For high school seniors approaching graduation, the last few weeks are a time of reflection—to commemorate academic achievements and appreciate the value of relationships formed with teachers, coaches, friends, and mentors.
For student employees at Wind Crest, an Erickson Senior Living community in Highlands Ranch, CO, it also represents a chance to be recognized for their hard work and set up for success through higher education scholarships, funded by generous donations from community residents. To be considered a Scholar Candidate, Wind Crest student employees must meet the minimum cumulative GPA requirement and have worked at least 700 hours at the community.
“These residents make a big difference in the lives of student employees here at Wind Crest,” says Executive Director Craig Erickson. “They recognize the benefits of helping young people succeed, and they want to be a part of advancing their education and skill development.”
At this year’s Scholar Ceremony, the community’s Arts & Enrichment Center was filled with scholars, family, friends and residents as each scholar was recognized for their achievements on stage. A total of 51 student employees were granted scholarships to help advance their educations as members of the Wind Crest Student Scholars Class of 2022.
Community members Janet Bradbury, Pat Ling and Dan McPherson represented Wind Crest residents with words of wisdom and encouragement as the scholars prepare for their next steps with a scholarship from Wind Crest residents. With this year’s campaign, including a generous grant from the Wind Crest Treasure Chest, the community issued more than $408,000 in total scholarships.
“These students reflect the philosophy that our mission, helping others live better lives, is achieved one interaction at a time,” says Mark Taylor, Philanthropy Manager. “We are proud of their commitment to excellence—here, at Wind Crest, and in their studies. We are also incredibly grateful to each of our residents who contributed to the Annual Scholar Campaign, without whom we would not be able to offer this opportunity to the student employees who work so hard to serve this community.”
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To learn more about the Wind Crest Scholars program and other career opportunities, please visit EricksonSeniorLiving.com/careers.