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Update for 2020 Scholarship Awards:

Award letters have been sent to students who have received a scholarship through the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley.  This year our scholarship review committee reviewed over 600 applications and had to make the tough decisions in awarding our scholarships.  This was the most applications ever received for our scholarships.  We wish all graduating seniors much success in the future.


The Foundation awards nearly $65,000 of scholarships to St. Vrain Valley high school graduates each spring.  Applications for scholarships in spring 2020 will be available by December 1, 2019, and are due on February 28, 2020. If you have any questions, contact us at studentscholarships@efsvv.org or at 720-652-8208.

  • Brendan Dunigan Memorial Foundation Scholarship

    The Brendan Dunigan Memorial Foundation Scholarship honors Brendan Dunigan who passed from an accident on July 18, 2016.   This scholarship is funded by the Brendan Dunigan Memorial Foundation started by his parents, Joe and Candi Dunigan.

    Award:  One (1) award of $1,000 (payable to the recipient’s account at a trade or vocational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior at a St. Vrain Valley School District high school, graduating this year with at least a 2.5 GPA.
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited trade or vocational institution beginning the fall of this year, with the intention of ultimately completing with a program certification or license.

    Brendan Duningan Scholorship Application 2020

  • Brett Meade Scholarship for Agricultural & Animal Husbandry Studies

    Pat Meade’s son Brett was very involved in agriculture in the local community. She is honoring him by providing scholarship support to a student interested in pursuing a degree in agriculture, animal husbandry or veterinary medicine.

    Award:  One (1) award of $1,000 (payable to the recipient’s account at the educational institution of
    choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior in the St. Vrain Valley School District, graduating this year
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or
      university or trade school, beginning in the fall of this year
    • Be planning to pursue a degree in agriculture, animal husbandry or veterinary medicine
    • Use the scholarship funds by June 1 of the following year

    Brett Meade Scholarship for Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Studies Scholarship Application 2020

  • Cundall Art Scholarship

    Award:  $500 to $3,000 – scholarships, amount and number varies (payable to the recipient’s account at the educational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior in the St. Vrain Valley School District, graduating this year
    • Show financial need
    • Be planning on a major or minor in Art (graphic design/ photography/architecture, etc.)
    • Provide a portfolio

    To apply:

    The 2020 Cundall Art Scholarship will be available on Schoology.svvsd.org, and due February 28, 2020. The Google form application, transcript turn-in, letters of recommendation turn-in and .mov artwork presentation turn-in will be accessed using the Access Code 8PQCF-R7VFS. Once you have accessed this course, the Cundall Art Scholarship will appear under your courses tab and you will be able to complete the scholarship requirements.

  • Donna Bower Educational Scholarship

    Donna Bower was a long time employee of the St. Vrain Valley School District at Rocky Mountain Elementary, her family is honoring her dedication to students with this scholarship.

    Award: Two (2) awards of $1,000 (payable to the recipient’s account at the educational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior in the St. Vrain Valley School District, graduating this year
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or trade school, beginning in the fall of this year

    Qualification Preferences, but not requirements for applying:

    • Previously a student at Rocky Mountain Elementary
    • Student with a single parent

    Donna Bower Memorial Scholarship Application 2020

  • EFSVV & FRCC Partnership Scholarship

    The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley and the Front Range Community College Foundation have joined in partnership to offer scholarships to students from the St. Vrain Valley School District area who plan to attend Front Range Community College.

    Award: Up to 10 scholarships annually for $1,000 each (payable to the recipient’s account at Front Range Community College.)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a current or recent (within the past 3 years) graduate of the St. Vrain Valley School District
    • Be planning to enroll and take classes as a full-time student at Front Range Community College
    • Have and maintain a 2.5 GPA
    • Applicant must be 250% Pell Eligible
    • Applicant much meet Colorado resident eligibility criteria

    EFSVV-FRCC-Partnership-Scholarship-Application 2020

  • Evelyn C. Elder Memorial Scholarship

    The Evelyn C. Elder Memorial Scholarship honors Evelyn Claire Elder who passed from Sudden Unexplained Infant Death in August 2014. The scholarship is awarded to a senior student who plans to attend a 4-year university.  The scholarship recipient should possess qualities such as: love of learning, authenticity, and resiliency.

    Award:  One (1) award of $1,500 (payable to the recipient’s account at the 4-year educational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior living within the St. Vrain Valley School District boundaries, graduating this year with at least a 3.0 GPA
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited 4-year college beginning in the fall of this year, with the intention of ultimately completing a bachelors’ degree, at a minimum.

