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Scholarship Overview



Application Cycle: January 11, 2024-March 11, 2024

Deadline to Submit: March 11, 2024 @ 5PM MST
Award Amount: $1,000 to student’s choice school, possibility to renew for one additional year.
Selection: An interview may be required before final decisions (student will be contacted individually)

The scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient’s school of choice, to apply to tuition, fees, books, equipment, and other supplies required in the coursework. Ideally, the school will be certified by ASE or the equivalent and it must show a record of preparing students to enter the workforce qualified as skill apprentices.

This award is made possible by the owners of the Morehart Murphy Regional Auto Center and is administered by the Durango Education Foundation. Recipients will be selected by the DEF Scholarship Committee in conjunction with representative(s) of MMRAC.


This award supports a student graduating from Durango School District 9-R high school (or another program as approved by the donor), desiring post-secondary education to prepare for a profession as a light truck and automotive technician. The winning candidate will show evidence of a strong interest in the field and demonstrate integrity, a good work ethic, and a willingness to learn.

To be eligible, students must:
-Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
-Have attended at least two (2) years in any Durango 9R High School Program



2) Academic Transcript showing a minimum GPA of 2.0
3) TWO Letters of Recommendation: #1 Teacher & #2 Employer

4) #1 College and Career Essay: What are your education and career goals in automotive? What makes you passionate about this future path? What have you done, so far, to pursue these future goals? What will you be doing 1 and 5 years after college graduation? (600 words maximum) 

*Students will be contacted if an interview is required.

Have questions? Contact Wendy Allsbrook Javier at

970-769-7600 or

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