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Heartwood Scholarship

For children, grandchildren, and wards of Muscanell Millworks employees (current or past).

The Heartwood Scholarship Fund was created by Doug Muscanell and Karen Harbaugh, (former owners of Muscanell Millworks), to honor the employees who have worked hard and contributed to the success, both past and ongoing, of Muscanell Millworks, Inc. The scholarship fund is managed by our community foundation, Onward! A Legacy Foundation. Scholarship applications are reviewed and recommended by an advisory committee, including Doug and Karen.

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide some support to children, grandchildren of Muscanell Millworks’ employees who are seeking to better their lives through education after high school or GED. “Education” could include trade school, other vocational training, college, or short courses.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be the child, grandchild, or ward of a current or past employee of Muscanell Millworks, Inc., Cortez, CO. They must have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent and want to pursue further education.

Decision Criteria:

Scholarship awards will be decided based on desire to better one’s life through education/training, and availability of funds. Length of service with Muscanell Millworks of the applicant’s parent or guardian will also be a consideration. Scholarships can range from $300 to $1000 for one year. Applicants are welcome and encouraged to re-apply for subsequent years of education.

Application Process and Documentation:

  • Applicants need to fill out the Heartwood Scholarship Application Form online. This form is not an English test! We would like to know something about your schooling to this point, your plans, and your dreams. In your answers, we encourage you to be honest and be yourself.
  • Mail in high school transcript. If you have been enrolled in college and are continuing that education, include college transcript. Transcripts can be mailed to Onward! A Legacy Foundation, 33 N. Chestnut, Cortez, CO 81321. Or can be dropped off to the Onward! office.

Application deadline: April 15.

Heartwood Scholarship

  • Contact Information

  • Post-Secondary Information

  • Application Requirements

    A short answer is two or three paragraphs or less than 150 words.
  • Give us a brief history of your work outside of school (if any).
  • Tell us about any volunteer work or activities you have been involved in.
  • Tell us about any awards, honors, or recognition you have received associated with school, work, volunteer work, or activities.
  • In your schoolwork so far, tell us about your strengths and challenges. What has been easy? What has been difficult?
  • At this point in your life, what is important to you?
  • Tell us something about your hopes, dreams, and goals.
  • Additional Information Required

  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
    Official letter of acceptance from the school you will be attending.
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • Max. file size: 50 MB.
    If you have received any academic honors or awards, please list and describe briefly. If you have received any non-academic honors or awards, please list and describe briefly. List club memberships. Include school, civic, honorary, fraternal and religious organizations in which you are active. Regarding community service or volunteer work, list the organization(s) you served, the total number of hours served, and a brief statement about what you did. List and describe your employment experience(s).
  • Drop files here or
    Max. file size: 50 MB.
      Three Letters of Recommendation, which may be a letter of recommendation from a teacher in your area of interest a letter from a mentor or an advisor, your employer, and so forth. Please do not include letters from parents or siblings.