About the Scholarship

The Boettcher Scholarship is accredited and is sponsored by The Boettcher foundation. The foundation was established by Charles Boettcher and incorporated in the year 1937 to promise to the potential of Coloradans by providing financial assistance to outstanding citizens and high-potential organizations which helps them in their hard work and leadership.

The Boettcher Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for Colorado high school seniors provide what is essentially a full-ride to any four-year institution in Colorado.

What is the application procedure?

  • An essay must be completed in a word processing program like Microsoft Word and then copying the essay into the application for the accurate word count.

  • ACT/SAT scorecards must be submitted to the foundation directly from the testing agencies.

  • Boettcher Scholarship finalists will be interviewed in-person in Denver on March 5, 6, 9 or 10, 2020. There cannot be any exceptions made.

  • The candidates must present their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application to determine his/her family's financial position to pay for their education.

Scholarship Award Amount

  • This scholarship award amount varies every academic year depends on the funds available in the foundation.

  • The total number of awards offered by this scholarship varies too based on total number of applications received.

Deadline Information

All the applications are to be presented to the financial aid department of the foundation no later than November 01, 2020. Students are advised to submit their official documents in advance as any application sent post-November will be disqualified.

Eligibility Criteria

  • A student must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

  • Must be graduating Colorado high school seniors who have lived in Colorado for their junior and senior years of high school.


  • To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must meet the requirements for Colorado ASSET or hold legal status in the United States

  • An applicant must meet the requirements and have applied or started the process of applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA].

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