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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: $2,000 to student’s choice school
Selection: Recipients will be selected by the DEF Scholarship Committee in conjunction with the Zink Family

ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

To be awarded to a student graduating from Durango High School or Durango Big Picture High School who needs financial assistance and is seeking teaching, agricultural education or a degree in a medical or nursing field.

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, Trio Counselor, or Educator for help. To ensure a complete application, please carefully read through the details below.

A complete application will include:
-All student information (i.e. name, contact information, GPA, intended colleges, etc)

-Current transcript including senior year mid-term grades. Please note: a complete senior transcript showing sustained GPA may be required before award is remitted to the student’s choice college

-Letter of Interest (1 page) that addresses:

-Qualifications for award
-Intentions for college

-Statement of Financial Need

-Two (2) Letters of Recommendation (LORs) from an unrelated parties