Adam Burris Memorial Scholarship

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.


Scholarship Award

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.


Eligibility Requirements

Scholarship candidates must meet the following criteria:

Resident of Colorado or Wyoming

Minimum GPA of 3.0

Intent to pursue a degree in the performing arts (music, theatre, or dance) in the Summer or Fall 2022 semester

Demonstrate great work ethic, dedication, perseverance, compassion, and good humor


To Apply

Please fill out the application below. For the written portion, it’s recommended that you write your rough draft in a word processor and then paste your writing into the text box.

The deadline to apply is May 8, 2022. You will be notified by May 14, 2022 whether or not you were selected to receive the scholarship. If you have not received a reply by May 15, 2022, please reach out to

If selected, you may be asked to submit proof of residency and proof of GPA. (License or a piece of mail, and an unofficial transcript are acceptable.)

If selected as a finalist, you will need to be able to provide your transcript. (Unofficial transcripts are fine.)

Scholarship Winners

2021 Scholarship

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. 


2020 Scholarship

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. 

2019 Scholarship

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.