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Thanks to generous donors, the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges is able to offer several scholarship opportunities each year for students attending or planning to attend any of the 13 Colorado Community College System colleges.

The application process for 2021-2022 academic year scholarships has closed. Applications are no longer being accepted. Next year’s process will open in Spring 2022.

Please remit all scholarship questions to Erin Allen by phone at 720-858-2903 or via email at erin.allen@cccs.edu.

Recent scholarships offered by the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges are listed below. Additional scholarship opportunities may be available through your college. Contact your college’s foundation for information about their scholarship programs. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide scholarships to ASCENT students or for concurrent enrollment courses.


Audrey D. and Harvey D. Rothenberg Scholarship

Established by Audrey D. and Harvey D. Rothenberg in 2016, one annual scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student who is either attending or planning to attend a Colorado Community College System institution.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
  • Be enrolled or intend to enroll in a degree, certificate or transfer program at one of the following 13 Colorado community colleges: Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Lamar Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Junior College, Otero Junior College, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Trinidad State Junior College; and
  • Be a non-traditional student.

Students who receive an Audrey D. and Harvey D. Rothenberg Scholarship are eligible to apply for renewed scholarship funding, provided they fulfill all scholarship responsibilities. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, and depend on funding, your status with your respective program, and your renewal application.

Colorado Garden Foundation Scholarship

Colorado Garden Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing specific agricultural degrees at Lamar Community College, Otero Junior College, or Trinidad State Junior College. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, books, fees, supplies, and transportation.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
  • Be enrolled or intend to enroll at one of the following Colorado community colleges: Lamar Community College, Otero Junior College, or Trinidad State Junior College;
  • Be pursuing a two-year Associate of Science degree program in one of the following fields: Agriculture Business, Agriculture Education, Agronomy, Botany, Environmental Design, Environmental Horticulture, Floriculture, Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Nursery & Landscape Management, Plant Biology, Plant Pathology / Science, or Soil & Crop Sciences; and
  • Be enrolled full-time.

Colorado Garden Foundation Scholarships are awarded as two year scholarships. Scholars are not required to reapply for the second year of funding, however, the scholarship may be revoked if the student fails to write an annual thank you letter to the Colorado Garden Foundation; the student’s annual grade point average falls below 2.50; the student changes to a course of study outside of approved fields; or the student participates in conduct unbecoming of a scholarship recipient.

Credit Union of Colorado Scholarship

Each year the Credit Union of Colorado, in partnership with the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges, offers scholarships to five students who are members of the Credit Union of Colorado and are pursuing their education at one of the 13 CCCS colleges.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
  • Be a member of the Credit Union of Colorado (cuofco.org). Membership is free;
  • Be enrolled or intend to enroll in a degree, certificate, or transfer programs at one of the following 13 Colorado community colleges: Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Lamar Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Junior College, Otero Junior College, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Trinidad State Junior College;
  • Be enrolled in at least a half academic load each semester (minimum 6 credit hours)
  • Be a United States citizen or have permanent residency.

Students who receive a Credit Union of Colorado Scholarship are eligible to apply for renewed scholarship funding, provided they fulfill all scholarship responsibilities, including maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, and depend on funding, your status with your respective program, and your renewal application.

Disabled American Veterans Department of Colorado Scholarship

The Disabled American Veterans Department of Colorado Scholarship is awarded to students attending or planning to attend a Colorado Community College System college. Scholarships awarded from this fund may be used to pay tuition, fees, books, required supplies, and any other costs to fully meet a student’s unmet financial need that is directly related to college expenses.

In awarding the scholarship, preference will be given to:

  • Veterans or family members of veterans, with a strong preference for disabled veterans;
  • Students who have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5;
  • Colorado residents; and
  • Full time students, taking a minimum 12 credit hours per semester

Students who receive a Disabled American Veterans Department of Colorado Scholarship are eligible to apply for renewed scholarship funding, provided they fulfill all scholarship responsibilities, including maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, and depend on funding, your status with your respective program, and your renewal application

FleetPros Scholarship

FleetPros Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in an automotive program at a CCCS college. Students enrolled in any of the following programs are encouraged to apply: Automotive Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology, and Power Equipment & Powersports Vehicle Technology. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, tools, or supplies. FleetPros is a non-profit fleet industry association which strives to support fleet professionals through education, networking, and resources. FleetPros believes in supporting new and young industry professionals. CCCS students are welcome to become members.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled or intend to enroll in an automotive program or any program in the Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics Cluster at one of the 13 Colorado community colleges: Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Lamar Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Junior College, Otero Junior College, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Trinidad State Junior College; and
  • Be enrolled in at least a half academic load each semester (minimum 6 credit hours)

Students who receive a FleetPros Scholarship are eligible to apply for renewed scholarship funding, provided they fulfill all scholarship responsibilities. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, and depend on funding, your status with your respective program, and your renewal application.

Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges Scholarship

Ongoing support to the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges provides a limited number of scholarships for students who are either attending or planning to attend a Colorado Community College System institution. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books, required supplies and any other costs of attendance.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled or intend to enroll in a degree, certificate, or transfer program at one of the 13 Colorado community colleges: Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Lamar Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Junior College, Otero Junior College, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Trinidad State Junior College; and
  • Be enrolled full-time or part-time
HealthONE Scholarship

As part of HCA Healthcare, HealthONE proudly serves the metro Denver area as the largest healthcare system with more than 11,000 employees. The HealthONE scholarship is awarded to students who are pursuing a career in the allied health fields at Arapahoe Community College or Front Range Community College.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled or intend to enroll in a degree, certificate, or transfer program in the allied health fields at either Arapahoe Community College or Front Range Community College; and
  • Agree to participate in mentorship opportunities offered by HealthONE.

Students who receive a HealthONE Scholarship are eligible to apply for renewed scholarship funding, provided they fulfill all scholarship responsibilities. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, and depend on funding, your status with your respective program, and your renewal application.

Thomas T. Grimshaw Endowed Scholarship

The Thomas T. Grimshaw Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2009 in honor of Mr. Grimshaw’s longtime advocacy on behalf of the Colorado Community College System and his distinguished service on both the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education and the Foundation for Colorado Community College Board of Directors. This fund provides need-based scholarships that can be used for tuition, fees, books and required supplies.

To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled or intend to enroll in a certificate or degree program (AA, AS, AGS, or AAS) at one of the following 13 Colorado community colleges: Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Lamar Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Junior College, Otero Junior College, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Trinidad State Junior College;
  • Be enrolled in at least a half academic load each semester (minimum 6 credit hours);
  • Have achieved an overall high school or college GPA of 2.0 to apply, and must maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester during the scholarship year;
  • Be a Colorado resident;
  • Complete, and submit to their college, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.ed.gov);

Students who receive a Thomas T. Grimshaw Endowed Scholarship are eligible to apply for renewed scholarship funding, provided they fulfill all scholarship responsibilities. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, and depend on funding, your status with your respective program, and your renewal application.

Dr. Amy Kahn Scholarship

The Dr. Amy Kahn scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated advocacy for, or a commitment to, diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or students with a psychological or physical disability.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled or intend to enroll in a degree, certificate, or transfer program at one of the following 13 Colorado community colleges: Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Lamar Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Junior College, Otero Junior College, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Trinidad State Junior College;
  • Either have demonstrated advocacy for, or a commitment to, diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or personally experienced a physical or psychological disability

Students who receive a Dr. Amy Kahn Scholarship are eligible to apply for renewed scholarship funding, provided they fulfill all scholarship responsibilities. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, and depend on funding, your status with your respective program, and your renewal application.

Merritt Family Opportunity Scholarship

The Merritt Family Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a credential in the skilled trades such as welding, advanced manufacturing, precision machining and/or industrial maintenance. Merritt Aluminum Products and Merritt Trailers are industry leading companies that the Merritt family has owned and operated for 70 years.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
  • Be enrolled or intend to enroll in a skilled trades program such as welding, advanced manufacturing, precision machining, and/or industrial maintenance at one of the following 13 Colorado community colleges: Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Lamar Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Junior College, Otero Junior College, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Trinidad State Junior College;
  • Complete, and submit to their college, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.ed.gov);
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition; and
  • Must be a US citizen or ASSET student.

Students who receive a Merritt Family Opportunity Scholarship are eligible to apply for renewed scholarship funding, provided they fulfill all scholarship responsibilities. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, and depend on funding, your status with your respective program, and your renewal application.

Dr. Nancy J. McCallin Endowed Scholarship

Dr. Nancy J. McCallin Scholarships are awarded based on merit with GPA and the difficulty of a student’s program of study given due consideration. Scholarships awarded from this fund may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, required supplies, and any other costs to fully meet a student’s unmet financial need. The Nancy J. McCallin Endowed Scholarship Fund honors, recognizes, and celebrates Dr. McCallin’s fourteen years of service to the Colorado Community College System. As the longest tenured System President, Dr. McCallin oversaw a period of dramatic growth while ensuring financial stability, increased student success, and unparalleled service to Colorado communities.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • • Be enrolled or intend to enroll in a credential program at one of the following 13 Colorado community colleges: Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Lamar Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Junior College, Otero Junior College, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Trinidad State Junior College;
  • Be enrolled in at least a half academic load each semester (minimum 6 credit hours);
  • Complete, and submit to their college, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.ed.gov);
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition; and
  • Must be a US citizen or ASSET student.

