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Scholarship Overview

2021-2022 SCHOLARSHIP CYCLE: APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
NOVEMBER 15, 2021 – FEBRUARY 15, 2022

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SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Application Cycle: November 15 – February 15
Deadline to Submit: February 15 by 11:59 PM
Award Amount: $1,000 to student’s choice school
Selection: Recipients will be selected by the DEF Scholarship Committee, in conjunction with the Burtoni Family

ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible, student must:

-An all-around/well-rounded graduating senior from Durango High School, Animas High School or Big Picture High School

-Student does not need to be at the top of their class, but must have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA

-Totally committed to an activity in which the student is involved; a hard worker; and continuously striving to improve self

-Planning to attend a 4-year college, university or vocational/technical school


Applications will be evaluated on:
-Individual determination to succeed
-Future goals and plans to achieve them
-The activity or activities in which you have been involved and a description of your efforts in support of the activity or activities

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications are by Electronic Submission Only via the link provided. If you do not have access to a computer, please inform your High School Counselor. To ensure a complete application, please read through the details below.


A complete application will include:
-All student information (i.e. student name, contact information, GPA, intended colleges, etc.)
-Letters of Recommendation (LORs) from the following:

-LOR #1: A person associated with an activity in which you have been involved, explaining how you always do YOUR best
-LOR #2: A teacher, supervisor, coach/activity sponsor or counselor, explaining how you always do YOUR best

-Letter of Interest: 250-500 word essay that addresses:

-What are your academic and professional goals; and how have your life experiences shaped who you are today? Explain your academic and professional goals.
-Explain how you always do YOUR best.