What the Program Includes
The Boettcher Scholarship is the most prestigious merit-based scholarship available to graduating high school seniors in Colorado and was modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship Program.
Each of the forty (40), four-year Scholarships includes the following elements:
- FULL TUITION AND FEES: The Scholarship covers tuition as well as laboratory and other special fees at 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, Colorada Mesa University, Metropolitan State University of Denver, Regis University, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Colorado Springs, University of Colorado Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado and Western State Colorado University.
- LIVING STIPEND: Each Scholar receives $2,800/year to help defray the cost of room and board.
- BOOK ALLOWANCE: The Scholarship also includes a book allowance, the amount of which is determined by the host institution each semester/quarter.
- CAMPUS ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMING: The Foundation provides funding to enable schools to offer special programs and opportunities to enrich the undergraduate educations of their Boettcher Scholars. Although the funds have supported a variety of opportunities, the money must be applied toward experiences that are academically enriching and particularly helpful to Boettcher Scholars as they prepare for graduate school and/or a future career.
- SCHOLAR GRANTS: Click here to learn more about these additional grants.
- ANNUAL EVENTS: Part of being a Boettcher Scholar is the camaraderie students enjoy with their fellow Scholars. The Foundation hosts a variety of events for the entire Scholar community throughout the year. A holiday party is usually held at the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion, and community service days are scheduled at least twice a year. Through these events students can meet and network with Scholars from different colleges and universities.
The Foundation also hosts three special events for the 40 New Scholars each year:
- Rockies Baseball Game (in a luxury suite generously donated by the Rockies Baseball Club)
- Teacher Recognition Awards Program
- New Scholar Orientation