YouthPower365 Dollars for Scholars Scholarships

Alexander J. Allen Trust Scholarship

The scholarship was established from the trust of Dr. Allen through the Board of Eagle County Commissioners to award scholarships to deserving students of Eagle County high schools. Dr. Allen instructed that "preference be given to intelligent and needy students to encourage and assist them in gaining a college education." 


American Gypsum Scholarship

This is a scholarship to a four-year college in any field of study. Applicants must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must be an Eagle or Gypsum resident and have financial need. Awardees will be expected to participate in some form of community service.

Ashley Palumbo Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is given in memory of Ashley Palumbo, a vivacious young woman who lost her life living it to the fullest.

The purpose of this $8,000 Scholarship is to honor and to give financial support to deserving students who seek to continue their education through attending a college or university.

The recipient of the award will possess the characteristics of Ashley. Those who best knew her would describe her as follows:

- She was an excellent student, graduating Summa Cum Laude.
- She was a leader among her peers.
- She was athletic, strong and extremely fit.
- She was fiercely competitive in everything she did, always determined to be the best she could possibly be.
- She was adventuresome and daring.
- She had had an irreverent sense of humor.
- She had an engaging personality that made her the center of attention
wherever she was.
- She questioned everything and was never reluctant to challenge rules that
made no sense to her.
- She was kind and compassionate.


C3 Scholarship

C3 stands for Completion of College in Colorado. Need based scholarship for high achieving students attending a Colorado state school. The scholarship is awarded based on the number of applicants and the need of the students. The fund was created from the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative Matching Student Scholarship, Scholarship America Matching fund, and additional generous community members.


Crissa Lea Swinford Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to Battle Mountain High School females only who show academic performance, strength of character, leadership potential and an interest in community issues.


Eric Spry Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student-athlete that best exemplifies the qualities that made Eric so special. This person will be an athlete, a scholar, and someone who likes to help other people. This individual will have a fun loving personality and an enthusiasm for life. Finally, this is a person who has met life's challenges and struggles head on and that has worked extremely hard for everything they have accomplished. This person will be someone like Eric. If you live your life like Eric did then a quote that Eric liked to recite will ring true to you. "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." Running Legend, Steve Prefontaine.


Explorers Scholarship

The Explorers Scholarship will support a student who would like to broaden their horizons and attend a school outside of the state of Colorado. Students who wish to explore different locales, cultures, and demographics are encouraged to apply. The $4,000 award will go to one deserving student.

Girl PowHER Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for deserving female students in Eagle County who have participated in Girl PowHER program and who would not otherwise be able to attend an institution of higher learning due to financial hardship and challenging life obstacles.

Helmut Fricker Family Scholarship

The Helmut Fricker Family Scholarship seeks to help students who are either majoring in music or continuing private music lessons while in college. Our ideal candidate has a passion for music but is in a financial situation where continuing studies is a challenge. Mr. Fricker's friends founded the scholarship in his honor because he was a child who wanted to study music with formal lessons, but could not. They wanted children in Eagle County to have an easier path. Growing up during World War II and having his father away for most of his childhood made things financially difficult. When his father came back from the war, young Helmut asked for a concertina accordion. His father scraped some money together and bought him one, but there was nothing left for lessons. Helmut taught himself how to play and still entertains people in Beaver Creek, Vail and all over the world. His dream is to help children achieve their dreams.

Hopper Scholarship

Eagle County resident, enrolling in 4-year college/university degree program; financial need and academic achievement are important considerations.


June S. Kang Love of the Arts Scholarship

In 2010, the June S. Kang Love of the Arts committee and the Vail Valley Foundation established an endowment to guarantee perpetual funding of the June S. Kang Love of the Arts Scholarship. Initial partners who contributed funds to establish the endowment included the Arrowhead Community, Vail Valley Foundation, and many private donations in memoriam of June Kang. Applicants must meet all general criteria and show proven artistic ability in at least one of the art areas: dance, literature, music, theatre, traditional arts, and visual arts. Future goals and objectives relating to the intended field of study should be reflected in the applicant's written essay and during the interview. 


VFW Post 10721 Scholarship

This scholarship is for a graduating senior who is attending an accredited college or university in the United States. Preference may be given to a student with family members who have served honorably in a military service; however, any senior is eligible for this scholarship award and the award will be based on the merit of the student. Applicants who are family members of military personnel (i.e. active, retired, reserve, guard, or prior active duty) should include their relative's name, where served (i.e. WWII, Vietnam, Gulf War, Cold War, etc.) and their previous rank and branch of service (e.g. SSgt. USAF four years at Barksdale AFB, LA or Major (Retired) 20 years U.S. Army) of their family members, to the best of their knowledge. Also, a one-page essay is required for this scholarship.


