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Scholarship Overview
2024 Deadline: March 11 @5PM MST

Our Scholarship Program


The Beginning: In 1984, the Durango Education Foundation got its start through the establishment of a single memorial scholarship. Scholarships still hold a place at the heart of our mission.  Today, our scholarship program encompasses 15 different types of scholarships that fund an incredibly wide variety of students..  


Growth through Partnerships: This year we are excited to announce that the Durango Education Foundation is partnering with the Moniker Foundation and the TRIO Talent Search program to house $40,000 in annual scholarship assistance for students in our region. The Moniker Scholars are participants in the TRIO Talent Search program, a federally funded program hosted by Fort Lewis College that strives to help students who will be the first in their families to go to college. 


Our Future: We are working to dramatically increase our scholarship offerings with the help of our community through the Reach Back Lift Up Program.  We are looking for businesses and donors in our community to sponsor $2,500 scholarships not just for our graduating seniors, but for 9-R alumni.  We want to grow our support for our alumni out there as they strive not just to start their degrees, but to finish them.


Become a Scholarship Donor! If you or your business have an interest in funding a DEF scholarship of $1000 or more, please reach out to us!  Our process is both personalized and fulfilling for our donors. Or if you'd simply like to support our scholarship program with a smaller donation, click HERE to make a donation that will definitely make a difference!

Integrity & Equity: We are proud to have been recently accepted as a new member of the National Scholarship Providers Association, an organization that helps scholarship providers across the nation conduct all aspects of their scholarship selection process and support programming with integrity and an eye towards equity.

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