Columbine Memorial Scholarship - Students

This scholarship program was founded by the Rocky Mountain News and Jeffco Schools Foundation using contributions received from individuals, families, and businesses following the tragic events at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. Twelve students and one teacher died that day. The contributions they would have made to the world were lost as well. To learn more about their lives, click here. It is hoped that the recipients of this scholarship will carry on the legacy of these individuals by making a positive and lasting impact in the world.

Students who meet ALL of the following criteria are encouraged to apply.
- Graduating from a public high school in the Jefferson County School District
- Have an unweighted cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at the time the application is submitted
- Planning to begin classes at an accredited university, college, community college, or technical school in the United States in the fall of 2021.

Selection: This program aims to support engaged students who have made a positive impact in their school and/or larger community. Candidates will be evaluated on their essays, leadership, and involvement in extracurricular activities as well as academic achievement, references, financial need, and any outstanding circumstances. At least two of the students selected will be from Columbine High School.

Award: This is a one-time scholarship award in the amount of $2,200. Scholarship awards can be used toward tuition, fees, required books and supplies, room and board, and/or other required educational expenses. Funds must be used for the 2021-2022 academic year for full-time study at an accredited post-secondary school in the United States. 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. Recipients may defer their award for up to one academic year.

Questions? Contact Charmaine Brown at

Jeffco Schools Foundation
Supplemental Questions
  1. JeffCo High School information:
    • 1. Which JeffCo high school do your currently attend:
    • 2. If you selected "other" as your response, please share which school you currently attend.
  2. Please share information regarding your current high school status:
    • 1. Dates that you have attended your school? (Month/Year - Month/Year)
    • 2. What is your anticipated graduation date? (MM/DD/YYYY)
    • 3. What is your current cumulative (unweighted) GPA?
    • 4. If applicable, what is your current cumulative (weighted) GPA?
  3. List the academic classes that you are taking during your final high school semester/quarter.
  4. Do you plan to or have you taken the ACT or SAT test at this time?
  5. High School Transcript(s)
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