Raymond and Velma Merkle Scholarship

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

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

  • Graduating from Manual 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 in the following categories: financial need, academic achievement, the 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 the 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 2021-2022 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.

Raymond and Velma Merkle
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you currently attend Manual High School?
  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)
    • 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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