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Scholarship Season: Applications due February 28
United Way of Larimer County Turns 60

Scholarship Season: applications due February 28

Foundation to award more than 25 scholarships totaling $60,000

The Community Foundation team is honored to help shape the future of students from Northern and Eastern Colorado.

The Foundation carries out the wishes of donors by providing financial support to students from a variety of backgrounds and education goals. Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $6,000 and are targeted by high school, field of study, or other criteria that reflect the passion of the donors.

The application process is simple.  Students are invited to complete one general application that will automatically match them to the scholarship awards for which they qualify; they can then complete any supplemental information required for each opportunity. 

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After learning about the services offered by the Community Foundation and its Eastern Colorado Community Fund, the Logan County Nurses Scholarship Association (LCNSA) board decided to dissolve its organization and work through the ECCF to award scholarship support to nursing students

In 2019, this endowed fund will award five $1,000 scholarship awards to Logan County residents who have passed all nursing prerequisite courses, been accepted into a nursing program, and are working toward an ADN, BSN, or MSN. These five awards will build on the LCNSA’s 60-year history of supporting 274 students with awards totaling $362,620.

Mary Sutter, former LCNSA board president, commented on why the organization decided to work with the ECCF. “The Community Foundation will handle all back-office administrative tasks while relieving the volunteer board of tax preparation work and other requirements of a 501(c)(3),” said Sutter. Former LCNSA board members still actively participate in the selection process, and the fund will award scholarships in perpetuity.

Kirsten L. Tool Memorial Scholarship Fund

In 1987, Second Lieutenant Kirsten Tool was a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force R.O.T.C. Program, Detachment 90, at Colorado State University. She was a member of the Arnold Air Society and won the Vice Commandant Award at Vandy I, her Summer Training Camp, in 1986. At the time of her death on November 10, 1989, she was serving as an Intelligence Officer at Lindsey Air Station in Wiesbaden, West Germany. She lost her life in an automobile accident while on a trip to Denmark on the same weekend that the Berlin Wall fell.

To honor her life, Kirsten’s family established the Kirsten L. Tool Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Community Foundation. This endowment awards financial support to CSU and UNC cadets from Detachment 90 who reflect the ideals and character that Kirsten displayed while at CSU. Dozens of cadets have been impacted by this fund since it was established 30 years ago.

Stephen J. Roy Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund was established by the Larimer County Bar Association. It supports students with financial need who reside in, or otherwise have substantial ties to, Larimer County and have an interest in the study of law, our system of government, debate, or other law-related educational activities.

Four years ago, the LCBA renamed the scholarship fund to honor the life of Stephen J. Roy, who was Colorado’s preeminent municipal attorney at the time of his death in 2014. Mr. Roy was a consummate professional who left a lasting legacy while practicing law as City Attorney for the City of Fort Collins. He also served as past president of the Larimer County Bar Association and the Metro City Attorney’s Association and chaired the Attorney’s Section of the Colorado Municipal League.

Mr. Roy had an incredibly sharp legal mind, a profound sense of humility, and a wonderful sense of humor. His ethics and integrity were unquestioned and serve as a model for all who aspire to serve in the legal profession.

Congratulations to the United Way for 60 years of service

United Way of Larimer County celebrated its 60th anniversary of serving our community.  The Community Foundation was honored – and humbled – to receive the Community Collaborator Award for embodying the “LIVES UNITED spirit of working together to solve problems and strengthen our community.”


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January 2019

partnerships that matter

Easterseals Colorado and Larimer County partnered for Ability Day, where those with barriers to employment opportunities shadowed Larimer County employees. Easterseals Colorado employment services provide an individualized approach for adults with disabilities to attain their employment aspirations. For more information, visit easterseals.com/co/.

serving victims of violent crimes in southern Larimer County

In 2018, Alternatives to Violence provided 5,097 nights of safe shelter and answered 902 crisis calls. ATV educates and empowers victims, survivors, and the community to break the cycle of violence. It specializes in domestic violence and sexual assault. For more information, visit alternativestoviolence.org.

meals for those in need

Loveland's Community Kitchen served 53,013 hot, nutritious meals in 2018! Community Kitchen provides prepared meals seven days per week to those in need. For more information, please visit lovelandcommunitykitchen.org.