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The application for 2016 graduating seniors is now closed.

The Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship and the Richard. W. Pippenger Scholarship are now closed.

Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 15 college credit hours and are legal residents of the State of Colorado. This scholarship will be awarded to nontraditional students, defined as adult students age 22 and older or a re-entry student. The students must have a GPA in the 2.0-3.5 range and must demonstrate financial need. Enrollment in a Colorado educational facility is required. Preference will be given to residents of Colorado’s western slope who are attending a western slope institution of higher education. These $1,000 scholarships are non-renewable.

This scholarship will open on April 15, 2016 and has a deadline of June 10, 2016.

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Richard W. Pippenger Scholarship

Awarded to Colorado residents between the ages of 21 and 40 who are active members of a recognized fire department in the state of Colorado in one of the following counties:  Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, Garfield, Rio Blanco or Moffat.  Applicants must be accepted into a fire technology program and working toward a BS or AS degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science or in Public Administration/Public Safety (not including law enforcement, criminal justice or emergency medical services) and working toward that degree on-line.  Preference will be given to qualified applicants from the Lower Valley Fire Protection District headquartered in Fruita, CO.  Scholarships will be awarded in various amounts per semester based on financial need and will be available for up to five years provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a fire technology program taking at least 6-8 credits per semester.

This scholarship will open on April 15, 2016 and has a deadline of June 10, 2016.

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Residents in all Alpine Bank service areas

 

The J. Robert Young Scholarship is awarded to students residing in all Alpine Bank service areas. If the student lives in a location not listed below but still served by Alpine Bank, the student may be eligible for the J. Robert Young Scholarship. Students must have a 2.75 GPA or better and intend to major in business or a business-related degree. Scholarship recipients must plan to attend a Colorado college or university. These $1,000 scholarships are renewable.

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Mesa County


Caddo Scholarship

Awarded to graduating seniors from Western Slope high schools with preference given to students from Delta County high schools.  Must plan to attend Colorado School of Mines to be eligible.  These two scholarships for $5,000 each are non-renewable.

Fruita Rotary Club/Marge Miller Scholarship

Awarded to a student graduating from Fruita Monument High School who is involved in Interact, a Rotary-sponsored service club for young people ages 14-18. This $1,000 scholarship is non-renewable.

Fruita Rotary Club/Mike and Felicie Williams Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student graduating from Fruita Monument High School who is strong academically, has an interest in science, teaching or music and embodies the “love of life” that Mike and Felicie Williams were known for. This $1,000 scholarship is non-renewable.

Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 15 college credit hours and are legal residents of the State of Colorado. Preference will be given to nontraditional students, defined as adult students age 22 and older or a re-entry student. The students must have a GPA in the 2.0-3.5 range and must demonstrate financial need. Enrollment in a Colorado educational facility is required. Preference will be given to residents of Colorado’s western slope who are attending a western slope institution of higher education. These $1,000 scholarships are non-renewable.

Anna Lee Janowitz Scholarship

Awarded to a student graduating from Fruita Monument High School with a 3.0 GPA or better who is a runner, participating in cross-country or track, with a preference given to cross-country. This $2000- $2,500 scholarship is non-renewable.

Bill Patterson Scholarship

Awarded to a student graduating from Mesa County Valley School District #51 who is in the top 5% of his/her class, has leadership potential (career potential and community service), and is planning to pursue a career interest related to science, engineering and/or the environment. The amount of the scholarship will vary depending upon the recipient’s individual circumstances and his/her college of choice. A local interview will be required. This scholarship is renewable.

Kathy Pippenger Scholarship

Awarded to students with financial need graduating from Mesa County high schools. Priority is given to students studying for a four-year engineering degree – mechanical, electrical, industrial, chemical, civil, or fire protection – or students with plans to become a registered nurse (R.N.) or a medical doctor (M.D.). This $2,000 scholarship is renewable.

Richard W. Pippenger Scholarship 

Awarded to Colorado residents between the ages of 21 and 40 who are active members of a recognized fire department in the State of Colorado in one of the following counties:  Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, Garfield, Rio Blanco or Moffat.  Applicants must be accepted into a fire technology program and working toward a BS or AS degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science or in Public Administration/Public Safety (not including law enforcement, criminal justice or emergency medical services) and working toward that degree on-line.  Preference will be given to qualified applicants from the Lower Valley Fire Protection District headquartered in Fruita, CO.  Scholarships will be awarded in various amounts per semester based on financial need and will be available for up to five years provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a fire technology program taking at least 6-8 credits per semester.

