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Education Briefs

Local students graduate from Fort Lewis College

In a ceremony on Dec. 19 over 200 Fort Lewis College graduates and their families packed Whalen Gymnasium for Winter Commencement. The speaker chosen to offer the Commencement Address was Adventure Education Assistant Professor Lee Frazer, winner of the Alice Admire Outstanding Teaching Award.

Local graduates include Caitlin Whitten of Carbondale, whose major was Art.

Alisha Gullion of Silt, whose major was English.

Josi Pearson of Glenwood Springs, whose major was Environmental Studies.

Peyton Heitzman of Glenwood Springs, whose major was History.

Angela Rickett named to Georgia Southern University’s Fall 2015 dean’s list

Georgia Southern University recently recognized more than 2,800 students on the Fall 2015 dean’s list. Angela Rickett, a general studies major from Silt, has been named to the list for excellence in academics. To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and carry a minimum of 12 hours for the semester.

Wayne Starr of Rifle named to RIT Dean’s List

Wayne Starr of Rifle was named to the dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology for the fall semester 2015-2016. Starr is studying in the software engineering program. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for the dean’s list if their term GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not have any grades of “Incomplete,” “D” or “F”; and they have registered for, and completed, at least 12 credit hours.

SGM announces 2016 Steve Westhoff Scholarship availability

SGM, a civil engineering, surveying and consulting firm headquartered in Glenwood Springs, awards up to five scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to assist aspiring civil engineers and surveyors in pursuit of their studies. The Steve Westhoff Scholarship is in honor of Steve Westhoff, an SGM field engineer whose integrity, humor and vast technical knowledge were an inspiration to SGM and many clients. Application deadline is Friday, April 1. Visit the SGM website at for scholarship details and application. SGM also has offices in Aspen, Gunnison, Grand Junction, Salida, Durango and Meeker.

Community Foundation announces scholarship opportunities for western Colorado students

The Western Colorado Community Foundation (WCCF) is accepting applications for a wide variety of scholarships available to students residing in Garfield County. The five scholarship funds, including the Clough Fellowship, managed by WCCF are available to students through one online application at Scholarships range from $500 to more than $5,000 and many are renewable for up to four years. Criteria vary from financial need to GPA scores to chosen field of study and cover both four-year degree programs and vocational institutions. Deadline for applying is March 15. For more information contact Cecile Aday at 970-243-3767.

Robert Young scholarships now available

Public high school seniors may apply until March 15 for the J. Robert Young Scholarship, named for the founder and chairman of Alpine Bank.

The scholarship was established in 2008 by the bank’s executive committee and employees to honor Young on the occasion of the bank’s 35th anniversary.

The scholarship is awarded to graduating seniors from public high schools in areas served by Alpine Bank. Scholarships are based on financial need and are awarded to students seeking a business-related degree who have a grade point average of 2.75 or above and plan to attend a college in Colorado.

Two renewable scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded in 2016. Winners must maintain a 2.75 GPA in college to be eligible for renewal of the scholarship. The scholarships are administered through Western Colorado Community Foundation.

The online application can be found at Paper applications will no longer be used.

If you have questions, email Cecile Aday:

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