DCSD home to four Boettcher scholars
DOUGLAS COUNTY – Four DCSD students were recently named winners of the prestigious Boettcher Scholars award. More than 1,600 Colorado students applied for the honor, with 40 being named recipients.
Elisabeth Collins from ThunderRidge High School and Paul Marchando from Highlands Ranch High School will attend the University of Colorado Boulder. Another Highlands Ranch High School student, Francis Commercon, has his sights set on Colorado State University. And Madeline Walden from Castle View High School is heading to Colorado College.
Boettcher Scholars are awarded full-ride, merit-based scholarships to attend a four-year college or university within the State of Colorado.
“The goal of the Boettcher Scholarship program is to keep the best talent in Colorado here by connecting them with the outstanding opportunities offered by our in-state institutions,” said Tim Schultz, President and Executive Director of the Boettcher Foundation.
The scholarship includes virtually all college expenses: full tuition, fees, a book allowance and an annual stipend for living expenses. Scholars must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.