Local radio stations offering monthly scholarships
SUMMIT COUNTY – Starting this month, two local radio stations will be giving out monthly scholarships to exceptional high school seniors who make a difference.This new program through K-CMV, Colorado’s Mountain Voice, and KSMT, The Mountain, in conjunction with The Summit Foundation, will award more than $1,000 each month through May to a Summit High School (SHS) senior and one within a broader listening area that includes SHS. Students will be chosen based on the impact they’ve had in the community.”There are exceptional kids who do things because they want to … and we want to reward them,” said Lisa Korry Cheek, market manager for NRC Broadcasting in Summit and Grand counties. “Lots of times things happen without anyone knowing about them,” she added, citing an example of a student who created a trail maintenance system out of his love of bike riding.The idea is to reward students who have turned their passion into making a difference, and hopefully those students will then inspire others to do the same, she said.For the K-CMV Community Connection Scholarship, a senior will be picked from Summit, Grand, Routt, Moffat or Eagle counties to receive a $1,063 scholarship. KSMT will select a student from SHS to receive a $1,021 scholarship.Additionally, K-CMV will award a senior in the listening area with a $5,000 agricultural studies scholarship and one with a $2,500 vocational scholarship. KSMT will also be awarding one graduating SHS student with a $2,500 vocational scholarship and one with a $3,000 communications scholarship.”We know that there are a lot of kids who have a passion, conviction about something. We hope to reward those who do things for more than school credits … and we want to level the playing field for scholarships,” said Korry Cheek, adding that the application for the monthly scholarship program is a short one with a one-page essay.Students can apply by visiting their counseling office or downloading the application online at kcmvradio.com or ksmtradio.com.
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