Raymond and Velma Merkle Scholarship

This scholarship program was established to support students from Manual High School and Littleton High School who are active in their school and community.

Eligibility:
Students who meet ALL of the following criteria are encouraged to apply.

  • Graduating from Manual High School or Littleton High School during the current academic school year
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  • Will be a first generation college student (i.e. a student whose parents and grandparents did not graduate from college, students with siblings who are in college or who have graduated from college are eligible for this scholarship)
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $15,000 or less
  • Currently active in their school or community
  • Planning to attend a trade school, technical school, community college, or a 4-year accredited college in Colorado

Selection: Recipients will be selected based on a competitive application process. All applications will be evaluated on the following categories: financial need, academic achievement, potential for success in college, and school and/or community involvement. Letters of recommendation will be used as well to help provide a holistic perspective in overall evaluation.

Award: Scholarship awards can be used toward tuition, fees, required books and supplies, room and board, and/or other required educational expenses. Funds can be used beginning in the 2019-2020 academic year for part-time or full-time study at an accredited post-secondary school in Colorado. If you cannot utilize your funds within one year of awarding, contact The Denver Foundation to discuss your situation. All scholarship awards will be paid directly to a recipient’s educational institution. Award disbursement is contingent upon the outside scholarship acceptance policies of a recipient’s college or university.

Questions? Contact Charmaine Brown at cbrown@denverfoundation.org

Donor
Raymond and Velma Merkle
Award
$2,000-$10,000
Deadline
04/05/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Which high school do you currently attend:
  2. Are you a first-generation college student?
  3. High School Information
    • 1. Name of High School
    • 2. City, State
    • 3. Dates Attended (Month/Year - Month/Year)
    • 4. Cumulative High School GPA
    • 5. Is your GPA weighted or unweighted?
    • 6. Graduation Date or Anticipated Graduation Date
  4. High School Transcript(s)
  5. If your SAT or ACT scores ARE NOT listed on your transcript, include a copy of the notification you received from the testing agency.
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