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On behalf of generous families and community organizations committed to supporting public education, these scholarship funds assist Boulder Valley School District students as they pursue their dreams of furthering their education at the college or university level.

Impact on Education administers the following scholarships to BVSD students and works with BVSD high school guidance counselors and external partners to solicit applications.

We’re excited to share that we awarded $40,000 in scholarships to seven graduating high school seniors in May 2022. Read more >>

  • Earl & Barbara Bolton Scholarship – $5,000

    For BVSD graduates planning to pursue engineering, forestry, nursing or medicine at a Colorado university or college.

    Established in 2021, the Earl and Barbara Bolton Scholarship is awarded from an endowment given to Impact on Education by this generous couple. Born in 1920 and 1924 respectively, Barbara and Earl both grew up in Boulder County: Barbara in the City of Boulder and Earl in the City of Longmont. The pair met in grade school, but fell in love while attending Boulder High School.

    Earl was a distinguished Army veteran and Barbara was the first draftswoman for Boeing. The couple settled in Boulder and worked with the National Bureau of Standards (now known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology), until retiring together in 1980. They dedicated much of their lives to aviation, history, education and travel. Learn more about Earl and Barbara Bolton.

    Award:

    • $5,000 scholarship, renewable for up to four years ($20,000)
    • Payable to the student awardee, pending verification of attendance and enrollment

    Eligibility:

    • Graduate of the Boulder Valley School District
    • Demonstrate high academic achievement
    • Demonstrate financial need
    • Acceptance letter to an accredited college or university in the State of Colorado
    • Plans to pursue engineering, forestry, nursing or medicine

    Award Renewal:

    • Must take a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester
    • Must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.75
  • Dennie & Donna Wise Scholarship – $1,000

    For BVSD graduates planning to pursue vocational, technical or community college education.

    Dennie Wise, a former Impact on Education board member, established a scholarship fund in his wife Donna’s name upon her death. He wanted to help BVSD graduating students access community college and trade school, by offering a scholarship to students who choose to pursue post-secondary education at a vocational, technical, or community college. When Dennie passed away, his children contributed to the scholarship fund and requested the scholarship name be updated to honor both parents.

    Award:

    • $1,000 scholarship, renewable for up to two years ($2,000)
    • Payable to the school of attendance

    Eligibility:

    • High school seniors enrolled in the Boulder Valley School District
    • Must pursue a vocational, technical or community college education (full or part-time)
  • Gould-Foothill Scholarship – $1,500

    For students who attended Foothill Elementary and Boulder High School planning to pursue elementary education.

    The Gould-Foothill scholarship was established in 2000. James B. Gould and Bernice W. Gould left this scholarship endowment to aid Boulder High School students seeking to become elementary school educators.

    Award:

    • $1,500 scholarship to two students per year, one male and one female, non-renewable.
    • Payable to the school of attendance.

    Eligibility:

    • Must have attended Foothill Elementary School for at least four years
    • Graduating high school seniors enrolled at Boulder High School
    • Must demonstrate financial need for a scholarship
    • Must pursue the education necessary to become an elementary school educator
  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows Scholarship – $1,000

    For BVSD graduates interested in pursuing projects for the benefit of humankind and their community.

    The Independent Order of Odd Fellows service organization was founded in 1819 in Baltimore, Maryland, and focuses on giving aid to those in need and supporting those pursuing projects for the benefit of humankind and their community. This scholarship is awarded by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Boulder Lodge #9.

    Award:

    • $1,000 scholarship, renewable for up to five years ($5,000)
    • Payable to the school of attendance.

    Eligibility:

    • Graduating high school seniors enrolled in the Boulder Valley School District
    • Acceptance letter to college/university

    Award Renewal:

    • Must complete 25 hours of community service each academic year
    • Must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.75

Announcing our 2022 college scholarship awardees

We’re excited to share that we’ve awarded up to $40,000 in scholarships to seven graduating high school seniors in BVSD.

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Announcing our 2021 College Scholarship Winners

We awarded up to $24,000 in scholarships to three graduating high school seniors: Shannon Blanco, Maria Garcia Diaz and Rodrigo Marquez.

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$5,000 Bolton Scholarship Accepting Applications

Impact on Education manages four college scholarships for graduating seniors in the Boulder Valley School District.

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Boulder Couple Endows New Scholarship for BVSD Graduates

Earl and Barbara Bolton gifted Impact on Education a new endowment of over $500,000 to award deserving BVSD graduates with college scholarships.

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