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.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.