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Glenwood Springs Elks announce scholarship recipients

The Glenwood Springs Elks Club announces its scholarship recipients. The club granted $18,000 to 13 students.

The Elks would like to thank the community for its donations at the Thursday Bingo Night and Strawberry Days booth. The participation and contributions of the community have helped the following students:

Glenwood Springs High School

Sierra Beightel, $1,000

Garrett Lowe, $1,500

Delaney Passmore, $1,500

Annie Wentzel, $1,000

Mackenzie Fuller, $2,000

Jennifer Trejo, $1,500

Andrew Schied, $1,000

Roaring Fork High School

Zachary Ritchie, $1,500

William Masters, $1,000

Paul Roman, $1,000

Taila Howe, $1,000

Coal Ridge High School

Justin Burk, $1,000

Bridges High School

Autumn Grandberry, $2,000

$1,000 (Colorado Elks Award)

High school seniors encouraged to apply for Daniels Scholarship

Motivated college-bound high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming are encouraged to visit the Daniels Fund website ( to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program. The application deadline is Nov. 17, 2014.

“In establishing the Daniels Scholarship Program, cable television pioneer Bill Daniels wanted to seek outstanding young people who possess tremendous strength of character, the passion to succeed, a willingness to work hard, and a commitment to giving back to the community,” explained Linda Childears, president and CEO of the Daniels Fund.

The Daniels Scholarship provides the opportunity to obtain a college education at any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States, complete with financial and personal support throughout the journey. Selected scholars are offered resources, encouragement and inspiration far beyond the financial assistance needed to earn a college degree. The goal is not only to help Daniels Scholars succeed in college, but to ensure that they thrive beyond their years in college.

This four-year annually-renewable college scholarship is not full-ride, but a “last dollar” scholarship intended to cover the unmet need of the student. The scholarship amount is determined after all other financial aid resources and an Expected Family Contribution have been applied. Daniels Scholarships pay toward a student’s required college expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous educational expenses.

To be eligible to apply for the Daniels Scholarship Program, students must:

be a current high school senior graduating during the 2014-2015 academic year from a high school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming;

be a current resident of one of the four states;

be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and

demonstrate financial need.

The Daniels Scholarship Program has provided more than $108.5 million in scholarships to more than 3,000 students since the program was launched in 2000.

The Daniels Fund is a private charitable foundation focused on making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through grants, scholarship programs, and other initiatives. Learn more about the Daniels Fund and Bill Daniels at

Colorado students awarded degrees from Fort Hays State University

Wesley James Toews of Rifle was among the 337 who completed associate, bachelor’s or graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, in the summer 2014 term.

Toews earned a Bachelor of Science in geology.

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