Gazette Charities Foundation Best & Brightest


The Gazette Charities Foundation Best and Brightest scholarship program recognizes 20 graduating seniors who have excelled academically and made contributions to their schools and community.

They are smart, self-motivated and they are the standout Class of 2022 graduates in the Pikes Peak region.

Applicants will provide some basic information, one letter of recommendation and write an essay answering three questions about their community service efforts, a defining moment or lesson in adversity and their vision for the future.

Applications will be reviewed for academic achievements and intellectual curiosity, outstanding character, evidence of leadership and community involvement.

The Best and Brightest Class of 2022 winners will receive a $500 scholarship, an article in The Gazette and on and will be invited to attend an in-person award ceremony.

Completed applications must be received at The Gazette by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March, 18, 2022.

Applications can be mailed or delivered to The Gazette:
30 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Please place applications in the drop box between the lobby doors.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm

Applications can also be emailed to
Please label all attachments clearly so our team can easily verify all application elements are accounted for.

For more information, contact Kelly Spieker at or (719)476-4840.