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Montrose Rotary Club Vocational Scholarship

For many years, the Montrose Rotary Club has generously funded scholarships to well-rounded individuals.  This year scholarships will be given to students who live in Montrose or Olathe planning on enrolling in or are already enrolled in a vocational school or technical college.

  • Scholarship amounts will vary between $1000-$2000 each.
  • Students must be enrolling in or currently enrolled in classes at a vocational school or technical college.

Completed application must include:

  • LETTER OF REFERENCE
  • TRANSCRIPT
  • RESUME
  • ESSAY: In a maximum of two pages please answer the following questions:
    1.  Specifically, what involvement, accomplishment, and/or experience have led you to your career choice? Why?
    2. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2017 (MIDNIGHT)

HOW TO SUBMIT:
Please complete the MCF Scholarship Application and submit the application and the REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS by July 31, 2017 to Montrose Community Foundation, P.O. Box 3020, Montrose, CO  81402 or submit electronically to montrosecommunityfoundation@gmail.com.  Please note “Rotary Vocational Scholarship” in the subject line and include all necessary attachments in a single email. Be sure your name is clearly included on each page of the submitted required attachments.

Tom Gilmore Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarship

In 2015, the Montrose County Board of County Commissioners established the Tom Gilmore Memorial Law Enforcement Scholarship to provide financial assistance to successful candidates enrolled in the Delta Montrose Technical College Law Enforcement Academy. This scholarship is named in honor of the late Sheriff Tom Gilmore. Mr. Gilmore worked for the Montrose County Sheriff’s Office for 35 years and dedicated his life to law enforcement in our community.

This scholarship is intended to go to a student who is well-rounded, involved in the community and willing to dedicate themselves as a law enforcement professional. This is a merit based scholarship.

For 2017  Fall Semester, this will be a $5,000 non-renewable scholarship to be used towards tuition and fees for the Law Enforcement Academy. The scholarship check will be written directly to Delta Montrose Technical College.

CRITERIA –To be eligible the applicant must:

    • Be a Montrose County resident as evidenced by a valid Colorado Driver’s License
    • Be at least age 21 or older upon graduation of Law Enforcement Academy
    • Pass a background check
    • Have earned a High School diploma or GED
    • Be enrolled in the upcoming semester of the Delta Montrose Technical College Law Enforcement Academy

REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS:

ESSAY:

  • Describe the most important qualities that someone with a career in law enforcement should possess and why? Limit answer to 500 words or less.

DEADLINE: Friday, July 21, 2017 (Midnight)

Please complete the MCF Scholarship Application and submit the application and the required attachments by July 21, 2017 to Montrose Community Foundation, P.O. Box 3020, Montrose, CO  81402 or submit electronically to montrosecommunityfoundation@gmail.com.  Please note “Gilmore Law Enforcement Scholarship” in the subject line and include all necessary attachments in a single email.

Squint and Juanita Moore Scholarship

The Chipeta Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society, the oldest continuing chapter of the state society founded in Montrose in 1935, established the Squint and Juanita Moore Scholarship in December 2004 to honor the Moores.

Carlisle (Squint) Moore was a founding member of the local and state societies.  The society has over 100 members and holds monthly meetings where professional archeologists give interesting programs on local as well as worldwide archaeology.  In addition, the society sponsors field trips to local and distant archaeology sites throughout the year.  Squint Moore skillfully led many of these trips through his extensive knowledge of ancient and historical sites.  Mr. Moore received the state’s highest award for an avocational archeologist.  This scholarship was created to honor Squint Moore’s lifelong interest and dedication to the field of archaeology.

The 2017 scholarship award was $750. Funds may be applied but not limited to formal school study, field work, or on-going professional work.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  •  Eligible to high school, college or graduate students residing in or from the Montrose, Delta, Gunnison, Mesa, San Miguel, and Ouray counties of  Colorado.
  •  Eligible for students currently enrolled in or planning to study archaeology and/or anthropology or closely related field.

HOW TO SUBMIT:  We are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship. Please check back at the beginning of 2018 for an updated timeline and application.

Cobble Creek Men's Golf Association Scholarship

The Cobble Creek Men’s Golf Association established the scholarship to help boys or girls who have been involved with the Montrose County high schools’ golf program to pursue their goals of attending a two or four year college or university.

The scholarship is intended to go to a student who is well-rounded, involved in their community, is pursuing post-secondary education, has a professional goal of being employed either inside or outside of the golfing industry, and believes that the game of golf has had an impact on their life so far. This is not a needs-based or merit-based scholarship.

For 2017 one, $1,000 and two, $500 non-renewable scholarships were awarded.

CRITERIA – To be eligible the applicant must:

  • Must be a Montrose County resident.
  • Be a graduating senior from a Montrose County High School (Montrose High School, Olathe High School, Peak Academy, Vista or Passage Charter Schools)
  • Played on the Montrose High School Boys or Girls Golf Team; preference will be given to student who played on a team for more than one year, but will not disqualify an applicant if the applicant only played one year.
  • Be accepted at a two or four year college or university. This includes: college, university, junior college, community college,

HOW TO SUBMIT: We are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship. Please check back at the beginning of 2018 for an updated timeline and application.

