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Student Scholarships

The Education Foundation awards over $70,000 of scholarships to St. Vrain Valley high school graduates each spring.  Applications for scholarships awards for the spring 2021 will be available December 1, 2020, and are due on March 1, 2021. If you have any questions, contact us at studentscholarships@stvrainfoundation.org or at 720-652-8208.

  • Art and Lucy Stromquist Memorial Scholarship

    The Art and Lucy Stromquist Memorial Scholarship is provided by their family and friends.  Art and Lucy grew up in the area and both graduated from Longmont High School.  Art, a dedicated farmer, was deeply involved in education and served for a decade on the Board of Education for St. Vrain Valley Schools.  Lifelong learning was an essential part of Lucy’s life as well.  Her college education was interrupted by WWII, raising a family and helping her husband on the farm.  Lucy, however, was persistent and completed her MA degree in her mid-40’s.  She then served as the coordinator for Adult Education in St. Vrain Valley Schools for over 30 years.  Art and 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 Schools high school.
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school, beginning the fall of 2021.
    • Be planning to attend a college, university or trade school located in Colorado.
    • Be a first-generation college student.

    Art and Lucy Stromquist Memorial Scholarship Guidelines 2021

  • Brendan Dunigan Memorial Foundation Scholarship

    The Brendan Dunigan Memorial Foundation Scholarship honors Brendan Dunigan who passed from an accident on July 18, 2016. The scholarship is awarded to a senior who plans to attend a trade or vocational school. To learn more about Brendan and the memorial foundation visit https://brendanmemorial.org/.

    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 high school
    • Have a 2.5 grade point average or higher
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited trade or vocational institution beginning the fall of 2021, with the intention of ultimately completing with a program certification or license.

    Brendan Duningan Scholorship Guidelines 2021

  • Brett Meade Scholarship for Agricultural & Animal Husbandry Studies

    The Brett Meade Scholarship for Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Studies is provided by Pat Meade in honor of her son Brett who was very involved in agriculture in the local community.  She is honoring him by providing a scholarship to support 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 at a St. Vrain Valley Schools high school
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school, beginning the fall of 2021.
    • Be planning to pursue a degree in agriculture, animal husbandry or veterinary medicine.

    Brett Meade Scholarship for Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Studies Scholarship Guidelines 2021

  • 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: One (1) 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 at a St. Vrain Valley Schools high school
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school, beginning the fall of 2021.

    Qualification Preferences, but not requirements for applying:

    (Not required to apply, but the selection committee will take into consideration when they make the scholarship award selection.)

    • Be a student who attended Rocky Mountain Elementary
    • Be a student with a single parent

    Donna Bower Memorial Scholarship Guidelines 2021 

  • Evelyn C. Elder Memorial Scholarship

    The Evelyn C. Elder Memorial Scholarship is provided by Matt and Eryn Elder and their family and friends to honor Evelyn C. Elder who passed from Sudden Unexplained Infant Death in August of 2014. The scholarship recipient should possess qualities such as: love of learning, authenticity, and resiliency.

    Award:  One (1) award of $2,000 (payable to the recipient’s account at the 4-year educational institution of choice)

    To Be Eligible You Must:

    • Be a high school senior at a St. Vrain Valley Schools high school
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university, beginning the fall of 2021.
    • Have a 3.0 grade point average or higher

    Evelyn C. Elder Memorial Scholarship Guidelines 2021

  • 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 Schools high school
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, beginning the fall of 2021.
    • Have a 3.0 grade point average or higher

    Gladys Hubbard Scholarship Guidelines 2021

  • 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.  Visit www.jbskcpas.com for more information in the firm.

    Award:  Two (2) awards of $500 each OR 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 Schools high school
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school, beginning the fall of 2021.
    • Be planning to purse a degree in accounting

    JBSK Accounting Scholarship Guidelines 2021

  • Julia Sage Stolte Memorial Scholarship

    Julia’s mother Laurel taught ESL and social studies at Sunset Middle School for 4 years. Julia’s parents Laurel and Christopher would like to provide a scholarship that support a student who embodies their hope 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 at a St. Vrain Valley Schools high school
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school, beginning the fall of 2021.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to serving your community through documented hours of community service.
    • Be bilingual and demonstrate how you have used your language skills to bring people together.
    • Be a student with financial need.

