Craig education briefs for Oct. 24, 2015: Christmas wreaths to benefit Festival of Trees

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

— Youth United Way and the Festival of Trees committee are selling fresh Christmas wreaths to help offset event costs.

Orders are due Wednesday, and four wreath options range in cost from $24 to $35. All wreaths are 25” balsam firs and will be delivered between Nov. 16 and 20.

To order a wreath, contact Lila Herod at 970-824-9118, Corrie Ponikvar at 970-629-9966 or Renee Campbell at 970-875-1788.

Boys and Girls Club hosts open house Thursday

The Boys & Girls Club of Craig will host an open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Special guest Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman is slated to attend.

The community is invited to come see what happens at the club each day. The focus of the event will be on drug, alcohol and tobacco prevention as well as internet safety, and local agencies will be present to distribute information to families.

Daniels Fund Scholarship available to Colorado students

Motivated college-bound high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming are encouraged to visit to apply online for the Daniels Scholarship Program. The application deadline is 4 p.m. Nov. 13.

Selected scholars are offered resources, encouragement, and inspiration far beyond the financial assistance needed to earn a college degree, with the ultimate goal to help Daniels Scholars succeed in college and in life.

The four-year, annually-renewable college scholarship can be used at any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States, however it essentially functions as a “full-ride” scholarship at 24 partner institutions located within the four-state region, viewable at

At all other institutions, the Daniels Scholarship functions as a “last dollar” scholarship which covers the unmet need of the student after all other financial aid resources and an Expected Family Contribution have been applied.

To be eligible to apply for a scholarship, students must demonstrate financial need and:

• Be a current high school senior graduating during the 2015-2016 academic year from a high school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.

• Be a current resident of one of these four states and a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

• Earn ACT scores of at least 17 in each category (Math, English, Reading, Science); or an SAT math score of at least 400 and critical reading score of at least 440. Writing scores are not required. All test scores must come from a single test. Super scoring is not accepted.

Learning Chronicles offers tips, news in higher education

A new section launched by Colorado Northwestern Community College and the Craig Daily Press highlights news in the higher education world, including helpful tips, college news, college loans, CNCC programs and more.

Dubbed The Learning Chronicles, the section appears in the Daily Press the first Saturday of each month. Do you have higher education news you’d like to see published in the newspaper? Send all submissions to Managing Editor Noelle Leavitt Riley at or call her at 970-875-1790.

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