Plateau Valley Scholarship

This scholarship does NOT require an application. It is awarded to any graduating senior from Plateau Valley High School in Collbran. Specific information is needed. Please email Cecile Aday at caday@wc-cf.org for more information. These $1,000 scholarships are renewable for up to two years.

Faye Shofner Tally Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from Mesa or Eagle County high schools who are academically gifted, have a GPA of 3.5 or better and need financial assistance to pursue their educational dreams. The amount of the scholarship will vary depending on each recipient’s individual circumstances. These scholarships are renewable.                                         Please Note: This scholarship will not be available to applicants again until 2019.

Waldeck Nursing Scholarship

Awarded to a student graduating from a Mesa County high school who will be a full-time freshman at Colorado Mesa University and who plans to enroll in the CMU baccalaureate nursing program. Financial need, community involvement, academic performance and potential will be considered equally for this scholarship. This scholarship covers tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies after other grants and scholarships have been applied. This scholarship is renewable.

Willson Education Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from Mesa and Delta County public high schools. Funds can be used at any not-for-profit two- or four-year college or university or vocational institution. Financial need is a consideration. The amount of the funding will vary depending on each recipient’s individual circumstances. These scholarships are renewable.

J. Robert Young Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from high schools located in areas served by Alpine Bank. The students must have a 2.75 GPA or better and intend to major in business or a business-related degree. Scholarship recipients must plan to attend a Colorado college or university. These $1,000 scholarships are renewable.

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Delta County

Kay Armstrong Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from Delta County high schools who have been active in community service and have maintained a 3.0 GPA. One of the candidates chosen must be an aspiring teacher. These $1,000 scholarships are renewable.

Caddo Scholarship

Awarded to graduating seniors from Western Slope high schools with preference given to students from Delta County high schools.  Must plan to attend Colorado School of Mines to be eligible.  These two scholarships for $5,000 each are non-renewable.

Edith May Cox Scholarship

Awarded to a student graduating from a Delta County high school who has significant musical talent. This $1,000 scholarship is renewable.

Dorothy Crousen Scholarship

Awarded to a student graduating from a Delta County high school who has a solid academic record, financial need and has music/artistic talent. This $500 scholarship is non-renewable.

Weldon Crousen Scholarship

Awarded to a student graduating from a Delta County high school who has a solid academic record, financial need and exemplifies good citizenship. This $500 scholarship is non-renewable.

Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 15 college credit hours and are legal residents of the State of Colorado. Preference will be given to nontraditional students, defined as adult students age 22 and older or a re-entry student. The students must have a GPA in the 2.0-3.5 range and must demonstrate financial need. Enrollment in a Colorado educational facility is required. Preference will be given to residents of Colorado’s western slope who are attending a western slope institution of higher education. These $1,000 scholarships are non-renewable.

Hotchkiss High School Scholarship

Awarded to a student graduating from Hotchkiss High School. Funds can be used at any not-for-profit two- or four-year college, university or vocational institution. This $1,000 scholarship is non-renewable.

Leitzinger-Hallenbeck Scholarship

Awarded to a student graduating from Hotchkiss High School, with a 3.0 GPA or better. This $500 scholarship is renewable.

Fred and Ruby MacKendrick Scholarship

Awarded to a student graduating from Hotchkiss High School, with a 3.2 GPA or better and a composite ACT test score of 24 or better. Must have participated in a significant number of extra-curricular activities or volunteer work. This $5,000 scholarship is non-renewable.

Richard W. McGuire Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from Delta County high schools with a preference given to graduates of Cedaredge High School.  Must plan to study a field of natural science (biology, chemistry, botany, physics, medicine, nutrition, health, etc.) and attend a school in Colorado. These $1,000 scholarships are renewable.

Thomas Ward Osborn Scholarship

Awarded to a student graduating from Delta High School. This $500 scholarship is non-renewable.

