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 2018 deadline has now closed.
The 2019 scholarship application will be available in January 2019.
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 or yearbook. The 2018 application is closed. Please check back for the 2019 application which will be available in January.
Columbine Memorial Scholarship (for High School 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.
To apply for the 2018 scholarship application, please visit: https://denverfoundation.academicworks.com/opportunities/389.
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 email@example.com.
Excelsior Scholarship Fund
The Excelsior Scholarship Fund helps to bridge the financial gap for college-bound students. This opportunity specifically looks to support students that come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who excel academically. Scholarships are awarded annually to students graduating from public high school in Colorado. Applicants must have at least a 2.5 G.P.A., be planning to attend an accredited college, university, or trade school. The deadline for application is April 2, 2018.
For more information, please visit: https://denverfoundation.academicworks.com/opportunities/430.
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 is now available. For more information, please visit: https://denverfoundation.academicworks.com/opportunities/387.
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 is now available. For more information, please visit: https://denverfoundation.academicworks.com/opportunities/381.
Reapplications should apply here: https://denverfoundation.academicworks.com/opportunities/368.
Please contact Charmaine Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
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.
First time applicants can access the application by clicking here. For those that have been received the award previously and would like to re-apply, you may do so by clicking here.
All applications must meet the postmark deadline or be emailed by Friday, March 9, 2018.
John W. and Edna Wilson Mosley Scholarship
This scholarship program will award up to two scholarships of $2,000 to African-American students from East High School. Recipients are selected based on financial need, academic achievement, character, and school and community involvement. The 2018 application has now closed.
The 2019 scholarship application will be available in January 2019.
King Soopers "Hope" Scholarship
Students at Fairview and Rosedale Elementary Schools were selected to receive awards of $450 or $500 each semester for academic achievement. The funds are held in trust by The Denver Foundation until the student graduates from high school and enrolls in a college, technical school, or other program. The last scholarships were awarded in the Spring of 2001. If you received an award through this program and would like to claim your scholarship please complete the disbursement form found here [PDF], or you can contact Sharon Harper at 303.996.7348 or email@example.com.
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 application has now closed.
The 2019 scholarship application will be available in December 2019.
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 RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship application deadline is Friday, March 16, 2018. For more information, please visit: https://denverfoundation.academicworks.com/opportunities/375.
Other Types of Scholarships