Rotary Club Scholarship

The Vail-Eagle Valley, Down Valley and Western Eagle County Rotary clubs offer scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Applicants must be Colorado residents. Sons and daughters of Rotarians are not eligible. Education that will support your personal aspiration for a better life can be gained in myriad ways. For this reason, the Rotary Clubs are offering the following, provided funds are available, and there are qualified applicants:

  • At least one scholarship to Colorado Mountain College
  • At least one scholarship to a technical or trade school
  • At least one scholarship to a college or university
  • Additional scholarships of lesser amounts to returning scholarship recipients
The Rotary Clubs wish to support students who are most in need of the opportunity for higher education and
training after high school. The following criteria are an example as to how our award decisions are guided:
  • The demonstration of financial need and the level of financial support provided by the family. Applicants are strongly encouraged to provide their Estimated Family Income (EFC) from the FAFSA form.
  • Recorded involvement in the community in 'Service Above Self' as exemplified by Rotarians in providing this funding.
  • Academic excellence.
  • A realistic plan in place to assure that further education is attainable and sustainable through the full course of study. 


Tom and Margaret Edwards Scholarship

Students from Eagle Valley High School who have shown leadership, tenacity, and contribution to community.

Screaming Eagle

The Eagle Chamber of Commerce generously supports a scholarship for local students through funds raised at the Screaming Eagle Golf Tournament. Two students will receive the funds, each year - one $4000 scholarship over four years and one $1000 scholarship for one year. The scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the Eagle Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Tom Bashford Dream Builders Scholarship

The Tom Bashford Dream Builders scholarship will support a student of EVHS, BMHS or VCHS intending to major in interior design, architecture, or general engineering. The $4,000 award will go to one deserving student.


Vail Health Employee Dependent Scholarship

Vail Health Employee Dependent Scholarships are offered to children and legal dependents of current, full-time (12 months or longer) employees of Vail Health. These 4-year, merit based scholarships are intended for Eagle County graduating seniors who display academic excellence (3.0 or higher) with a desire to further their education in the fall year of application.


Vail Summit Orthopedics Scholarship

The Vail Summit Orthopedics Scholarship is a one year scholarship awarded to a student interested in pursuing a career in the medical field.


Vail Valley Business Women Scholarship

The VVBW's Scholarship is given to young women graduating from Eagle County High Schools, intending to study business or additional degree interests will be considered on a case by case basis at a 2 or 4-year college or university. These young women must have displayed leadership and achievement in their high school years, be deserving because of a financial need, and/or overcame challenging life obstacles.





Additional Community Opportunities

CMC Scholarships

To view a complete list of scholarships and apply visit:

  • BMHS Scholarship for CMC Edwards
  • Colorado Mountain College HERO-Paramedic Scholarship
  • Colorado Mountain College Higher Education Resources and Opportunities (HERO) Scholarship
  • Colorado Mountain College Higher Education Resources and Opportunities (HERO) Scholarship-Fire Science
  • Diesslin Structures Scholarship for CMC - Edwards and Timberline Campuses (Leadville and Buena Vista)
  • Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce Scholarship
  • Edwards Campus Staff/Faculty Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • FirstBank "First in Family" Scholarship for CMC Edwards
  • FirstBank Community Endowed Scholarship - Edwards campus
  • Howard Scholarship for CMC Edwards
  • Hurley HERO Scholarship
  • Karri Casner Scholarship
  • Lloyd Scholarship for CMC Edwards
  • Lorraine Mall Haslee Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation Scholarship for CMC-Edwards
  • P.E.O. Chapter 1G Scholarship- Edwards
  • Slifer Smith and Frampton Scholarship for CMC Edwards
  • The Gerald G. Gallegos Memorial Scholarship for CMC-Edwards
  • The Tom White Scholarship for CMC Edwards
  • Vail Resorts EpicPromise Sustainability Studies, Culinary Arts and Resort Management Scholarships - CMC Edwards
  • Women in Philanthropy Scholarship for CMC Edwards - Developmental Education scholarship
  • Chip Bartsch Memorial/West Vail Liquor Mart Scholarship
  • FirstBank Community Endowed Scholarship - CMC Edwards Campus
  • Colorado Mountain College HERO BAIS- Elementary Education Scholarship
  • Colorado Mountain College HERO - Culinary Arts of the Vail Valley Scholarship
  • Alpine Bank Latino Hispanic Scholarship


Guardian Scholarship

Guardian Scholars is a full-ride scholarship program for Eagle County students that come from the foster care system or other significant displacement obstacles. The comprehensive model maximizes state and financial aid, foundation financial support, and donor support in order to provide full scholarships to all college-ready students fitting the specific criteria of the program. In addition, The Youth Foundation and on-campus advisors provide students with the emotional support and guidance they need to be successful through their college experience and beyond. Please call the YouthPower365 for additional information. 



Vail Resorts EpicPromise Scholars Program

EpicPromise Scholars grants are available to children of those currently employed by a Vail Resorts company whose household income is less than 600% of the Federal Poverty level. For one-person households this equates to $70,960 (for each additional person in the household add $24,960.) Grant awards will not exceed $2500 per year. For students beginning college in the Fall of 2017, the deadline is March 1st, 2017. Decisions are determined by a committee of Vail Resorts employees representing a broad cross-section of departments and locations. For more information please review our FAQ:

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