Apply for the Adam Burris Memorial Scholarship

**Applications for 2024 are now closed. Please check back early 2025 for the next round.**

Each year, we award one student $1000

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 ethicdedicationperseverancecompassion, 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.


Candidates must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • 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 2024 semester
  • Demonstrate great work ethic, dedication, perseverance, compassion, and good humor

Congratulations to our 2024 Scholarship recipient


Lexyn is a 2024 graduate of Montezuma-Cortez high school. He will be attending Colorado Mesa University in the fall and plans to pursue Music Education as a degree. They have spent several years in MCHS’s band and choir programs as well as served as the flute section leader.

Congratulations, Lexyn, and best of luck next fall!

Previous Scholarship Recipients

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