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Education Briefs

The International Programs Office at Fort Lewis College offers many different opportunities to study abroad: Exchange, Direct Enrollment or Study Abroad. Additional programs offered on campus are either faculty led or sponsored by a faculty member via independent study. More information about studying abroad at Fort Lewis College is available at Pearson, of Glenwood Springs, is studying abroad at University of Costa Rica in San Ramon, Costa Rica, for the Winter 2013 semester. Pearson’s current major is Mathematics – Mathematics for Secondary Education Option.Tessa Vanderhoof, of Carbondale, is studying abroad at Semester at Sea in Japan, Spain, for the Winter 2013 semester. Vanderhoof’s current major is Liberal Studies, with a primary concentration in English.

Giulio W. Del Piccolo, a first-year student at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, was named to the dean’s list for his outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2012-13 year. Del Piccolo is the son of Dario Del Piccolo and Suzanne Wheeler-Del Piccolo of Carbondale and attended Basalt High School.Students whose grade point averages were 3.67 or higher were named to the dean’s list.

Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. is offering scholarships for 2012-2013 high school seniors. One $10,000 scholarship ($2,500 per year for up to four years) will be awarded to one graduating senior in each high school where Encana USA operates, including: Rifle, New Castle, Parachute, Rangely, Fruita, Palisade, Meeker, DeBeque and Grand Junction.The Encana USA scholarship is awarded directly to the student to be used for any college-related financial need, such as tuition and fees, room and board, textbooks and rent. All qualified high school seniors are encouraged to submit an online application. The web address is accessible through the student counselor’s office. Scholarship eligibility requirements:• Must attend one of the nine high schools listed above• Declare an energy-related field of study in petroleum, chemical, mechanical or environmental engineering, geology or geophysics• Attend a four-year university or technical/trade program• Demonstrate a solid academic record• Embody community involvement and leadership• Submit proof of acceptance and registration in a qualifying programThe deadline to submit online applications is March 16, and recipient recommendations will be made by individual school districts. Encana USA will conduct student interviews and final selection of award recipients will be in early April. For more information about Encana USA’s scholarship program, check with your school counselor or email

Mount Sopris Conservation District is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a high school senior who is considering a career in agriculture, conservation or resource management. This scholarship is available to students who live in the Mount Sopris District: Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt, El Jebel and Aspen, and has a GPA of 2.5 or better. Applications must be received by April 12. The application is on line at or you can call the office at 945-5494, ext. 105, to obtain an application and guidelines.

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