Barr Foundation Scholarship

Robert M. Barr and Roberta Armstrong Barr provide scholarships to students preparing to become teachers at both Western Colorado University and Fort Lewis College in Durango.

Mr. and Mrs. Barr were life-long residents of Colorado. Both lived and worked in south-west Colorado for 80+ years. Robert was a rancher and beekeeper. Roberta was a teacher, principal, and gardener. Roberta attended Fort Lewis College and obtained her teaching degree. She eventually would earn her Bachelor’s degree in Education and her Master’s degree in Public School Administration from Western Colorado University. Her teaching career began in small, one-room schoolhouses and continued for 40+ years teaching in Colorado’s Animas River Valley area.

This scholarship is more than simply a gift to provide financial aid. It is a message of encouragement that donors believe in you, your gifts and talents and your bright future. This scholarship is an investment in you and the dividends will be all that you become. You are more than a scholarship recipient, you are a part of a legacy in making the world a better place. We hope that one day you will be in a position to enjoy helping students and create your own legacy!

Supplemental Questions
  1. Explain how you have demonstrated a solid history of exemplary citizenship, gauged by community/civic involvement, service learning projects, etc.
  2. How will you continue to prove your commitment to teaching and academic excellence during the coming scholarship year?