Dark Skies, Inc. is proud to present scholarships for residents in Custer County, CO to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) related university degrees.
Education is a core aspect of our mission statement as an organization and in pursuing that goal and to encourage the youth of our community to engage in STEM fields like astronomy, Dark Skies, Inc., awards scholarships of $5000 per year for four years to qualified applicants. This scholarship is valid for any accredited community college and university in the United States.
A dedicated Scholarship Selection Committee composed of Dark Skies members and members of the community evaluate student scholarship applications, ensuring that all criteria are met before awarding a scholarship. Part of the criteria is that the student is a resident of Custer County or attends school in Custer County, including home-schooled students and current older students. Furthermore, the student’s college major must be listed among the more than 395 STEM majors in order to qualify. Demonstrating acceptable progress towards a STEM major each semester is a condition to continue to receive the scholarship for four years.