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The Town of Silverthorne is proud to support our local graduating seniors through the Schmidt Scholarship Program.  Interested graduating seniors should contact the Scholarship Coordinator in the Counseling office at Summit High School at 970-368-1126 for the scholarship application.  Scholarships are awarded at the Annual Local Scholarship Presentation Night in April of each year.

Qualifying Guidelines for Schmidt Scholarship are as follows:

All Applicants must be a graduating senior who lives in the Town of Silverthorne town limits. Town boundaries DO NOT include Wildernest, Mesa Cortina, North Forty, Ruby Ranch, Hamilton Creek, and certain areas of Ptarmigan Estates - sorry, these areas belong to the County. Applicant should verify residency in the Town of Silverthorne prior to applying for the Schmidt Scholarships.

Two types of scholarships are available from the Town of Silverthorne:

Scholastic Scholarships

Awarded for any studies commonly thought of as scholastic or academic in nature. Studies at any institution accredited by the state where studies take place.

Scholarships are awarded in the spring along with the annual High School Scholarship Program and are meant to be used in the following school year.

Guidelines for Selection
1) Applicant must have above a 2.75 GPA  to apply.
2) Financial need will be strong consideration if two applications are close in rank.
3) Demonstrations of good citizenship. Activity in school and community programs, sports, scouting, etc.
4) Application does not necessarily mean an award.
5) Applicant needs to demonstrate ability to succeed.
6) Parent, legal guardian and student must be a Silverthorne resident and student must be graduating from a Summit County School.

Trade / Technical Scholarships

Awarded to assist students in the pursuit of further education in a trade. Courses must be taken at a certified, registered or recognized institution endorsed by the state where studies are to be completed. Examples being auto mechanics, electronic repair, cosmetology / barber school, paralegal, court stenographer, secretarial school, medical /dental assistant, computer studies, etc. Schools not requiring tuition or where the student is only involved in “on the job” training (electrician, carpenter, plumber apprentice training) would not qualify. Anyone entering a trade apprenticeship program would not be considered eligible for any award.


Guidelines for Selection
1) Applicant must have above a 2.0 GPA  to apply.
2) Financial need will be strong consideration if two applications are close in rank.
3) Must demonstrate a proficiency for, and the ability to succeed in the chosen field.
4) Parent, legal guardian and student must be a Silverthorne resident and student must be graduating from the Summit County School System.
5) Application does not mean award.
6) Demonstrations of good citizenship. Activity in school and community programs, sports, scouting, etc.

The Town of Silverthorne only accepts scholarship applications through the Summit High School Scholarship Program.  Contact the Scholarship Coordinator in the SHS Counseling office at 970-368-1126 for more information.