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The Boettcher Foundation is excited to once again be seeking applicants for our scholarship, which is available to graduating high school seniors in Colorado. As you may be aware, the Boettcher Scholarship recognizes the dynamic thinkers and leaders who will propel Colorado forward. It is awarded to 42 of Colorado’s top high school seniors each year and includes full tuition and fees at any accredited, four-year Colorado undergraduate institution, as well as living and book stipends, campus enrichment programming and annual events.
To be considered for the Boettcher Scholarship, a student must meet these minimum requirements:
- Be a graduating Colorado high school senior who has lived in Colorado for his or her junior and senior years of high school
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
- Meet the requirements for Colorado ASSET AND one of (a) or (b) below:
- Hold legal status in the United States; or
- Meet the requirements and have applied or started the process of applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)**
** The Trump Administration recently announced its intent to rescind the DACA program. At this time, applicants who currently hold or would have met the requirements for DACA are still welcome to apply for the Boettcher Scholarship. We will continue to work with our legal counsel to determine individual applicants’ eligibility as executive or legislative efforts evolve in the upcoming months. Please note that eligibility to receive funding may shift after an applicant enters our selection process.
The Boettcher Foundation will not release any student’s information to federal officials or anyone else outside of our campus partners for recruitment purposes, unless we receive a lawful subpoena or warrant that requires us to do so.
Reminder: We have removed the academic eligibility requirements to allow more students to compete. Academic records will still be a major component of our selection process, however. We therefore understand that some candidates will be more competitive than others. We encourage you to have your students visit the “Eligibility & Selection Criteria” page on ourwebsite and take our Senior Competitiveness Quiz, which will help them make an informed decision as to whether they would like to apply for the Boettcher Scholarship. Note that this quiz is just one piece of information to factor into a student’s decision regarding whether to apply, and it is not comprehensive. Our application is part of a holistic selection process that evaluates applicants on all four of our selection criteria.
Payne Family Scholarship Application
The goal is to award two $500 scholarships to eDCSD Seniors who demonstrate academic merit, outstanding character, and financial need.
The primary purpose of these scholarships is to assist students who might not otherwise be able to continue their education. Financial need, academic merit, and outstanding character are key criteria used in selecting the scholarship recipients. These scholarships are for one year only (non-renewable) and may be used for any college or vocational program.
Please submit this completed application to Jennifer Payne by April 20, 2018 by 11:59 pm
Again…the deadline for applications is April 20, 2018
Applications must be complete and submitted to Jennifer Payne by 11:59 pm
Please refer questions to Jennifer Payne jennifer.payne[at]dcsdk12[dot]org
Criteria for Selection
Scholastic Record: Current transcript
School/Community work experience should be included in the space provided.
Applicant's responses to short essay questions.
Two references - one must be from a teacher, counselor, or administrator at school. The other can be from an employer, a community service organization, a youth group leader, etc...
Financial Need: The need for financial assistance is a major factor of consideration. A parent (or guardian) must sign in the space designated. Your application will not be considered if information for this section is missing or incomplete.
The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities. It is a “last dollar” scholarship that pays toward tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous educational expenses. Scholars may attend any nonprofit accredited school in the United States. For more information, visit www.DanielsFund.org/Scholarshi
The Colorado Council on High School/College Relations (CCHS/CR) is pleased to announce the CCHS/CR Scholarship Program for the Graduating Class of 2018 and continuing Colorado College students.
The purpose of the 2018 CCHS/CR Scholarship is to assist Colorado high school seniors or continuing college students, who will attend a college/university within the State of Colorado. CCHS/CR is a voluntary organization and therefore the primary selection criterion for this scholarship will be Volunteerism/Community Service. Sixteen, $1,500 scholarships will be awarded for the purpose of defraying tuition costs. The scholarships will be distributed among the seven CCHS/CR districts and the continuing college students and may be utilized at any of the Colorado Council Member Institutions of Higher Education in the State of Colorado. (2018 Member Institutions found here.)
1. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or continuing college student.
2. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident and a resident of Colorado for his or her final two years of high school.
3. Applicant must be accepted at a Colorado Council Member Institution enrolling in the next academic year.
4. Applicant must demonstrate significant experience in volunteerism/community service.
5. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Applicant will be selected according to the following considerations: volunteerism/community service, extracurricular activities & dedication to others. Selection is based on, but not limited to, these criteria.
The application is due no later than coloradocouncilscholarships@gm
Further details and the application can be accessed here.
New scholarship opportunity for students at Douglas County School District.
As part of Black Note’s goal of giving back to the community, we award scholarships of $2,000 per student on an ongoing basis. To be considered, students must meet our eligibility requirements, complete an online application and submit an essay that impresses us.
You can find more information on our on $2,000 Get a Boost Scholarship page.
It would be great if you could please post the opportunity on the scholarship section of your website at https://www.dcsdk12.org/school