Six young women awarded 2021 Hilltop Guild scholarships
The Hilltop Guild in Allenspark is an organization of women that supports the sale of hobbies and handicrafts, used to support scholarships and community organizations. The Guild’s major fundraiser is the first Saturday in August.
This year, six young women — three from Estes Park High School and three from Lyons High School — received scholarships.
Ellie Bergsten from Estes Park High was awarded the Joan Rogers Memorial Scholarship. Ellie will be attending
Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Ellie has enrolled in Heritage and Museum Studies with the goal of
working in a museum.
Jennifer Kinch from Estes Park High was awarded a Hilltop Guild Scholarship. She will be attending Colorado
School of Mines located in Golden, Colorado. Jennifer will study environmental or chemical engineering.
She wants to help solve the problems caused by plastic pollution and also deal with expanding renewable energy sources.
Rachel Calvin from Estes Park High was awarded the Betty Fulton Memorial Scholarship. She will be attending
Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Rachel’s field of study is interior design. Her goal is to design spaces
that are welcoming and open to all who enter.
Sierra Andresen from Lyons High School was awarded the Marjorie McCulloch Memorial Scholarship. She will
be attending Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Sierra plans to earn a degree in zoology with a
goal of later attending veterinary school to become a veterinarian surgeon.
Avery Joy from Lyons High School was awarded the Gerald Halsey Memorial Scholarship. She will be attending
the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming. Her major will be Business Administration and Entrepreneurship.
She plans to start a nonprofit with her mom that will give students a chance to work with professionals, which will in turn
help the students to set goals for their future.
Tala Moe from Lyons High School was awarded a Hilltop Guild Scholarship. Tala will be attending Northeastern
Junior College located in Sterling, Colorado. She will study art and business. Her long-term plan includes
transferring to a four-year college in Colorado with a goal of becoming an art therapist or an art teacher.