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Joan Gaynor Scholarship applications available

February 25, 2009

A $2,500 scholarship will be awarded to two nine-month or twelve-month employees who have made sustained progress toward their degrees by registering for four to six credits per academic year (including the Colorado State study privilege) with the stated goal of attaining a degree from Colorado State University.

Eligible employees include full-time (40 hours per week) state classified personnel, administrative-professional staff, and academic faculty.

The Joan Gaynor Kuder Scholarship was established in memory of Joan in 1989. The first scholarship was awarded in 1992. Joan served Colorado State in several capacities during her 17 years of association with the University. She believed strongly in and encouraged life-long learning, and the important role it plays in employees'' job satisfaction. Her family and friends established this scholarship to continue Joan''s work.

The application is available at: 

In addition, two letters of recommendation and current transcript are required when application is submitted.

Deadline to apply is March 31, 2009. For more information, contact Linda Ahuna-Hamill by phone, (970) 491-5312 or e-mail,

Contact: Linda Ahuna-Hamill
Phone: (970) 491-5312