Perseverance Scholarship

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Douglas County School District's Perseverance Scholarship

The Douglas County School District's Perseverance Scholarship has awarded over $276,000 in scholarships to nearly 200 seniors since 1988. Financial need and academic merit are key criteria used in selecting the scholarship recipients. In addition, students who are awarded this scholarship have often overcome personal challenges. These students show grit, determination and resiliency, and need financial assistance to continue their education after graduation from a DCSD school.


Scholarships are awarded to a student from each neighborhood and alternative high school in DCSD. Recipients are chosen by an administrator at their school.

Donations Fund The Perseverance Scholarship

100% of donations go straight to student scholarships! All committee members volunteer their time so that donations can be passed directly to students. Donate here on Colorado Gives >>

Save the Date: Perseverance Scholarship Golf Tournament

Monday, July 25
Lone Tree Golf Course

Help fund future Perseverance Scholars by competing in a friendly golf tournament this summer. All DCSD staff and friends are welcome to join. Click here for more information and to register

2022 Recipients

Keira Greven, CVHS

Keira Greven
Castle View High School
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Roran Hostin
D.C. Oakes High School
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Matthew "Cade" Lesher
Eagle Academy
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Jillian "JJ" Horlacher
Highlands Ranch High School
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Britney Van
Mountain Vista High School
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Luke Karel
Ponderosa High School
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Rachel Campagna
ThunderRidge High School
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Hope Ingalls
Chaparral High School
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Carlie Alsup
Douglas County High School
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Joshua Pratt
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Jorge "Melo" Castro
Legend High School
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Belle Lose
Plum Creek Academy
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Ellysia Stibley
Rock Canyon High School
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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.