42 of Colorado’s Top Students Named Boettcher Scholars

42 of Colorado’s Top Students Named Boettcher Scholars

Scholars to attend seven universities in Colorado

DENVER, May 1, 2020 — A group of Colorado’s most talented graduating seniors has been named 2020 Boettcher Foundation Scholars, marking the newest class of students to earn the prestigious scholarship recognizing the next generation of dynamic thinkers and leaders.

“This group of 42 students personify our mission to invest in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans,” said Katie Kramer, President and CEO of the Foundation. “Their collective talents, interests, and leadership are what stood out and we’re excited they have committed to our state institutions.”

Established in 1952, the Boettcher Scholarship program annually awards 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 programming and support to ensure that students reach their full leadership potential. 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, government, nonprofits, academia, and other industries.

“Our 2020 Boettcher Scholars stood out from a highly competitive pool of nearly 1,500 qualified applicants,” said Tiffany Anderson, the Foundation’s director of programs. “This year’s class includes the founding board member of the Native American Youth Summit who has volunteered with the Pine Ridge Reservation for more than five years, the founder of a nonprofit organization that provides cyber security services, a composer for ballet and jazz routines, and a state Youth Advisory Council Representative. We’re confident that this year’s class represents the values the Boettcher family sought to encourage.”

Scholar names, school districts, high schools, and photos follow. High-resolution images available upon request.

About the Boettcher Foundation

At the Boettcher Foundation, 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 high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come.

 

2020 Boettcher Scholars

Isla Anderson
Denver North HS
CSU

Colton Arciniaga
Elizabeth HS
DU

Danny Arjona-Hau
STRIVE Prep-Smart Academy
CU

Audrey Bankes
Loveland HS
CSU

Ryan Bayer
Pueblo East HS
CSU

Mikyla Bowen
Northridge HS
CSU

Aidan Boyd
Coal Ridge HS
CC

Mackenzie Boyd
Castle View HS
CC

Branson Camp
Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins HS
CU

Jasey Chanders
Apex Homeschool
CU

Owen Craig
Cedaredge HS
CU

Helen Do
Rangeview HS
CU

Benisa Ellis
Springfield HS
CCU

Kat Falacienski
Denver School of the Arts
CC

Sam Frykholm
Lake County HS
CC

Ellie Gentry
Peak to Peak Charter School
CU

Jossy Gonzalez-Franco
Kennedy HS
CU

Jeffrey Hage
Douglas County HS
CU

Quincy Hansen
Faith Christian Academy
CSU

Taylor Harris
Pueblo West HS
CC

Joslyn Hays
Gunnison HS
DU

Colton Huff
Doherty HS
CU

Aiden Ingenthron
Castle View HS
CC

Caitlin Johnston
Pueblo East HS
CU

Walt Jones
Colorado Academy
CC

Annette Leyva
Northfield HS
CC

Emma Logan
Denver Montessori Jr./Sr. HS
CC

Mayerli López-Hernández
Bruce Randolph HS
DU

Abbie McAdams
Wheat Ridge HS
DU

Brynn McCall
Saint Mary’s Academy
CSU

Holly McCollough
D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. HS
CU

Josh Mejia
DSST: Green Valley Ranch
DU

Steven Oakes
Grandview HS
CU

Angela Peña De Niz
Atlas Preperatory School
CU

Sachi Rohilla
The Classical Academy
CU

Sophie Russell
Swink HS
CSU

Cameron Shelley
Legacy HS
CSM

Shreya Shrestha
Pine Creek HS
CU

Cassidy Simpson
D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. HS
CU

Cassie Sterns
Ralston Valley HS
CU

Jacob Tow
Stargate Charter School
CC

Amy Weisensee
Limon HS
UNC

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