Education Briefs

Torrey Sanson makes the deans’ list at Azusa

Carbondale resident and Azusa Pacific University student Torrey Sanson made the academic deans’ list at APU. Sanson, an applied exercise science major, is honored for a fall semester 2015 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. Sanson is joined by 2,230 other students receiving the same honor.

RFSD kindergarten registration

Kindergarten information meetings and registration dates have been announced for Roaring Fork School District elementary schools in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt. Here’s the schedule:

Glenwood Springs Elementary School: Open house 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Registration day 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 8. Call (970) 384-5450 for information.

Crystal River Elementary School, Carbondale: Open house 6 p.m. Thursday, April 7. Registration day 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. Call (970) 384-5620 for more information.

Basalt Elementary School: Open house 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Registration day 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 1. Call (970) 384-5800 for more information.

In order to register, bring the child’s birth certificate, current immunizations and proof of address.

Community Foundation announces scholarship opportunities for western Colorado students

The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) is accepting applications for a wide variety of scholarships available to students residing in Garfield County. The five scholarship funds, including the Clough Fellowship, managed by WCCF are available to students through one online application at Scholarships range from $500 to more than $5,000 and many are renewable for up to four years. Criteria vary from financial need to GPA scores to chosen field of study and cover both four-year degree programs and vocational institutions. Deadline for applying is March 15. For more information contact Cecile Aday at 970-243-3767.

Grand River Health offers health career scholarships

Grand River Health is offering eight $1,000 scholarships to area students interested in one of the many health-care-related fields (nursing, radiology, pathology, pre-med, physical therapy etc.). Any person who lives in the Grand River Hospital District or is or was a student in one of the three in-district high schools (Rifle, Grand Valley or Coal Ridge), and who wishes to pursue a career in the medical field, may apply. You must be planning to attend a college, university or technical school in the fall of 2016. Applicants may include graduating high school seniors, individuals who have previously graduated high school, college students and Grand River Health employees. Awards will be given only to individuals who have not previously received a scholarship from the Grand River Health.

The Grand River Volunteer Association will be offering two additional $2,000 scholarships for students who are pursuing a medical career. For these scholarships, a student must meet the above criteria, and have put in 50 hours or more of volunteering at Grand River Health.

Scholarship applications are available at Grand River Health customer service desks, all in-district high schools or by download at Applications are due back by no later than April 1. If you need additional information contact Volunteer Services Director Kaaren Peck at 970-625-6423.

Valley View Auxiliary offers scholarships

Valley View Auxiliary is again offering scholarships to students graduating from high school and to students continuing or returning to college in a health science field. High school seniors who have been accepted to a college health science program are eligible to apply for a Teeny Jeung Memorial Scholarship. Applications are available in local high school counseling offices, the Valley View Hospital Community Relations office or online at These $3,000 scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, need, commitment to a career in health sciences and community involvement.

The auxiliary also awards $3,000 scholarships to students that are at least one year out of high school. Applicants for these awards might be starting a new career, going to graduate school, or continuing in an undergraduate health science program. These Health Science Scholarships are awarded based on need, commitment to the field, community involvement and past academic performance. Nontraditional students are encouraged to apply. Applications are available at or in the Community Relations office of Valley View Hospital. Applications for both scholarships are due in the VVH Community Relations office by 5 p.m. April 15.

Each year, the auxiliary also gives four scholarships to students enrolled in the CMC Nursing Program. These are awarded through the CMC Foundation. The funds for all of these scholarships come from purchases at Valley View Hospital’s Heart to Heart Gift Shop, raffle tickets for the auxiliary quilt raffle, pie and coffee at Pie Day (June 17 this year) and tickets to the annual Elegant Tea (May 1 this year). For additional information or information about these scholarships, call Maggie at 970-947-9613.

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