Bridget Galaty, a Park Hill resident and senior at Denver School of the Arts has been selected to receive a Boettcher Foundation Scholarship. Galaty will attend Colorado College next fall. Scholarship funds will cover full tuition, student fees, a book allowance and an annual stipend for living expenses.
In addition to academic excellence, Galaty is immersed in community service and activism projects. A member of the Student Board of Education, Galaty has championed causes including a proposal to change the Denver Public School’s (DPS) sex education curriculum and a motion to lower the voting age to 16 on Denver Board of Education issues. “It makes sense that students should have a say while they attend the schools affected by voting decisions,” Galaty says.
An advocate for LGBTQ rights, Galaty has participated in making DPS school environments welcoming for all students. With a keen interest in documentary films, Galaty has produced projects highlighting LGBTQ awareness by taking a comedic approach to the subject matter.
Galaty will use the scholarship to explore the liberal arts, film, math, physics, and education.