Scholarships & Awards

2016 Scholarship recipients

The Longmont Community Foundation currently offers several scholarship programs which are described below.  The applications are completed and submitted online.  To get to the application, simply click on the name of the scholarship below and it will take you to online application.  If you have questions about any of the scholarship programs, please contact the Longmont Community Foundation at 303-678-6555.   

If you are interested in helping us to create more scholarship opportunities, please see our Scholarships LCF Fact Sheet or contact us directly at 303-678-6555.

Ascend St. Vrain Scholarship

Ascend St. Vrain is a needs-based, multi-year scholarship for St. Vrain Valley School District students who wish to attend a four year university, community college, vocational, or technical school in Colorado.  Specifically targeted to lower middle income families, Ascend St. Vrain helps alleviate the debt that many middle income families incur by sending their kids on to post-secondary schools.   Learn more about Ascend St. Vrain

At least six students will be selected to receive a scholarship.  To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be a graduating senior from the St. Vrain Valley School District
  • Have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) between $3,500 and $15,000.
  • Plan to attend either a vocational/technical school or a two- or four-year college or university beginning in the summer or fall of 2018

Scholarships will be given out ranging from a one-time $2,500 scholarship to $2,000 per year for up to two or four consecutive years by maintaining a minimum 2.5 GPA providing necessary documentation each year.  Multiple scholarships will be awarded to both students continuing on to vocational or technical schools AND to students continuing on 2-year or 4-year college or university.  If the vocational or technical school is of shorter duration, the multi-year awards can be combined into one or two payments.

Applications for 2018 are now open and are due February 28, 2018.

American Association of University Women – Longmont Branch Scholarship and the Sally Fanton Scholarship

This scholarship was established by AAUW to provide scholarships to encourage women to pursue higher education in order to increase their ability to have a positive impact in their field and community, including women returning to school to update their knowledge/skills.  At least two students will be selected to receive a scholarship.  One will be for a minimum of $1000 and be awarded to a woman who meets all of the following: has completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours at the time of application; is currently working towards an undergraduate degree, graduate degree, or certificate at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States (full-time or part-time) OR have applied to begin study towards a degree or certificate this summer or fall,; is pursuing a career that promotes equity for women and girls, education, health, and or positive societal change; has a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0; has either graduated from a St. Vrain Valley School District high school or is a current resident of the St. Vrain Valley School District.

‘The second scholarship is in memory of Sally Fanton.  This scholarship is for a minimum of $1,400 and will be awarded to a woman who meets all the previously mentioned eligibility requirements AND who is studying to become a teacher.

Applications for 2018 are open are are due on March 14, 2018.

The 2017 recipients of the AAUW Longmont Branch Scholarship are Megan Tatusko, majoring in chemical and biological engineering at CU-Boulder, and Madison Precht, working on a Masters of Social Work at Colorado State University.

Catherine C. Owen Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of Catherine C. Owen, a former teacher who was passionate about the education of the next generation. It is awarded to one graduating senior of a St. Vrain Valley School District high school that will be attending the University of Northern Colorado or a Christian college.  Selection is based upon the student’s essay, academic performance, financial need, letters of recommendation, and achievements in school and in the larger community.  This one time scholarship is for $1500.

Applications for 2018 are now open and are due February 28, 2018.

The 2017 recipient of the Catherine C. Owen Scholarship is Ashley Krueger of Mead High School.  Ashley will be attending the University of Northern Colorado in the fall.

Madeline Marie Molzahn Sherrod Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dale Sherrod and his children in memory of Madeline, his wife and their mother. Two renewable scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors graduating from the St. Vrain Valley School District in Colorado or from the public school districts of Ainsworth, Hay Springs, or Wood River, Nebraska.

  • One student will receive $1,500 per year for up to four consecutive years by maintaining a minimum 2.5 GPA as a full-time student and providing necessary documentation each year.
  • A second student will receive $1,000 per year for up to two consecutive years by maintaining a minimum 2.5 GPA as a full-time student and providing necessary documentation the second year

Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college, university or community college in the U.S. beginning in the summer or fall of 2018.  Students are selected based on their financial need, academic achievement, church, school, and community involvement, and the strength of their personal statement and letter of recommendation.

Applications for 2018 are now open and are due on February 28, 2018.

The 2017 recipient of the Madeline Marie Molzahn Sherrod Memorial Scholarship is Samantha Luehr of Wood River Rural High School.   Samantha will be attending Concordia University – Nebraska in the fall.

Stewart Golden Music Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Stewart Golden to celebrate his love of music and enable others to study voice, piano or organ.  One $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior graduating from the St. Vrain Valley School District who plans on studying voice, and/or piano, and/or organ.  Applicants must be planning to attend a four-year accredited Colorado university or college with a strong music program.  Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 to apply.

Applications for 2018 are now open and are due on February 28, 2018.

The 2016 recipient of the Stewart Golden Music Scholarship is Hailey Ewing of Silver Creek High School.  Hailey will be attending the University of Northern Colorado in the fall.

Mead Community Day Scholarships – Continuing Education and Extracurricular Activity

Mead hosts an annual Community Day Celebration to showcase the special sense of community within the Town of Mead – a place where people come together as neighbors to help each other out.  In the past, a portion of the funds raised at the Mead Community Day Celebration were used to provide scholarships intending to

  • encourage Mead residents, who are also graduating high school seniors, to continue their education beyond high school, and to
  • encourage Mead residents in 6th to 11th grade to be involved with positive extracurricular activities.

These scholarships were established to meet the above objectives.  For these scholarships, at least one graduating senior will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship for continuing education and at least one middle school student and at least one high school student will each receive $500 scholarships for extracurricular activities.  Please note that you must be a Town of Mead resident to be eligible to apply for either type of scholarship.

Applications for 2018 will open on February 1, 2018 and due on February 28, 2018.

Robert Baker, Jr. Scholarship – Please note this is only for students from Algonac High School in Michigan

One $1000 scholarship that will be awarded to a high-potential, low-income Algonac High School senior who will attend a 4-year college or university.  The scholarship is in honor and memory of Robert Baker, Jr. who lived in Fair Haven and graduated from Algonac High School in 1950.  To be considered for the scholarship, the applicant must be a graduating high school senior at Algonac High School in Michigan, have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher, plan to attend a 4-year accredited college or university, and be Pell grant eligible.

Applications for 2018 are now open and are due on March 19, 2018.

The 2017 recipient of the Robert Baker, Jr. Scholarship is Maria Catenacci.  Maria will be attending Western Michigan University in the fall.