Scholarship Fund

The Gilpin County Education Foundation offers two scholarships to graduating seniors:

  1. The Gilpin County Education Foundation Scholarship
  2. The Thielemann Family Teacher Scholarship

These two scholarships are academic-based and for graduating seniors who are permanent residents of Gilpin County regardless of the school they attend or any student attending Gilpin County RE-1 School. Funds are restricted to students who are planning to attend an institution of higher education including college, community college, or technical school following graduation. Scholarship amounts are based on the merit of the applications received and the funds available. Only one Thielemann Family Teacher Scholarship will be awarded each year and is restricted to students pursuing a career in education. It is a $1,000 scholarship. (This can be applied to in addition to the general GCEF scholarship.)

Scholarship applications for the 2023/2024 School Year are due on or before Friday, April 26, 2024.

Scholarship Applications are only accepted through our online Google Form. Please click the links below to complete the application for which you plan to apply.

Gilpin County Education Foundation Application

The Thielemann Family Teacher Scholarship

Please remember to submit all required attachments by 5pm on the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please email the following attachments to accompany your submitted application to with the Subject Line: YOUR NAME: Scholarship Application Attachments

  1. A copy of your most recent school transcript.
  2. A copy of your ACT or SAT score (Can be included on school transcript)
  3. Thielemann Family Teacher Scholarship applicants must also submit three letters of recommendation.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Foundation at

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