is Closed

Alumni Scholarship Recommendation Form

CMC Foundation Alumni Scholarships for Local Area High Schools

The CMC Foundation Alumni Scholarships are intended to encourage students from the local high schools to pursue their first two years at Copper Mountain College and then transfer to finish their Bachelor’s degree at a 4-year college or university.

These scholarships are to attend Copper Mountain College.  Graduating high school students are eligible. CMC Foundation Members choose the deserving students.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Two letters of recommendation. One (1) letter must be from a current or former teacher/instructor.
  2. Minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. Official High School transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the scholarship application.
  3. One page essay (12 point font, double-spaced, MLA format) describing applicant’s educational goals and educational plan

STEM Scholarships in Partnership with Southern California Edison

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Scholarships for Local High School Seniors

STEM Scholarship Application — 2020 Application Period is Closed

STEM Scholarship Recommendation Form

The CMC Southern California Edison STEM Scholarships are intended to encourage students to pursue careers in STEM fields. Several $1,000 scholarships are available to students pursuing an Associate degree in Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Environmental Studies, or Mathematics. Preference will be given to students preparing for transfer into a baccalaureate degree (B.S. or B.A.) program in science or mathematics.

These scholarships are to attend Copper Mountain College.  There are multiple $1,000 scholarships available for high school students. The scholarships may be renewable for $1,000 for a second year (funding permitting) at Copper Mountain College provided the student remains in the science/math program, and is making satisfactory progress.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  1. Two letters of recommendation. One (1) letter must be from a Math or Science teacher/instructor.
  2. Minimum G.P.A. of 3.5. Official High School transcripts must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the scholarship application.
  3. One page essay (12 point font, double-spaced, MLA format) describing applicant’s educational goals and educational plan.