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

Aspen Community Foundation (ACF) 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 dispersed to qualified high school graduates from Garfield and Pitkin counties.


• Family income must be between 0 percent and 250 percent of the maximum permissible income.

• Must have attended high school in Garfield or Pitkin counties

• Must complete a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form (

• Must have participated in a student-support program such as: Upward Bound, Pre-Collegiate Program, Community Connectors, CollegeTrek, college advisement, etc.

• Must be pursuing a postsecondary education at a Colorado public institution of higher education

A complete list of eligible schools can be found at

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

Katie Barner named to Wartburg College Winter/May Term dean’s list

Katie Barner of Silt was named to the Wartburg College Winter/May Term dean’s list.

The list honors students who earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above in at least five course credits during the two terms. Four of the five course credits must be graded with a traditional letter grade.

Olivia Ayers of Carbondale named to the University of Rhode Island’s Spring 2016 dean’s list

Olivia A. Ayers of Carbondale, was named to the University of Rhode Island Spring 2016 dean’s list.

To be included, students must have completed 12 or more credits during a semester for letter grades with at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time students qualify with the accumulation of 12 credits with a 3.30 quality point average.

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