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Procrastinators rejoice, Pueblo County scholarship deadline extended

Posted at 5:48 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 22:03:26-04

PUEBLO – Pueblo students have some extra time to finish those scholarship applications for tuition assistance at Colorado State University-Pueblo and Pueblo Community College.

The Hispanic Education Foundation has extended its application deadline July 1. Around 800 people started to apply, but many have not finished. The charity does not want those students to miss out.

“In the past, if you were awarded then you were sort automatic renewal,” said Matt Bernal, chair, Hispanic Education Foundation. “This year we’re asking that everybody apply for the entire application.”

The scholarship program was started in 2015 with money from county excise taxes collected on the marijuana industry. Those dollars are matched through a state grant.

Since 2015, they’ve given out more than $1 million in scholarships.