The Western Colorado Community Foundation is offering college and vocational school scholarships from 16 different funds for the 2014-2015 school year, including several scholarships available for students from Delta County. New scholarships totaling more than $150,000 will be awarded for the coming school year.
These scholarships are made possible by donors who have established scholarship funds with the Community Foundation to assist students from the Western Slope to attend college.
• J. Robert Young Scholarships of $1,000 are available to graduating high school seniors who plan to obtain a business-related degree and who live in areas served by Alpine Bank. Two renewable scholarships will be awarded for the 2014-2015 school year.
• Four Stewart-Watson-Wheeler Scholarships of $1,000 are available to graduating high school seniors from Delta County, and one Stewart-Watson-Wheeler Scholarship is available to a senior graduating from Mancos High School.
• Four to five renewable Kay Armstrong Scholarships of $1,000 are available to graduating high school seniors from Delta County. One of these scholarships will be awarded to a student who wants to become a teacher.
• The Willson Education Fund will award two to four renewable scholarships in 2014 to graduates from public high schools in Delta and Mesa counties who are good students with financial need. These scholarships can be used for any course of study at a two- or four-year institution anywhere in the U.S. The amount of the scholarship will vary depending on each recipient's individual circumstances.
During the current school year more than 140 students have received a total of almost $500,000 of scholarship support through scholarships funds held at the Western Colorado Community Foundation. More information about eligibility guidelines, deadlines and application requirements for 2014-15 scholarships is available on the Western Colorado Community Foundation website, www.wc-cf.org, or by calling Cindy Rhodes at 243-3767. Persons interested in establishing scholarship funds are also encouraged to contact the foundation.blog comments powered by Disqus