Two people who come to mind seeing this Prompt are my granddaughters. The oldest is graduating this year from UCD, Denver, Colorado and is going on to be a doctor. Her preference is being a family doctor in a small town. She attends college on a “full ride” Boettcher scholarship. Their requirements: Superior scholastic ability, evidence of leadership and involvement, service to community and school, and outstanding character. The Boettcher foundation awards 40 scholarships annually from an initial pool of applicants, which is typically, 1500 students. The award recipients rank in the top 2% of their graduating class and have an average SAT score around 1400.
Her sister, a sophomore at UNC, in Greeley, Colorado this year, was awarded a “full ride” Daniels scholarship. The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four year annually renewable college scholarship for graduating seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, who demonstrate character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their community.
Both of these young women have received scholarships and made their own choices which one to accept. They have always demonstrated the required attributes and I am so very proud of them!💓
If you have a graduating student or a junior in high school wanting to attend college, you need to research scholarship programs. According to savingforcollege.com “each year there is around $100 million in unclaimed scholarships in the US…”
“…private scholarships gave the biggest average award per student ($8,366 compared to $4,755 for federal and $2,844 for state).
Researching scholarships takes work, interviews if chosen to participate, also difficult. If you’re needing college money you need to start early on, choosing activities and fulfilling requirements. The rewards are out there.