The Saccomanno Higher Education Foundation (SHEF) was created to promote the educational pursuits of students in need of financial aid, thus enabling them to improve their lives, the lives of their families, and those of their community.

The foundation encourages applications from individuals regardless of age and academic achievement accomplishments.  Scholarships are granted for use at accredited in-state or out-of-state colleges, universities, and vocational schools.

The application for the 2019-2020 school year will be open from February 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019. 

We will notify you via e-mail by May 31, 2019 if you have been awarded a scholarship.

Basis of Selection

  • Students must be residents of Mesa County, Colorado or Carbon County, Utah for consideration.

  • Students must prove financial need.


  • Total cost at any college/university or vocational institution includes tuition, reasonable allowances for books and fees, and room and board expenses.

  • Awards will be paid directly to the institution.  It is the applicant's responsibility to see that the institution directly bills Alpine Bank Wealth Management, P.O. Box 1150, Grand Junction, CO 81502, each semester.  Unused funds for the above awards will be returned  to the SHEF.

  • Your award, in part, is decided on the cost of the school you planned to attend, as noted in your application.  A change in schools may result in a change in the amount  of the award.

Application Instructions and Required Documents (please read carefully and comply)

  • Appropriate and required tax returnsIf you are 23 years of age or younger, you must submit a copy of your 2017 federal tax returns and those of your parents', guardians' or stepparents' and, if married, your spouse's 2017 federal tax return.  We will accept 2017 tax returns in an effort to make the application process less time sensitive. 

    Each applicant must provide copies of the required tax returns.  If several members of the same family are applying, each applicant must submit a copy of the required tax returns. 
  • You must also submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Your letter of recommendation should come from a faculty member of the most recently attended school or from your present of most recent employer.

Scholarship Billing/Payment Inquiries or School Changes

  • Please immediately notify Alpine Bank Wealth Management via an e-mail to of a change in schools or for all billing and payment inquiries. 

Scholarship Renewal
Students must reapply every year, as financial situations may change.

Thank you for applying to the Saccomanno Higher Education Foundation!


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