42 Top Students Awarded Boettcher Foundation Scholarships

42 Top Students Awarded Boettcher Foundation Scholarships

DENVER, May 3, 2017 — The Boettcher Foundation is pleased to announce its 2018 Class of Boettcher Scholars. The class consists of 42 of Colorado’s top graduating seniors.

“As Boettcher Scholars, these dynamic thinkers and leaders have committed to attending Colorado universities where they will continue using their talents to elevate our communities right here at home,” said Katie Kramer, president and CEO of the Boettcher Foundation.

Established in 1952, the Boettcher Scholarship program annually awards 42 scholarships to graduating high school seniors in Colorado. The four-year scholarship includes virtually all expenses to attend the Colorado school of the recipient’s choice: full tuition, fees, a book allowance and an annual stipend for living expenses. The scholarship also includes lifelong programming and support to ensure that students reach their full potential as community leaders. Scholars are selected based on academics, service, leadership and character.

The Boettcher Scholar network includes more than 2,500 leaders who have gone on to make their marks in business, politics, nonprofits, academia and other endeavors. Among them are a Nobel Prize winner, a MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, multiple Rhodes Scholars, U.S. Ambassadors, CEOs and elected officials.

“Our 2018 Boettcher Scholars were selected from a pool of nearly 1,500 incredibly qualified applicants,” said Tiffany Anderson, director of the scholarship program. “This year’s class includes a young woman who launched a program to engage underrepresented girls in computer science and technology; a young man who cares for a flock of 50 ewes through the livestock business he founded and operates; and a student who is planning a solo world flight with the aim of becoming the youngest pilot to circumnavigate the globe. We’re confident that this year’s class represents the values the Boettcher family sought to encourage.”

In 2015, the Boettcher Foundation increased the number of scholarships awarded annually from 40 to 42, thanks to a generous donation from B. Grady and Lori Durham of Denver.

Scholar names and photos follow. High-resolution images available upon request.

About the Boettcher Foundation

At Boettcher, we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and highpotential organization, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come. For more information, visit www.boettcherfoundation.org.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Kristi Arellano
303-285-6208
kristi@boettcherfoundation.org

Maria Alsubhi
Englewood HS
CU

Gaby Brown
Mullen HS
CSU

Jayson Brubaker
Silver Creek HS
CU

Sophie Cardin
Denver South HS
CC

Ben Deitsch
Alexander Dawson School
CU

Cameron Elder
Dolores HS
DU

Josue Estrada Murillo
Hinkley HS
UCD

Rafael Figueroa
York International HS
CU

Jackson Garske
Columbine HS
DU

Anuja Gore
Fort Collins HS
CU

Griffin Hampton
Arapahoe HS
CSM

Alexis Harris
Liberty HS – Colorado Springs
CU

Taylor Heap
Cherokee Trail HS
CSU

Jessie Hiatt
Mountain Range HS
CSM

Dustin Horn
Platte Valley HS
CU

Bella Horton
Denver School of Science & Technology
CU

Makayla Huffman
Las Animas HS
ASU

Kylie Hunter
Cherry Creek HS
CU

Tarin Kemp
Granada HS
DU

Megan Koch
Highlands Ranch HS
CC

Luke Krogmeier
Holyoke HS
CU

Elizabeth LaJoie
Cheyenne Mountain HS
CU

Molly Jordan Little
Thomas Jefferson HS
CU

Océane Mauffrey
ThunderRidge HS
CC

Ana Mayordomo
Cherry Creek HS
DU

Riley Meisner
Sterling HS
CU

Shreya Nallapati
Rock Canyon HS
DU

Theresa Nguyen
John F. Kennedy HS
UCD

Will Pryor
Aspen HS
CU

Andres Pulido
Highlands Ranch HS
DU

Peyton Roth
Pueblo Central HS
CU

Maddi Schink
Poudre HS
CC

Jacklynn Snyder
Rocky Ford Jr./Sr. HS
UCCS

Austin Spafford
Pine Creek HS
CU

Josh Sun
Coronado HS
CU

Hunter Thorn
Platte Valley HS
CSU

Gia Tran
Peak to Peak Charter School
CU

Elena Trujillo
Pueblo County HS
CU

Joe Whitney
Wheat Ridge HS
CSM

Rae Winker
Legacy HS
UCD

Zoe Woods
Monarch HS
DU

Lexi Wright
Alamosa HS
UCD

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