Female Young Adults (20 - 25 years)
Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)
Young Adults (20-25 years)
Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)
As a school, we have made it our mission to get every single student into a college of their choice. However, the rising cost of education presents a significant barrier to continuing education for many of our students. Despite exceptional education and preparation, every year we have 6 to 12 graduates who live at a level of poverty that doesn't allow them to go to college. This is heartbreaking for the students and their families, and disappointing for the staff who worked so hard to help these students achieve their dream of a college education.
The Peak Scholarship Fund was established to bridge the gap between college acceptance and college attendance for those students who would not otherwise be able to afford a college education.
"We have families whose kids are accepted into and receive scholarships from colleges, yet they have lost a family member, are homeless, are struggling to feed their family, or have experienced a devastating illness or other traumatic experiences leaving them with a combined income of well under the poverty level. These kids need help or they won't go to college at all".
- Kimberly Gannett, High School Counselor
Since the inception of the pilot program in 2013-14, Peak to Peak has awarded 28 4-year scholarships through donations from the public. Students that otherwise would not have been able to attend college are on a campus now where they have a future to pursue their dreams. Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, the Peak Scholarship Fund, an endowed fund, has and will continue to generate over $40,000 in scholarships every year, enough to provide 2-3 4 year scholarships so that our students can go to college and finish college.
Evidence of program success will be measured in the number of scholarship recipients who attend college and receive their degree.