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Support Students by Providing Scholarships

For our students, receiving a scholarship often means more than simply being able to attend college; it means that someone believes in them and is counting on them to succeed. You can impact a deserving student’s academic journey by making a scholarship gift.

 

Apply for a Scholarship

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 in the 2019-2020 academic year.

The application process for 2019-2020 academic year scholarships has closed. Applications are no longer being accepted.

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.


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:
  • Intend to participate 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.

Award: To be determined.

To apply: The application for this scholarship has closed. Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Colorado Garden Foundation Scholarship

The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges is pleased to offer Colorado Garden Foundation Scholarships to students pursuing a two-year degree in either Soil & Crop Science or Agricultural Education. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, books, fees, supplies, and transportation.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
  • Be pursuing a two-year Associate of Science degree in either Soil & Crop Science or Agricultural Education at one of the following Colorado community colleges: Lamar Community College, Otero Junior College, or Trinidad State Junior College; and
  • Be enrolled full-time.
  • Front Range Community College and Northeastern Junior College students – Colorado Garden Foundation provides scholarships for your institutions through a separate process. Please contact your college’s foundation for information about applying.

Award: For the 2019-2020 academic year, two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded.

To apply: The application for this scholarship has closed. Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Credit Union of Colorado Scholarship

Each year the Credit Union of Colorado, in conjunction with the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges, offers scholarships to seven students who are members of the Credit Union of Colorado and are pursuing their education at one of the 13 CCCS colleges. Scholarships are available for both full-time and part-time students.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:
  • Be a member of the Credit Union of Colorado (cuofco.org);
  • Intend to participate 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)
  • Complete, and submit to their college, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.ed.gov); and
  • Be a United States citizen or have permanent residency.

Award: For the 2019-2020 academic year, seven scholarships ranging $750-$1,500 will be awarded.

To apply: The application for this scholarship has closed. Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Students who receive Credit Union of Colorado scholarships are eligible to apply for renewed scholarship funding, provided they have maintained a GPA of at least 2.5. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, and depend on funding, your application, and your status with your respective program.

FleetPros Scholarship

The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges is pleased to offer FleetPros Scholarships 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. Colorado Community Colleges students are welcome to become members.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled 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
  • Be enrolled in at least a half academic load each semester (minimum 6 credit hours); and
  • Complete, and submit to their college, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.ed.gov)

Award: To be determined

To apply: The application for this scholarship has closed. Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Students who receive FleetPros scholarships are eligible to apply for renewed scholarship funding. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, and depend on funding, your application, and your status with your respective program.

Helping the Homeless Colorado Scholarship

Helping the Homeless Colorado works with individuals who are experiencing homelessness to improve their quality of life. Helping the Homeless Colorado Scholarships are available for community college students who have demonstrated great persistence in succeeding in school despite daunting obstacles of homelessness and poverty. Helping the Homeless Colorado was founded in 2016 in Denver, Colorado and is operated by students Alyssa Gorkin, Matine Khalighi, Ali Ginsburg.

To be eligible for the scholarships, applicants must:

  • Intend to participate in a degree, certificate or transfer programs 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 2.0;
  • Have experienced homelessness in the last 18 months; and
  • Have participated in activities that are helpful to others.

Award: To be determined

To apply: The application for this scholarship has closed. Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year.

In order to remain in compliance with scholarship requirements, students must complete all coursework with grades of C or better.

Dr. Amy Kahn Scholarship

The Foundation for Colorado Community Scholarships is pleased to offer the Dr. Amy Kahn scholarship for 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:

  • Intend to participate 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

Award: Two $1,250 scholarships will be awarded.

To apply: The application for this scholarship has closed. Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Last Mile Scholarship

Last Mile Scholarships are available for students who are within 15 credit hours (one semester) of graduating, enabling these students to focus on their studies, take additional classes, and graduate when it might otherwise not be possible.

Students receiving Last Mile Scholarships will meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Seeking an Associate’s degree 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;
  • Enrolled full-time or part-time;
  • Have a maximum of 15 credit hours remaining to earn an Associate’s degree;
  • Be able to complete the degree in the semester in which the scholarship is sought;
  • Be in good academic standing (recent academic performance will be considered);
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0;
  • Complete and submit to their college a Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA.ed.gov;
  • Have unmet financial need as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (tuition, fees, books, and materials) in the range of $100-$2,000;
  • Have exhausted Pell eligibility or VA benefits or have a demonstrated hardship (academic, personal, health, etc.) or financial constraint (employment, etc.); and
  • Be a Colorado resident.

Award: In the range of $100-$2,000 as determined by financial aid

To apply for this scholarship, please visit your campus’s financial aid office.

Dr. Nancy J. McCallin Endowed Scholarship

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. The scholarship is intended to be a merit based scholarship 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.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Intend to complete a credential 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);
  • Not be Pell eligible, but have a demonstrated financial need; and
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition.

Award: To be determined. Scholarships may not exceed 75% cost of tuition.

To apply: The application for this scholarship has closed. Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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:
  • Intend to participate 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;
  • Be enrolled full-time or part-time; and
  • Complete, and submit to their college, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA.ed.gov.

Award: For the 2019-2020 academic year, approximately 40 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.

To apply: The application for this scholarship has closed. Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Students who previously received Stone Family Foundation scholarships are eligible to apply for renewed scholarship funding. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, and depend on funding, your application, and your status with your respective program.

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 scholarship, applicants must:
  • Intend to pursue a certificate or degree (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).

Award: To be determined

To apply: The application for this scholarship has closed. Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Virtuoso Sourcing Scholarship

The Foundation for Colorado Community Scholarships is pleased to offer Virtuoso Sourcing Group Scholarships for 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:

  • Intend to participate 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
  • Complete, and submit to their college, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA.ed.gov;
  • Preference will be given to students who have a demonstrated commitment to community service and leadership.
  • Award: To be determined

    To apply: The application for this scholarship has closed. Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2019-2020 academic year.


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