Prospective Scholars

Calling Colorado Students

We need dynamic thinkers, doers, and difference makers like you to stay in Colorado so you positively impact our state. That’s why we created the Boettcher Scholarship Program—so leaders like you can build a brighter future for Coloradans.

Scholarship Overview

Boettcher Scholarship Models

Our Scholarship Program has two models that support the Foundation’s mission to invest in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans.

Cost of Attendance Model: Scholars receive an annual fixed amount of $20,000 per year from Boettcher for four years. Institutions will then use institutional, merit, and/or need based support (or a combination) to support up to the total cost of attendance for each Scholar minus travel and other expenses. Institutions under this model are Adams State University, Colorado Mesa University, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Colorado State University—Pueblo, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Northern Colorado, and Western Colorado University.

Tuition & Fees Model: Scholars receive an annual fixed amount of $20,000 per year from Boettcher for four years. Partner institutions will then use institutional, merit, and/or need-based support (or a combination) to support up to the total amount of tuition and fees for each Scholar. Institutions under this model are Colorado Christian University, Colorado College, Regis University, and University of Denver.

Timeline to Apply

September 1

Application Opens

November 1

Deadline to Apply

5 p.m. on November 1 of your senior year


Semi-Finalists Selected

All applicants are notified of their status via email. Semifinalists are asked to submit two letters of recommendation.


Finalists Notified

Approximately 100 finalists will be notified via email and will be interviewed in March.


Initial Winners Selected

50 Initial Winners are notified in the weeks after interviews and announced publicly in early May.

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What’s Included in a Boettcher Scholarship?

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Campus Enrichment Programming

The Foundation provides funding to our partner Colorado colleges to enrich the college experience for Scholars. This could include graduate school and career prep opportunities, on-campus activities for Scholars, and opportunities to attend cultural events throughout Colorado.
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Annual Events

The Boettcher Foundation hosts a variety of events for the Scholar community throughout the year. This includes an annual holiday party at the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion, networking events with Alumni and current Scholars, community service days, leadership programming, and an annual Scholars Experience.

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Scholar Grants

Boettcher Scholar Grants provide funds for Scholars to pursue their passion outside of the classroom or the country.
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Legacy of Impact

Boettcher Scholars go on to achieve amazing things in their careers and give back to the communities where they work and live. Our Scholars start businesses, publish research, create new technologies, and excel at the most prestigious graduate schools. Among many of our accomplished Alumni we have the former speaker of the House for the State of Colorado, a Nobel laureate, many Marshall and Rhodes scholars, hundreds of published authors, several nationally renowned doctors, and a famous voice actor.

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