Thomas Duran, a senior at Delta High School, has been named one of just 40 2013 Boettcher Foundation scholarship recipients. Boettcher Scholars are awarded full-ride merit-based scholarships to attend a college or university within the state of Colorado.
Duran plans to attend the University of Colorado - Boulder to study chemical engineering.
Recently announced by Tim Schultz, president and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation, the list of Boettcher Scholars includes some of the most promising young people from across the state. Just to be eligible to apply, each student had to be in the top 5 percent of their class and have a combined score of at least 1200 on the critical reading and math sections of the SAT or a score of at least 27 on the ACT.
"The goal of the Boettcher scholarship program," explained Schultz, "is to keep the best talent in Colorado here by connecting them with the outstanding opportunities offered by our in-state institutions. We know these students will become leaders on their campuses and continue serving others with their gifts, thereby contributing to the greater Colorado community."
Now in its 60th year, the Boettcher scholarship program has awarded more than 2,200 scholarships, with over $3 million paid out each year. This places the program among the largest merit-based scholarship programs in the nation.
The full-ride scholarship Duran has been awarded includes virtually all college expenses to attend the Colorado school of his choice — full tuition, fees, a book allowance and an annual stipend for living expenses. The award is granted for eight semesters at either a public or private four-year college or university in the state, but only as long as the scholar maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
"The selection process to earn this competitive award is extremely rigorous," noted scholarship program director Katy Craig. "Over 1,300 students apply each year and only 40 are awarded scholarships. Thomas really stood out for us with his accomplishments both in and out of the classroom. We're proud to have him representing the Boettcher family."
Since 1937, the Boettcher Foundation's mission has been to invest in the minds and mortar of Colorado. In addition to scholarships, the Boettcher Foundation awards biomedical research grants to early career investigators and provides capital grants to Colorado non-profits.
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