Braun and Valerio Awarded JCRSEA Scholarships

Jeffco Retired School Employees Award Two Scholarships in 2017

Jefferson County Retired School Employees Association (JCRSEA) developed a scholarship program in 2007 to assist Jeffco graduates who are planning to pursue a college career. Each spring seniors in Jeffco may apply for these scholarships by submitting an application through the Jeffco Schools Foundation. Since 2007 JCRSEA members have donated a total of $27,766 to our scholarship program.

This is a one-time scholarship that recognizes and rewards well-rounded graduating seniors from any Jeffco public high school with a required GPA of 3.0, unweighted. Students must demonstrate perseverance, responsibility, integrity, enthusiasm and inquisitiveness. Extra consideration is given to students who demonstrate financial need.

All students applying for a Community Scholarship use the same application form and must include:

  1. Employment History
  2. Academic, Leadership and Volunteer Achievement
  3. Statement of Financial Need
  4. Personal Statement (500 words) Choose one:
    • Most challenging personal situation to date and how you overcame it?
    • Goals and dreams for the future and how you will get there?
    • What are you most proud of during your school career and why?
  1. Official Transcript
  2. Letters of Recommendation

Two letters from school staff or community members, to include likelihood for future success, character, etc.

We are very proud to announce that JCRSEA awarded two $2,500 scholarships in May of 2017. The first recipient is Evan Braun from Bear Creek High School who plans to attend either the University of Colorado Boulder or the University of California Berkeley this fall with his anticipated major/program focus: Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering. The second recipient is Kacey Valerio from Dakota Ridge High School who will attend the University of Kansas where she will begin a combined 6-year program with anticipated major/program focus: Psychology/Education. She hopes to become a counselor.

JCRSEA is a very active group of former Jeffco employees who were teachers, counselors, administrators, secretaries, and support staff. JCRSEA holds a monthly luncheon and program from September through May. If you are a retired school employee (from any district or any state) and would like to join our organization, please contact Bob Zachman at 303-988-5678 or zachmanr@comcast.net. If you are interested in our scholarship program, contact Karen Carter at karenwcarter3-8@hotmail.com.