    Evelyn C. Elder Memorial Scholarship Application 2020

  • Gladys Hubbard Scholarship

    Award:  Up to Three (3) awards of $1,000 each (payable to the recipient’s account at the educational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior at a St. Vrain Valley School District high school, graduating in 2020
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university, beginning in the fall of 2020
    • Have a 3.0 grade point average or higher

    Gladys Hubbard Scholarship Application 2020

  • JBSK CPAs Accounting Scholarship

    JBSK is one of the leading CPA firms in and throughout the Longmont area. The firm’s partners are very community oriented and interested in providing support to students who are pursuing a degree in accounting.

    Award:  Two (2) awards of $500 (payable to the recipient’s account at the educational institution of
    choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior in the St. Vrain Valley School District, graduating this year
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or
      university or trade school, beginning in the fall of this year
    • Pursuing a degree in accounting
    • Use the scholarship funds by June 1 of the following year

    JBSK Accounting Scholarship Application 2020

  • Julia Sage Stolte Memorial Scholarship

    Laurel, Julia’s mother, taught ESL and social studies at Sunset Middle School for 4 years. She and her husband, Christopher, would like to provide a scholarship that supports a student who embodies their hopes for their daughter.

    Award:  One (1) award of $1,000 (payable to the recipient’s account at the educational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior in the St. Vrain Valley School District, graduating this year
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or
      university or trade school, beginning in the fall of this year

    Qualification Preferences, but not requirements for applying:

    • Student who can demonstrate a commitment to serving their community. Documentation of hours of community service is required.
    • Student who is bilingual and can demonstrate how they have used their language skills to bring people together.
    • Student with financial need.

    Julia Sage Stolte Memorial Scholarship Application 2020

  • Kathy Hall Future Impact Scholarship

    The Kathy Hall Future Impact Scholarship was developed to demonstrate the Board of Directors’ appreciation for our past Executive Director, Kathy Hall. Ms. Hall volunteered 9 years of service to the Education Foundation for the St Vrain Valley (EFSVV). Her passion for enhancing student success and teacher excellence helped the EFSVV to have significant growth during her tenure.

    Award:  One (1) award of $2,000 (payable to the recipient’s account at the educational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior in the St. Vrain Valley School District, graduating this year
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or
      university or trade school, beginning in the fall of this year
    • Use the scholarship funds by June 1 of the following year

    Qualification Preferences, but not requirements for applying:

    • Preference will be given to a student who is well-rounded and demonstrates a financial need

    Kathy Hall Future Impact Scholarship Application 2020

  • Lucy Stromquist Memorial Scholarship

    Lucy Stromquist was dedicated to life-long learning.  Her college education was interrupted by World War II, raising a family, and helping her husband on the farm.  She finally completed her degree in her mid 40’s and went on to work as the coordinator for Adult Education in St. Vrain Valley School District for thirty years.  Lucy believed that everyone has the ability to learn if given the proper tools and support.

    Award:  Two (2) awards of $1,000 each (payable to the recipient’s account at the educational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior at a St. Vrain Valley School District high school, graduating in 2020
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university or a trade school, beginning in the fall of 2020
    • Be a first generation college student

    Lucy Stromquist Memorial Scholarship Application 2020

  • Marsha Nixon Soukup Memorial Scholarship

    Award:  One (1) award of $1,000 (payable to the recipient’s account at the educational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior at a St. Vrain Valley School District high school, graduating in 2020
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited four-year college/university in the United States, beginning in the fall of 2020
    • Be a member of the high school band and/or orchestra

    Marsha Nixon Soukup Memorial Scholarship Application 2020

  • Michael Thomas Hoge Scholarship for Mathematics – Longmont High Only

    This is a college scholarship awarded annually by the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley to a Longmont High School graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in mathematics. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 for one student and $500 each for 2 students. The Longmont High School math department faculty will identify candidates for this scholarship.

    Contact the Longmont High School Counseling Office for more information.

  • Pearl – Above All Scholarship

    Pearl is a local organization that focuses on providing single parent families the hope and skills necessary to build an economically and emotionally stable home environment through sustainable programs. This scholarship is expected to provide children of single parents the opportunity to obtain a college education and understanding of sustainable life skills that will provide long-term stability.

    Award:  Three (3) awards of $500 each (payable to the recipient’s account at the educational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be the child of a single parent
    • Be a high school senior in the St. Vrain Valley School District, graduating this year
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or
      university or trade school, beginning in the fall of this year
    • Use the scholarship funds by June 1 of the following year

    Pearl Group Above All Scholarship Application 2020

  • Ray Hickman Memorial Scholarship – Longmont High Only

    Ray Hickman was a long time employee of the St. Vrain Valley School District at Longmont High School, serving as Principal from 1948 until the mid 60’s when he became the Business Superintendent until his retirement. The Ray Hickman Memorial Scholarship, was established in his honor by his family.

