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Eagle County students win Alpine Bank scholarships

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – With a large number of strong student applicants and the participation of an additional high school this year, the annual Alpine Bank Latino/Hispanic Scholarship program is helping a record 13 students attend Colorado Mountain College to earn associate degrees.

The baker’s dozen of students from 12 regional high schools were honored as the 2010 Alpine Bank Scholars during a luncheon in May. The dreams of this year’s scholars range from earning a business degree and opening a clothing store, to becoming computer engineer, a nurse, a veterinarian or a civil engineer.

The Alpine Bank scholarship is designed to promote diversity in the college’s student body and to open doors to college for qualified Latino high school graduates in the community. The scholars program is now in its 14th year and has awarded approximately 118 scholarships so far.

Scholarship recipients must be of Latino or Hispanic descent, show financial need and be a resident of Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, Routt or Summit county. Students receive books, fees and tuition for two years, or a maximum of $2,200 per year. They must carry a full-time academic load at Colorado Mountain College in order to graduate in two years.

This year, Red Canyon High School in Edwards was added to the scholarship program. In Eagle County, this year’s scholars and their high school alma maters are Karla Chavez from Red Canyon, David Gonzalez from Battle Mountain and Karina Mata from Eagle Valley.

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