The Bears Ears Sports Club announced the award of scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to Jennifer Brockman of Craig and Tyler Mazanares of Hayden.
Brockman is attending Colorado State University and Mazanares is attending Northeastern Junior College.
The awards were made possible by fundrasing efforts of Yampa Valley Friends of NRA and the NRA foundation. For 10 years, Bears Ears Sports Club and the NRA have annually funded two or more scholarships for local students attending colleges and trade schools. The lone mean of raising these monies is the annual Friends of NRA banquet held each year in Craig. This year's banquet is Oct. 6, at the Holiday Inn of Craig.
Nursing students to be honored Monday
Dr. Robert K. Shideler is the National Western Scholarship Trust Chairman and a member of the National Western Stock Show Board of Directors. Dr. Shideler will be in Craig in Room 112 at the Center of Craig on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. to recognize first year nursing student Dixie Poley and second-year nursing student Kim Welder as National Western Scholarship recipients.
CNCC President John Boyd expressed his gratitude to the National Western Scholarship Trust for providing students from the CNCC nursing program with scholarship assistance. Boyd emphasized the significance of this relationship as he commented on the scholarships, stating that "organizational partners such as the National Western Stock Show and Scholarship Trust are important to the future of CNCC and our students." The nursing program was started four years ago in response to the nursing shortage crisis in northwestern Colorado. Recipients of the National Western Scholarship Trust awards agree to practice in rural communities in Colorado or Wyoming for two years after graduation.
CNCC is one of six community colleges and four universities in Colorado and Wyoming that will receive scholarship assistance. CNCC students will receive two $4,500/year nursing scholarships (one first year, one second year) each year on a continuing basis. The National Western Scholarship recipients are honored at the Citizen of the West banquet each year. The annual dinner helps kick off the National Western Stock Show, and the proceeds benefit the National Western Scholarship Trust, which supports 78 scholarships for colleges in Colorado and Wyoming.