Boettcher Foundation Scholarships
PSD Students Offered Prestigious Boettcher Foundation Scholarships
Two Poudre School District seniors have been selected as 2007 Boettcher Foundation Scholarship award recipients.
Anireddy Reddy, a senior at Rocky Mountain High School, and Sarah Lonowski, a senior at Poudre High School, are winners of 2 of the 40 merit-based scholarships granted by the Boettcher Foundation this year. The scholarship award covers all college expenses for the recipients who choose to continue their education at either a public or private college in Colorado.
Anireddy Reddy, the daughter of Asn Reddy and AniReddy Latha, currently holds a 4.18 GPA. At Rocky, she is involved in Speech and Debate, Student Council, Deca/FBLA, Center Stage Show Choir, National Honor Society and Link Crew. She attended Johnson Elementary and Webber Junior High.
As she continues her education, Reddy is interested in pre-med or political science/law with minors in music or business. If she accepts the Boettcher scholarship, she plans to attend the University of Colorado.
Sarah Lonowski, the daughter of Wayne and Kathryn Lonowski, currently has a 4.14 GPA. At Poudre, she participates in National Honor Society, Impalaphonics, All-State Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and PHS JV Soccer. She also volunteers through National Charity League, First United Methodist Church (Children’s Choir Director), and at the Salud Family Health Care.
Lonowski plans to either study pre-med or international relations and minor in Spanish as she continues her education.
This year’s winners were selected from more than 1,100 qualified applicants on the basis of their academic performance, demonstrated ability, outstanding character and their participation and leadership in both school and community activities.
To be eligible for one of these prestigious awards, students must rank among the top 5% of their graduating class, have a combined score of at least 1200 on the Critical Reading and Math sections of the SAT or a composite ACT score of at least 27, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a Colorado resident for their junior and senior years of high school.
The scholarships consist of full tuition, fees, a book allowance and an annual stipend for living expenses. The scholarships are granted for eight semesters as long as the Scholar maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Begun in 1952 as a statewide competition recognizing scholarship, leadership and achievement in young men and women, the Boettcher Scholarship program has sought to reward outstanding high school seniors who demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions to Colorado. Since the program’s inception, the Foundation has awarded more than 2,000 scholarships. Today, the Boettcher Foundation provides approximately $3 million in scholarship support annually, making the program one of the largest merit-based scholarship programs in the nation.