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Education Briefs

Grand River Hospital District is offering seven $1,000 scholarships to local students.

Any person who lives in Grand River Hospital District or is a full time student in one of the three in-district high schools (Rifle, Grand Valley or Coal Ridge) may apply. You must be pursuing a career in the medical field, and planning to attend or are currently attending a college, university, or technical school in the fall of 2012. Both graduating high school seniors and individuals who have previously graduated high school may apply. Awards will be given only to those who have not previously received a scholarship from Grand River Hospital District.

Applicable health care related fields include nursing, radiology, pathology, pre-med, physical therapy or other medically related vocations. Scholarships must be used in the fall of 2012 and are exclusively for payments of tuition, books, and other fees necessary for attendance. Awards will be paid to the institution of the student’s choice, not to the recipient of the scholarship.

Applications are due April 4, 2012, and are available at Grand Valley, Rifle, and Coal Ridge High Schools and online at Applicants are asked to include a written essay, letters of recommendation, high school or college transcripts, and information about the student applying.

For more information about the scholarship program, please call (970) 625-6423.

To help meet training needs in one of the fastest-growing career fields in the country, Colorado Mountain College in Rifle, Glenwood Springs and Edwards will offer Personal Care Attendant Training classes starting in January.

The class provides hands-on training for those wanting to become a home care aide, patient care provider, family caregiver or volunteer for elderly, chronically ill or disabled individuals. The class also can provide a starting point for anyone interested in a health care career.

The minimum age for enrollment in this continuing education class is 16. No GED or high school diploma is necessary to take this course.

The class at Colorado Mountain College in Rifle runs Thursdays, Jan. 19 through March 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. To register, call 970-625-1871.

The class at Colorado Mountain College in Edwards runs Saturdays, Jan. 28 through March 24, from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. To register, call 970-569-2900.

The class at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs runs Tuesdays, Jan. 31 through May 1, from 6 to 9 p.m. To register, call 970-945-7486.

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