Monte Vista Rotary Dick Boyce Memorial Book Scholarship deadline approaching

MONTE VISTA — The Monte Vista Rotary Club is once again offerring the Dick Boyce Memorial Book Scholarship to a qualifying high school senior from either the Monte Vista or Sargent high schools.

It is also open to a Monte Vista Rotary member’s child who is a graduating senior attending a high school elsewhere in the San Luis Valley. One scholarship is awarded annually. The application deadline is April 6.

“We strongly encourage all Monte Vista and Sargent high school seniors to apply for this scholarship opportunity,” says MV Rotary President Gene Farish. “We really want to have a strong slate of candidates to choose from.”

This scholarship is designed to pay book fees for a 2021 graduating high school senior who will be attending either Adams State University or Trinidad Jr. College on a full-time basis. More specifically, it will pay book fees for up to and including the sum of $500 per year for a total of four consecutive years.

It is eligible for Adams State University for four consecutive years or Trinidad Jr. College for two years and then Adams State University for the subsequent two years if the student transfers to Adams State University from Trinidad Jr. College. 

“I so encourage eligible students to apply for this scholarship,” said Gracie Burkhardt, 2019 recipient. “This scholarship has financially helped me so much with the purchase of my books, and it is not a difficult application to complete.”

Dick Boyce was an active Rotarian from the Sargent area who believed in his local community and the education of its youth.

Monte Vista Rotary is a civic club that has been in existence since 1920, serving the Monte Vista community in many ways. It annually completes two highway clean-ups, a cemetery clean-up, and supports financially many other community projects throughout the year. The Ski Hi Stampede BBQ is the club’s largest fundraiser.

For more detailed information, contact either the Monte Vista or Sargent high school councilors or you can also contact Monte Vista Rotary members David Hinkley at 852-3442, Diana Paulson at 850-2004, Linda Weyers at 850-1767, or Karla Shriver at 850-5808, or any other Monte Vista Rotarian.