Lauren Kramer, a recent graduate of Mancos High School has been awarded a Bill and Peg Rees Scholarship. Lauren is a promising and motivated student who has demonstrated strong character, academics, leadership and a commitment to community service.
The Bill and Peg Rees Scholarship Fund resulted from an endowment made by Mr. and Mrs. Rees to provide higher education opportunities for graduates of high schools in Dolores and Montezuma counties. The Bill Rees Scholarship Fund was the first endowed fund of Onward, A Legacy Community Foundation, and provides renewable scholarships of approximately $1,000 a semester for four years.
Successful applicants must be graduates of high schools in Dolores or Montezuma counties. Other requirements are:
Clearly communicated educational goals and objectives
Significant financial need
Strong academic performance
Participation in various school activities
Diverse community involvement