PCHS Alumni Foundation Scholarship
The Pueblo County High School Alumni Foundation was formed in 2015. One of the foundation's goals is to provide a scholarship for a graduating senior(s). An annual scholarship is awarded to a current Pueblo County High Senior(s). The scholarship will be a one-time award for the recipient. The Board of Directors and Executive Officers will determine the amount of the scholarship(s) annually in January of the year awarded.
Parent/legal guardian and/or grandparent of each student applicant must be an active member of the Pueblo County High Alumni Foundation. An Active Member is defined as all dues or monetary contribution ($25 minimum) must be posted by December 31 of the previous calendar year.
Eligible student applicants may attend any accredited college or university (a two or four year institution) in the United States and will not be restricted in the field of study they want to pursue. The scholarship is nontransferable and is forfeited or terminated if the recipient changes or transfers to another college or university after the scholarship has been awarded.
At a Glance
Scholarships will be awarded annually.
Applications are due on or before April 1 each year. The recipient(s) will be announced in May.
“We are extremely thankful for the support we receive from local businesses and generous alumni which enables us to award this scholarship annually to deserving students. We are always impressed with the applications we receive and wish we could support them all.”
- Chris Bolt, President, PCHS Alumni Foundation
2020 Scholarship Recipient - Abigail Padilla
Abigail Padilla was the recipient of the 2020 Alumni Foundation Scholarship worth $2,000. She graduated in May 2020 with an impressive 4.20 GPA. She was a member of the National Honor Society, earned Principles Honor Roll and 1st Team Academic All-State all four years, and was the team captain in softball. Abigail was a four-year letterman and starter for the Lady Hornets. She earned 2nd Team All-Conference her freshman and sophomore year and 1st Team All-Conference her junior and senior year. She will attend Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon where she will begin her journey to become a Physical Therapist as well as play softball.
“Being the 75th family member to graduate from Pueblo County is an honor and a privilege. Thank you PCHS Alumni Foundation for choosing me to be one of the recipients. I appreciate all of your efforts to make this scholarship happen, which will help me to begin my journey to become a Physical Therapist. Green and Gold will forever be in my blood. I am proud to be a Hornet Alumnus!”
- Abigail Padilla, Class of 2020
2020 Scholarship Recipient - Aryanna Gallegos
Aryanna Gallegos was a recipient of the 2020 Alumni Foundation Scholarship worth $1,000. She graduated June 2020 with an impressive 4.0 GPA. She was a state officer for Colorado Technology Student Association and was a member of this program for six years, becoming a two year letterman. She was also Captain of the cheer team, a three year letter winner for girls tennis, and participated in student council. Aryanna graduated as a double major in Biomedical Science and Engineering from The School of Engineering and Biomedical Science. She attends Creighton University, in Omaha, Nebraska as a Biochemistry Major on the Pre-Med Track.
2020 Scholarship Recipient - Colin Raper
Colin Raper was a recipient of the 2020 Alumni Foundation Scholarship worth $1,000. Colin graduated in June 2020 with a 3.78 GPA. He was a four year member of the football team and four year member of the basketball team. He was also one the captains of the basketball team his senior year. He has received numerous principal honor roll awards as well as being a three year letterman in football and basketball as well as lettering in DECA his senior year. He was a member of DECA for two years and attended DECA state. Colin will be attending Colorado State University-Pueblo in the fall where he plans to study construction management.
2019 Scholarship Recipient - Alison Bregar
Alison Bregar was the recipient of the 2019 Alumni Foundation Scholarship worth $2,000. She graduated in May 2019 with an impressive 3.91 GPA. She was a member of Future Farmers of America for four years and was Captain of the volleyball team. She received numerous principal honor roll awards and perfect attendance. She was a three-year letterman in volleyball and a two-year letterman in FFA. She attends Otero Junior College in La Junta, CO and is pursuing her Associate of Science degree in Animal Science.
“I am so grateful to have received this scholarship from a high school that has supported three generations of my family! I am so proud to be a Pueblo County High School Alumni!!”
- Alison Bregar, Class of 2019
2019 Scholarship Recipient - Mandy Downs
Mandy Downs was the recipient of the 2019 Alumni Foundation Scholarship worth $1,000. She graduated in May 2019 with an impressive 4.33 GPA. She was a member of National Honor Society, Senior Class President of Student Council, a Captain of the girl’s swim team, and a member of the Italian National Honor Society. She received principal’s honor roll every semester of high school. She also was a letterman in Future Business Leaders of America, Student Leadership, and swimming. She attends the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, pursuing a degree in Computer Science.
“I am so honored to receive this scholarship and to be an alumnus of Pueblo County High School! PCHS has prepared me for my future and allowed me to grow into the woman I am today. I will always be proud to call myself a Hornet!”
- Mandy Downs, Class of 2019
2018 Scholarship Recipient - Shayla Mraovich
Shayla Mraovich was the recipient of the 2018 Alumni Foundation Scholarship worth $2,000. She graduated in May 2018 with an impressive 4.16 GPA. She was a member and the Historian of National Honor Society, Secretary of Italian Club, Vice President of DECA, Captain of the dance team and a member of Student Council. She received principal’s honor roll every semester. She also was a letterman in DECA, Student Leadership, swimming and dance. She attends Colorado State University-Pueblo as a Liberal Studies major with an emphasis in elementary education.
“I am honored and grateful to receive this scholarship from a high school that I once called my second home. I have had so many great memories, teachers and friends that I will cherish forever. I am so proud to call myself an Alumni from Pueblo County High School!”
-Shayla Mraovich, Class of 2018
2017 Scholarship Recipient - Zach Thomas
Zach Thomas was the recipient of the 2017 Alumni Foundation scholarship worth $2,000. He graduated in May 2017 with an impressive 4.22 GPA. He was a member of the National Honor Society, having earned an academic award all four years, and was active in the Future Farmers of America. He excelled in athletics as a three-year letterman in baseball and football, and two-year letterman in basketball. He attends Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colo. and is pursuing his Associate of Science degree.
"I am honored to receive this scholarship from such a great school. I'M PROUD TO BE A HORNET ALUMNI!!!!"
- Zach Thomas, Class of 2017
2016 Scholarship Recipient - Danyka Fetty
Danyka Fetty was the recipient of the inaugural 2016 Alumni Foundation scholarship worth $2,000. She graduated in May 2016 as salutatorian with an impressive 4.33 GPA. She was a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. She excelled in athletics as a two year letterman in volleyball, four year letterman and two-time state qualifier for golf in 2015 and 2016. She attends Colorado State University-Pueblo as a double major in business management with a marketing emphasis, with a minor in sports management.
“It’s such an honor to be selected for this scholarship, especially since it’s the alumni foundation’s very first one. I’m proud to be a Hornet and appreciate their support that will help me tremendously in my next journey at CSU-Pueblo."
- Danyka Fetty, Class of 2016