Students who receive a Dr. Nancy J. McCallin Endowed Scholarship are eligible to apply for renewed scholarship funding, provided they fulfill all scholarship responsibilities. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, and depend on funding, your status with your respective program, and your renewal application.

Optum 21st Century Scholarship

Optum Scholarships are awarded to students preparing for a career in the allied health fields. Optum is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and helping make the health system work better for everyone, and supporting the next generation of healthcare workers is part of that mission. Scholarship funding may be used for tuition, books, fees, supplies, room, and board.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be pursuing a credential in an allied health field at one of the 13 Colorado community colleges: Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Lamar Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Junior College, Otero Junior College, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Trinidad State Junior College;
  • Complete, and submit to their college, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.ed.gov);
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition;
  • Must be a US citizen or ASSET student; and
  • Will be required to maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and fulfill all scholarship responsibilities as defined by the Foundation.
Stone Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship

Established by The Stone Family Foundation in 2012, this fund provides need-based scholarships to students who are either attending or planning to attend a Colorado Community College System institution. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books, required supplies and any other costs to fully meet a student’s unmet financial need.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
  • • Be enrolled or intend to enroll in a degree, certificate, or transfer program at one of the 13 Colorado community colleges: Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Lamar Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Junior College, Otero Junior College, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Trinidad State Junior College; and
  • Be enrolled full-time or part-time;

Students who receive a Stone Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship are eligible to apply for renewed scholarship funding, provided they fulfill all scholarship responsibilities. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, and depend on funding, your status with your respective program, and your renewal application.

The Stratosphere Scholarship

The Stratosphere Scholarship is awarded to students who are enrolled in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math related pathway at a CCCS college. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books, required supplies and any other costs to fully meet a student’s unmet financial need.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
  • Be enrolled or intend to enroll in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math program at one of the 13 Colorado community colleges: Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Lamar Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Junior College, Otero Junior College, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Trinidad State Junior College;
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5;
  • Complete, and submit to their college, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.ed.gov);
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition; and
  • Must be a US citizen or ASSET student.

Students who receive a Stratosphere Scholarship are eligible to apply for renewed scholarship funding, provided they fulfill all scholarship responsibilities. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, and depend on funding, your status with your respective program, and your renewal application.

Virtuoso Sourcing Scholarship

Virtuoso Sourcing Group Scholarships are awarded to students with financial need who are making a difference in their communities. Virtuoso Sourcing Group is a women-owned, Colorado company offering customer contact, revenue cycle management and hosted call center technology services to businesses, institutions and governments in the US and Canada.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled or intend to enroll in a degree, certificate, or transfer program at one of the following 13 Colorado community colleges: Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Lamar Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Junior College, Otero Junior College, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Trinidad State Junior College; and
  • Preference will be given to students who have a demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership.
  • Students who receive a Virtuoso Sourcing Scholarship are eligible to apply for renewed scholarship funding, provided they fulfill all scholarship responsibilities. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, and depend on funding, your status with your respective program, and your renewal application.

Workforce CTE Scholarship

Workforce CTE Scholarships are awarded to students to completing postsecondary credentials in high-wage, high-skill, in-demand career pathways. Funding for these scholarships is made possible through support from the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative and other generous donors. Eligible pathways include: Health; Energy, Natural Resources, Infrastructure, and Engineering; Professional and Technical Services; Education; Business Operations; and Construction and Skilled Trades. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books, required supplies and any other costs to fully meet a student’s unmet financial need.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled or intend to enroll in one of the identified in-demand career pathways at one of the following 13 Colorado community colleges: Arapahoe Community College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, Front Range Community College, Lamar Community College, Morgan Community College, Northeastern Junior College, Otero Junior College, Pikes Peak Community College, Pueblo Community College, Red Rocks Community College, Trinidad State Junior College;
  • Complete, and submit to their college, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.ed.gov);
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition; and
  • Must be a US citizen or ASSET student.

J. Adam Cermak


Executive Director


Contact Adam to establish a scholarship or endowment

720.858.2898

Sophie Greenfield


Manager of Foundation Programs and Operations

Contact Sophie with scholarship questions.

720.858.2802