Adults with a bachelor’s degree nearly double their earning potential.
One to One Quest Scholarship Program
Thanks to a scholarship from the One to One Quest Scholarship program, Vanessa Northurup’s dream of going to college to pursue a degree in business management has become a reality.
Vanessa, who has lived in Telluride and participated in One to One since she was 8 years old, is now a freshman at Fort Lewis College in Durango. Without the financial assistance from the One to One Quest Scholarship, college wouldn’t have been possible.
“I’m the first member in my family to go to college. I want to be a positive role model for my brother, and I hope he follows in my footsteps as having a college degree creates so many more opportunities and will have a tremendous impact on my future.”
- One to One provides mentoring experiences for children, ages 5-17, in San Miguel County and addresses multiple issues for the under-privileged children in our region including crossing language and cultural barriers, providing an extended family and networking families into community resources. As children become involved with a mentor, they are less likely to drop out of school or be involved with drugs or alcohol.
- The Quest Scholarship program was established in 2007 by an endowment from Bill and Debbie Carstens.
- The Quest Scholarship program, a new component of One to One, provides full, four-year college scholarships to exceptional local children who wouldn’t have the means to attend college without financial assistance.
- The Quest program targets potential scholarship recipients as early as middle school to ensure they stay on the right track for a college degree.