CHS/MHS Community Scholarship


Applications are available now but will not be accepted until, Feb. 1, 2020.

Application deadline has been extended to April 17th. Please submit your applications electronically to:

Jill Benisch at Monarch @

Sarina Gonzales at Centaurus @

Contact Us:
Centaurus / Monarch Scholarship Program Inc.
P.O. Box 212
Louisville, CO 80027
President, Dan DiSalle

For Questions, Contact Secretary Tam Dalle Molle at

This is the 57th  year the program is offering scholarships to graduating high school students in the Louisville-Lafayette communities, to assist them in funding their efforts in pursuing higher education or training.  Last year, we awarded $50,000 to 30 deserving graduates. Help us make this the best year ever in continuing the tradition of supporting our students!

It all began in 1962 when the Lafayette High School PTA collected funds from organizations and individuals to provide seniors with a start toward their college education.  In 1965, Louisville businesses adopted these efforts and began to help Louisville High School seniors also.  The Lafayette and Louisville programs merged in 1972 when Centaurus High School was built.  In 2001, the fund expanded to include Monarch High School. 

Staffed entirely by a group of dedicated volunteers, since 1983 the program has awarded 719 scholarships totaling more than $707,000.

Objectives of the scholarship fund are:

  • Recognize highly motivated high school seniors in their efforts to advance their education.
  • Inform the community about the goals and progress of the scholarship program and the students who benefit from it.
  • Elicit financial support from individuals, organizations and businesses so that the scholarship program can continue the tradition of supporting local graduates with scholarships to continue education or training.

"No one was ever honored for what they received.  Honor has been the reward for what they gave."  Calvin Coolidge