Richard W. Pippenger Scholarship 

Awarded to Colorado residents between the ages of 21 and 40 who are active members of a recognized fire department in the state of Colorado in one of the following counties:  Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, Garfield, Rio Blanco or Moffat.  Applicants must be accepted into a fire technology program and working toward a BS or AS degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science or in Public Administration/Public Safety (not including law enforcement, criminal justice or emergency medical services) and working toward that degree on-line.  Preference will be given to qualified applicants from the Lower Valley Fire Protection District headquartered in Fruita, CO.  Scholarships will be awarded in various amounts per semester based on financial need and will be available for up to five years provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a fire technology program taking at least 6-8 credits per semester.

Lena Sammons Reed Scholarship

Awarded to graduating seniors of Hotchkiss High School, renewing recipients of this scholarship, and past Hotchkiss High School graduates applying for the first time, including non-traditional students and students working on advanced degrees.  ALL applicants must have attended Crawford Elementary School for two complete years prior to June 1, 2014 and must be graduates of Hotchkiss High School.  Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0.  These scholarships are renewable.

Stanway Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior from Hotchkiss High School.  This $1,000 scholarship is non-renewable.

Stewart/Watson/Wheeler Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from Delta County School District and Mancos School District with a B+ average (3.3 GPA).  Those applying need to have a desire to better themselves, improve their knowledge, learn a trade or profession, and provide for self and/or family.  Students applying need to plan for enrollment in a public institution and not qualify for Pell grants and/or other federal or state assistance. These $1,000 scholarships are non-renewable.

Jeanette Wilkinson Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from Delta High School. These $1,000 scholarships are non-renewable.

Willson Education Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from Mesa and Delta County public high schools. Funds can be used at any not-for-profit two- or four-year college or university or vocational institution. Financial need is a consideration. The amount of the funding will vary depending on each recipient’s individual circumstances. These scholarships are renewable.

J. Robert Young Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from high schools located in areas served by Alpine Bank. The students must have a 2.75 GPA or better and intend to major in business or a business-related degree. Scholarship recipients must plan to attend a Colorado college or university. These $1,000 scholarships are renewable.

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Garfield County

Jean M. Blue Scholarship

Awarded to a student with financial need, graduating from a Garfield County high school. Preference is given to graduates from alternative high schools. This $2,500 scholarship is renewable.

Caddo Scholarship

Awarded to graduating seniors from Western Slope high schools with preference given to students from Delta County high schools.  Must plan to attend Colorado School of Mines to be eligible.  These two scholarships for $5,000 each are non-renewable.

Clough Fellowship

Awarded to students graduating from Rifle High School, Coal Ridge High School or Grand Valley High School and recent GED achievers. Students must have resided in the Garfield No. Re-2 School District or Garfield School District 16 for at least one year prior to application date. Please go to www.cloughfellows.org to apply.

Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 15 college credit hours and are legal residents of the State of Colorado. Preference will be given to nontraditional students, defined as adult students age 22 and older or a re-entry student. The students must have a GPA in the 2.0-3.5 range and must demonstrate financial need. Enrollment in a Colorado educational facility is required. Preference will be given to residents of Colorado’s western slope who are attending a western slope institution of higher education. These $1,000 scholarships are non-renewable.

Natural Soda/Bill Gunn Scholarship (Rifle HS only in Garfield County)

Awarded to a student graduating from Meeker, Rangely, or Rifle High School who plans to major in engineering, geology, physical sciences or a similar field. This scholarship will also allow the recipient to interview with Natural Soda for a paid summer internship at the company’s production facility near Rifle. The interview will be conducted several months before the end of the school year.  This $5,000 scholarship is non-renewable.

Richard W. Pippenger Scholarship 

Awarded to Colorado residents between the ages of 21 and 40 who are active members of a recognized fire department in the state of Colorado in one of the following counties:  Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, Garfield, Rio Blanco or Moffat.  Applicants must be accepted into a fire technology program and working toward a BS or AS degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science or in Public Administration/Public Safety (not including law enforcement, criminal justice or emergency medical services) and working toward that degree on-line.  Preference will be given to qualified applicants from the Lower Valley Fire Protection District headquartered in Fruita, CO.  Scholarships will be awarded in various amounts per semester based on financial need and will be available for up to five years provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a fire technology program taking at least 6-8 credits per semester.

J. Robert Young Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from high schools located in areas served by Alpine Bank. The students must have a 2.75 GPA or better and intend to major in business or a business-related degree. Scholarship recipients must plan to attend a Colorado college or university. These $1,000 scholarships are renewable.

