Dollars for scholars

By Randy Wyrick

AVON — Dozens of local Class of 2016 graduates received a record amount of scholarships for their future education.The Vail Valley Foundation’s YouthPower365’s annual scholarship night saw 55 local students receive 72 scholarships worth more than $250,500. It’s not only the largest number of scholarship recipients and applicants (303), it’s also the most money ever given away to local graduates.The scholarships are funded by a variety of local organizations and individuals, and range from one-time $500 awards, to four-year scholarships worth up to $20,000.More multi-year scholarships than ever were awarded this year.“Many of the students receiving these awards would not …

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