Who Can Apply: The Liz Colantuono & Mark Sanz Scholarship will provide need-based scholarships to high school seniors, adult refugees or a child of a refugee or Native Americans who are currently enrolled or have been accepted into a 4-year U.S. Based accredited institution. Preference is given to residents of Montana, or a resident of Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico or Idaho.
Scholarships will be awarded to selected, applicants who meet the minimum eligibility criteria listed:
- Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Have completed the Free Application for Federal Aid (FASFA) form
- Have demonstrated an unmet financial need as verified by the college or university
- Be a US citizen or permanent resident who is a resident of the state of Montana, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming or New Mexico
- Be a high school senior, or adult refugee, Native American or child of refugee currently enrolled college student of any classification that has been accepted or is attending a U.S. based 4-year college or university as a full time student
- Priority is given to:
- Refugee or a child of refugee born outside of the US and residing in Montana
- Native American students residing in Montana
- Refugee or a child of a refugee who was born outside of the US and residing in Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico or Idaho.
- A Native American residing in Colorado, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico or Idaho.
- Have a major in or demonstrate an interest in pursuing a degree in a STEM-related science or in education, accounting or journalism
- A letter of recommendation
- Accomplishments, Community Service and Leadership Activities
- A 500 – 750 word essay discussing the students aspirations and goals, hurdles overcome, and their involvements and interest. The essay should demonstrate “evidence of a strong interest in achieving your academic goals”.
Deadline: September 28, 2023