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Eagle County

Laura R. Genelin Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from the Eagle County public school system (Re-50 J) with a GPA of 3.5 or better, aspiring to become a teacher or study a field within the medical profession. These $1,000 scholarships are non-renewable.

Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 15 college credit hours and are legal residents of the State of Colorado. Preference will be given to nontraditional students, defined as adult students age 22 and older or a re-entry student. The students must have a GPA in the 2.0-3.5 range and must demonstrate financial need. Enrollment in a Colorado educational facility is required. Preference will be given to residents of Colorado’s western slope who are attending a western slope institution of higher education. These $1,000 scholarships are non-renewable.

Faye Shofner Tally Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from Mesa or Eagle County high schools who are academically gifted, have a GPA of 3.5 or better and need financial assistance to pursue their educational dreams. The amount of the scholarship will vary depending on each recipient’s individual circumstances. These scholarships are renewable.                                                   Please Note: This scholarship will not be available to applicants again until 2019.

J. Robert Young Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from high schools located in areas served by Alpine Bank. The students must have a 2.75 GPA or better and intend to major in business or a business-related degree. Scholarship recipients must plan to attend a Colorado college or university. These $1,000 scholarships are renewable.

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Montrose County

Caddo Scholarship

Awarded to graduating seniors from Western Slope high schools with preference given to students from Delta County high schools.  Must plan to attend Colorado School of Mines to be eligible.  These two scholarships for $5,000 each are non-renewable.

Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 15 college credit hours and are legal residents of the State of Colorado. Preference will be given to nontraditional students, defined as adult students age 22 and older or a re-entry student. The students must have a GPA in the 2.0-3.5 range and must demonstrate financial need. Enrollment in a Colorado educational facility is required. Preference will be given to residents of Colorado’s western slope who are attending a western slope institution of higher education. These $1,000 scholarships are non-renewable.

Jason Manspeaker Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student graduating from Montrose or Olathe High School who plans to complete his/her education in the field of nursing, criminal justice or business management at Colorado Mesa University. This $500 scholarship is renewable.

Richard W. Pippenger Scholarship 

Awarded to Colorado residents between the ages of 21 and 40 who are active members of a recognized fire department in the state of Colorado in one of the following counties:  Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, Garfield, Rio Blanco or Moffat.  Applicants must be accepted into a fire technology program and working toward a BS or AS degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science or in Public Administration/Public Safety (not including law enforcement, criminal justice or emergency medical services) and working toward that degree on-line.  Preference will be given to qualified applicants from the Lower Valley Fire Protection District headquartered in Fruita, CO.  Scholarships will be awarded in various amounts per semester based on financial need and will be available for up to five years provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a fire technology program taking at least 6-8 credits per semester.

Eldon E. and Ruth N. Veirs Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from Olathe High School who will attend a college, university or vocational/technical school in Colorado. These $1,500 scholarships are non-renewable.

Dave and Mary Wood Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from Nucla, Ouray, Ridgway and Silverton high schools.  Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate an interest in music and/or the arts through their current activities and have financial need. One scholarship will be awarded to each high school.  These $1,000 scholarships are renewable.

J. Robert Young Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from high schools located in areas served by Alpine Bank. The students must have a 2.75 GPA or better and intend to major in business or a business-related degree. Scholarship recipients must plan to attend a Colorado college or university. These $1,000 scholarships are renewable.

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Ouray County

Caddo Scholarship

Awarded to graduating seniors from Western Slope high schools with preference given to students from Delta County high schools.  Must plan to attend Colorado School of Mines to be eligible.  These two scholarships for $5,000 each are non-renewable.

Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 15 college credit hours and are legal residents of the State of Colorado. Preference will be given to nontraditional students, defined as adult students age 22 and older or a re-entry student. The students must have a GPA in the 2.0-3.5 range and must demonstrate financial need. Enrollment in a Colorado educational facility is required. Preference will be given to residents of Colorado’s western slope who are attending a western slope institution of higher education. These $1,000 scholarships are non-renewable.

Richard W. Pippenger Scholarship 

Awarded to Colorado residents between the ages of 21 and 40 who are active members of a recognized fire department in the state of Colorado in one of the following counties:  Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, Garfield, Rio Blanco or Moffat.  Applicants must be accepted into a fire technology program and working toward a BS or AS degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science or in Public Administration/Public Safety (not including law enforcement, criminal justice or emergency medical services) and working toward that degree on-line.  Preference will be given to qualified applicants from the Lower Valley Fire Protection District headquartered in Fruita, CO.  Scholarships will be awarded in various amounts per semester based on financial need and will be available for up to five years provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a fire technology program taking at least 6-8 credits per semester.

