Colorado State University – Pueblo has announced the process by which eight tuition and book scholarships will be distributed for Fall, 2008, to one student at each Pueblo area high school thanks to the generosity of the Kane Family Foundation.
University officials will contact the superintendents and high school principals in Pueblo City Schools and Pueblo School District 70, seeking a list of the top graduating seniors. In accordance with the gift agreement, one student will be selected based on their high school academic record, written statement, interview, and on recommendations from each high school – Centennial, Central, County, East, South, Pueblo West, and the Dolores Huerta Preparatory High School. An eighth scholarship will be awarded to one student from a combined Rye High School/Pueblo Tech Academy applicant pool. The Kane Scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and books for each awardee for up to five years toward pursuit of a bachelor’s degree and is based entirely on merit, rather than financial need.
DaNae Nafziger, a 2007 Kane recipient from Pueblo County High School and pre-med major, said the Kane Scholarship has allowed her to expand her personal goals.
“Having my tuition and books paid has freed up money for me to take part in professional dance programs in cities like Detroit and New York,” she said.
Jaclyn Gazette, 2007 Kane recipient from Pueblo Technical Academy and member of the CSU-Pueblo President’s Leadership Program, said the Kane scholarship has allowed her to give back to the community and be more involved in campus rather than working to pay for her education.
“Receiving the Kane Scholarship has been a blessing in my life and has expanded the opportunities I have been able to experience, while also allowing me to focus on my education,” she said.
Interested qualified students are encouraged to apply for admission to CSU-Pueblo and to complete the on-line scholarship application at www.colostate-pueblo.edu/sfs/scholarships
During February, teams of CSU-Pueblo staff will review applications, select finalists, and conduct interviews at each school. Initial offers for each school will be made to one recipient in early March. 2008 Kane Scholars will be announced in late March, and the recipients and their parents will be invited to a reception in early April with the 2007 Kane Scholars and Kane Family Foundation representatives. For more information on scholarships at CSU-Pueblo, contact Student Financial Services at 719-549-2753.