Teton County Scholarship Program awards more than $700,000 to local students

JACKSON, Wyo. – Today, The Teton County Scholarship Program (TCSP) announced its 2021 winners. This year, 125 students from across Teton County applied for 219 scholarships sponsored by generous local donors. A total of $704,300 is being awarded to Teton County high school seniors.

Superintendent of Teton County School District (TCSD) #1, Dr. Gillian Chapman, praised the community for allowing TCSD students to reap the benefits that come from academic scholarships.

“Thanks to the generosity of our community, students can take the next steps knowing that we are all supporting them each step of the way. These scholarships make a difference for our students being able to dream big and go far. Thank you to our generous community for believing in the futures of these scholars!,” said Dr. Chapman.

The Teton County Scholarship Program is administered by the Fund for Public Education and the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole in partnership with TCSD #1. It is open to all graduating seniors in Teton County, including home-schooled students.

“The Teton County Scholarship Program continues to grow, and we’re so very proud of the way its donors and partners have stepped up to ensure that every child in our community has the best possible chance of funding for a bright future,” said Jennifer Jellen, Fund for Public Education Executive Director.

“Whether a student is attending a two-year college, a trade school, or a four-year university, TCSP awards change lives for the better. Huge thanks to everyone who makes this program possible, and to the students who inspire us all.”

Sixty-six donors came together to provide the funding for these scholarships, which range from money for books and travel to full coverage of tuition and housing. The scholarships also recognize the many different achievements of local students, ensuring that everyone has a chance for funding.

“We want every student to have the support needed to reach their goals,” Jellen said.

The 2021 scholarship awards celebrate achievements ranging from athletics and academics to volunteerism, community service, and student’s ability to overcome life’s biggest challenges.

With COVID-19 concerns still at the forefront, the annual Scholarship Night event at Jackson Hole High School was cancelled, but the award winners will still be celebrated.

To learn more about Teton County Scholarship Program please visit: fundforpubliceducation.org/scholarships or call 307-732-9414.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter who recently made Jackson home. Born and raised in Connecticut, she enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. She is most passionate about delivering and pursuing stories that directly impact the lives of individuals in the community. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.

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