The Monfort Scholars program, established by the late Kenny Monfort and his wife Myra in 1999, recognizes superior scholastic ability, leadership, service to community and school and outstanding character. Monfort Scholars receive funds for tuition and fees, a room and board stipend and a book allowance for four years if they maintain academic standards.
2012 Monfort Scholars
Three incoming freshmen have been awarded full scholarships funded by the Monfort Scholars program, which furnishes annual scholarships for exceptional Colorado students.
"We are grateful to the Monfort family for their continued support of these bright students who will excel at Colorado State University," said Robin Brown, vice president for Enrollment and Access.
About the Scholars
Nicole Aranci is a graduate of Bethune High School (Bethune, CO). She plans to major in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing to pursue a career in advertising. Aranci played varsity volleyball and participated in high jump all four years of high school. She also worked with elementary students in numerous physical education classes. As a freshman, Aranci started a speech team at her high school. She has also completed two internships while in high school, one with her hometown newspaper The Burlington Record, and one with The Fine Art and Frame Company in Fort Collins.
Eligibility Requirements: Resident entering freshmen admitted by March 1. Must rank in the upper 5 percent of graduating class or No. 1 or No. 2 in a class of fewer than 40 students, SAT score of at least 1300 or ACT of 30, evidence of leadership, service to community and school, and outstanding character.
Amount of Assistance: Tuition and fees, room and board stipend, and a book allowance. Tuition and fees refers to the student's share of base tuition and fees. Renewable for six additional semesters provided requirements are met.
Amanda Fairbanks is a graduate of Liberty High School (Colorado Springs, CO). She plans to study Biological Sciences at CSU before attending medical school, but also enjoys studying languages and cultures stemming from a trip to Europe with People to People when she was fourteen. Fairbanks has been a member of National Honor Society, Serteen, Environmental Club, French Club and president of the French National Honor Society. She has also volunteered her time in the pediatric ward at St. Francis Medical Center, at her church, and with the American Cancer Society.
Christian Fahrenbruck is a homeschooled student from Fort Collins, CO. He plans to study mechanical engineering and is interested in a career in "smart" weapons technology. Fahrenbruck has volunteered with Open Door Mission, House of Neighborly Service and Kids at Heart. He played high school basketball for the Northern Colorado Titans, and co-coached a junior high team for the program. He is also active in his church, playing drums for the youth band, and travelling on missions trips with the youth group. He was member of the Colorado Wing Civil Air Patrol, where he achieved the rank of Cadet Chief Master Sergeant.
Read about previous Monfort Scholars