Westminster, CO – on May 1, 2019 the Westminster Public Schools Foundation announced twenty-four Westminster Public School graduates have been selected to receive scholarships.
The students were picked from a competitive pool of 93 applications. Students were evaluated on their applications, essays, recommendation letters and interviews. Those selected will be awarded financial aid and college retention support and they will be recognized at an upcoming district event.
The scholarships awarded included 6 Adams County Scholarships worth $20,000 each, 6 Peierls Scholarships worth $10,000 each, an Outstanding Student Scholarship, a Premier Members Credit Union scholarship, the Spirit of “76” scholarship, and three Westminster Retired Schools Employee Association scholarships, among others.
Students were selected for their hard work and persistence through high school as well as a commitment to giving back to their communities. They reflect the diversity of our community in terms of backgrounds, experiences, skills and interests.
Westminster Public Schools Foundation scholars will attend a 1-day summer program where previous scholarship recipients who have successfully completed their first year of college will return to offer advise and encouragement to the new graduates.
Congratulations to all the new recipients!
Adams County Scholars – 4 year scholarships of $5,000 per year
Peierls Scholars – 4 year scholarships of $2,500 per year
Vanesa Cuellar Leyva
Alisson Castro Morales
Leslie De La Torre Scholarship – 1 time scholarship of $1,000
Hyland Hills Parks and Recreation Employee Scholarship – 1 time scholarship of $5,000
Westminster Retired School Employee Association Vocational Scholarship – 1 time scholarship of $2,000
Westminster Retired School Employee Association Academic Scholarship – 1 time scholarship of $2,000
Westminster Retired School Employee Association Future Teacher Scholarship – 1 time scholarship of $2,000
Ranum Future Teachers Scholarship – 1 time scholarship of $2,500
Paola Benitez Perez
Spirit of ’76 Scholarship – 4 year scholarship of $1,900 per year
Don Rhoda Promising Student Scholarship – 1 time scholarship of $3,000
Westminster Public Schools Foundation Outstanding Student Scholarship – 1 time scholarship of $5,000
Premier Members Credit Union – 1 time scholarship of $5,000
Westminster Public Schools Business Scholarship – 1 time scholarship of $1,735
Lynch Family Scholarship – 1 time scholarship of $2,000