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Grants/Scholarships

Colorado High School Students

Big Jon Platt Scholarship
Up to three graduating seniors from Montbello High School in Denver, CO will be selected to receive a scholarship for college.  Applicants must 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 2014 application deadline was March 21st. Please check back in January of 2015 for potential changes to the program and the new application.

Colorado Press Association High School Scholarship
Up to three $1,500 scholarship awards will be awarded to graduating high school seniors from Colorado high schools who have been active and held a leadership position in their high school's newspaper, media club, or yearbook. The deadline for the 2014 application was March 3, 2014. The application for 2015 will be posted here in January 2015.

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 the 2014 application was March 10, 2014. The application for 2015 will be posted here in January 2015.

Denver Country Club Scholarship
Scholarships are available to employees of the Denver Country Club who are pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees.  Applications are also available through the Human Resources office at the Denver Country Club.  Employees are encouraged to re-apply each year.  The 2014 application deadline was June 17th. Application information for scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year will be available here in April 2015.

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: Daniel Dillon, Jessica Dillon, David J. Hook, Aimie L. Hook, and Kasey P. Scott. If you received an award through this program and would like to claim your scholarship, contact Jack Czarniecki at 303.996.7328 or jczarniecki@denverfoundation.org.

Giving Generations AVID Graduate with Distinction Scholarship
Two $2,500 scholarships are awarded annually to students graduating from high school in the Cherry Creek School District who have completed at least two years in the AVID program and currently be participating in the program, have a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 3.0, and are planning to attend a four-year college or university. The application deadline is December 10, 2014. For questions, please contact Oz Spies at ospies@denverfoundation.org.

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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 Guadelupe, Excelsior Youth Center, Mount St. Vincent Home, On Our Own, PHAMALY, Urban Peak, Warren Village, the WINGS Foundation, and selected Boys and Girls Clubs. The 2014 application deadline was April 15th. The 2015 application will be posted here in March of 2015.

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 three years.  The 2014 application deadline was March 28th.  The 2015 application will be posted here in January 2015.

Janus Next Generation Scholarship
Scholarships for the children of Janus, INTECH, and Perkins employees.  The 2014 application deadline was April 16th. The 2015 application will be available on MyJanus and from the Janus Human Resources office in March 2015.

The Jim and Peggy Curtis Scholarship
Up to $5,000 awarded annually to students graduating from Moffat Senior High School or Mountain Valley Senior High School. Students who graduated within the past 2 years are also eligible to apply. Awards can be used for full-time or part-time study at a trade school, a technical school, a community 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 2014 application deadline was March 4th. The 2015 application will be posted here in January 2015.

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 deadline for the 2014 application was March 17, 2014. The application for 2015 will be posted here in January 2015.

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, contact Jack Czarniecki at 303.996.7328 or jczarniecki@denverfoundation.org.

Longmont Community Foundation Scholarships
The Longmont Community Foundation offers a number of scholarship programs for students from the St. Vrain Valley.  For eligibility and application information, please go to http://www.longmontfoundation.org/.  The Longmont Community Foundation is an affiliate of The Denver Foundation.

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 the 2014 application was February 21, 2014. The application for 2015 will be posted here in January 2015

RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship
The RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship was founded in 2003 through the initiative of RBC Wealth Management. This 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.  Students that have a parent, step-parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle who is employed by the RBC Wealth Management are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.  The 2014 deadline was March 7th. The 2015 application will be posted here in January 2015.

Other Types of Scholarships 

Scholarships for College Students 

Scholarships for Teachers

Other Scholarships Administered by The Denver Foundation