    Award:  One (1) award of $500 (payable to the recipient’s account at the educational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior at Longmont High School, graduating in 2020
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university, beginning in the fall of 2020
    • Major in Education/Teaching

    Ray Hickman Memorial Scholarship Application 2020

  • Rhonda Herrman Community Involvement Scholarship

    This scholarship was established in honor of Rhonda Hermann, former member of the St. Vrain Valley Credit Union staff. Rhonda was influential in establishing the SVVCU Community Involvement Committee as a way to give back to the community the Credit Union serves. Elevations Credit Union, which purchased the St. Vrain Valley Credit Union in 2012, is happy to continue Rhonda’s vision through this scholarship program.

    Award:  Two (2) awards of $1,000 (payable to the recipient’s account at the educational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior in the St. Vrain Valley School District, graduating this year
    • Have completed a minimum of 75 hours of qualified community service over the past 12 months (documentation required)
    • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or
      university or trade school, beginning in the fall of this year
    • Use the scholarship funds by June 1 of the following year

    Qualification Preferences, but not requirements for applying:

    • Be the child or relative of a current member, or be a member in good standing of the Elevations Credit Union

    Rhonda Herrman Community Involvement Scholarship Application 2020

  • Scott Meade Art Scholarship – Longmont High Only

    This is a college scholarship awarded annually by the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley to a Longmont High School graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in art and is planning to pursue art in college. The amount of the scholarship is $1,000 for one student. The Longmont High School art department faculty will identify candidates for this scholarship.

    Contact the Longmont High School Counseling Office for more information.

  • Sommervold Memorial Scholarship – Longmont High Only

    This is a college scholarship awarded annually by the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley to several Longmont High School graduating seniors that have expressed in a 500 word essay, how they handled a challenging class and pushed through setbacks. The scholarship amount ranges between $500-$1,000 and the number of the scholarships available varies each year. The Longmont High principal, faculty, and members of the Sommervold family will identify candidates for this scholarship.

    Contact the Longmont High School Counseling Office for more information.

  • St. Vrain Valley Schools Scholarship

    Award:  One (1) award of $1,000 (payable to the recipient’s account at the educational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior at a St. Vrain Valley School District high school, graduating in 2020
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university, beginning in the fall of 2020
    • Have a 3.0 grade point average or higher

    St. Vrain Valley Schools Scholarship Application 2020

  • Tom Nelson Memorial Golf Scholarship

    Award:  One (1) award of $1,000 or Two (2) awards of $500 (payable to the recipient’s account at the educational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior at a St. Vrain Valley School District high school, graduating in 2020
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university, beginning in the fall of 2020
    • Have a 3.0 grade point average or higher
    • Student must have been involved in golf for at least two years at the high school level (varsity level one year).

    Tom Nelson Scholarship Application 2020

  • Welker Scholarship (Edith Welker Myers Scholarship)

    Award:  $500 to $1,000 – scholarships, amount and number varies (payable to the recipient’s account at the educational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior at a St. Vrain Valley School District high school, graduating in 2020
    • Use scholarship funds at a non-sectarian Colorado institution
    • Show financial need and achievement
    • Include a copy of the FAFSA and SAR, official transcript. The FAFSA must be filed by February 15, 2020.
    • Complete the General Scholarship Application Naviance to apply.

    Contact the your high school Counseling Office for more information.

  • Whitney Lee McClure-Etter Scholarship

    The McClure and Etter family tragically lost their precious Whitney on August 20, 2018 to a sudden illness. Whitney embraced the fullness of life and she loved people with all her heart. She desired to see the world a better place and was quick to shower kindness, love, and joy on those around her. Whitney worked closely with her parents, Carey and Andy, at Collegiate Crossings, a non-profit that strives to provide support and resources so that all students have access to a higher education. This scholarship is in memory of Whitney and the incredible way she lived her life each and every day.

    Award:  One (1) $500 scholarship for a Erie High School Student
    One (1) $500 scholarship for a Frederick High School Student
    One (1) $500 scholarship for a Mead High School
    (payable to the recipient’s account at the educational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior at Erie High School, Frederick High School or Mead High School, graduating in 2020
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university or a trade school, beginning in the fall of 2020
    • Be a first generation college student or qualify as low-income based on the FAFSA Expected Family Contribution number.

    Whitney Lee McClure-Etter Memorial Scholarship Application 2020

  • Other Scholarship Opportunities

    These are scholarship that are not funded through the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley, but are open to St. Vrain Valley Students.

    Colorado Masons’ Benevolent Fund Scholarship
    Click Here for the Scholarship Guidelines
    Click Here for the Application
    Application Deadline is March 15, 2020

    Colorado Masons’ Benevolent Fund Vocational Scholarship
    Click Here for the Scholarship Guidelines
    Click Here for the Application
    Application Deadline is March 15, 2020

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