Steambout Mountain School student, Tinsley Wilkinson, awarded Boettcher Scholarship |

Steambout Mountain School student, Tinsley Wilkinson, awarded Boettcher Scholarship

Steamboat Springs skier Tinsley Wilkinson, 17, shoots from the standing position. At her age group, youth women, she must shoot prone and standing up in biathlon competitions. She recently finished third in an event at the US Biathlon Nationals in West Yellowstone, Montana. (Photo by Shelby Reardon)

Out of a pool of 1,500 applicants, Steamboat Mountain School senior Tinsley Wilkinson has been awarded a 2022 Boettcher Scholarship.

The four-year scholarship is only awarded to 50 students per year. It comes with $20,000 annual for tuition, fees and other expenses. The scholarship recipients are chosen based on demonstrations of service, leadership, character and academic performance.

“Tinsley’s interests are incredibly varied, almost eclectic,” Steamboat Mountain School teacher Brick Root said. “They include academics, target shooting in biathlon, quirky vehicles, hunting, cooking and on and on.”

Wilkinson has accepted the scholarship and committed to Denver University this fall, where she plans to major in biology and minor in Spanish.

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