Ouray County EMS to offer scholarships to graduating seniors again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Ouray County EMS to offer scholarships to graduating seniors again:

Ouray County Emergency Medical Services (OCEMS) is accepting applications for their annual scholarship program. Last year, OCEMS awarded $1000.00 scholarships to graduating seniors Cody Blankmeyer (Ridgway) and Mackenzie Web (Ouray). For the second year, a scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from both the Ridgway and Ouray Schools. Funding for the scholarship will be coming from donations and OCEMS fund raising which will include providing the 4th of July Pancake Breakfast formerly hosted by Ouray Mtn. Rescue.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • be currently enrolled as a student in one of the Ouray County School Districts;
  • currently possess senior status as determined by his or her school;
  • attend a University, College, or Certification Program within the next school year;
  • and obtain two (2) written recommendations with at least one coming from a member of the faculty or staff at the school which he or she attends

Award recipients will be notified at their school’s annual award ceremony.

Applications can be picked up at both Ouray and Ridgway Schools or downloaded from the Ouray County Website at http://www.ouraycountyco.gov/143/Emergency-Medical-Services.  Applications are due April 17, 2017.

If a citizen would like to donate to the OCEMS scholarship fund, they may do so by sending a donation marked “Scholarship Fund” to Ouray County EMS, PO Box 572, Ouray Colorado 81427 or drop it off at the EMS office at the Ouray County Courthouse, located at 541 4th Street in Ouray.