2015 Application

In honor of Curtis J. Gilmore, the Wheat Ridge Community Foundation has established the Curtis J. Gilmore Lifelong Learning Scholarship Fund, which will carry on Gilmore’s vision to help students in pursuit of their lifelong learning goals. Curtis Gilmore was a visionary whose dedication to education was unrivaled. As a private citizen with no background in education, Curt was a tireless advocate for the students of Jefferson County. The focus of the Curtis J. Gilmore Lifelong Learning Scholarship Fund is to provide financial support to students who are engaged in primarily nontraditional educational pursuits. Students in the Wheat Ridge area who demonstrate character, work ethic, and are interested in pursuing a two-year Associate Degrees or a Trade Certification are encouraged to apply.

Criteria for Awarding Scholarship:
- 2.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Character
- School Activities
- Work and Community Experience
- Career Goals

Primary consideration will be given to Wheat Ridge and Jefferson High School students who are pursuing two-year Associate Degrees and Trade Certifications. Consideration will be given to students who have demonstrated service and leadership in school and community activities, who have definite career goals and are prepared to take full advantage of their higher education experience.

The award recipients must have applied, been accepted or be enrolled at an accredited institution of high learning as full-time students within nine months of the date of their award. Each award will be disbursed directly to the financial aid department of the institution to the account of the student to be used only for tuition and fees of the institution.

In 2015, a yearly scholarship award of $1000 will be awarded to two qualified applicants.

Deadline for all applications is Friday, March 13, 2015. Finalists will be reviewed by the Wheat Ridge Community Foundation Board of Directors, who may call for an interview at their option. The decision on the awards will be made by Thursday, April 30, 2015. The award winners will be announced during the spring awards ceremonies. The Wheat Ridge Community Foundation reserves the right to not award the scholarships if suitable candidates do not apply.

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