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Vail Board of Realtors Foundation awards academic scholarships

Twenty-five students receive awards in the VBRF scholarship’s final year.

The Vail Board of REALTORS® Foundation (VBRF) has awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarship funds to 25 dedicated and striving students.

VBRF’s Academic Scholarship was created for qualifying students to attend a college, university, or accredited educational institution of higher learning. Qualifications are based on academic merit, volunteer and philanthropic involvement, and residency in Eagle County.

Congratulations to the following honorees selected for 2023. Each student received up to $2,000 in award funds.

  • Karsen Williams: Elon University
  • Ava Crowley: University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Iara Rodriguez Melgarejo: University of New Mexico
  • Justin Vargas: Purdue University
  • Cooper Smith: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Jensen Rawlings: Colorado College
  • Lily Whelan: University of Kentucky
  • James Crea: Colorado School of Mines
  • Lauren Rumley: Grand Canyon University
  • Cassidy Kurt: Arizona State University
  • Payton Vermeer: Haverford College
  • Kate Mitchell: University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Zoe Harrison: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • Jeremiah Kehoe: Montana State University
  • Hailey Harsch: University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Ryan Long: University of Southern California
  • Fischer Sassi: Clemson University
  • Cassandra Yurcak: Laramie County Community College
  • Olivia Pyke: Colorado State University
  • Carlos Chavez: Colorado School of Mines
  • Berkeley Kelly: Purdue University
  • Elizabeth Keiser: Grand Canyon University
  • Cassidy Kinzler: University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Celia Barrie: University of California, Los Angeles
  • Alex Parliament: University of Colorado, Boulder

This is the final year of the VBRF scholarship. Within six years, the VBRF has awarded 107 scholarships totaling $207,500.

The number of scholarships and award amounts were determined anonymously by the qualifications of each student. Thank you to the Scholarship Committee for your time and efforts in this substantial process.