Founders' Scholarship

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Fall 2017 Founders' Competition Competitiors

The Founders’ Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship awarded to up to four incoming students who show academic excellence, great work ethic, and strong communication skills. Competitors for this scholarship participate in a weekend competition at Wyoming Catholic College (or Colorado for residents of that state only). The scholarship is renewable from year to year, provided the recipient maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 and is in good standing with of the College.

History[edit]

The Founders' Scholarship was first offered in 2015 in honor of the college's founders and has been expanded since from two awards per year to up to four with a Colorado Founders' competition awarded and funded by an anonymous Colorado donor and a weekend with the same requirements and competition events as the others.

Competition[edit]

Students are invited to attend the Founders' Scholarship on the basis of the quality of their application once they have completed the application process and are admitted to the school. Four competition weekends, one in the fall, two in the spring, and one in Colorado (for Colorado residents only) are offered and usually twelve to twenty students attend each weekend. Students who attend these participate in discussions with professors on a given topic, write an essay, give a speech, and participate in an outdoor adventure and community events.

This prestigious scholarship is awarded on the basis of who the school believes would be the best fit for the college's community, who would best exemplify, support, and pass on its goals, with the winner notified within several weeks. Students can renew the scholarship annually for up to four years should they retain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and remain in good standing within the school community.