More than $1 million in scholarships was awarded to 58 Adams County High School students May 17 through the Adams County Scholarship Fund, …
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More than $1 million in scholarships were awarded to 58 Adams County High School students May 17 through the Adams County Scholarship Fund.
"We are proud to support these worthy students by providing a path to help them further their education," said Lynn Baca, chair of the Adams County Board of Commissioners. "These scholarships will alleviate some of the worries of paying for college, and we send our best wishes to all the student recipients."
Adams County commissioners established the scholarship fund in 2016 in partnership with the Colorado Department of Higher Education's Colorado Opportunities Scholarship Initiative.
The county's voter-approved 3% tax on retail marijuana sales pays for the scholarships. In addition, the scholarship funds are matched by Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative funding, increasing the scholarship pool.
High school students who are first-generation and low-income high school seniors are among those who are eligible to apply for one of the scholarships.
The Adams County Education Consortium manages the Adams County Scholarship Fund for the county and works directly with the school districts or district foundations.
The Adams County School districts include Adams 12 Five Star Schools, Adams 14 Education Foundation, School District 27J Education Foundation, Mapleton District 1 Education Foundation, Westminster District 50 Education Foundation, Strasburg School District 31J, and Bennett School District 29J.
Adams 12 Five Star Schools
The following students received $20,714.28 scholarships: Maryam Akbari, Zora Alexander, Yesenia Aragon, Abhiyan Barailee, Erick Becerril Barbaosa, Isabela Castaneda Rodelo, Kamyar Dargahi, Alondra Eguino, Marcus Farmer, Brayden Gibbens, Quianna Gooch, Sarai Ibuado Castro, Madison Jenks, Jorge Lopez Garcia, Angel Montoya, Solomon Mushabe, Saima Omar, Erika Salas Palos, Delina Servin, Evelyn Smith and Sarthak Tiwari.
Adams County School District 14
The following students earned $15,000 scholarships: Cesar Garcia, Liliya Gokh, Isai Hernandez, Angela Macias, Ajaiye Mitchell, Claudia Murillo, Yuvia Rocha, Diana Soto-Macias, Katherine Teter and Efren Vidana.
Katelyn Chapman received an $18,000 scholarship.
Mapleton Public Schools
The following students won $10,000 scholarships: Veronica Aguilar-Gonzalez, Citlali Campos, Aaron Corral, Yanetzy Estrada Sanchez, Jocelyn Hernandez, Priscila Holguin Munoz and Carmen Marmolejo.
Anette De Santiago, Ari Quezada Caro and Alexia Tavarez earned $20,000 scholarships
School District 27J
The following students received $26,000 scholarships: Nabor Alvarez, Angelo Flores, Salina Le, Madisyn Pinney and Emiliano Salcido.
Strasburg School District 31J
Emma Atkinson and Tallin Hall earned $11,500 scholarships.
Westminster Public Schools
The following students earned $15,555 scholarships: Makenzie Allen, Victoria Butler, Kaitlyn Dunaway, Michelle Le, Laura Nguyen, Isabella Perez, Valeria Salayandia Adame, Hailey Wong and Yinlai Yang.
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