04 May Top Colorado Students Awarded Boettcher Foundation Scholarships
Scholars to attend eight Colorado Institutions
DENVER, May 4, 2021 — A group of Colorado’s most talented graduating seniors has been named 2021 Boettcher Foundation Scholars & Participants, marking the newest class of students to earn the influential scholarship recognizing the next generation of doers and difference makers.
“These young leaders personify our mission to support the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans,” said Katie Kramer, president and CEO of the Foundation. “The leadership and sense of responsibility to contribute to their schools and communities are what best describe the 2021 class. We’re ecstatic that they are staying home to contribute to our Colorado universities and colleges.”
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 2,600 leaders who have gone on to make their marks in business, government, nonprofits, academia, and other industries.
This year’s cohort includes the founder of Protect Pueblo, a collaborative network that set up COVID-19 health and safety regulations across four schools, a guest blogger for 9News, a Division I football player, and a Scholar who manages her own goat herd.
“Our 2021 Boettcher Scholars are a diverse group who demonstrated their all-around excellence and dedication to serve as leaders in their respective communities,” said Tiffany Anderson, director of programs at the Foundation. “We are proud to have them become a part of the Boettcher community.”
More than 1,600 students applied for the Boettcher Scholarship this year, which also marked the first time that the 100 finalists were interviewed virtually.
Scholar names, high schools, college choices, and photos follow.
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.