Elevations Foundation awards $76,000 in scholarships to 32 exceptional Colorado graduates

BOULDER, CO (May 25, 2022) — Elevations Foundation is excited to announce its dedication to our community by awarding $76,000 to 32 outstanding Colorado high school graduates. This year’s scholars embodied true resiliency as they navigated academics during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2022 scholarship celebration event on May 24 was the first one to be held in-person since the pandemic.

“Increasing access to education is vital to the community. I’m proud that the foundation is helping these outstanding students on a path to reach their education goals,” said Jennifer Hinderliter, the new Executive Director of Elevations Foundation. “Congratulations to all of the 2022 scholarship recipients!”

This year’s recipients come from high schools across the state of Colorado:

Alexander Dawson High School
Arrupe Jesuit High School
Bishop Machebeuf high School
Boulder High School
Boulder Preparatory High School
Centarus High School
Colorado Virtual Academy
Denver Center for International Studies High School
Erie High School
Fairview High School
Lincoln High School
Monarch High School
Mountain View High School
Niwot High School
Peak to Peak Charter School
Rocky Mountain High School
Silver Creek High School
Standley Lake High School
Thompson Valley High School
Windsor Charter Academy High School  

All Elevations Foundation scholarship recipients have demonstrated outstanding academic and community engagement. This year’s scholars are attending in-state universities like the University of Colorado Boulder and others are exploring out-of-state universities like Arizona State University, Western Washington University and others.

During the pandemic, these students continued to adapt to new ways of schooling, like virtual learning. They demonstrated constant determination to keep looking forward and further their academics. This class of scholars also shows a heavy interest in environmental sciences and engineering.

Elevations Foundation is proud to continue to invest in the students in Colorado and provide opportunities for higher education. The foundation has awarded $572,950 since its founding in 2010. All scholarships are based on financial need and personal and career goals and range between $500 – $5,000.

“Every year we are so proud to recognize and celebrate the exceptional scholars that are looking to further their education,” said Dennis Paul, Board Chair of Elevations Foundation. “To play a part in making a difference in their future is a special feeling, and this is what our foundation is all about.”

The celebration for this year’s scholarship recipients took place at Elevations Credit Union on May 24, 2022 in Broomfield, Colorado. To learn more about Elevations Foundation, visit

About Elevations Foundation

Elevations Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that was established in 2010. Elevations Foundation provides relief in times of need, life-changing scholarships for local students and impactful community grants for early childhood development and mental health nonprofits. The important work of Elevations Foundation is fueled by individual donors and Elevations Credit Union. Learn more at

About Elevations Credit Union
Elevations Credit Union empowers its members and the communities it serves along Colorado’s Front Range with financial solutions and education. In addition to offering a broad portfolio of consumer and business banking services, Elevations is the No. 1 credit union mortgage lender in Colorado. Founded in 1953 as the U. of C. Federal Credit Union in Boulder, the organization has grown from 12 members and less than $100 in assets to over 175,000 members, more than 600 local employees and over $3 billion in assets. Elevations became a two-time recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2020 and first received the award in 2014. The credit union also earns local awards along Colorado’s Front Range for Best Bank, Best Mortgage Lender and Best Customer Service year after year. Learn more at


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