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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 student or alumni. The Barbara L. Christen Scholar 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 college in fall 2021.
  • Have successfully completed the Futures and Options' Career Essentials and/or Internship Program.
  • Have an average of 85% or above.
  • Be available to attend our Dream Big—A Celebration of Opportunity gala in October 2020 

The deadline to apply for the 2020 Barbara L. Christen Scholarship application is September 14, 2020 by 6pm EST. Click here to access the application. 

For any questions please contact Shirley Ariza at  


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