Each year Elevations Foundation supports local high school graduates with scholarships for higher education. In fact, Elevations Foundation has helped over 150 students to begin their college careers. Until March 1, 2020 students can apply for three Elevations Foundation Scholarships: Don E. Neuburger Memorial Scholarship, Wm. C. “Bill” Sterner Memorial Scholarship, and M.R. Hellie Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarship awards vary between $500 – $5,000 and are decided upon by the Elevations Foundation Scholarship Committee. All scholarships are given based on financial need, personal and career goals, as well as scholarship and merit.
The M.R. Hellie Memorial Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors attending an accredited Colorado high school who are applying for or have been accepted for admission to a college or university.
M.R. Hellie was President of Elevations Credit Union from 1964 to 1986, and this scholarship was created in his honor.
Don E. Neuburger Memorial Scholarship
The Don E. Neuburger Memorial Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors currently attending an accredited high school in the Thompson School District.
This scholarship is named after Mr. Neuburger who was the founder and CEO of Longs Peak Credit Union, which later merged with Elevations Credit Union. Mr. Neuburger established the credit union in 1953, and the scholarship was established in his name in 1988.
Wm. C. “Bill” Sterner Memorial Scholarship
The Wm. C. “Bill” Sterner Memorial Scholarship is for graduating high school seniors currently attending an accredited Colorado high school who are applying for and are planning to attend the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Wm. C. “Bill” Sterner was Elevations Credit Union President and CEO from 2000 – 2008 and was active in the credit union movement on a local and national level. Mr. Sterner exemplified a strong sense of volunteerism and education. This scholarship helps carry that legacy on.
“I felt confident to apply for and accept the scholarship because I knew that the organization reading my application wanted to help me and tons of other people and organizations in order to make a positive community impact.” – Jay Kang, 2018 scholarship recipient
Apply for an Elevations Foundation Scholarship
If the Elevations Foundation scholarships and requirements sound like they fit you, apply for a scholarship today! Here are the requirements for applying:
- Short essay (500 words max)
- 2 Referrals (not family members)
- High school transcript
- A copy of the FAFSA Student Aid Report
- Copy of college or university acceptance letter (if available)
- A recent photo
The deadline is March 1, but don’t wait until the last minute to apply! Some applicants miss out because they don’t give their referrers enough time to complete a recommendation.