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The Sopris Elementary second-grade program Wild Things, A Zoo Review will be presented at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 13. The program will also be presented for the school at 1:30 p.m. March 13.

Valley View Hospital Auxiliary offers four scholarships in memory of Teeney Jeung, a longtime nurse at Valley View Hospital. Any local graduating high school senior who has been accepted into a health sciences program at a college or university is eligible to apply for these scholarships, which are due Friday, April 11. VVHA has established a Health Sciences Scholarship for persons entering or continuing with studies in the medical field. Two scholarships will be awarded to students planning to pursue a career in the health sciences. Any person wishing to study or to continue studies in the medical field is eligible for this scholarship. All completed applications are due Friday, April 11. For further information and applications about the above scholarships, please call Becca Schickling, volunteer coordinator, at 384-6656.The Valley View auxiliary sponsors four scholarships each year through CMC, which administers the qualifications and awards the scholarships to persons continuing their education in the nursing field. Only students accepted into the CMC Nursing program are eligible for these scholarships. For information regarding these scholarships, including applications and deadlines, please call the CMC Foundation at 947-8355.

EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. encourages high school seniors who are pursuing a degree in engineering, geology or geophysics at a four-year university to apply for its High School Scholarship Program. The scholarships can also be applied to a two-year college, including technical or trade schools related to the oil and gas industry, such as production technology, heavy equipment operator or land administration.The scholarship award is awarded annually to one graduating student in each school district within EnCanas areas of operations, including DeBeque, Dove Creek, Erie, Frederick, Fort Lupton, Grand Valley, Meeker, Norwood, Nucla, Rangely, Rifle and Weld Central high schools.High school seniors who have demonstrated a solid academic record and community involvement, and plan on being a full-time student are eligible to apply. Individual school districts will review applications and select recipients. The application deadline is April 1.The scholarship is awarded directly to the student and can be used for any college-related financial need including tuition and fees, textbooks and rent. For more information about EnCanas High School Scholarship Program, please contact your school district, high school or e-mail communityinvestmentusa@encana.com.



College students, graduate students, graduates and working professionals are invited to apply for a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship, valued up to $23,500; a Rotary Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship, valued up to $15,000; or a Rotary World Peace Fellowship, valued up to $60,000.The scholarships are designed to further international understanding and goodwill, and provide for study abroad in more than 160 countries where Rotary clubs are located. Nearly 800 scholarships were awarded in 2005-06, totaling approximately $500 million. During their studies abroad, Ambassadorial Scholars act as goodwill ambassadors and appear at Rotary clubs, schools and civic organizations to represent their countries and promote international understanding. Scholarships are for a full year of study at a recognized college or university and include tuition, books, fees, room and board and round-trip airfare.Rotary World Peace and Conflict Studies Scholars are professionals from around the world who have been given the opportunity by Rotary to be trained in conflict resolution and mediation strategies. They are aimed at mid- to upper-level professionals in governments, nongovernmental organizations and private corporations.Completed applications must be received by the Telluride Rotary Club, c/o Doug Tueller, P.O. Box 3153, Telluride, CO 81435, by April 28. Applicants who are selected will then be interviewed by the Rotary District 5470 Scholarship Committee the weekend of May 17-18. For more information about the scholarships and application forms, go to http://www.rotary.org.


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