Community Foundation commits over $790,000 to students across seven counties – a 19% increase over last year.

The 2017 scholarship season was a very busy time for our scholarship team. A total of 113 students graduating from high school in 2017 were awarded $790,270 in financial support for college over the next four years. In addition to the 32 different scholarships available on-line, we also manage endowed scholarships for Colorado Northwestern Community College and Delta-Montrose Technical College (now Technical College of the Rockies). Delta County has the largest number of scholarships for graduating seniors; last May a total of $184,270 in scholarships was awarded to 50 students. Now in its 10th year, our largest scholarship fund is the Genevieve Clough Scholarship. This scholarship supports students in western Garfield County. In 2017, we committed $400,000 over four years to 26 students, honoring Mrs. Clough’s legacy to provide young people in her community “a Click here to watch a preview of the Ken Burns series. Click here for Local Voices of Vietnam, produced by RMPBS and 970 West. Click here to read the story in the Daily Sentinel Out and About. A Year to Celebrate! To read our 2016 Annual Report, click here. Lunch Lizard Update Food trucks serve over 24,000 meals this summer Now in its 3rd summer, the Lunch Lizard Summer Mobile Meals Program served over 24,000 meals this summer – up from 16,000 meals served last summer. More than 3,900 food totes were distributed by Kids Aid along the Lunch Lizard routes. Along with a nutritious meal, volunteers gave away books and organized science chance to succeed.” One of our scholarship recipients, Christian Richardson, speaks for many. “Being able to lead my own research project and found my own company is an amazing opportunity that would not have been possible without the support of the Patterson Family and the Bill Patterson Memorial Scholarship. THANK YOU so much!” Christian graduated from MIT this year and is Founder and CEO of Kelo Labs. For more information about scholarships, contact Cecile Aday at

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