We need Colorado’s best minds to stay in Colorado. Many of Colorado’s top high school students leave the state to pursue their studies, rather than attend a Colorado school, build a Colorado network, and use their immense talents to improve our communities right here at home.
That’s why we created the Boettcher Scholarship program over 60 years ago. To support Colorado’s top students by providing them with Colorado scholarships to attain an excellent in-state education, a vast network of alumni and community leaders and access to additional opportunities that enrich their time in college.
Our merit-based scholarships for Colorado high school seniors provide what is essentially a full-ride to any four-year institution in Colorado.
But the Boettcher Scholarship is about much more than financial support. We provide our scholars with unique opportunities to enhance their time in college, access to a broad network of successful alumni, and additional grants and experiences to jumpstart both their future careers and their leadership potential.
Upon receiving this Colorado scholarship, Boettcher Scholars automatically join a more than 60-year strong network of Boettcher alumni. Access to these alumni leads to great conversations, connections with local, national and international leaders, and can even turn into meaningful internships and jobs. We often hear from our scholars that the “Boettcher connection” helped them to find some of their best friends, business partners and future investors.
The scholarship covers tuition as well as laboratory and other special fees at any of these accredited, four-year Colorado undergraduate institutions:
Adams State University
Colorado Christian University
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Colorado State University – Pueblo
Fort Lewis College
Johnson & Wales University
University of Denver
University of Northern Colorado
Colorado Mesa University
Metropolitan State University of Denver
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
University of Colorado Denver
Western State Colorado University
Applicants must be high school seniors and current, legal residents of the state of Colorado who will graduate in the top 5 percent of their class. Applicants must have a composite score of 27 on the ACT or 1200 on the SAT. They should submit applications, essays, transcripts and standardized test scores. Selection is based on academic merit, demonstration of leadership skills, community service and character.