Linda Norton Good Neighbor Scholarship



The scholarship was named in memory of Fort Collins Board of Realtors member Linda Norton, who made significant contributions to the community and the real estate industry. It’s awarded to seniors within the Poudre School District boundaries with a 3.5 GPA or better who plan to continue in post-secondary education or training in Colorado. To be considered the student must intend to pursue a degree in business, finance or economics and additional preference will be given those seeking a degree in real estate. Financial need is a factor and should be demonstrated via a narrative that describes their financial situation.

2022 Linda Norton Scholarship Recipient – Shannon Rooney

FORT COLLINS, CO (June 2022) – The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® recently awarded the Linda Norton Good Neighbor Scholarship to Shannon Rooney.

Shannon has not only excelled in her studies but has been recognized for her outstanding achievements both in and out of school, which has made her an ideal recipient of this award. She plans on attending Colorado State University this fall.

Shannon’s goal is to become a data scientist and her hope is to improve how the world uses technology and data systems in economics. She also plans on advocating for more women in the STEM field, as her grandmother, an ecologist in Maine, inspired her to go after her interests in sciences.

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® congratulates Shannon on receiving this scholarship and wishes her much success in attaining both her educational and career goals. She no doubt has a bright future ahead of her!

“Thank you so much to the donors! Through your help, I am able to afford the first year of my secondary education, and set me on the right path to my goal of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in data science with a concentration of economics. Your generosity is much appreciated, I will continue to live up to the characters that assisted me in receiving the Linda Norton Good Neighbor Scholarship Fund. I will utilize this scholarship to its full potential, and will not disappoint. Thank you again, I will continue my passions in college by advocating for women leadership in STEM and business.”

2021 Linda Norton Scholarship Recipient – Emma Cailene
The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® awarded the 2021 Linda Norton Good Neighbor Scholarship to Rocky Mountain High School graduate, Emma Cailene.

Through Emma’s hard work and determination, she has excelled academically and has been recognized throughout the community for her outstanding achievements. Emma plans on attending Colorado State University this fall.

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® congratulates Emma on receiving this scholarship and wishes her much success in attaining both her educational and career goals. Wherever her journey ultimately leads, she most certainly has a bright future ahead of her!

“Thank you so much for the congratulations, and for the scholarship! It is an honor to be chosen as the recipient of the Linda Norton Good Neighbor Scholarship. I am so appreciative of this wonderful gift, and I promise to study hard and be very engaged on the CSU campus. Going to college has been a life-long dream, and I am thrilled that this goal is so close to being a reality.

I’ve been accepted to the Honors Program at CSU, which means I will be taking smaller classes that require high engagement and encourage critical thinking. I am so excited to meet other highly motivated peers, and build relationships with the students and staff involved with the Honors Program. I am confident that this special experience, as well as all the opportunities offered by the large CSU campus, will prepare me so well to be a successful career woman and contributing member of society. Thank you so much again for your generosity.”

2020 Linda Norton Scholarship Recipient – Carter Edgerley

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® recently awarded the Linda Norton Good Neighbor Scholarship to Fort Collins native, Carter Edgerley.

Carter graduated from Rocky Mountain High School in May 2019, and will be attending Front Range Community College this fall with plans on pursuing a degree in business. At the start of his senior year, in addition to continuing to excel academically, Carter learned that he had made the varsity basketball team – a dream of his. His future was looking bright when just a few short months later he was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer. This news immediately threw him into the fight of his life.

His last semester was consumed with numerous rounds of chemotherapy and endless trips to the hospital. However, his determination to graduate did not wane and continued to be at the forefront of his mind. With the help and support of his family and school he was able to complete the classes needed in time to graduate.

“After I was diagnosed with cancer, I was terrified that I would never be able to afford college and instead spend all my time trying to pay off hospital bills,” Carter stated. “Thanks to the graciousness of scholarship donors and the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, I was lucky enough to win the Boland and Norton scholarships, and I am beyond grateful. This money will be my saving grace when registering for college courses in the fall. It will allow me to work during my schooling, and instead of taking all the money I earn from work and sending it away to pay fees, I will be able to save that money for the future. Just knowing that one of my college semesters is going to be paid for makes me smile, and the word thankful doesn’t even begin to describe my thoughts about winning these scholarships. If I could tell these gracious and helpful donors one thing, I would tell them that they have helped me more than they could ever know. Receiving this money helps lift a monumental weight off of my shoulders, and I know that I am beyond lucky and blessed to be the recipient of both of these amazing scholarships.”

Carter has demonstrated that not only does he meet the criteria required to receive the Linda Norton Good Neighbor scholarship, he excels in every aspect of his life and is an inspiration to us all.

The Fort Collins Board of REALTORS® congratulates Carter on receiving this award and wishes him all the best as he pursues his goals and dreams for the wonderful and amazing future that lies ahead of him!