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Education Briefs

U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton (at left) visited Colorado Mountain College’s administrative offices in Glenwood Springs Monday, where he met with the college’s Senior Vice President Dr. Jill Boyle and Interim President Dr. Charles R. Dassance. The representative was briefed on several key workforce and training programs offered at the college's seven campuses, including the ongoing student-faculty research involving environmental issues and land reclamation. Photo Kate Lapides

Jacquelyn Janicek from Parachute has been named to the fall 2012 University dean’s list at Colorado Christian University (CCU). To receive this honor, each student must achieve a 3.8. or better grade point average for the semester while carrying a full-time course load of at least 13 credits. Jacquelyn is the daughter of Gary and Cathy Janicek.

Glenwood Springs resident and Azusa Pacific University student Reid P. Jackson made the academic deans’ list at APU. Jackson is honored for a fall semester 2012 academic standing of a 3.5 or better grade-point average. Jackson is a physics major.

Mikaela Liotta of Carbondale, a student in the fourth form (10th grade) at Kent School in Kent, Conn., was named to the honor roll for the winter term of 2012-2013.

Sharon Young of Glenwood Springs, a student in the Master of Business Administration program at the Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration at Harding University, was inducted into Delta Mu Delta business honor society.

Junior Achievement is offering scholarships to students graduating from Aspen, Basalt, Roaring Fork, Glenwood Springs, Coal Ridge, Rifle or Grand Valley High School at the end of this school year. For information, qualifications and an application, visit and click on “Scholarship” in the left tab. Deadline to apply is March 19.

Contact JA District Manager Sharon Brady at 970-404-7722, email sharon. and visit

Teeney Jeung Memorial Health Sciences Scholarship

Valley View Hospital Auxiliary offers four scholarships in memory of Teeney Jeung, a longtime nurse at Valley View Hospital. Any local high school student who has been accepted into a Health Sciences program at a college or university is eligible to apply for these scholarships. These scholarships are for graduating high school seniors only.

The Valley View Hospital Auxiliary Health Sciences Scholarship

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 by 5 p.m. Friday, April 12, and will be reviewed by the VVHA Scholarships committee. For further information and applications, please call Michele Orton, volunteer coordinator at 384-6656 or visit the Valley View Hospital website to download an application.

Nontraditional students at risk of not being able to afford a college education will benefit from $600,000 in Boundless Opportunity Scholarships announced by the Daniels Fund.

Colleges and universities in Colorado receiving Boundless Opportunity Scholarship funding include: Colorado State University – Global Campus; Community College of Denver; Fort Lewis College; Lamar Community College; Metropolitan State University of Denver; Portmont College at Mount St. Mary’s; Regis University; University of Colorado Boulder and University of Colorado Colorado Springs; University of Denver and University of Denver Women’s College; and Western State Colorado University.

Funding is awarded in two-year cycles, so Boundless Opportunity Scholarships are also available at colleges and universities that received awards last year. A complete list of schools offering the scholarship is on the Daniels Fund website, www.

Candidates for the scholarship must demonstrate financial need, and each college or university may focus on particular populations from a list of categories established for the program. The categories include: adult learners; GED recipients; foster care youth; juvenile justice youth; returning military; and individuals pursuing EMT/paramedic training.

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild Spring Scholarship Competitions have awarded more than $330,000 in scholarships to students who study art since 1981.

The annual competition is for current high school seniors from Aspen to Parachute. Two scholarships will be awarded in April:

• Nancy Piper Memorial art grant for $3,500 to a student planning to major in art;

• Jan Worden Continuing Education grant for $1,500 for students planning to further their art education or take art classes, but not necessarily as a full time student.

High school counseling offices and art instructors have applications. Completed applications and a portfolio of no more than 10 pieces will be accepted at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St. in Glenwood Springs, between 4 and 6 p.m. on April 11. Judging of the competition will be on April 12.

For an application, contact Jeannie Hoppal at (970) 618-3639.

Winners will be announced at the spring exhibition reception, 6 p.m. April 12, at the Center for the Arts.

This year’s Fall Art Festival Scholarship Competition for the Phillip J. Steele Memorial Scholarship to Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design will be announced in May. Last year’s scholarship was $10,000. Current high school juniors need to enter this competition by Aug. 19.

For more information, contact Grace Stahlschmidt at (970) 947-9887.

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