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Gonsalves earns $1,000 scholarship

The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Airport have awarded Austin Gonsalves of Glenwood Springs High School a $1,000 renewable scholarship. The scholarship is given annually to a senior pursuing a degree relating to aviation. Austin had a 3.9 GPA and will be involved in the ROTC program at Colorado Mesa University. His goal is to be involved in the business end of the aviation industry.

Buddy Program awards over $40,000 in continuing education scholarships

The Buddy Program awarded 38 scholarships for higher education to well-deserving high school students from Aspen to Carbondale.

The Buddy Program’s mission is to empower youth through mentoring experiences in order to achieve their full potential.

“Our donors support our continuing education scholarship fund so that we can reward youth who have been involved as high school Big Buddies, Little Buddies or with our LEAD Programs. It is these donors who make these awards happen. Additionally, our scholarship committee ensures that our dollars are invested in youth who have made a difference in our own community and will continue to make a difference throughout their lives,” said David Houggy, executive director of the Buddy Program.

This year, the Buddy Program awarded $44,000 to 38 high school seniors who have volunteered as Big Buddies through the Peer-to-Peer program, been involved as a Little Buddy or as a LEAD youth participant. Eighteen of these individuals are the first generation in their family to attend college. Since 2012, the Buddy Program has awarded $169,754 in continuing education scholarships to 113 youth, 47 of whom have been first generation to attend college.

Celsea Clingan named to Hofstra Spring 2015 dean’s list

Celsea Clingan of Rifle excelled during the Spring 2015 semester, achieving a GPA of at least 3.5 to earn a spot on the dean’s list.


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