Deadline nearing for grandparent awards

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The deadline is approaching for grandparents from Western Colorado to enter a new scholarship giveaway from CollegeInvest, a nonprofit division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

Two $5,000 college savings plans will be awarded to grandchildren of Western Slope residents who submit essays of 250 words or less answering the question: "What are your hopes or dreams for your grandchild or grandchildren, and how would a college education help make that possible?"

Entries must be received by Nov. 30.

Western Colorado residents with grandchildren age 12 or younger may enter online at www.collegeinvest.org/grandparents or request an entry form by calling (303) 376-8844 or e-mailing their full name and mailing address to grandparents@collegeinvest.org.

In all, the division will give $50,000 through the scholarship program.

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