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14 High-Achieving D60 Scholars Finalists for Hurliman Scholarship

D60 Icon The Hurliman Scholarship Foundation is a charitable organization established to award 4-year college scholarships (up to $25,000 per year) to college-bound high school seniors in Pueblo, Custer and Fremont Counties. 

The highly competitive endowment covers tuition, and room and board, with a book allowance. It can be used at any university or college in the United States.

The foundation also awards one-time $10,000 scholarships.

Successful applicants demonstrate superior scholastic ability and strength of character based on these criteria:

  • Minimum of 3.5 (unweighted) GPA.
  • Demonstrated service to school and community.
  • Two Personal Rating Forms from teachers, counselors or community leaders.
  • A personal essay and personal interview.

This year, Pueblo School District 60 is proud to announce that 14 high-achieving scholars from all four of our high schools are finalists for this coveted award:

  • CENTENNIAL: Bryson Arnott, Richard Lane, Andrew Li, Dustin Medina, Sheila Ta, Josh Thatcher
  • CENTRAL: Skylar Charles, Ryley Roth, Sergio Sandoval
  • EAST: Kaleigh Duran, Layne Martinez, Isobel McGivney
  • SOUTH: William Highfill, Carlie Sweckard

The 14 finalists will be interviewed beginning in April, with scholarship recipients to be announced by April 25.

Of note, William Highfill is a Boettcher Scholarship finalist and both Andrew Li and Isobel McGivney are National Merit Scholarship finalists.

Past D60 Hurliman Scholarship recipients include Maya Maes-Johnson (Centennial), now attending Colorado School of Mines; Mollie Schloss (Central), now attending Louisiana State University; Emma Hollenstine (Centennial), now attending Colorado School of Mines; Allison Kelley (South), now attending Northwestern University; and Amy Nelson (South), now attending Williamette.

“The fact that we have so many of our scholars in the running for this prestigious scholarship is a testament to their dedication and commitment,” said D60 Superintendent Charlotte Macaluso. “It also demonstrates the high level of education our high school scholars are receiving, as this scholarship is awarded only to the cream of senior crop each year.”

The foundation’s namesake is Jack C. Hurliman -- a Canon City physician for nearly 50 years who owned and operated the Colorado Hospital -- and Edith E. Hurliman.

The Hurlimans wanted to give back to the community that gave them so much, and Mrs. Hurliman saw the establishment of the Hurliman Scholarship Foundation as the best way to accomplish this goal.