(Financial aid can be complicated! Click here for a searchable glossary of terms!)
Links below are in no particular order. Start researching now!
$15k Scholarship for Asian/ Pacific Islander students interested in a career in health sciences
Education First Scholarship for Students at North or West High Schools (DPS)
Greenhouse Scholars Due December 1, 2017
Credit Union of CO Scholarship
Colorado Mason's $10k/year Scholarship
Colorado Mason's Vocational Grant
Sachs Foundation Scholarships for Black/African American High School Students
Interested in engineering, ergonomics or technology? Check this out!
Girls Impact the World Film Scholarships and Internship Opportunities
Up to $100,000 Scholarship Available for a Team Research Project: Math:Science:Technology
VFW Youth Scholarship for Democracy Loving Students. Up to $30,000!
Are you a Bruce Lee fan? Here's a scholarship opportunity!
New for YESS Students! ALL WAYS UP Foundation Scholarship!
Denver Scholarship Foundation
Puksta Foundation Scholarship- DU, MSU, CSU, UCD, CU Boulder
La Raza Youth Leadership Scholarship - scholarship info is at the bottom of their page
Denver Deltas Scholarship
State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Are you an Anti-Tobacco Activist? Apply for this Scholarship!
Western Union Scholars Application
Interested in cosmetology and/or barbering?
Google Generation Scholarship
Scholarships with January and February Deadlines compiled by DSF
MCA Denver Failure Scholarship
Crowley Foundation Scholarship
$10,000 scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students who are active in social justice movements. Due April 1
Education First! for North and West HS Students
Are you a Visual Artists? Check this one out!
Several scholarships including one for a FULL RIDE!
LGBTQ Scholarship Opportunity Due January 30, 2017
Interested in Coal Mining?
Scholarship for youth with LD / ADHD
Latinas First Foundation Scholarship Due March 1, 2017
Point Foundation: LGBTQ Student Scholarships
CORE Scholarship for Undocumented Students Due February 25, 2017
Dream Summer Fellowship– Participants are placed in social justice organizations for 10 weeks to incorporate and strengthen the inclusion of undocumented immigrant issues onto the organization’s social justice work. Dream Summer participants receive a $5,000 fellowship for their participation in the program.
Crowley Prep has shared their Scholarship Search Engine
Sachs Foundation Scholarship for Black/African American Students Due March 15, 2017
Hispanic Annual Salute Scholarship
Scholarships for First Generation Students
Multiple scholarships at the link below!
Colorado State University Scholarships:
University of Northern Colorado Scholarships:
Adams State University Scholarships:
Community College of Denver Scholarships:
Viewable by the Month Due:
Open January 1, 2017
http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships Due January 18th!
http://www.thoreauscholar.org/undergraduate-scholarships/application Due February 1st!
http://www.thenutritionalsource.com/scholarship/ Due December 1st!
College Opportunity Fund
Volunteer/Community Service Focused: (Hey, Mentors!)
Emily Griffith Scholarships!
Create a College in Colorado account to search for scholarships JUST FOR YOU!
Link below for is for October deadline opportunities!
Check out the links below for the following types of Scholarships!
Nov 7 Deadline:https://www.aspirations.org/participate/high-school
Due In December!
OPEN TO DACA STUDENTS:
List compiled by MALDEF
List compiled by MALDEF
CORE Due February 25th!http://www.ca-core.org/que_llueva_cafe_scholarship_program
September and October 2016 Deadlines!!!
For women pursuing science, engineering, or math
November plus deadlines!
Opens November 15th! Due March 8, 2016!
MALDEF Scholarships Resource Guide downloadablehttp://www.maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/index.html
Check out Scholar Snapp as a way to manage all of your scholarship applications!
Financial Assistance Resources including links to information on budgeting:http://highered.colorado.gov/finance/financialaid/OtherFinancialAssistance.html
Don’t Be Fooled!
If a scholarship offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Here are some false claims that could mean you’re about to lose money:
• “Thousands of dollars in scholarships go unclaimed each year.”
• “Guaranteed or your money back!”
• “Give me your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship.”
• “The scholarship will cost some money.”
• “You’ve been selected...”*
• “You’re a finalist in a contest” (that you never entered.)
*You should also be skeptical about “special offers” on college loans. Always compare loan terms with college loans offered by the government.
Another thing to remember when you’re researching scholarships is not to pass up scholarships just because it’s not a $1,000 scholarship. When it comes to scholarships, anything helps. A lot of times people might consider it not worth their while to apply for a $100 scholarship because it’s not that much—maybe it will pay for part of a book. But think about it. If you spent 10 hours applying for a bunch of scholarships and all you win is that $100 scholarship, you’re still averaging $10/hr for you effort. That’s better than most HS jobs are paying these days. If you spend 100 hours searching for and applying for scholarships (a LOT of time) and you win just $1,000 for your efforts, that’s still about $10 an hour which is still a good investment of time. Think of searching and applying for scholarships as a part time job. Taking the time to do it might take months before you see any results and can be frustrating if you don’t win everything you apply for, but any money you make is money you don’t have to take on as debt. So as you’re researching scholarship opportunities, don’t shy away from the smaller awards.