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College scholarships, financial aid help offered

Alpine Bank scholarship deadline extended

Alpine Bank has extended the application deadline for the J. Robert Young Scholarships to March 31. Graduating high school seniors meeting the criteria of the scholarships may receive an application through their high school counselor, online at or, or by visiting any Alpine Bank location.

The scholarships are offered to graduates of public high schools in communities served by Alpine Bank. Two $1,000 renewable scholarships are awarded each year to students with a 2.75 GPA or higher who are seeking a business-related degree. Students must attend a Colorado college.

The scholarships are administered through the Western Colorado Community Foundation, a nonprofit public charity that promotes charitable giving, builds and manages charitable endowment funds and provides grants, scholarships and other resources to benefit the residents and communities of Western Colorado. Applications must be postmarked or emailed to the Western Colorado Community Foundation by March 31.

Norman Hunt Memorial Scholarship

The Bookcliff Conservation District will award two $2,000 scholarships to graduates of Grand Valley, Rifle and Coal Ridge high schools for the 2014 school year in honor of Norm Hunt.

For an application or if you have questions, call 945-5494, ext. 105, or go online to to download an application.

Trade or technical scholarships

The Rifle Thrift Shop is accepting applications for six $1,500 scholarships to be awarded to Rifle High School seniors who attend trade or technical schools. Contact Kathy in the guidance office at the school for applications or call Kathy Snyder, 625-0507, for more information. Deadline for applications is April 15.

County Sheriffs Of Colorado

The County Sheriffs of Colorado, the state sheriffs association, will award a $500 scholarship to a deserving Garfield County student next spring.

Scholarship announcements have been mailed to all high school offices and to all Colorado higher education institutions. Applications are available online at, or at the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, 107 Eighth St. in Glenwood Springs, and at the sheriff’s annex, 106 County Road 333-A in Rifle.

Applications will be reviewed by a local citizens committee and a selection will be made on the basis of criteria established by the state association, including leadership, merit, character, involvement and career purpose.

For more information, contact your local high school, college, the sheriff’s office or County Sheriffs of Colorado.

Grand Valley Educational Foundation

Several scholarships are available to Grand Valley High School seniors who will be attending college or vocational school in the fall. Contact the school guidance counselor for applications.

• American Legion Ward Underwood Post#114 Academic Scholarship – $1,000

• American Legion Ward Underwood Post#114 Vocational Scholarship – $1,000

• Pam Brock Teacher Scholarship – $2,000 ($1,000 the first year and $1,000 year two)

• Carl H. Bernklau Scholarship – $2,500

• The Carl H. Bernklau Continuing Education Scholarship – $2,500 – is available to Grand Valley High School graduates currently attending college in Colorado.

To request an application, send a note to Grand Valley Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 682, Parachute, CO 81635. Applications are due by April 17.

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