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.
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.
Scholarship applications will open for the 2021-22 school year in February 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Impact on Education
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