Ken Gale Chamber of Commerce Scholarship

The Ken Gale Scholarship was created to reflect the values of this remarkable individual. The scholarship will be awarded to the student who best exemplifies the qualities that Mr. Gale demonstrated throughout his career in the Montrose Community. Mr. Gale’s achievements as Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce, City Councilman, and Mayor of Montrose, reflect an interest in business, government, and community affairs. In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, this scholarship is granted to the student that has demonstrated a high level of community service. This involvement should represent a ‘spirit’ that has taken the applicant beyond themselves and into the community. Similar to the ‘spirit’ that Ken Gale himself showed. This is not a needs-based scholarship.

For 2017, one, $1,350, non-renewable scholarship was awarded.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Must show community involvement.
  • Must be a graduating senior or past graduate of Montrose County Schools.
  • Must be planning to attend a post-secondary institution in the fall of the year the scholarship is awarded. This includes: college, university, junior college, community college, technical institute, or vocational-technical school.

HOW TO SUBMIT: We are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship. Please check back at the beginning of 2018 for and updated timeline and application.

Montrose Rotary Club Scholarships

For many years, the Montrose Rotary Club has generously funded scholarships to well-rounded individuals. Scholarships will be given to students who live in Montrose or Olathe and are graduating from Montrose County School District High Schools including Vista Charter School, Passage Charter School, or a home-school program.

The past two years, the review committee give higher priority to students who were planning on attending Colorado Mesa University (Montrose or Grand Junction campus), however, the scholarship has been awarded to students who are not attending CMU as well. In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, financial need is taken into consideration as well as the students’ overall, well-rounded profile.

Multiple, non-renewable scholarships are given out in amounts between $1000 and $2000.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Must live in Montrose County and be a current graduate from Montrose County School District including Vista Charter School, Passage Charter School or Peak Virtual Academy.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

HOW TO SUBMIT: We are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship. Please check back at the beginning of 2018 for an updated timeline and application.

Phil Trumbo Memorial Scholarship

Phil Trumbo was a businessman and resident of Montrose for forty two years, owning and operating the Best Western Red Arrow for most of those years.

Phil graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in chemical engineering, where he excelled scholastically and was inducted into two honorary academic fraternities.  His fine mind, unique character, integrity, hard work and generosity, along with a life time of learning, led him to experience a full and productive life with many varied opportunities.

This scholarship is established in Phil’s memory by his family to encourage a deserving student who values education and has a commitment to succeed in studies related to business, math, science, or engineering, and most importantly in life.

In 2017 one, $1000, non-renewable scholarship was awarded.

CRITERIA:

  • Be declaring a major in math, science, business or engineering.
  • Be graduating seniors of Montrose High School or Olathe High School; must have attended Montrose High School or Olathe High School for a minimum of three years.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Accepted at a four-year college or university.

HOW TO SUBMIT: We are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship. Please check back at the beginning of 2018 for an updated timeline and application.

 

Ken and Marlene Townsend Scholarship

Ken and Marlene Townsend and their family grew up in Montrose. They care a great deal about Montrose and the future of the community. This scholarship was established by Ken and Marlene Townsend to encourage the youth in this community to excel in years to come by helping Montrose High School students pursue their educational goals at a four year university or college.

The scholarship will be awarded to the deserving student(s) who excels scholastically, gives back to their community through community service and shows leadership and dedication through involvement in extracurricular activities.

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria this scholarship is granted to an exemplary student who is interested in education, passionate about their community and demonstrates financial need. The top candidates will be interviewed by the Townsend Family and a scholarship review committee. The interview and overall impression also factors heavily into the final candidate selection.

In 2017, one, $10,000, four-year renewable scholarship was awarded.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Graduating senior of Montrose High School in the year of the application
  • Attended Montrose High School for at least three years.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstration of financial need.
  • Must be attending a four-year college or university.

HOW TO SUBMIT:  We are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship. Please check back at the beginning of 2018 for an updated timeline and application.

Ada M. White and Luther B. White Memorial Scholarship

The family of Ada M. White, under the direction of her brother, Lester Moore of Denver, created the Ada M. and Luther B. White Memorial Scholarship for Montrose High School graduates in 1999.  Ada Madeline Moore White was born in 1906 in Delta County.  Following high school graduation, she graduated from Ross Business College in Grand Junction.  She returned to Montrose, where she worked as the city clerk from 1934 to 1950.  She married Luther B. White and opened White Realty and purchased and operated the White Motel.  After attending the University of Colorado, she earned a license in real estate appraisals and was one of the first qualified MAI real estate appraisers in western Colorado.  She remained active as a real estate broker and appraiser until her retirement in 1987.

This scholarship was created to honor one of the most successful female businesspersons in the post war era in Montrose County.  In addition to meeting the criteria, the student who receives this scholarship must be hard working, demonstrate financial need and show involvement in many activities in addition to schooling. They must have a drive to attend college and be successful, similar to Ada M. White.

In 2017, one, $1,500, non-renewable scholarship was awarded.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA:

  • Be a  graduate of Montrose High School and apply within a maximum of two years of graduation.
  • Be  accepted at an accredited four-year college or university in the state of Colorado and plan to pursue a four-year baccalaureate program.
  • Demonstrate financial need to pursue your education.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT: We are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship. Please check back at the beginning of 2018 for an updated timeline and application.

Maslow Academy Community Scholarship Program

The Maslow Academy of Applied Learning is an educational partnership of master teachers, involved families and reflective learners who challenge one another to grow through experiential and applied learning to reach his or her peak potential.

Scholarship Details:  The deadline for this scholarship has passed. Please check back in the Spring of 2018 for application information.