The Vail Board of Realtor Foundation (VBRF) has announced the recipients of its annual scholarship program. The scholarship has more than doubled in its second year, with five recipients in 2018 and twelve scholars in 2019.
The qualifications to receive a scholarship are based on academic merit, volunteer and philanthropic involvement, and residency in Eagle County. Each recipient was awarded $2,000 to attend a college, university, or accredited educational institution of higher learning. The honorees will attend a mix of institutions around the United States and Colorado.
Brianna Adams: Colorado Mountain College
Nathanial Badger: Bates College
Claudette Courtois: University of Colorado
Matthew Grewe: Grand Canyon University
Kaitlyn Harsch: University of Colorado
Hannah Hervert: Cornell University
Claire Krueger: University of Notre Dame
Mason Mitchell: Maine Maritime Academy
Jamie Rawlings: Aveda Institute
Diana Trifonova: University of Colorado
Connor Wilson: University of California at Berkeley.
Cameron Wolfe: Dartmouth College
“I can’t tell you how much this means to me and my family,” said Hannah Hervert, Cornell University student. “Your investment in my education will not be wasted.”
Mason Mitchell will major in Marine Transportation Operations. “It’s a Bachelor of Science degree comprising of Coast Guard license courses, marine engineering courses, studies in navigation and many sea terms,” explained Mitchell. “The very generous Vail Board of Realtors Scholarship will contribute to my college expenses.”
“We’re extremely excited to be able to recognize the young people of our community and give back to them in such a supportive and impactful way,” said Dawn Mullin, Realtor and scholarship committee member. “It was an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to learn about their accomplishments and goals for their future. The decision making process was very difficult, and we want to wish all the applicants tremendous success in the upcoming school year.”
The Vail Board of Realtors Foundation was established in 1996 to help promote community efforts for the Vail Board of Realtors. Today their mission is: To assist the community and association members with need-based financial assistance, not-for-profit support, education, and disaster relief.