Yampa Valley Community Foundation launches scholarship season

RBC | It’s scholarship season for students in the region and the Yampa Valley Community Foundation (YVCF) is pleased to offer two scholarships for Meeker High School (MHS) students.

The Everett & Benita Bristol Memorial International Scholarship is awarded to students planning to or currently attending CMC’s Steamboat campus full-time who meet one or more of the following criteria: first generation college student; DACA; Students born outside the U.S. or who have parents born outside the U.S.; International student; or Students for whom English is not their primary language.

The Kenny Corriveau Trade Scholarship is for 17-25 year old residents of Routt, Moffat or Rio Blanco Counties pursuing education in the trades. Recipients are selected from a description of how they will use the skills required, community/civic service and an essay on driving safety for teens.

There are YVCF scholarships to help students of all stripes further their education, from student-athletes, to those dedicated to community service, to students pursuing careers in healthcare, music or the trades.  And with options for graduating seniors from every Yampa Valley high school plus scholarships for young adults attending two- or four-year colleges, graduate school, or specialized education programs, the scholarship funds held at YVCF aim to support all students in their attainment of academic, trade and life skills. 

With so much disruption to traditional academics and to the economy due to the coronavirus, it feels as important as ever to support our youth through scholarships.  “It’s inspiring to have so many generous donors in our communities who want to help students achieve their educational aspirations,” said Traci Hiatt, Donor Engagement Manager at YVCF. Many of the scholarship funds held at YVCF welcome donations, which are tax-deductible.  In 2020, $211,300 was awarded to 108 students in the region, with a median award of $700. 

Scholarship applications open on Feb. 1 and, after careful review by scholarships committees, awards are announced at graduation. 

To learn more about YVCF’s existing scholarships or to make a charitable contribution to a scholarship fund, visit yvcf.org/scholarships or contact Jenny Campbell, Scholarship Program Manager, at 970-879-8632 or jenny@yvcf.org.  

For information on how you can start a new scholarship fund, please contact Traci Hiatt, Donor Engagement Manager, at 970-879-8632 or traci@yvcf.org. 

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