Loveland High School’s Richard Ortecho Earns 2016 Boettcher Scholarship

Thompson School District is proud to announce that Loveland High School’s Richard Ortecho has been named one of forty-two seniors in the state of Colorado to receive a 2016 Boettcher Foundation Scholarship.  Richard plans to attend the University of Colorado.

Boettcher Scholarships recognize Colorado’s top students by providing them with the funds to attain an excellent in-state education and access to additional opportunities to enrich their time in college and beyond. Boettcher Scholars become part of a vast network of alumni and community leaders who will support and engage them throughout their lifetimes.

Established in 1952, the Boettcher Scholarship program awards 42 scholarships each year. The Boettcher Scholar community includes more than 2,400 individuals who have gone on to make their marks in business, politics, academia and other endeavors. Among them are a Nobel Prize winner, a MacArthur “Genius Award” recipient, multiple Rhodes Scholars, U.S. Ambassadors, CEOs, elected officials, and numerous leaders in the business, academic and nonprofit communities. The Boettcher Foundation increased the number of scholarships awarded annually from 40 to 42 last year, thanks to a generous, ongoing donation from B. Grady and Lori Durham of Denver. Boettcher Scholarships include virtually all expenses to attend the Colorado school of the recipient’s choice: full tuition, fees, a book allowance and an annual stipend for living expenses.

For more information on the Boettcher Foundation, please visit

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