Christine Hands of Alpenglow Properties Inc. and chairwoman of the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors scholarship program, announced that 20 Routt County college students were awarded Tyler Gates Gooding Memorial Scholarship funds.
Applicants for renewable funds must have completed at least one year of college level education and have been a previous recipient of a Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors scholarship.
This is the first year the board has funded the renewable scholarship program, named the Tyler Gates Gooding Memorial Scholarship in honor of Tyler Gooding, former president of the Board of Realtors, who passed away earlier this year.
"The response to the announcement exceeded our expectations," Hands said. "We felt it important to assist not only Routt County high school graduates, but also local college students to continue their education programs in their chosen fields of study.
Steamboat Springs High School students who received scholarships include Michael Holland, University of Denver; Daniel Brenner, University of Northern Colorado; Scott Allen, University of Denver; Jonmichael Hands, Colorado School of Mines; Kelly Asbury, University of Colorado, Boulder; Nathan Proper, Colorado State University; Ashley Rogers, University of Colorado, Boulder; Jennifer Stanford, Westmont College; Cari Lindahl, Bethel College, St. Paul; Tracy Lucas, University of Oregon; Andrea Len, University of New Mexico; and Ian Ramsey, University of Colorado, Boulder.
South Routt students who received scholarships include Shanna Schalnus, Western State College; Cody Denning, Lamar Community College; Tiffany Schaffner, University of Wyoming; Ryan Thompson, Colorado State University; and Margaret Hayne, University of Northern Colorado.
Christian Heritage School students include Meredith Geldmeier, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and Laura Heiner, Azusa Pacific University.
Christina Wilhelm, a home-school graduate, received a scholarship for her studies at Colorado Mountain College.
In addition to Hands, members of the Scholarship Committee responsible for selection of recipients include Dennis Kuntz (Exceptional Properties, Ltd.); Jill Limberg (Colorado Group Realty); Wendy Fisher (Anchor Realty); Nick Metzler (Colorado Group Realty); and Jody Scott (Board of Realtors).