Class of 2021 Merit Scholarships

Each year at Colorado Academy, many Seniors are awarded merit scholarships from the institutions to which they apply. In most cases, their awards are not based on additional scholarship applications but awarded solely on the basis of their application for admission.

In addition, some students apply for outside scholarships through local or national foundations, which, if they are awarded, can be applied to any institution they choose to attend.

This list summarizes the merit scholarships that have been reported by students and parents to the College Office by the Class of 2021. These awards are only those that students will be using in the upcoming year. Please note that many more merit scholarships were offered to CA Seniors at institutions which they chose not to attend. Please join us in our heartfelt congratulations to all of these members of the Class of 2021 for their recognized achievements!

  • Gigi Beardsley will attend Tulane University on the Founders Scholarship.
  • Grady Behrhorst will attend St. Lawrence University on a Presidential Achievement Award.
  • Steven Blattner will attend the Florida Institute of Technology on the Panther Fund Academic Scholarship.
  • Lily Brinker will attend Loyola Marymount University on both an Achievement Award and an Early Action Award.
  • Meilani Cole will attend Chapman University on the Dean’s Scholarship.
  • Byron Farmar will attend Gonzaga University on both the Dean’s Scholarship and the Gonzaga Leaders Scholarship.
  • Mateo Gluck will attend Arizona State University on a Rocky Mountain Scholarship.
  • Rebecca Kerr will attend Denison University on an Alumni Award.
  • Hannah Krueger will attend University of Colorado Denver on a Provost Scholarship as part of the Nxt GEN teaching residency program.
  • Jack Kuelling will attend Berklee College of Music on a merit scholarship for musical talent.
  • Galilea Landa-Posas will attend Whittier College on a J.G. Whittier Scholarship and a Whittier Leadership Award.
  • Brooks LeClair will attend Texas Christian University on a Purple & White Scholarship.
  • Alex Main will attend Texas Christian University on a Purple & White Scholarship.
  • Will Mattin will attend Gonzaga University on a Regent Scholarship.
  • Kiah May will attend the University of Colorado Boulder Engineering Honors program with a merit scholarship.
  • Teri McManus will attend Trinity University on the Trustees’ Scholarship.
  • Katharine Merrifield will attend the University of Michigan on an athletics scholarship for women’s lacrosse.
  • Liam O’Donnell will attend Chapman University on the Dean’s Scholarship.
  • Karlee Osman will attend University of Arizona on a Recognition Award.
  • Maya Pellegrini will attend the University of Portland on an athletic scholarship for women’s soccer.
  • Maya Rutherford will attend the University of Michigan on an athletic scholarship for women’s lacrosse.
  • Emmett Schlager will attend the University of Redlands on an Achievement Award.
  • Elle Smith will attend Texas Christian University on a Founders’ Scholarship.
  • Jamie Smith will attend Texas Christian University on a Founders’ Scholarship.
  • Bryn Taplin will attend University of Vermont on a merit scholarship.
  • Brooke Taylor will attend Maryland Institute College of Art on a merit scholarship.
  • Mackenzie Wagner will attend Colorado College on the El Pomar Scholarship for students considering a career in public policy or non-profit work.
  • Charlie Westfall will attend Denison University on a Studio Art Scholarship.
  • Peter Carpenter, who will attend Stanford University, was awarded the one-time National Merit Scholarship.
  • Spencer Harvey, who will attend Colgate University, received a one-time scholarship from American Airlines.
  • Catherine O’Halloran, who will attend Dartmouth College, was awarded the one-time National Merit Scholarship.
  • Pedro Olivas-Holguin, who will attend Trinity College, was one of 34 students in Colorado named a Latin American Education Foundation Scholar. LAEF supports Colorado students of Hispanic/Latino Heritage and awards scholarships based on leadership potential, character, and service to the community.
  • Cam Swaney, who will attend Colgate University, received one of this year’s Optimist District Awards for his Eagle Scout Project.