Pagosa Springs Rotary Club awards $24,000 to graduating seniors


Pagosa Springs Rotary Club is pleased to announce the graduating seniors who will be receiving the 2024 Rotary scholarships. This year, Rotary is awarding $24,000. 

There were amazing applications and tough decisions made by the committee. The scholarship selection committee chose four students to award this year.

Miles Baker will be attending Biola University in Los Angeles County, where he will study cinema and media arts.

Karis Blackman plans to pursue a degree in environmental studies at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Jack Hittle will begin his studies of mechanical engineering this fall. He will be attending the Colorado School of Mines, located in Golden.

Michelle Ray-Lujan will be studying nursing at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas.

Congratulations to these four scholarship winners.

The Pagosa Springs Rotary Club also congratulates the entire class of 2024 and wishes each of them success in their future endeavors.

Since 1983, the Pagosa Springs Rotary Club has awarded $564,125 to 201 local high school graduates.

The Pagosa Springs Rotary Club would like to thank our event sponsors who make these local scholarships possible each year. We truly couldn’t do it without you. We would also like to thank members of the community for their continued support of Rotary fundraisers. 

Mark your calendars now for Oct. 12, when we will hold our Barn Dance, one such fundraiser. 

Rotary’s motto is “Service Above Self” and meets at noon each Thursday. Learn more at