Student spotlight, Nov. 26, 2012

Scholarship sponsors sought

The Foundation for Cultural Exchange seeks sponsors to participate in a scholarship drive to help fund continuing education for students in Grand Junction’s sister city of El Espino, El Salvador.

Sponsorships are accepted year-round but the FCE needs help to meet its goal of funding 
19 scholarships by Dec. 31.

Cost is $300 per year to fund a high school student and $1,000 per year for university students. Businesses, organizations, a group or individuals are able to sponsor a student. Partial scholarship opportunities are available.

In El Salvador, the government funds public education until the eighth grade. Students must maintain good grades, attend monthly scholarship meetings, participate in workshops and contribute to community service projects to be eligible for a scholarship.

The Dave Harmon Memorial Scholarship Fund was created in 2010, memorializing the late Colorado Mesa University sociology professor who first led a group of CMU students to El Espino, resulting in the sister city relationship with Grand Junction. Sponsors are encouraged to correspond with students via letters and the FCE Facebook page.

To sponsor a student, contact Board President Anna Stout, 970-433-2897,  or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

School based on arts, nature


Juniper Ridge Community School, a Waldorf-inspired, tuition-free, arts and nature-based curriculum planning to open in fall of 2013, will have several informational events for the community.

■ Informational meeting, 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at Gelato Junction Café, 2913 Patterson Road.

■ Booth at Winterfest, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1, Main Street.

■ Informational meeting, 9 a.m. Dec. 8, Main Street Bagels, 559 Main St.

■ Informational meeting, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Vitamin Cottage, 2464 U.S. Highway 6&50.

■ Juniper Ridge Holiday Singing, 6 p.m. Dec. 21, location to be determined. Take your favorite Christmas cookies to share and your kids.

■ Informational meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at Meadowlark Gardens, 2259 Broadway.

Call Patrick Ebel at 812-2353, email pebel@ or visit for information.


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