    Julia Sage Stolte Memorial Scholarship Guidelines 2021

  • Kathy Hall Future Impact Scholarship

    The Kathy Hall Future Impact Scholarship was developed to demonstrate the Education Foundation Board of Directors’ appreciation for our past Executive Director, Kathy Hall.  Kathy volunteered 9 years of service to the Education Foundation.  Her passion for enhancing student success and teacher excellence helped the foundation 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 at a St. Vrain Valley Schools high school.
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school, beginning the fall of 2021.
    • Have a 2.5 grade point average or higher.
    • Be a student who is well-rounded.
    • Be a student with financial need.

    Kathy Hall Future Impact Scholarship Guidelines 2021 

  • Larry Sieckmann Memorial Scholarship

    Larry Sieckmann was a long-time community resident proudly involved in community banking and local civic organizations.  He was vitally interested in making the Longmont and Mead area a great place to work and raise children.  Larry’s family and friends are honoring his memory with the 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 Longmont High School or Mead High School.
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, beginning the fall of 2021.

    Larry Sieckmann Memorial Scholarship Guidelines 2021

  • 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 Schools high school
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university, beginning the fall of 2021.
    • Be a member of the high school band and/or orchestra
    • Have a written recommendation from band/orchestra teacher

    Marsha Nixon Soukup Memorial Scholarship Guidelines 2021

  • Michael Thomas Hoge Scholarship for Mathematics – Longmont High Only

    Michael’s family and friends fund this scholarship to honor Michael’s thirst for knowledge, adventure, travel, and his love of playing Monopoly.  This scholarship is intended to go to a driven, well rounded student, with a love of learning, math, and adventure.

    Award:  One (1) award of $1,000 and Two (2) awards of $500 each (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
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school, beginning the fall of 2021.
    • Have a history of hard work and determination as identified by the faculty at Longmont High School.

    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.  To learn more about Pearl please visit www.pearlpromise.org.

    Award:  Two (2) awards of $500 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 Schools high school
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school, beginning the fall of 2021.
    • Be the child of a single parent

    Pearl Group Above All Scholarship Guidelines 2021

  • 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 and classmates of the 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.
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, beginning the fall of 2021.
    • Be planning to attend a college or university located in Colorado.
    • Be majoring in Education/Teaching

    Ray Hickman Memorial Scholarship Guidelines 2021

  • 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 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 Schools high school.
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school, beginning the fall of 2021.
    • Have a 2.5 grade point average or higher.
    • Have completed a minimum of 75 hours of qualified community service over the past 12 months (documentation is required).
    • Be a member in good standing or a child/relative of a current member at Elevations Credit Union. (Note: Employees and volunteers of Elevations Credit Union and their immediate family members are not eligible to receive this scholarship.)

    Rhonda Herrman Community Involvement Scholarship Guidelines 2021

  • Scott Meade Art Scholarship – Longmont High Only

    Scott’s mother, Patricia Meade, honors her son by providing this scholarship to a Longmont High School senior who has demonstrated excellence in art and is planning to pursue are in college.

    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 Longmont High school
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school, beginning the fall of 2021.
    • Have a history of excellence in art, as determined by Longmont High School faculty

    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 St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation 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 Schools high school
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university, beginning the fall of 2021.
    • Have a 3.0 grade point average or higher

    St. Vrain Valley Schools Scholarship Guidelines 2021

  • SVVSEF & FRCC Partnership Scholarship

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

    Award: Up to ten (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

    SVVSEF-FRCC Partnership Scholarship Guidelines 2021

  • Tom Nelson Memorial Golf 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 Schools high school
    • Student must have been involved in Golf for at least two-years at the high school level, with one-year at the varsity level.
    • Have a 3.0 grade point average or higher
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited four-year college or university, beginning the fall of 2021.

    Tom Nelson Scholarship Guidelines 2021

  • Welker Scholarship (Edith Welker Myers Educational 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 Schools high school
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school beginning the fall of 2021.
    • Be planning to attend a non-sectarian Colorado institution
    • Be a student with financial need
    • Must complete FAFSA by February 15, 2021

    Welker Scholarship Guidelines 2021

  • Whitney Lee McClure-Etter Scholarship

    The McClure 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 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
    • Be planning to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or trade school, beginning the fall of 2021.
    • Be a first-generation college student or qualify as low-income based on the FAFSA Expected Family Contribution number.

    Whitney Lee McClure Scholarship Guidelines 2021

  • Other Scholarship Opportunities

    These are scholarship that are not funded through the St. Vrain Valley Schools Education Foundation, 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