At the Mapleton Education Foundation, we love the spring time. While most of our friends are excited about mountain hikes and warm summer nights, we’re excited because it’s scholarship season. The work of a full year of fundraising and planning culminates in two long, wonderful, and difficult days where we meet with students and choose winners.
This year’s cohort of 50 scholarship winners blew us away with the breadth of their interests, their commitment to both academics and service, and their excitement about the future. Our 2017 scholars are K-pop aficionados, video editors, fiction writers, and javelin throwers, but one thing unites them: they have a dream to go to college, and our supporters are making that dream a reality.
Hearing from students themselves is the best way to understand how important scholarships are. Please enjoy the video below, where you can see Jose receiving news of his scholarship award. It’ll make your day!