Boettcher Semi-Finalist- Salida High School

edited November 2016 in Our Education Community

The Boettcher scholarship is one of the top scholarships offered to Colorado high school students. The scholarship covers tuition as well as laboratory and other required fees at an accredited, four-year Colorado undergraduate institution selected by the scholarship recipient. Each scholar also receives $2,800/year to be used toward room and board. In recent years, Boettcher Scholars have averaged in the top 2.8% of their class by rank and have scored an average of 1380 on the Critical Reading and Mathematics sections of the SAT and 32 on the ACT. While Boettcher Scholars come from all over the state, represent diverse backgrounds, and possess an incredible array of talents, they share two overriding characteristics: an intense intellectual curiosity and a passion for involvement. Over 1,500 students apply annually and 100 make it to the final interview round that takes place in early March. In the past 6 years Salida School District has had 6 finalist and 4 who received the scholarship. Well Done!

This year Salida High School has two students who made the semi-finalist round, Evan Coit and Harper Powell. These two students have the academic integrity, evidence of leadership, service to community/school, and outstanding character that the Boettcher committee values. The semi-finalist round is comprised of letters of recommendation that will determine who will make it to the final interview round of 100 students. These are two students out of many who make Salida The Education Community.

Rob Tressler

Salida High School Counselor

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