El Pomar awards scholarships to Adams State nursing students


The El Pomar Foundation recently awarded a total of $20,000 in scholarships to 13 nursing students at Adams State University. The scholarships were presented at a special reception hosted by El Pomar's San Luis Valley Regional Council, June 13.

Dr. Shawn Elliott, director of Adams State's Department of Nursing, said, "We greatly appreciate the financial support El Pomar gives our nursing students through these scholarships. Such support helps us to train qualified providers for rural health care."

The scholarships will be awarded for the upcoming academic year. The following students received $4,000 awards: Dyan Anderson, Holly Boaz, Lindsay Martinez, Brittany Sours, and Angela Van Iwaarden-Garcia. These students were awarded scholarships of $2,500: Fallon Crowther, Hope Elison, Eslin Garcia, Jamie King, Kari Padilla-Maldonado, Ann-Marie Peterson, and Taryn Ruybal.

Based in Colorado Springs, the El Pomar Foundation funds grants and programs that enhance, encourage, and promote the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado. El Pomar utilizes 11 Regional Councils to make recommendations on the best use of Foundation resources. Regioanl Council members are active community leaders. El Pomar's San Luis Valley Region Council consists of Keith Cerny, publisher of the Valley Courier; Kathy Rogers, director of Communications and Marketing at SLV Regional Medical Center; Dr. Tom Gilmore, former president of Adams State; and current Adams State University President David Svaldi.

By Julie Waechter