GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The Guardian Scholars Program at Colorado Mesa University gives students who may not be able to attend college a chance to not only gain a higher education, but to become a college graduate.
The program offers students who come from a challenging background a way to pay for college. This is done through donations as well as federal and state grants. Currently, there are 11 students in the Guardian Scholars at CMU. Besides helping pay for their education, the students say the program has made a big impact on their lives.
"We’re able to help each other through trials, you know problems and issues and so this has really just been an amazing impact on my life," Joslyn Funez, a senior in the Guardian Scholars program at CMU.
To keep their scholarship the students must maintain a 3.0 grade point average.