Onward! A Legacy Foundation, a community foundation dedicated to the philanthropic health of Southwest Colorado, has awarded educational scholarships to local students.
Nicci Crowley, Onward! deputy director, said, “This year we had a record number of applications received. Even with the March downturn in the market, we were able to support an outstanding number of students with over $69,000 going out for the 2020-21 academic year.”
The scholarship awardees are:Bill and Peg Rees Scholarship: Adam Yoder, Mancos High School $2,000 yearly renewable scholarship; Nanabah Sam, Grand Canyon University (former Montezuma-Cortez High School graduate); Katelynn Sweat, Colorado University-Denver (former MCHS graduate); Dylan Long, University of Wyoming (former MCHS graduate) $2,000/yearly renewed scholarship.MCHS Alumni Scholarship (MCHS-specific scholarship): Casen Allmon, $1,000 nonrenewable scholarship.Leonard Cain Medical Scholarship: Taylor Hickman, Dove Creek High School; Salem Knuckles, MCHS; Taegan Allen, MCHS, $500 each nonrenewable scholarship.Hoover Endowed Medical Scholarship: Taylor Hickman, Dove Creek High School; Salem Knuckles, MCHS; $2,500 each nonrenewable scholarship.Shaun M. McAndrew Memorial Scholarship (MCHS-specific scholarship): Hayden Leggett, $1,000 nonrenewable scholarship.Vic and Ethel Poma Pagosa Springs Scholarship (PSHS-specific scholarship): Ryan Lewis; Gabriela Gallegos; $1,000 each nonrenewable scholarship.Roland R. Schneider Memorial Scholarship (MCHS-specific scholarship): Casen Allmon; Gabriel Frizzell; Kira Galbraith; Hayden Leggett; Nicholas Martin; Dimery Plewe; $2,000 each partially renewable scholarship. Kylie Breitenbach; Abigayle Gray; Salem Knuckles; Carson Yoder; $1,500 each partially renewable scholarship. Taegan Allen; Rylee Finley; Rylee Majors; $1,000 each nonrenewable scholarship. Jason Engel, Colorado Mesa University; Trystan Henderson, Colorado Mesa University; Sidney Majors, North Dakota State University; Cordell Baer, Adams State University; Kailey Case, Colorado Mesa University; Vincent Conklin, Sterling College; Forest Pejsa, Northern Arizona University; Aspen Yoder, Coconino Community College, $1,000 each renewed scholarship. Taylor Comisky, Rose Hulman Institute; Marguerite Copeland, Arizona State University; David Hoffman, University of Northern Colorado; Amanda Sturman, Arcadia University; Aryelle Wright, Colorado School of Mines, $2,000 each renewed scholarship.Woods Canyon Scholarship: Dakota Kantner, MCHS, $1,000 renewable scholarship.Michelle Yvonne Taylor Scholarship in Education (MCHS-specific scholarship): Nicholas Martin, $1,000 nonrenewable scholarship. Larry Larsen Endowed Scholarship: Kira Galbraith, MCHS, $2,000 nonrenewable scholarship.Heartwood Scholarship: Taelynn Comisky, MCHS, $1,000 nonrenewable scholarship; Logan Birch, MCHS, $750 nonrenewable scholarship; Nanabah Sam, Grand Canyon University (MCHS graduate), $1,000 nonrenewable scholarship.Mancos Centennial Scholarship: Andrew Ruatti, Mancos High School; Adam Yoder, Mancos High School, $1,000 each nonrenewable scholarship.Cone Family Scholarship (MCHS-specific scholarship): Matthew Broughton, Colorado School of Mines, $750 renewed scholarship; Morgan Jones, Colorado Mesa University, $1,000 renewed scholarship; William Broughton, Colorado School of Mines, $500 renewed scholarship.Onward!’s scholarship application cycle opens Jan. 1 and closes April 1. For more information about application eligibility or to donate to one of these scholarship funds, visit www.onwardfoundation.org.