The Clough Fellowship was established by Genevieve Clough as a way to leave her legacy for students of Western Garfield County. Created in partnership with the Western Colorado Community Foundation and Colorado Mountain College Foundation, the Clough Fellowship provides scholarships for students graduating from Coal Ridge, Grand Valley, and Rifle high schools. Genevieve Clough believed in giving students a “Chance to Succeed,” and through her generosity, the CMC Foundation and WCCF are pleased to be able to give students this chance.

The 2024 Clough Fellowship Application is open for new submissions.



Graduating seniors from Coal Ridge, Grand Valley, and Rifle High Schools and recent GED achievers. Graduating seniors residing in Garfield County District RE-2 or RE-16 who attend local, publicly funded alternative high schools are also eligible to apply. Students whose family’s adjusted gross income is over $110,000 are unlikely to be eligible unless there are special circumstances. Applicants must show motivation and potential to succeed in college or vocational school. Applicants must plan to attend a not-for-profit school that matches their interests and should consider the affordability of the schools they are identifying.

About Us

The Clough Fellows Program is a need-based scholarship for high school seniors residing in Garfield County District RE-2 or RE-16 as well as GED recipients who want to pursue a degree or vocational program beyond high school. The Scholarship is managed by two separate foundations. Colorado Mountain College Foundation manages scholarships for students attending any Colorado Mountain College campus. The Western Colorado Community Foundation manages scholarships for recipients attending all other institutions. The Clough Fellows Program, established in 2008 has helped send over 500 students from Western Garfield County to college.


For general application questions:

Jeanne Golay
Colorado Mountain College

Deirdre McLoughlin
Western Colorado Community Foundation

Other resources:

Your high school counselor should be well versed in the Clough application process.

Colorado Mountain College’s concurrent enrollment advisor Jenny Boone is also available for application questions. Email Ms. Boone at