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John G. Byrd Athletic Scholarship

Amount: $5,000

Duration: $2,500 per year for two years


The John G. Byrd Athletic Scholarship Program is a competitive scholarship program honoring former teacher and coach John Byrd. The John G. Byrd Athletic Scholarship provides financial support to graduating Mapleton student athletes. 


  • Applicant must be a resident of Colorado and attend Mapleton Public Schools. 
  • Applicant must be a Mapleton student athlete.
  • Applicant must be eligible for and planning to attend an accredited college, university, vocational or technical school in the next academic year. 


  • Submit application form and all common application requirements electronically (see application checklist). 
  • Finalists for this scholarship will be required to participate in an interview process.
  • Recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for subsequent years of funding.
  • Recipient must attend college for two consecutive years.

Sample interview question:

  • Describe how participating in Mapleton athletics has affected your life and how this scholarship will help you achieve your future goals.