Three Boettcher Scholarship finalists named from Eagle Valley High School
GYPSUM — Three Eagle Valley High School seniors are finalists for Colorado’s most prestigious scholarship.
EVHS seniors Matthew Genelin, Natalie Morrissey and Miles Petterson are among 100 finalists for a Boettcher Scholarship. The three move to the final interview stage, from which the 40 winners will be selected.
The initial pool of applicants is around 1,600 from high schools across Colorado.
“We are extremely proud of each of these outstanding students and that their individual achievements have been recognized by the Boettcher Foundation,” said Greg Doan, Eagle Valley High School principal. “It’s highly unusual to have three students selected as finalists from the same high school. This signifies how exemplary these students are in their academics and as leaders at school and within our community.”
The Boettcher Scholarship is a four-year, full-ride scholarship to any college or university in Colorado.
Recent Battle Mountain High School graduate Remy Lovett won one. So did current Eagle County Commissioner Kathy Chandler-Henry.
The Boettcher Scholarship is the most prestigious merit-based scholarship available to graduating high school seniors in Colorado.
Begun in 1952 by Claude Boettcher, the Boettcher Scholarship was modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship program. The Boettcher Scholarship is designed to attract Colorado’s top students to attend college within the state.
The Boettcher Scholarship covers the cost of a scholar’s tuition, fees and books for eight semesters/12 quarters at approved Colorado four-year universities or colleges. A $2,800 living stipend is also supplied to help defray the cost of room and board.
The total amount of the scholarship depends on a number of factors, including the cost of a Boettcher scholar’s institution and can range from approximately $50,000 to $160,000.
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