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Charlotte Ciancio Superintendent Legacy Scholarship

Amount: $10,000 

Duration: $2,500 per year for four years


The Charlotte Ciancio Superintendent Legacy Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who exemplifies tenacity, empathy, and vision, and has shown unwavering dedication to personal growth, investment in others, and the betterment of their community. Superintendent Ciancio’s career in public education spans more than 40 years, 24 of which were spent as the Superintendent of the school district she and her siblings were born and raised in, Mapleton Public Schools. As Superintendent, Ms. Ciancio was the visionary of an audacious reinvention campaign that sought to re-engage students in their education through a system of choice and small-by-design schools. With rigor, relationships, relevance, and choice as core values, Superintendent Ciancio reimaged the way education could be provided by removing obstacles to learning, supporting small, safe, family-like environments, and not just believing, but investing in the notion that all students can achieve their dreams. Scholarship recipients will show they understand that success is not just about individual achievement, but about lifting others up along the way. The Superintendent Scholarship aims to empower exceptional individuals to continue their educational journey, achieve post-secondary success, and provide leadership for impactful, long-term improvement efforts. 



  •   Applicant must be a graduating senior from Mapleton Public Schools.

  • Applicant must be eligible for and planning to attend an accredited college/ university or apprenticeship program in the next academic year.


  •   Submit application form and all common application requirements (see application checklist). 

  •   Finalists for this scholarship will be required to participate in an interview process.

Sample interview question:

  •     Please provide an example of an instance when you have:

    • participated in creating a positive impact in your community,

    • demonstrated unexpected empathy toward others,

    • exhibited tenacity and/or perseverance in order to achieve a goal

    •  provided leadership for a project, initiative or group.

  •   Describe a career you are interested in pursuing and how this scholarship will positively impact your life and the lives of others.