Onward! is pleased to present the following scholarships. Each application has a "fillable" PDF allowing you to complete your application on your computer, save, and/or print the completed application for submission. For information about creating a scholarship fund with Onward!, contact us here.
If you are applying for the Bill and Peg Rees Scholarship, the Shaun M. McAndrew Memorial Scholarship, the Leonard Cain Medical Scholarship, the Tri-City Soccer Association College Academic Scholarship, the Roland R. Schneider Memorial Scholarship, and/or the M-CHS Alumni Scholarship, you only need to submit one official transcript. Copies will then be distributed to each of those scholarship committees.
The Bill and Peg Rees Scholarship Fund
Established April 2002
Awards multiple, renewable scholarships for goal-oriented students from Montezuma and Dolores counties in post-secondary education programs. This flagship scholarship fund was created through a generous gift from the Estate of Bill Rees.
Bill and Peg Rees Scholarship Information
Bill and Peg Rees Scholarship Application
The Shaun M. McAndrew Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established May 2005
This fund was established in memory of Shaun McAndrew who gave so much to this community. The scholarship provides $1,000 annually to a Montezuma-Cortez High School athlete-scholar for post-secondary education. This scholarship is available for students from M-CHS who letter in two varsity sports for two years, have a cumulative GPA of 3.58 or better, and are a member of the National Honor Society.
Shaun M. McAndrews Memorial Scholarship Information
Shaun M. McAndrews Memorial Scholarship Application
The Knights Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established December 2006
The Knights of Columbus established a memorial scholarship fund to provide an annual $1,000 scholarship for post-secondary education.
Knights Memorial Scholarship Information
Knights Memorial Scholarship Application
The Mancos Centennial Scholarship Fund
Established January 2010
This scholarship commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Mancos School District by awarding annual scholarships to students from Mancos High School for post-secondary education.
Mancos Centennial Scholarship Application
The Leonard Cain Medical Scholarship Fund
Established December 2010
Dr. Leonard Cain's family and friends established this fund to provide annual post-secondary scholarships in a medical field of study to students of Montezuma and Dolores counties.
Leonard Cain Medical Scholarship Information
Leonard Cain Medical Scholarship Application
The Cone Family Scholarship Fund
Established March 2012
This fund provides two scholarships: The Henry Scholarship for Montezuma-Cortez High School seniors who will study engineering or a hard science (min GPA of 3.5); The Bill Scholarship for Montezuma-Cortez High School seniors enrolling in a 2 or 4 year institution (min GPA of 2.2). For more information about the Henry & Bill Cone Scholarships and to view past winners, visit their website:
Henry & Bill Scholarship
Cone Family Scholarship Application
The Montezuma-Cortez High School (M-CHS) Alumni Scholarship Fund
Established March 2012
Alumni of M-CHS created this fund to award annual scholarships for post-secondary education to graduates of M-CHS. Consideration is given to scholastic standing, desire to obtain further education, school activities, community involvement and work experience (min GPA is 3.2).
M-CHS Alumni Scholarship Information
M-CHS Alumni Scholarship Application
The Vic and Ethel Poma Pagosa Springs Scholarship Fund
Established December 2013
The Poma family created this scholarship fund for graduates of Pagosa Springs High School. This fund provides two scholarships: Trade School Scholarship; and Traditional 4-Year Institution Scholarship. Since Vic and Ethel Poma supported and were involved in the Archuleta County 4-H Club, we encourage all PSHS 4-H Club seniors to apply. Upon completion of the post-secondary education (either college or technical school), the student may apply for a merit scholarship for 3 remaining education years (a renewal scholarship).
Poma Vo-Tech Scholarship Information
Poma Vo-Tech Scholarship Application
Poma 4-Year Institution Scholarship Information & Requirements
The Woods Canyon Scholarship Fund
Established June 2014
Awards post-secondary scholarships to employees' dependents of Woods Canyon Archaeological Consultants, Inc.
Woods Canyon Scholarship Information
Woods Canyon Scholarship Application
Hoover Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established December 2016
The Hoover Endowed Scholarship was created to offer scholarships to students of Montezuma and Dolores counties who look to study in the medical field for post-secondary education. Students who apply for the Leonard Cain Scholarship are automatically considered for award of this scholarship.
Montezuma County Fair Royalty Scholarship Fund
Established May 2018
This scholarship fund was created to benefit those selected to the Montezuma County 4H Fair Royalty.
Roland R. Schneider Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established July 2018
This scholarship (originally managed by First National Bank, Cortez) was created to benefit M-CHS graduates as they further their education with either a two-year associates degree or a four-year bachelor's degree.
Roland R. Schneider Memorial Scholarship Information & Application
Tri-City Soccer Association Academic College Scholarship Fund
Established August 2018
This scholarship was established by the local youth soccer organization to support M-CHS Varsity Soccer athletes as they pursue their post-secondary education. Scholarship application information to be posted soon.
Tri-City Soccer Association Academic College Scholarship Information & Application
Larry Larsen Endowed Scholarship Fund
Established September 2018
Awards multiple, renewable scholarships for goal-oriented students from Montezuma and Dolores counties in post-secondary education programs. Students who apply for the Bill and Peg Rees Scholarship are automatically considered for this scholarship in memory of long time Cortez resident, Larry Larsen, who passed away in 2018.
Michele Yvonne Taylor Scholarship in Education Fund
Established October 2018
Awards scholarship for M-CHS seniors pursing post-secondary education in the field of education. Students who apply for the M-CHS Alumni Scholarship and are studying education are automatically considered for this scholarship in memory of former teacher Michele Taylor.
The Friends of Recreation Fund
Established June 2003
Raises money for scholarships to the Cortez Recreation Center for those who would otherwise not be able to afford the fees. The primary fund raising project was the "Stones for Scholarship" where by individuals and businesses purchased inscribed stones set around the flagpole in front of the Recreation Center. Now the Friends of Recreation also host an annual Triathlon on the Fourth of July. Follow the Triathlon Facebook page to learn more or visit their website: Cortez Triathlon. For more information about the Friends of Recreation Scholarship, please contact their administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends of Recreation Scholarship Application
The Escalante Children's Foundation Fund
Established February 2011
This fund was created by the Escalante Shrine Club to provide travel assistance for families traveling to Shrine Medical Facilities. For more information please contact either: Fred Petit 970-739-0009, or Aryol Brumley 970-749-8365.