Marshall and E.J. Sprague Scholarship - CSPM

Marshall and E.J. Sprague Scholarship

The 2021 Sprague Scholarship application is now closed.

Scholarship Description

The Marshall and E.J. Sprague Scholarship is made possible through an endowment to the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum Foundation in honor of Marshall and E.J. Sprague. Each year one $3,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school student competing as an individual in the Colorado Springs Regional History Day competition held at Colorado College. The scholarship is intended for college-related expenses. Student projects will be judged by their historical quality, the clarity of their presentation, and their demonstrated passion for history.

2020 Scholarship Recipient Greta Kreimeyer (Liberty High School senior) for her website “Breaking the Barrier of Religious Discrimination: The No Religious Testing Clause.”

Scholarship Eligibility

This scholarship is restricted to participants who are:

  1. Currently in 9th through 12th grade at a local high school;
  2. Competing as an individual in any category at the annual virtual Regional History Day competition held at Colorado College on February 27, 2021;
  3. Have not previously been awarded the Sprague scholarship.

A statement of agreement must be signed by the scholarship recipient and a parent or guardian acknowleding an intention to attend a two- or four-year, degree-granting, accredited institution and that the money will be used for college-related expenses. Students are not restricted to any specific major. 

Scholarship Guidelines and Requirements

Please note that only the first 12 complete applications will be considered for the scholarship. Submission order will be tracked by the time stamp on the online application.

  • Please complete the online application form at the bottom of this page:
    • Each application should include the name and email address of one adult who is willing to complete an online recommendation form for the candidate. This should be a teacher or administrator familiar with the applicant’s academics and volunteer or work activities. Recommendation forms are due by Tuesday, February 23, no later than 5:00 p.m.
  • The following materials must be submitted in the application:
    • ALL CATEGORIES (except papers): A copy of the process paper and an annotated bibliography
    • PAPERS: A copy of the paper entry (including the annotated bibliography)
    • DOCUMENTARIES, WEBSITES, and PERFOMANCES: A link to access a video of your documentary, your website, or a video recording of your performance
    • EXHIBITS: Submit photographs of your exhibit or a PDF of your Microsoft Publisher document. 
    • Successful applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. The decision of this committee is final.
    • Scholarship winner will be announced at the Regional History Day award ceremony. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the ceremony.
Portrait Photo of Programs Coordinator, Meg Poole.


Meg Poole, Programs Coordinator


Scholarship Application - Due February 22 no later than 5:00 p.m.

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