As many as 100 students apply for scholarships and interest-free loans from Bootstraps each year. Depending on the number of scholarships available that year, about
67 percent will receive an award.
All awards are funded by members of the community; people who donate their hard-earned money so that students in the community can pursue their educational dreams. To see a list of Bootstraps supporters, click here.
Awards range in value from $500 for one year to $22,000 for four years. Each donor specifies the criteria for the award, so requirements can change from year to year. Many of the awards can be used for vocational or technical training, in addition to two and four-year colleges.
Students applying for awards complete a common application which makes the student eligible for the pool of awards. The Bootstraps Awards Committee determines which award(s) the applicant is eligible to receive.
The Award application will be available on December 1, 2014 and is due no later than February 28, 2015. Click here for instructions.
Partial List of Available Awards for 2017
Bootstraps has approximately 60 awards available in a typical year. The list below is a representative sample of what may be available this year.
Evergreen Elks Lodge Scholarship - A one-year scholarship for a student who exhibits patriotism. Award amount is $1,250.
The Benson Family Scholarship - One four-year scholarship with preference given to a student who is the first in the family to attend college. Award amount is $22,000 for four years.
Craig Lange Passionate Life Award - A one-year scholarship to a CHS student with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has a demonstrated passion for a sport, music and art. Special consideration should be given for a student who also has an interest in science and a foreign language, and who writes an entertaining essay. Award amount is $3,000.
Spencer Page SP3 Scholarship - A one-year scholarship to a male or female student who played basketball or baseball. Award amount is $500.
Sharkey Financial Challenge Bootstraps Loan - An interest-free loan to a student entering a challenging field of study. Loan can be up to $3,500.
Evergreen Fine Art Bootstraps Loan - An interest-free loan for any field of study. Loan can be up to $1,500.
Tuscany Tavern Scholarship - A one-year scholarship for any field of study. Award amount is $1,125.
Kids to College Pediatric Dentistry/College and Maxwell Scholarship - A one-year scholarship from two Evergreen High School graduates who came back to serve the community to someone who wants to do the same. Award amount is $1,875.
Pleasant Park Grange Conifer Scholarship - A one-year scholarships to a CHS male and female with financial need. Each award is $750.
Mara Parslow Memorial Scholarship - A one-year scholarship to a CHS student with a demonstrated talent. Award is $1,500.
Blue Spruce Kiwanis Scholarship - A one-year scholarship to a student who is a member of the Key Club.
New West Physicians/Evergreen Internal Medicine Scholarship - A one-year general scholarship to an outstanding student.