Delta County adults who are seeking higher or continuing education are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship, offered by Altrusa International of Delta. The service organization annually awards scholarships to non-traditional students and to high school students who are members of the Altrusa-sponsored ASTRA Clubs.
The deadline for applications is April 20. The applicant must reside in Delta County and must have been out of high school at least five years. Scholarship monies must be used for the summer or fall terms of 2018.
Applicants will be notified by May 15 if they have received a scholarship, and the scholarship will be awarded in July.
Altrusa will also award $500 scholarships to members of Delta County ASTRA clubs at Delta and Cedaredge high schools who demonstrate excellent service to the community, academic promise, and plan to attend a college, university, trade school or online school this year.
More information, qualification guidelines and applications are online at www.Altrusa InternationalOfDelta.com; please note that only digital applications will be accepted. For more information, call Altrusan Kami Collins at 970-361-8905.
Funds for the scholarships are raised in part from the club's Deltarado Days kickoff dinner at Cleland Park and the Sugar Plum Festival & Little Side Street Market in the fall.
Altrusa is an international nonprofit organization, making our local communities better through leadership, partnership, and service. Altrusa strives to be a positive influence by supporting projects that enable the greatest number of people to better themselves by improving their self-esteem through continuing education.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.