Adam left a lasting impression on the people around him. Many found his optimism and confidence inspiring, and in turn found themselves motivated to do great things.
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
Please fill out the form below. For the essay, it is recommended that you write your draft in a Word program and paste it into the Essay Box. If you are selected as a finalist, you will need to be able to provide a transcript. (Unofficial copies are fine.)
Deadline to Apply
Applications are due no later than May 8, 2021. The winner will be announced on May 15, 2021.
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.