The Rocky Mountain Literary Festival is the only literary festival that uses proceeds to fund scholarships for continuing education.
2017 scholarship recipients
Natalie plans to major in elementary education and would also like to have a studio for teaching piano. She credits her teachers with having helped to develop some of her strengths and hopes to have the same influence on others as a teacher. Natalie has been involved in marching band at Conifer High Sschool and also participates in swimming and diving. She will attend Hastings College in the fall. Natalie loves to read!
Erica graduated from Conifer High School. She aspires to be a college English teacher and will be attending Cornell College. She is a writer and calls writing "the endurance sport of the arts."
Erica was a member of the Writing Club and the National Honor Society.
Jaden graduated from Jeffco Open School. She is passionate about science and math and will major in biomedical sciences at the University of Denver in the fall. Jaden also plays the viola and volunteers with JeffCo Libraries. She has completed summer internships at various universities where she studied pharmaceuticals and graph theory.
Ezra is a graduate of Evergreen High School and will attend Brigham Young University in the fall. He wants to write and publish books. After college graduation, Ezra wants to become an editor so he can immerse himself in his work and become a better writer in the process. His long term goal is to have his own publishing business.
2016 Scholarship recipients
Ty is attending Colorado State University. He is unsure of his major but he knows it should be something where he can educate people through new forms of media.
Ty has lived in Conifer his entire life. He says his backyard has been an amazing place to explore and hike with his parents and two older brothers. "There is no other place I would have liked to grow up than Conifer."
Kaitlyn is attending Colorado State University and hopes to become a doctor. She plans to specialize in Pediatric Cancer, a career she realizes will be emotionally difficult, but she is determined to make people's lives better.
Kaitlyn was a high school leader at Jefferson County's Outdoor Education Lab and worked with sixth-grade students from Dennison Elementary. She states, "... throughout my life I will use the leaderships skills I learned at Outdoor Lab to improve the world."