Deadline nearing for grandparent awards

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 or request an entry form by calling (303) 376-8844 or e-mailing their full name and mailing address to

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

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