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 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

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 to college.  In fact, an average student owes over $35,000 after graduation and middle income families incur the most debt.  New graduates start their lives with a debt load that prevents them from buying a home, starting a family, and planning for retirement. With your help, we can alleviate this situation and help provide access to education that unlocks potential.  Learn more about Ascend St. Vrain

Eligibility and requirements for Ascend St. Vrain will be available in late 2017.

American Association of University Women – Longmont Branch 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 one student will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship. The scholarship will 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.  Applications for 2018 will be available in December 2017.

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 will be available in December 2017.

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. It is awarded to one graduating senior of a St. Vrain Valley School District high school.  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.  One student is selected each year to receive this $1,500 scholarship.  This is a renewable scholarship for $1,500 for up to three additional years. Applications for 2018 will be available in December 2017.

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 will be available in December 2017.

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 be open in February 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 will be available in December 2017.

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