Colorado State University has awarded five outstanding incoming freshmen full scholarships funded by the Monfort Scholars program, which was established in 1999 to furnish annual scholarships to top students entering the university.
The recipients are Julie Bushey and Mallory Hochwender from Longmont, Jacob McMahon from Littleton, Erin Roseveare from Colorado Springs and Blake Schlup from Springfield. Each of the students scored at least a 1300 on the SAT or 30 on the ACT, ranked in the top 5 percent of their graduating class or higher, and demonstrated outstanding leadership and service to their schools and community.
"We are pleased and excited to welcome these promising scholars to Colorado State University," said Robin Brown, vice president for Enrollment and Access. "And we are most grateful to the Monfort family for the continued support of this important scholarship program."
Bushey, a graduate of Longmont High School, is heavily interested in science and math as well as art. Her goal is to find a more environmentally safe method for living day to day. Bushey will pursue wildlife biology as a major and a career, preserving ecosystems and the environment. Bushey raised and distributed money through El Pomar, helped with Hurricane Katrina relief causes and served as a member of the high school leadership forum.
Hochwender, a graduate of Skyline High School in Longmont, plans to enter the Honors program in the College of Liberal Arts, and hopes to find a career in environmental studies. She strongly believes in recycling, composting and conserving energy. Hochwender created a student volunteer program at Skyline High and assists other students in discovering service opportunities.
McMahon, a graduate of Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton, is possibly interested in chemistry and history or a career in environmental law. His goal is to enter the Honors program in the Political Science department in the College of Liberal Arts. McMahon has been a volunteer hockey coach for middle schools and served as a member of the Jefferson County Library Teen Advisory Board.
Roseveare, a graduate of James Irwin Charter High School in Colorado Springs, is a prospective biological science major and plans to be a physician. She was involved in planning school activities and has worked as a yearly volunteer at Camp Elim on Memorial Day. She was senior class president and helped remodel homes affected by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.
Schlup, a graduate of Springfield High School in Springfield, is interested in human health as a career and wants to enter the biochemistry Honors program at Colorado State in the College of Natural Sciences. Schlup was a member of Citizens Emergency Response Team, tutored elementary students and volunteered at a county health fair. He strives to be a leader in school and the community.