Thompson School District is proud to announce that three district students have been named as 2016 Boettcher Foundation Scholarship finalists. They are among the elite pool of approximately 100 finalists statewide who will be considered for the 42 scholarships that will be awarded this spring. TSD finalists include Richard Dudley Ortecho (Loveland High School), Justin Moritz (Loveland High School) and Sierra Goldstein (Thompson Valley High School).
Created and managed by the Boettcher Foundation, the Boettcher Scholarship is a Colorado scholarship for high school seniors. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious merit-based scholarships in 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. Additionally, Boettcher Scholars receive a living stipend.
Boettcher Scholarship application information is distributed by high school counselors every September to eligible seniors. Applications must be submitted online by Nov. 1 to be eligible for consideration. All applicants are then notified through the online system, and semifinalists are requested to submit three letters of recommendation by mid- to late-December. All semifinalists are notified of their status through the online system and approximately 100 finalists are interviewed at the Boettcher Foundation in March. Soon after the finalist interviews, the 42 winners are notified. The winners then have until mid- to late-April to accept or decline the Boettcher Scholarship.
The Boettcher Foundation, which was incorporated in 1937, manages a total endowment of approximately $330 million.