Jordan Lestina from Dove Creek High School has been selected as a 2011 Boettcher Foundation Scholarship recipient.
Each year, the Boettcher Foundation grants 40 merit-based scholarships to superior young people from Colorado high schools. Begun in 1952 as a statewide competition recognizing scholarship, leadership, and achievement in young men and women, the Boettcher Scholarship program has sought to reward outstanding high school seniors who demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions to Colorado. Since the programs inception, the Foundation has awarded more than 2,200 scholarships. Today, the Boettcher Foundation provides approximately $3 million in scholarship support annually, making the program one of the largest merit-based scholarship programs in the nation.
These awards cover virtually all college expenses for recipients who choose to further their education in their home state of Colorado. The scholarship consists of full tuition, fees, a book allowance, and an annual stipend for living expenses. The scholarships are granted for eight semesters at either a public or private four-year college or university within the state as long as the scholar maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.