Big Jon Platt Scholarship

The Big Jon Platt scholarship program was created by music industry mogul and Montbello High School alumnus Big Jon Platt to promote the educational excellence of high school students in the community of Montbello.

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

- Graduate from Denver Center for International Studies (DCIS) at Montbello or Noel Community Arts School in December 2020 or May 2021
- Have an unweighted cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
- Active in school and the larger Montbello community
- Have financial need
- Planning to attend an accredited community college, 4-year college or university in the United States for part-time or full-time study in the fall of 2021

Students who have demonstrated excellence in musical artistry, either in writing, producing, or performing music, or have overcome adversity (personal, academic, or social) throughout their high school career are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

Selection: Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities and leadership, references, financial need, and commitment to both their school and the larger Montbello community. Students who are looking to

Award: Students from Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello and/or Noel Community Arts School will be selected to receive a scholarship through a competitive process. Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the recipient’s school and can be used toward tuition, fees, and other qualified educational expenses. This is a one-time award and must be used for the 2021-2022 academic year. Award disbursement is contingent upon the financial aid and scholarship acceptance policies of a recipient’s school.

Questions? Contact Charmaine Brown at

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Supplemental Questions
  1. Which high school do you currently attend:
  2. Are you a first-generation college student (neither of your parents has a college degree)?
  3. 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?
  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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