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Scholarship Funds

Education is a lasting gift to give a young person. 2RCF works with area high schools to establish criteria for scholarships, administer the application process and award the funds. The Two Rivers Community Foundation helps to ensure compliance with regulations through the various steps of the process.

Scholarship funds are created for a variety of reasons, such as to honor a loved one or to benefit a specific population of students. Anyone can set up a scholarship fund, and there are many different approaches, but before you contact your local bank or credit union to open an account to accept donations from the public, please note that these funds are not exempt charities, so donations will not be tax deductible.

If you wish to start a scholarship fund that can receive tax deductible donations, these scholarship funds often are set up and administered by a third party, such as Two Rivers Community Foundation (2RCF). 2RCF is a 501C3 organization available to help you set up a scholarship fund, so you can save more and give more.

The Jeannie Miller Scholarship Fund was established in 2006 to honor Music Teacher Jeannie Miller, and has provided scholarships for students each year since then. Criteria and applications can be obtained from local high school counselors.

Past Recipients:

  • 2014 - Tristen Kocher
  • 2013 - Griffen Rowe-Gaddis
  • 2012 - Kyle Snyder
  • 2011- Lisa Atkinson
  • 2010 - Cailey Arensman
  • 2009 - Katherine Waller
  • 2008 - Allison Schaiber & Anna Triebel
  • 2007- Caroline Dean

The Garfield County Fair & Rodeo Royalty program is designed to provide an opportunity for young women to be spokespersons for the Garfield County Fair & Rodeo, the sport of rodeo, the western way of life and their community of Garfield County. There are many events in Garfield County, neighboring counties and the state of Colorado that offer opportunities for the royalty to connect with the communities and professionally represent our county and fair. The Royalty Program is also designed to prepare the participants to become future leaders of our community thru leadership skills, organizational skills, public speaking and community relations. Please donate to support the young women participating in the Royalty program.

Past Recipients:

  • Autumn Grandberry - Bridges High School
  • Hunter Amaya - Glenwood Springs High School
  • Viridiana Aragon - Glenwood Springs High School
  • Manuel Molina - Glenwood Springs High School
  • Erika Arias - Roaring Fork High School
  • Isabel Perea - Roaring Fork High School
  • Stephanie Vega Gutierrez - Roaring Fork High School
  • Yaritza Zarate - Roaring Fork High School