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COLORADO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The Ambassador Scholarship

The Ambassador Scholarship provides scholarships to refugees participating in the African Community Center's Refugee Leaders Program. This is an unmet need scholarship program, which covers tuition, fees, room, board and books after all other aid has been applied to the student’s Cost of Attendance. It is renewable for up to four consecutive years. The 2017 application has closed. The 2018 application deadline will be in late March. 

Big Jon Platt Scholarship

Up to three graduating seniors from the Montbello community in Denver, CO will be selected to receive a scholarship for college. Applicants must attend either Denver Center for International Studies at Montbello or Noel Community Arts School, have at least a 2.5 G.P.A., financial need, and be planning to attend an accredited community college or four-year institution. The deadline for application is Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

The 2018 scholarship application will be available in January 2018.

Colorado Press Association High School Scholarship

A $1,500 scholarship award will be given to a graduating high school senior from a Colorado high school who has been active and held a leadership position in their high school's newspaper, media club, or yearbook. The deadline for application was Sunday, March 5, 2017. The 2018 scholarship application will be available in January 2018. 

Columbine Memorial Scholarship (for Students)

Twelve $2,200 scholarships are awarded annually to students graduating from a Jefferson County high school.  Applicants must have at least a 2.5 G.P.A., financial need, and be planning to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school. The deadline for application was Sunday, March 5, 2017. The 2018 scholarship application will be available in January 2018. 

Desert Storm Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships for the children of Colorado armed forces personnel who were killed or permanently disabled during Operation Desert Storm.  Eligible students were confirmed through a qualification process completed in 1991. If you received an award through this program and would like to claim your scholarship, contact Sharon Harper at 303.996.7348 or sharper@denverfoundation.org.

Helen M. McLoraine Opportunity Scholarship
Scholarships for individuals who have had to face extraordinary or challenging circumstances, have actively taken steps to improve their lives, and are committed to advancing their education. This program is open to clients and former clients of the Challenged Athletes Foundation, the Emily K Foundation, Escuela de Guadalupe, Excelsior Youth Center, Figure Skating in Harlem, Mount St. Vincent Home, On Our Own, PHAMALY, Urban Peak, Warren Village, the WINGS Foundation, and selected Boys and Girls Clubs. Please click here for a list of specific eligibility criteria. 

The 2018  Helen M. McLoraine Opportunity Scholarship application will be available Spring 2018. 

Helen M. McLoraine Scholarship for Foster Care & Emancipating Youth
Scholarships for individuals who have been in the Colorado foster care system for a minimum of 24 months between the ages of 13 and 18 who are planning to attend or are attending a career or technical school, community college, or four-year institution. This program is for youth in the Colorado foster care system or youth that have emancipated. Scholars may receive funding for up to four years.  

The 2018 Helen M. McLoraine Scholarship for Foster Care & Emancipating Youth application will be available Spring 2018.

The Jim and Peggy Curtis Scholarship
This scholarship awards up to three students annually to those graduating from Moffat Senior High School or Mountain Valley Senior High School. Awards can be used for full-time or part-time study at a trade school, a technical school, a ommunity college, or a four-year college. Students do not need to have applied to or been accepted into a school at the time that they apply for this scholarship.

The 2018 scholarship application will be available in Spring 2018.

The 2018 scholarship application will be available in January 2018. 

MCA Denver Failure Scholarship

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Denver is awarding over $20,000 in college scholarships to the next generation of creative, innovative, and fearless graduating high school seniors who demonstrate a willingness to risk failure in the pursuit of something new. The Failure Awards scholarships reward Colorado students who embrace the spirit of creative risk taking with scholarship monies that can be used at any accredited four-year institution towards educational expenses. While so much of student life is focused on achievement, MCA Denver believes that in order to create something original and authentic, it is necessary to risk failure. The Failure Awards are given not on the basis of academic merit or athletic prowess, but rather on a student’s demonstration of a willingness to take these risks. 

The 2018 scholarship opportunity is now available for application. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2018.

Raymond and Velma Merkle Scholarship
Scholarships of varying amounts are awarded annually to high school seniors from both Littleton High School and Manual High School.  Applicants must be a first generation college student, have a 2.75 cumulative GPA, be active in their school or community and be planning to attend a trade school, technical school, a community college, or a 4-year college. The deadline for application was  Friday, March 10, 2017.

The 2018 scholarship application will be available in January 2018. 

RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship
The RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship was founded in 2003 through the initiative of RBC Wealth Management. This highly competitive scholarship is intended to reward students for exceptional achievement, above and beyond their peers. Five $3,000 scholarships are awarded each year to students intending to pursue a degree in science, mathematics, or engineering. 

The 2018 scholarship application will be available in December 2017.

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