Applications available for student exchange program
The Rotary Club is accepting applications for its Youth Summer Exchange Program, which pairs club-sponsored high school students with students from foreign countries. The American student spends three to five weeks living with his or her host family and a foreign student, and the two students then come to the U.S. for a similar amount of time. The student's family is responsible for the cost of travel and insurance for their student and also must agree to host the foreign student in their home.
To qualify for the program, students must be between 15 and 19 years old, of good character and reputation, have above-average academic ability and an outgoing, pleasant personality. Passports and, in some cases visas, are required.
Rotary has exchange contracts with countries including Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Japan and Sweden.
Applications can be obtained from John "J.P." Pougiales by calling 871-0159 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications must be submitted by Nov. 4, but students are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.
Winter sports athletes eligible for scholarships
Steamboat's Over the Hill Gang is offering financial assistance of as much as $1,000 an athlete for local winter sports competitors. The money is for an athlete's education or skills improvements in their sport. Applicants must be attending or have graduated from a Routt County school or be a minimum two-year resident of the county. They also must be between 14 and 22 years old as of Nov. 15.
Scholarship applications are available at all Routt County high schools, Steamboat Springs Middle School, The Lowell Whiteman School, Christian Heritage School, Colorado Mountain College and the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 15. Recipients will be announced in December. Call Pat Aljanich at 879-5784 or Kay Burch at 879-6070 for more information.