The Woman's Educational Society of Colorado College
14 East Cache La Poudre Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
WES was founded in 1889 to give assistance to the students of Colorado College.
Kayla Fratt '16 took an international road trip with her dog.
The Woman's Educational Society is a strong supporter of the arts. In 2018, WES was a sponsor of the Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival.
Additionally, WES member Sarah Healy was honored with a sculpture in the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College's Tactile Gallery. Sculptor Sean O'Meallie created the Drive-In Tasty Freeze chocolate-dipped cone out of sandstone to pay homage to Healy's sweet treat during her treatment for multiple myeloma, an aggressive form of blood cancer.
The goal of WES’ Board of Managers is to provide WES Scholars with no less than 10 percent of the total cost of Colorado College attendance. WES may increase the amount of funds for each scholar if members increase the level of their membership, make bequests, and make other contributions for scholarships. It is the hope of the entire Board of Managers that through members’ generosity, WES will be able to raise the level of financial support provided to WES Scholars.
The Woman's Educational Society endowment, valued at $5,619,416 as of January 2020, provides scholarships for 21 Colorado College students. The endowment is managed by John W. Bristol and Co., Inc. The Finance Committee meets occasionally with them to discuss the performance and management of the endowment.
Please consider joining WES, donating to WES, or increasing your membership level today. Contact us for details.
Cost of attendance at CC during the academic year 2020–21:
Student Activity Fee: $474
Room Allowance: $7,992 double room in residence hall
Board Allowance: $5,400 meal plan B
Books & Supplies: $1,240 estimate
Total cost: $78,080
The value of the WES scholarship for academic year 2020–21 is $8,900 per scholarship, which is 11.4 percent of CC's cost of attendance. The total annual scholarship commitment for 21 students is $186,900.
Learn more about WES’ finances and activities in annual reports, which summarize the activities of the committees and officers of the WES Board of Managers.