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El Pomar Scholarship

The El Pomar Scholarship was created to encourage talented and passionate students from Colorado to pursue a career in public policy or nonprofit work by covering the annual cost of tuition and fees, standard dorm room, and meal plan at Colorado College, similar to the Boettcher Foundation Scholarship. Each year, two students will be awarded this scholarship in order to experience an exceptional liberal arts and sciences education, along with valuable hands on exposure to El Pomar Foundation’s work in the nonprofit sector.

Throughout four years at CC, El Pomar Scholars work directly with Colorado College and El Pomar Foundation staff to experience professional development and career counseling as their interests evolve. The vast professional network the El Pomar Foundation accesses and the unique learning style CC offers challenges Scholars to think critically, work independently, and become leaders in their own communities and abroad.

Application/Nomination Information

Semi-finalist decisions will be released in mid-March to coincide with regular action decision release.

Semi-finalists must submit a 1-2 page essay detailing their community service and involvement in public policy by March 25.

Finalists will be notified by March 31st and requested to come to campus for an on-campus interview on the morning of Thursday, April 7th. Finalists are invited to attend our Admitted Student Open House immediately after on April 7th-8th, 2016.

Candidates are evaluated on the overall strength of their Colorado College admission application, leadership potential, and engagement in service/public policy activities. 

We are proud to work closely with the El Pomar Foundation to develop scholars and leaders who are committed to excellence and service.

Quick Facts

  • Value of El Pomar Scholarship: tuition, room & board  - $59,754 in 2014-15
  • Number of Recipients: 2 per academic year
  • Requirements:
    • Colorado resident
    • Senior in high school
    • Eligible for need-based financial aid
    • Demonstrate leadership in community service and public policy

Skyler Paltell
El Pomar Scholarship Selection Committee