Skico offers scholarships |

Skico offers scholarships

The Aspen Skiing Co. is accepting applications for college scholarships from students in the Roaring Fork Valley.

A $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one student from each of the area high schools: Aspen, Basalt, Roaring Fork in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.

To qualify, students must have attended one of those schools during both their junior and senior years. They must also plan to attend an approved two- or four-year institution.

Community involvement, financial need and academic performance will all factor into the decision. Applicants must also have two letters of recommendation – one from a member of the community and one from a classmate.

Applicants must also answer an essay question addressing the following topic: “The Roaring Fork Valley is a rapidly growing community with over 300 nonprofit organizations serving a wide range of social/human services, arts and cultural, educational, civic, environmental and recreational groups. As a member of the next generation of community leaders, how important is volunteerism to the community and how do you define volunteer? What area of services would you consider as most important to the community? Do individuals have a responsibility to the community in which they live? If so, how would you encourage citizen involvement?”

Skico officials will work with the four high school scholarship committees to select winning applicants. The committees will make final selections.

Questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the school counselors. Recipients will be announced at the commencement exercises.

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