Seven 2012 area graduates are the recipients of a scholarship from the Cindy Watson Scholarship Foundation: Natalie Emery, Central High School; Katari Lewis, Delta High School; Emily Anderson, Montrose High School; Brent Harris, Norwood High School; Erica Ramirez, Olathe High School; Sarah Stovicek, Ouray High School; and Halli Benasutti, Ridgway High School.
Cindy Watson, owner and founder of The Watson Insurance and Financial Group, which has been serving Montrose and the surrounding communities for 22 years, started the non-profit scholarship foundation as a means of giving back to the communities in which she is involved. The foundation hosts a golf invitational each year, where all staff is voluntary and all proceeds go to the scholarship fund. The intent of the scholarship is to recognize individuals who demonstrate accountability, contribute to their own goals, and plan to continue their involvement in their community after college graduation. Watson states in the scholarship information to students: "You must contribute something of your own to truly realize the gifts you have been given." Recipients must plan to attend a four-year accredited college or university within Colorado, demonstrate community involvement, have well established future goals, and have a need for financial assistance.
All seven 2012 recipients of this scholarship fulfill these requirements.blog comments powered by Disqus