Cole Wise

Scholarship and Student Program Coordinator

About

Biography

Colorado State has been my home for the past six years! Coming from a small, rural town in Northeast Colorado, CSU was my dream school. While completing my undergraduate degree in Political Science and a minor in International Development, I was heavily involved on campus. I had the honor to serve in the Associated Students of Colorado State University as the Director of Governmental Affairs, Chief of Staff, and as student body Vice President. After graduating, I began working professionally at Colorado State in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs serving as the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students. I am excited to now be serving as the Scholarship and Student Program Coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts and hope that I can bring more knowledge, awareness, and excitement to applying for scholarships! I enjoy being outdoors, fishing, and playing the piano when I have free time.

First Generation Story

College always seemed out of reach for my family and I. Because of the rising cost of tuition, I felt like I could only dream of one day having the opportunity to come to Colorado State University. In my Senior year of high school, I applied to as many scholarships as I could with the hopes to have enough money to come to CSU. It wasn't until April of my Senior year (one month before graduation) that I learned I was named a Daniels Fund Scholar, being granted a full-ride for four years to any accredited University in the nation. Of course I chose Colorado State University! I am humbled and honored that the Daniels Fund provided me with the opportunity to graduate as a First Generation student and to continue my work professionally at CSU!