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Thank you for your interest in the 2021-2022 WPSF scholarship application!

Last year, the foundation awarded over $230,000 in scholarships to 30 students from Westminster Public Schools attending various post-secondary institutions.

Here are some important items that you might be required to complete. This is a scholarship only open to graduating seniors in high school!

Scholarship checklist

  • Scholarship Essays
    • Prompt 1: Create two questions that drive you. Briefly tell us why you chose these two questions (100-200 word limit)
    • Prompt 2: Its been 10 years since you graduated from college and you're famous. What are you famous for and why? (100-200 word limit)
    • Prompt 3: If your name were an acronym, what would it stand for and how would it reflect your strengths & personality? (100-200 word limit)
    • Prompt 4: What do you think your experience will be like in college? What major changes do you anticipate to encounter for the first time? (100-200 word limit)
    • Prompt 5: Think about your volunteer or job experiences so far. Which one has been the most impactful to you? In what specific way has this experience affected you? (100-200 word limit)
  • If you are eligible, you'll be required to turn in your FAFSA during the WPSF scholarship application process.

  • Click to be routed to the commonapp where you will be able to apply to multiple colleges at once! Start local and go global. Identify at least 5 colleges that align with your long-term career goals!

  • Recommendation Form

    Start talking to your teachers, coaches, employers etc. about this today.  You'll be required to provide names of 2 people to submit an online recommendation form for you before the scholarship deadline. Here are some things to consider as you choose who to pick: 
    1. Can this person talk about my potential for college?
    2. Have I known this person long enough?
    3. What information could I share about myself with this person prior to them submitting this recommendation form?
    4. When should I share the recommendation form with them?

Applications and recommendations must be submitted as directed online between November 1st and February 26th at 4:00 PM MST.

I NEED HELP!

  • If you need help with any of these items, please contact WPS Future Center OR any of the following ways for a 1:1 help session:
    Email us – ckalenga@westminsterpublicschools.org
    Call us – 720-542-5067
    Text us – 720-552-8033

  • The Future Center has workshops every week to help with most of these items. Please click on the link to go to their website!

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