Dave and Mary Wood Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from Nucla, Ouray, Ridgway and Silverton high schools.  Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate an interest in music and/or the arts through their current activities and have financial need. One scholarship will be awarded to each high school.  These $1,000 scholarships are renewable.

J. Robert Young Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from high schools located in areas served by Alpine Bank. The students must have a 2.75 GPA or better and intend to major in business or a business-related degree. Scholarship recipients must plan to attend a Colorado college or university. These $1,000 scholarships are renewable.

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San Juan County

Caddo Scholarship

Awarded to graduating seniors from Western Slope high schools with preference given to students from Delta County high schools.  Must plan to attend Colorado School of Mines to be eligible.  These two scholarships for $5,000 each are non-renewable.

Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 15 college credit hours and are legal residents of the State of Colorado. Preference will be given to nontraditional students, defined as adult students age 22 and older or a re-entry student. The students must have a GPA in the 2.0-3.5 range and must demonstrate financial need. Enrollment in a Colorado educational facility is required. Preference will be given to residents of Colorado’s western slope who are attending a western slope institution of higher education. These $1,000 scholarships are non-renewable.

 Dave and Mary Wood Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from Nucla, Ouray, Ridgway and Silverton high schools.  Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate an interest in music and/or the arts through their current activities and have financial need. One scholarship will be awarded to each high school.  These $1,000 scholarships are renewable.

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Rio Blanco County

Caddo Scholarship

Awarded to graduating seniors from Western Slope high schools with preference given to students from Delta County high schools.  Must plan to attend Colorado School of Mines to be eligible.  These two scholarships for $5,000 each are non-renewable.

Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 15 college credit hours and are legal residents of the State of Colorado. Preference will be given to nontraditional students, defined as adult students age 22 and older or a re-entry student. The students must have a GPA in the 2.0-3.5 range and must demonstrate financial need. Enrollment in a Colorado educational facility is required. Preference will be given to residents of Colorado’s western slope who are attending a western slope institution of higher education. These $1,000 scholarships are non-renewable.

Natural Soda/Bill Gunn Scholarship

Awarded to a student graduating from Meeker, Rangely, or Rifle High School who plans to major in engineering, geology, physical sciences or a similar field. This scholarship will also allow the recipient to interview with Natural Soda for a paid summer internship at the company’s production facility near Rifle. The interview will be conducted several months before the end of the school year.  This $5,000 scholarship is non-renewable.

Richard W. Pippenger Scholarship 

Awarded to Colorado residents between the ages of 21 and 40 who are active members of a recognized fire department in the state of Colorado in one of the following counties:  Mesa, Delta, Montrose, Ouray, Garfield, Rio Blanco or Moffat.  Applicants must be accepted into a fire technology program and working toward a BS or AS degree from an accredited college or university in Fire Science or in Public Administration/Public Safety (not including law enforcement, criminal justice or emergency medical services) and working toward that degree on-line.  Preference will be given to qualified applicants from the Lower Valley Fire Protection District headquartered in Fruita, CO.  Scholarships will be awarded in various amounts per semester based on financial need and will be available for up to five years provided the student maintains a 3.0 GPA and is enrolled in a fire technology program taking at least 6-8 credits per semester.

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Montezuma County

Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to students who have completed a minimum of 15 college credit hours and are legal residents of the State of Colorado. Preference will be given to nontraditional students, defined as adult students age 22 and older or a re-entry student. The students must have a GPA in the 2.0-3.5 range and must demonstrate financial need. Enrollment in a Colorado educational facility is required. Preference will be given to residents of Colorado’s western slope who are attending a western slope institution of higher education. These $1,000 scholarships are non-renewable.

Stewart/Watson/Wheeler Scholarship

Awarded to students graduating from Delta County School District and Mancos School District with a B+ average (3.3 GPA).  Those applying need to have a desire to better themselves, improve their knowledge, learn a trade or profession, and provide for self and/or family.  Students applying need to plan for enrollment in a public institution and not qualify for Pell grants and/or other federal or state assistance. These $1,000 scholarships are non-renewable.

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