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Christina Bear earns Boettcher Scholarship


Christina Bear, a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient and senior at Colorado Academy, has been selected as a recipient of the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship.

Boettcher Scholarships recognize Colorado’s top students by providing them with the funds to attain an excellent in-state education and access to additional opportunities to enrich their time in college and beyond. Boettcher Scholars become part of a vast network of alumni and community leaders who will support and engage them throughout their lifetimes.

The list of Boettcher Scholars includes some of the most promising young people from across the state, noted Tim Schultz, president and executive director of the Boettcher Foundation.

“The Boettcher family sought to keep Colorado’s best talent in the state by connecting them with the outstanding opportunities offered by our in-state institutions,” Schultz said. “Doing so helps ensure that our dynamic thinkers and leaders attend Colorado schools, build Colorado networks and use their immense talents to improve our communities right here at home.”

Established in 1952, the Boettcher Scholarship program awards 42 scholarships each year and has established a network of more than 2,400 Boettcher Scholars. This places the program among the largest merit-based scholarship programs in the nation.

The scholarship Christina has been awarded includes virtually all expenses to attend the Colorado school of her choice: full tuition, fees, a book allowance and an annual stipend for living expenses. The award is granted for eight semesters at either a public or private four-year college or university in the state.

“The Boettcher Foundation’s scholarship selection process is competitive and rigorous” said Tiffany Anderson, director of the scholarship program. “More than 1,400 of Colorado’s top students apply each year. Christina really stood out with her accomplishments both in and out of the classroom. We’re proud to have her representing the Boettcher community.”

About the Boettcher Foundation:

At Boettcher, we believe in the promise of Colorado and the potential of Coloradans. Every day we champion excellence across our state by investing in our most talented citizens and high-potential organizations, because supporting their hard work and leadership will enable them to give back for years to come. For more information, visit



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