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Education Briefs

Goodhart scholarship offers financial assistance for nontraditional students

The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) is currently accepting applications for The Lew Goodhart Memorial Scholarship, which is 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 or older or a re-entry student. Other requirements include a GPA of between 2.0 and 3.5 and demonstrated 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. The application deadline is June 1, 2015. Two nonrenewable scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded and applications are available through an easy, online process at For more information call Cecile Aday at 970-243-3767.

Holy Cross Cattlemen award $7,500 in scholarships

The Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Association has awarded scholarships to the following students in our area, in the amount of $2,500 each. These are two-year scholarships, so each of these students will be receiving $5,000 in their first two years of college.

The recipients for 2015-2016 are as follows:

Mariah Harris from Silt will graduate from Rifle High School and will be attending Arizona State University/ Grand Canyon University.

Monty Metzler from De Beque, who graduated from Palisade High School earlier this month, will be attending Colorado School of Mines.

Bryce Roberts from New Castle, who will graduate from Coal Ridge High School, will attend Colorado Mesa University.

Members of the Holy Cross Cattlemen’s Association wish to congratulate all of these students and wish them the best in the coming years.

David Salguero makes Seattle Pacific dean’s list

David Salguero of Silt has made the Seattle Pacific University 2015 Winter Quarter dean’s list. Students on the dean’s list have completed at least 12 credits and attained a 3.50 or higher grade point average.

Local students presented at Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium at Fort Lewis College

The Fort Lewis College School of Arts and Sciences held its annual Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities Symposium on April 23. Student participants were selected by their departments to represent the best undergraduate research and performances done at Fort Lewis College this year, either in oral or poster presentations.

The presentations can be seen on the Fort Lewis College You Tube channel via the archived live streams of the Morning & Afternoon sessions.

Dan Abshire, of Glenwood Springs, presented a project titled “Development of an Off-Road Vehicle for the SAE Baja Competition,” along with peers supervised by Devin Leahy. Abshire’s major is Engineering.

Nora Dwyer, of New Castle, presented a project titled “New Insight into the History of the Chicago Basin Stock from U/Pb Zircon Age Constraints, Needle Mountains, Southwestern Colorado” supervised by David Gonzales. Dwyer’s major is Geology — Geology option.

Hannah Horn, of Carbondale, presented a project titled “The Effect of Quotes from Authority on Victim Blaming Attitudes in Cases of Sexual Assault,” along with peers supervised by Janice Templeton. Horn’s major is Psychology.

Travis Ketelsleger, of Rifle, presented a project titled “Public Perception of the Police” supervised by Becky Clausen. Ketelsleger’s major is Sociology/Human Services — Criminology option.

Sarah McCutchan makes Spring 2015 dean’s list at Belmont University

Sarah McCutchan of Rifle, qualified for the Spring 2105 dean’s list at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.

Approximately 30 percent of Belmont’s 7,300 students qualified for the Spring 2015 dean’s list.

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