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$73,482 given in scholarships during 2019-20


  • The Mitch Hanson Scholarship:

    The Mitch Hanson Scholarship is committed to providing college financial assistance to Smoky Hill High School seniors who have demonstrated an excellent work ethic, a desire to pursue post graduate education and a generous spirit. Mr. Hanson considered himself fortunate to be a part of the Smoky Hill Community as a Social Studies and AVID teacher. His spirit of compassion, caring and generosity greatly impacted Smoky Hill students and families. Mitch was committed to helping students prepare for college and his family would like to honor his dedication by providing this scholarship to one or more students each year in his memory.

  • 2019-20 Recipients:

    Maygen Daugherty
    Simeon Petrov

  • Jim Konrad Scholarship
  • 2019-20 Recipient:

    Emma Fey

  • Pete Baker Scholarship
  • 2019-20 Recipient:

    Katie Steele

  • Rita Hellmann AVID Scholarship (Advancement Via Individual Determination):

    The applicant must:
    • be a graduating senior from the Cherry Creek School District
    • have 3.0 GPA (Unweighted)
    • have participated in the AVID program for at least 2 years

    • Financial Need--Applicants will be asked to submit parent's/guardians' IRS Form 1040 (pag. 1&2 only) and W-2 form as well as their SAR report from FAFSA
    • Scholastic Record: An Official Transcript from their school
    • College Essay: Applicants will be asked to submit their best college essay
    • High School Resume: Include community service, jobs, involvement in AVID and school
    • Recommendation: One letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor

    January 17th Application will be made available
    February 2nd Application is due (submitted online)
    February 12th Interviews for Finalists
    February 14th Winners will be announced

  • 2019-20 Recipients:

    Victoria Brown - Eaglecrest - Senior (LEFT)
    Victoria Marshall - Overland - Senior (RIGHT)

  • Nicolas LeClaire Scholarhsip
  • 2019-20 Recipients:

    Joshua Cervantes
    Katya Ostapowicz

  • Visit Aurora Scholarship
  • 2019-20 Recipient:

    Samantha Stuart

  • Language of Opportunity
  • 2019-20 Recipient:

    Jyoti Khadka

  • Dr. Monte C. Moses Scholarship – Inspiring Future Educators:

    The Dr. Monte C. Moses Scholarship is awarded annually to students who need financial assistance to complete a professional teacher licensure program at a Colorado college or university. The $5,000 scholarship was founded in honor of past CCSD Superintendent Dr. Monte Moses, was first given in 2006 and has provided educational opportunities for students. The first recipient is now a teacher in the Cherry Creek School District.

  • 2020-21 Recipient:

    Jose Luis Peredo Hernandez

  • Sherry Shepherd Sargent Scholarship:

    The Sherry Shepherd Sargent (SSS) Scholarship provides a $2,000 academic scholarship to a deserving high school senior in Cherry Creek Schools to further their academic aspirations. In an effort to make higher education opportunities available to as many students as possible, this scholarship will not be awarded to a student who has been offered or accepted a full ride scholarship to attend a public, private, or service institution.

    Visit the application link below to download the 2021 scholarship application. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2021. Finalists will be notified on March 12, and scholarships will be awarded on April 9.

  • Ginny Berry Merit Award:

    The Ginny Berry Merit Award is a scholarship up to $500 that goes to a senior student at Cherry Creek Alternative High School (PREP) who demonstrates significant growth and improvement of attitude towards themselves and others, academic acheivement, behavior and citizenship, service to others, school or community.

  • 2019-20 Recipients:

    Raijan Whorton
    Blaise Flores-Molnar

  • Linn Hogue Scholarship

Our Impact This Year

  • Grants Awarded to Educators


  • Students Impacted


  • Scholarships Awarded


  • Donated to Mental Health


  • JHL Constructors
  • MDC Richmond Foundation
  • Aon
  • Plante Moran
  • Butler Snow
  • 1st Bank
  • DLR Group

    DLR Group

  • Westerra Credit Union
  • Alpine Bank
  • GE Johnson
  • Saunders
  • Cuningham Architecture
  • Health One
  • CCA Foundation
  • CCA
  • ANB Bank
    ANB Bank

    ANB Bank

  • Aurora Housing Authority
    Aurora Housing Authority

    Aurora Housing Authority

  • Powered by Purpose
    Powered by Purpose

    Powered by Purpose

  • Ed and Kacy Adams
    Ed and Kacy Adams

    Ed and Kacy Adams

  • Johnson Controls
    Johnson Controls

    Johnson Controls

  • JP Morgan
    JP Morgan

    JP Morgan

  • Kaiser Permanente
    Kaiser Permanente

    Kaiser Permanente

  • The Knoll Team
    The Knoll Team

    The Knoll Team

  • Kore


  • Margie and Joe Adams
    Margie and Joe Adams

    Margie and Joe Adams

  • United Healthcare
    United Healthcare
  • CU Denver
    CU Denver
  • Westerra
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