Boettcher Scholarship 2019 | UPDATED

Boettcher Merit Scholarship

Boettcher Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for Colorado high school seniors provide what is essentially a full-ride to any four-year institution in Colorado.
The Boettcher Scholarship is much more than financial support. It provides scholars with unique opportunities to enhance their time in college, access to a broad network of successful alumni, and additional grants and experiences to jump-start both their future careers and their leadership potential.
Upon receiving this Colorado scholarship, Boettcher Scholars automatically join a more than a 60-year strong network of Boettcher alumni. Access to these alumni leads to great conversations, connections with local, national and international leaders, and can even turn into meaningful internships and jobs.
We often hear from our scholars that the “Boettcher connection” helped them to find some of their best friends, business partners, and future investors.
The foundation provides funding to the partner Colorado colleges to enrich the college experience for Boettcher Scholarship recipients. In the past, this has included graduate school/career prep opportunities, bonding activities for the Boettcher Scholar group at each school and trips to cultural events throughout Colorado.

Boettcher Scholarship Annual Events

Part of receiving this special Colorado scholarship is the camaraderie that Boettcher Scholars develop with one another. The foundation hosts a variety of events for the entire Boettcher Scholar community throughout the year.
This includes an annual holiday party at the Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion, networking events with alumni and current scholars, community service days, leadership programming and a weekend-long scholar orientation.
one of our favorite events for new Boettcher Scholars is our teacher recognition awards program. Most Boettcher Scholars agree they wouldn’t be where they are today without great teachers.
The teacher recognition awards program allows scholars to honor the teacher who had the most impact on their lives. In the spirit of giving back to our communities, teachers who receive the honor are awarded a $1,000 grant to be used toward an educational program or project to benefit students at their schools.

What You Need To Know About the Boettcher Scholarship Program

Since 1952, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded more than $65 million in undergraduate scholarships to many of Colorado’s best and brightest students. That translates to more than 2,400 current and alumni Boettcher Scholars. Annually, more than 1,500 students apply for the 42 available Boettcher Scholarships.
Award recipients, on average rank in the top 2% of their graduating classes and have an average sat score around 1400.
The award is considered “full-ride” and allows Boettcher scholars to attend any accredited Colorado University for4 year without significant expenditure by students. 42 students are awarded Boettcher Scholarships each year, representing about 4% applicants.

Host Nationality

The Boettcher Scholarship is an International Scholarship in Colorado. With the Structure of Colorado becoming a country that accepts International Students, there is high tendency that Scholarship will take more Students than what it was Last year.

Scholarship Worth

Boettcher Scholarship offers captivating benefits to its scholars.  Scholars receive $2,800 each year to be used toward room and board.

Packages  Included in a Boettcher Scholarship?

Full Tuition and Fees

The Boettcher scholarship encompasses tuition including laboratory and other fees that are special to any of these accredited four-year Colorado undergraduate institutions:

  • Adams State University
  • Colorado Christian University
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • University of Denver
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Colorado Mesa University
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Naropa University
  • Regis University
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado Denver
  • Western State Colorado University
  • Living Stipend

Book Allowance

The college or university determines the amount every year.

Campus Enrichment Programming

The foundation provides funding to the partner Colorado colleges to enrich the college experience for Boettcher Scholarship recipients.
In the past, this has included graduate school/career prep opportunities, bonding activities for the Boettcher Scholar group at each school and trips to cultural events throughout Colorado.

Scholar Grants

Through this scholar grants, scholars of Boettcher are been granted additional funding which helps them to acquire more special learning experiences..

Educational Enrichment Grants

Each Boettcher Scholar can apply for a one-time $3,000 grant to complete a project/program in the area of academic/professional development, internships, research, and special classes.

International Education Grants

Boettcher Scholarship recipients can apply for funding to spend either a semester or a year studying abroad.

Eligibility nationality

Boettcher scholarship is specifically designed for graduate students who are permanent residents and have completed their junior and senior high school in Colorado.

Scholarship number

The Boettcher Scholarship varies. It depends on a number of factors which includes the cost of a scholar’s institution and can range from $50,000 to more than $160,000. They offer 40 awards yearly.

Boettcher Scholarship Eligibility requirements 

To be qualified for the Boettcher Scholarship 2019, there are some requirements needed which includes the following:

  • The applicants must have lived in Colorado and completed their junior and senior years of high school or a graduating Colorado High School.
  • Must be permanent residents or citizens of the United States
  • Meet the requirements for Colorado ASSET and one of (a) or (b) below:
  • Hold legal status in the United States or
  • Meet the requirements and have applied or started the process of applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA]
  • Relatives of Boettcher Trustees, officers or employees of the Boettcher Foundation are not eligible.
  • Students who are applying for college scholarships in Colorado should consider applying for the Boettcher Scholarship.

How to Apply for the Scholarship

  • The Boettcher Scholarship procedures information is distributed to Colorado high school counselors every September, this is because it is a merit-based scholarship for high school seniors,
  • The high school counselors for each school circulate relevant information on how to apply for the Boettcher Scholarship to qualified candidates or seniors every September.
  • The students who are qualified or eligible to apply can now meet the counselor for their school for more information on how to apply online. Only in rare instances are Boettcher Scholarship online application invitations distributed directly by the foundation (typically, in situations where a candidate is home-schooled).
  • Both the student and counselor portions of the application should be submitted online.
  • Transcripts and test result of the student must be sent to through mail to the Boettcher foundation using the appropriate foundation code to the corresponding testing center (ACT Code: 0538; SAT Code: 0019).
  • Semifinalists are requested to submit three letters of recommendation by mid- to late-December.

Application Deadline 

The annual submission application deadline is November 1st, 2019
Each school has an internal deadline prior to the Nov. 1 Boettcher Scholarship deadline to allow counselors the time necessary to prepare their portion of your application.
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If you have any question, contact Tiffany Anderson, director of the Boettcher Scholarship program, or 303.285.6209 for specific requirements.

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