CU Boulder Outstanding High School Educator Award

The University of Colorado Boulder would like to recognize an outstanding member of your staff, who goes above and beyond to support students as they pursue their higher education dreams.

Staff selected for the CU Boulder Outstanding Colorado High School Educator Award will receive an award certificate and an invitation to our Outstanding Colorado Student and Educator Award Night in May, where they will be honored for their dedication to supporting students' higher education dreams.

Please work with your colleagues to nominate one staff member from your school who has demonstrated commitment to helping students achieve their higher education goals. The individual may be a principal, counselor, teacher or member of the support staff.

We hope you will collaborate with your colleagues, who may also have been invited to submit nominations, to nominate one member of your staff.

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High School Name Educator Name Educator Position
Abraham Lincoln High School Alejandra Dominguez College Advisor
Animas High School Hannah Starbuck Math Teacher and Academic Advisor
Arvada West High School Jack Martin English Teacher
Aspen High School Sheri Smith Teacher
Bayfield High School Jeffrey Lehnus Social Science Teacher
Bear Creek High School Shala Fjetland Teacher
Broomfield High School Andrea Binion Language Arts Teacher
Caliche High School David Monheiser Science Teacher
Castle View High School Aaron Kellar BiotechHealth Sciences Counselor
Chaparral High School David Ward Science Teacher
Collegiate Academy of Colorado Rachelle Mohoney Secondary Math Teacher
Delta High School Shawna Magtutu School Counselor
Denver Academy Jill Corbin Director of College & Transition Counseling
Denver Christian High School Deanne Dyk HS Extend Program Teacher
Fairview High School Kathy Hicks Social Studies Teacher
Faith Christian Academy April Everitt Science and French Teacher
Falcon High School Madeline Schultz Social Studies Teacher
Grand Junction High School Cody Brunton Language Arts Teacher
Greeley Central High School Thomas Frasier Language Arts/ English Teacher
Holy Family High School Dave Good Teacher
Jefferson Academy High School Heather Grantham Principal
Legacy High School Doug Dietel Math Teacher
Longmont High School Ann Falkenberg English/Yearbook
Middle Park High School John Reynolds English Teacher
Peyton High School Gregg Dahlberg Teacher
Summit County High School Jonathan Mocatta English Language Development Teacher
The Colorado Springs School Eric Gaylord Academic Dean
The Pinnacle Charter School Thomas Prest Social Studies Teacher
Thompson Valley High School Selene Peck English Language Instructor
Vail Christian High School Camille Cooper English Department Chair and AP Instructor
Vail Ski And Snowboard Academy Mella Wheatley Upper School Math
Valor Christian High School Zach Gautier Director of Academic and College Counseling

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CU Boulder Outstanding High School Student Award

The CU Boulder Outstanding Colorado High School Student Award is a partnership between Colorado high schools and the university. The University of Colorado Boulder would like to recognize one of your school’s outstanding juniors.

Students selected for the Outstanding Colorado High School Student Award will receive a $4,000 scholarship ($1,000 per year), which will be automatically added to their financial aid package if they are admitted to and enroll at CU Boulder. Outstanding Colorado High School Student Award recipients and their families will also be invited to a special evening awards ceremony on the CU Boulder campus. Finally, as a special offer of congratulations, we will waive the admission application fee for these students.

  • Students selected for this award should exemplify academic excellence, leadership and school and community service.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.7 (weighted or unweighted) is required for award selection.
  • One student from each Colorado high school may be selected. Multiple nominations will not be accepted.
  • Student must be a junior in the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • We encourage you to select a student who is interested in CU Boulder. However, we understand that you may not yet know about juniors’ plans for higher education. The award will be automatically added to the student's financial aid package if they are admitted to and enroll at CU Boulder.
  • Student must be a Colorado resident.
  • Please note that this award is not solely reserved for the top-ranked student at your high school. Please feel free to consider students that are outstanding in other categories as well. Assuming a nominee has at least a 3.7 GPA, we encourage you to consider those students that go above and beyond to support their high school and community through leadership, volunteerism, etc.

We hope you will collaborate with your colleagues, who may also have been invited to submit nominations, to nominate your school’s Outstanding Colorado Student.

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Outstanding Colorado High School Student Award recipients will also be considered for the CU Boulder Esteemed Scholars Program, which recognizes top Colorado resident students for their outstanding academic achievement. Students applying as freshmen for the fall semester are automatically considered for this scholarship program upon submission of an admission application by the January 15 admission application deadline. The CU Boulder Esteemed Scholars Program is merit based and awarded to a select group of entering Colorado resident freshman students based on a combination of grade point average and test scores.

President Joseph A. Sewall Award - $20,000
Named for CU Boulder’s first president, who served from 1877 to 1887, the President Joseph A. Sewall award is a four year, renewable scholarship which awards $20,000 over four years, which is $5,000 per year. To qualify, students must have a 4.0 high school grade point average and a 33 ACT or a 1440 SAT (Critical Reading, Math).

President Horace M. Hale Award - $14,000
Named for CU Boulder’s second president, who served from 1887 to 1892, the President Horace M. Hale award is a four year, renewable scholarship which awards $14,000 over four years, which is $3,500 per year. To qualify, students must have a 4.0 high school grade point average and a 31 ACT or a 1350 SAT (Critical Reading, Math).

President James H. Baker Award - $10,000
Named for CU Boulder’s third president, who served from 1892 to 1914, the President James H. Baker award is a four year, renewable scholarship which awards $10,000 over four years, which is $2,500 per year. To qualify, students must have a 3.9 high school grade point average and a 28 ACT or a 1240 SAT (Critical Reading, Math) or a 3.8 high school grade point average and a 30 ACT or a 1310 SAT (Critical Reading, Math).

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CU Boulder Outstanding Community College Educator Award

Each year, the University of Colorado Boulder community is delighted to see so many talented and excited Colorado community college students join us to advance their academic careers. This year, we have created the Outstanding Colorado Community College Educator Awards to recognize the hard-working community college professionals who support these exceptional incoming transfer students in achieving their educational goals.

Each Colorado community college campus or two-year institution may submit nominations for the Outstanding Colorado Community College Educator. Staff selected for the CU Boulder Outstanding Colorado Community College Educator Awards will receive an award certificate and an invitation to our Outstanding Colorado Student and Educator Award Night in May, where they will be honored for their dedication to supporting students' educational advancement.

Nominations will be reviewed and one educator per community college will be selected to receive an award. Nominees should be educators who consistently exceed expectations in their efforts to support students as they strive to achieve their higher education goals. The nominated employee may be a director, counselor, advisor, faculty, or support staff.

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