The Pikes Peak Community Foundation offers a number of scholarship programs.
Scholarship applications are now available for 2015
The Jim Breeden Hospitality Scholarship
The Pike’s Peak Lodging Association created this scholarship in honor of our friend and colleague, Mr. Jim Breeden, a respected leader in the hospitality industry. After proudly serving this country as a Marine, Jim became a very successful hotelier, working his way up from bartending to hotel management. Jim was an active member within the lodging community, serving as a board member on both the PPLA and Colorado Springs Convention and Visitors Bureau. In addition, he served on the Colorado Springs Lodging and Auto Rental tax committee. Jim loved this community. He managed to be both dedicated to his professional career and devoted to his family.
Jim Breeden was a passionate advocate for the hospitality industry, politically and educationally. In keeping with his legacy, scholarships are available for those in pursuit of higher education. The education path may lead towards a career in hospitality like Jim, or follow a different route; all degree pursuits will be considered. Scholarships are available to employees of, or be a dependent of an employee, of a PPLA member establishment.
For more information, please see the Scholarship Application Guidelines and Procedures (pdf). To apply, please complete the Scholarship Application. (.pdf), Please download this writable .pdf. and open in Adobe Reader to complete.
Rachael Finley Memorial Scholarship
This $1,000 scholarship was created in memory of Rachael Finley. Rachael came into this world as a blessing on May 9, 1994 in Aurora, CO. She attended NJC in Sterling, CO where she was studying to pursue a degree in zoology. She loved animals, bright colors, reading books, music, adventure, and traveling. She especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Rachael will be sadly missed by all, she was quick to smile and laugh and was like sunshine to those who knew her or even just met her.
LEAD Foundation Scholarship (Learning and Education About Disabilities)
Learning and Education About DisabilitiesThe LEAD foundation sponsors this onetime $1000.00 scholarship to students with specific learning disabilities and ADHD, with or without hyperactivity, i.e. Dyslexia, ADHD, perceptual or communicative disabilities, etc. The goal is to recognize and reward students with learning disabilities and ADHD who have worked hard and accomplished their individual goals. The ideal candidate for this scholarship is a student who has faced the challenges of having a learning disability and understands that self-advocacy and self-knowledge are more powerful tools in overcoming those challenges; and is willing to serve as a role model for other students with learning disabilities.
Bobbie Anderson Scholarship; Chapter BO, P.E.O
Two $2,600 scholarships will be awarded to be used for tuition or books or room and board. Scholarships awarded to current high school senior female students. Must attend an accredited College/University in Colorado ONLY and be a full-time student. Deadline: March 15, 2015
El Paso County Bar Foundation Scholarship
The El Paso County Bar Foundation has established a law student scholarship program to support students who have expressed a desire to practice law in El Paso County after graduation, and who attend either the University of Colorado or University of Denver Schools of Law. The scholarship may be split among more than one recipient. Award recipients will be announced by the end of the fall semester and can be applied to the spring semester.
Ruth Rouss Scholarship for Women
The Ruth Rouss Scholarship for Women is funded and sponsored by the Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation. Ruth Rouss was a matriarch of the Bar Association and a founder and President of the Edmondson Foundation. Please Note: Applications available in September.
Ben S. Wendelken Scholarship for Men
The Ben Wendelken Scholarship for Men is funded and sponsored by the El Pomar Foundation and the Viola Vestal Coulter Foundation. It is named in honor of the late Ben Wendelken, one of the most prominent lawyers in the history of the El Paso County Bar, and a Trustee of and Counsel to the El Pomar Foundation. Please Note: Applications available in September.