Aurora Central Senior Earns Prestigious Boettcher Scholarship

Congratulations to Aurora Central senior Lorena Munoz Estrada for earning the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship! The Boettcher Scholarship is one of Colorado’s most prestigious, merit-based scholarships, providing students with a full ride to any in-state, four-year college or university.

“It feels very surreal knowing all my hard work has paid off,” said Munoz Estrada. “I never thought I’d make it this far and it shows that you can really achieve your goals if you put in the effort.”

Munoz Estrada credits some of her success to Aurora Central social studies teacher Kevin Rigot.

“He really pushes me to work hard and strive to be my very best self, both inside and outside of the classroom,” said Munoz Estrada. “He is a valued teacher at my school and goes above and beyond to help his students.”

On behalf of the Boettcher Foundation, Munoz Estrada will enjoy her undergraduate study at the University of Denver for free. The scholarship honors her for her academic excellence, leadership skills, community service and noble character. She is one of only 42 students who endured an intense application and interview process and came out as a prized recipient. More than 1,500 students applied.

We wish her the best of luck in all of her future endeavors!