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Foundation Names Inaugural APS Scholarship Winners

The APS Education Foundation recently announced the winners of the inaugural APS Scholarships. Funding came from “Paving the Way to Success,” a campaign where APS community members purchase engraved bricks and glass wall panels at the Professional Learning and Conference Center to raise funds for the scholarships. A scholarship of $4,000 was awarded to one student at each comprehensive high school. The winners are:

Mary Long
Mary LongHinkley

Where she’s going: University of Colorado, Boulder

Interested in: Business Administration and Marketing

Also won: Bob Caviness Scholarship

“It feels great to win these scholarships, because it helps me out financially in college, and these are the first two scholarships that I’ve actually received. So I’m pretty happy about that. I need to apply for more scholarships in order to be able to afford Boulder!”

 

Alisha Naranjo
Alisha NaranjoAurora Central

Where she’s going: Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Interested in: Teaching and Nursing

Also won: Nora Jane Crocker Redding Scholarship, Advantage Security Scholarship, GEAR UP Scholarship

“A lot of my support came from teachers. I didn’t really have that from home. So they are a large part of who I am and the work ethic I have today. So I’m interested in teaching because I would want to do that for someone else.”

 

Marisa Roggensack
Marisa RoggensackGateway

Where she’s going: University of Northern Colorado

Interested in: Education and International Studies

Also won: Mary Jane Kohler Scholarship, Laura Soroko Memorial Scholarship

“I’m very grateful to be chosen for the scholarship. I know it means a great deal to others throughout the APS community, and I’m thankful to be chosen to represent APS in a positive way.”

 

Zachary Terzic
Zachary TerzicRangeview

Where he’s going: University of Denver

Interested in: Engineering and Business

Also won: Joe Francomano Scholarship, Kiwanis Scholarship

“DU’s very expensive, and so without these scholarships, I wouldn’t have been able to go there. I would have had to choose a school that would have been good, but not my first choice.”

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the scholarship fund. A full list of contributors is available here.

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