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DPS Retired Employees Scholarship Continues To Aid Students

The Denver Public School Retired Employees Association Foundation celebrated twenty-seven years of awarding scholarships to exceptional DPS graduating seniors at a breakfast-brunch on April 30, 2022.

The foundation was created as the philanthropic organization of the DPS Retired Employees Association to implement the membership’s continuing interest in and willingness to assist worthy graduates of Denver Public Schools. The objective of the foundation since its inception has been to reward academically and involved graduating seniors in the pursuit of their educational goals.

From the modest beginnings of awarding two $1,000 scholarships in 1996, the foundation has flourished through the generous contributions of the association membership, memorial donations, and bequests.

The foundation board of directors is pleased to be able to present eleven $10,000 scholarships, each renewable for an additional three years, totaling a possible award of $40,000 for each of the 2022 recipients over the course of their collegiate studies.

The DPS Retired Employees Association Foundation begins the process with an application from highly qualified students who are graduating from a diploma-granting school within the DPS system. After a complete evaluation of each student’s academic accomplishments and their community service and involvement, selected semi-finalists are asked to participate in a rigorous personal interview conducted by the scholarship committee.

Eleven finalists are recommended to the foundation’s Board of Directors for their approval. The scholarships were awarded at the recipients’ breakfast-brunch with their families in attendance.

Each student is asked to speak briefly about their experiences in Denver Public Schools and their future plans. Many recipients indicate that the scholarship allows them to fulfill their academic dreams.

2022 Scholarship Recipients

  • Haley Bart – Denver School of the Arts
  • Alexander Bernal – South High School
  • Teal Fricke – East High School
  • Malia Heien – Northfield High School
  • Jake Hodas – South High School
  • Teresa McManus – North High School
  • Clarise Reichley – Denver School of the Arts
  • Alyssa Robertson – South High School
  • Charlie Rose Ruderman-Pratt – North High School
  • Natha Tamkin – George Washington High School
  • Anna Wu – Northfield High School


Board of Directors

Cynthia B Rundstrom, Chair
William Kohut, Vice Chair
Karen Ritz, Secretary
Nancy Raddatz
Andy Raicevich
Kristin Waters
Lynn Williams
Jeanne Ross, Ex-officio

Scholarship Committee

James Fleet, Chairman
Clovis Brown
Laura DeMouin
David J. Harguth
Lori Lazuka
Richard Nelson
Jennie Pebbel
Philip J. Perry
Nancy Raddatz

Investment Committee

Cynthia B. Rundstrom
Brian Buell
C. Alan Peppers
Andrew Raicevich
Adrienne Havey, Accountant

Support Staff

Celeste Jimenez, Secretarial
Carole Maschka, Graphic Arts, Treasurer

Scholarship Foundation History

Read about the history of the scholarship foundation.

For additional information contact:

Cynthia Rundstrom: 303-753-0141, crundstrom3@q.com
James Fleet: 303-757-1757, easjwf@comcast.net