To honor his contribution to the lives he touched, we would in turn like to make a contribution back to the young people that have the same spirit. The Adam Burris Memorial Scholarship was created to reward students that lived like he did: with great work ethic, dedication, perseverance, compassion, and good humor.
The scholarship recipient will receive a one-time award of $1000, paid to the student. This scholarship can be put towards tuition, fees, and school supplies for specific courses.
Scholarship candidates must meet the following criteria:
– Graduating senior or alumni from Montezuma-Cortez High School
– Minimum GPA of 3.0
– Intent to pursue a degree in the performing arts (music, theatre, or dance) in the Summer or Fall 2021 semester
– Demonstrate great work ethic, dedication, perseverance, compassion, and good humor
Applications are closed for this year. We will begin taking applications for the 2022 scholarship in January of 2022.
Congrats to our 2020 Scholarship Winner: Nicholas Martin!
Nicholas is an accomplished musician and aspiring educator studying Music Education at Colorado Mesa University. He has won awards across Colorado, served in various leadership positions, performed in honor bands, and is passionate about spreading his love for music.
Congrats to our 2020 Scholarship Winner: Emily Martin!
Emily is a student at Adams State University pursuing a degree in Horn Performance. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Psi Band Honor Society and performs with several groups as ASU. She has been awarded this year’s scholarship for her perseverance and tenacity in the face of adversity.
Congrats to our 2019 Scholarship Winner: Amanda Sturman!
With her scholarship, Amanda went on to pursue a B.A. in Theatre at Arcadia University. She will be studying abroad in London where she will be focusing on Shakespeare studies in text and performance. She has had many opportunities to perform one act plays and other short performances, and has really been loving her classes and professors.