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Education Briefs

$160,000 in college scholarships available for low-income students attending state schools

Aspen Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for its Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI), a project of Colorado’s Department of Higher Education, through the end of summer. A total of $160,000 is available to be disbursed to qualified high school graduates from Garfield County.

To be eligible, family income must be between no more than 250 percent of the maximum permissible income; student must have attended high school in Garfield County; student must complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form (; student must have participated in a student-support program such as Upward Bound, Pre-Collegiate Program, Community Connectors, CollegeTrek, college advisement, etc; and student must be pursuing a postsecondary education at a Colorado public institution of higher education.

For more information visit or call (970) 925-9300. The common high school scholarship will be accepted.

New Creation Preschool has moved, enrolling for fall

New Creation Preschool has moved into a new facility at Canyon Creek. The new space allows an increase in enrollment from 35 to 65 children and includes five classrooms planned to focus on the age-appropriate developmental needs of the children; hands-on learning centers that allow individualized attention and encourage each child’s individual growth; natural outdoor learning spaces where children can learn, experiment, discover, explore the world around them and experience God’s creation; a full kitchen; a kid gym that also serves as an auditorium; and spacious hallways, offices, a conference room and a foyer with a fireplace.

Fall enrollment is underway. Call 970-945-2279 for an appointment to come see and enroll your child today.

John Heaphey earns dean’s award at Colgate University

Colgate University Class of 2019 member John Heaphey, an economics major from Carbondale and Aspen High School graduate, has earned the spring dean’s award for academic excellence. The dean’s award at Colgate is awarded to students with a 3.30 or higher term average.

Camden Charbonneau earns scholarship at Fort Hays State University

Camden Charbonneau, a 2016 Glenwood Springs High School graduate, accepted a $1,000 Traditions Scholar Award and a $500 Academic Opportunity Award in business at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. Charbonneau, son of Duane and Angie Charbonneau, New Castle, plans to major in business.

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