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College Scholarships

The Barbara L. Christen Scholarship

Dr. Barbara Christen and Angel Contrera, Futures and Options Summer 2008 Internship Program

Each year, Futures and Options is proud to award the Barbara L. Christen College Scholarship to an exemplary Futures and Options alumni. The winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship awarded over four years to be used for college expenses. To be eligible to apply, you must fulfill the below criteria:

  • Be a high school senior who is planning to attend a two or four-year college the following fall.
  • Have successfully completed the Futures and Options' Career Essentials (formerly the Pre-Internship Program) and/or Internship Program.
  • Have an average of 85% or above.

To apply, you will need to complete the online application, which includes a 500-word essay. You will also need to submit a copy of your official transcript and accept the terms of the Scholarship Acceptance Agreement. The scholarship application will open on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, and will close on Sunday, September 15, 2019.

The essay prompt for the 2019 Application is:

Describe a time when you have felt most proud of yourself. What factors led to that success or achievement? What steps will you take to continue to build on that?

For any questions please contact Sarah Kaufmann at  

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