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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.

 

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

Apply for a Scholarship

Thanks to generous donors, the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges is able to offer several scholarship opportunities. Scholarship opportunities are open to students attending or planning to attend any of the 13 Colorado Community College System colleges in the 2019-2020 academic year.

All scholarships require completion of an application. By completing this one scholarship application, you may be considered for several scholarships. The application process will automatically qualify you for scholarships for which you are eligible. Details of our scholarships are listed below.

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: For the 2018-2019 academic year, one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded.

To apply: Please complete the 2018-2019 Foundation Scholarship Common Application

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, April 8, 2018.

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 2018-2019 academic year, two $5,000 scholarships will be awarded.

To apply: Please complete the 2018-2019 Foundation Scholarship Common Application.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, April 8, 2018.

Students that maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and fulfill all scholarship responsibilities will be eligible to apply for a scholarship for a second year. Scholarship renewals are not guaranteed, and depend on funding, your application, and your status with your respective program.

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: To be determined

To apply: Please complete the 2018-2019 Foundation Scholarship Common Application.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, April 8, 2018.

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. This scholarship was formerly known as the Rocky Mountain Fleet Management Association Scholarship. FleetPros is a non-profit fleet industry association which strives to support fleet professionals through education, networking, and resources. FleetPros members have the opportunity to meet frequently with other fleet management professionals to exchange ideas and find solutions to common problems. The association also enjoys strong support from associate (supplier) members. These valued associates keep FleetPros fleet managers informed about the latest innovations and product developments. In return, suppliers are provided a positive environment to introduce their products and services and meet prospective clients. 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: Please complete the 2018-2019 Foundation Scholarship Common Application.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, April 8, 2018.

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.

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 FAFSA;
  • 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.

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 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; and
  • Be enrolled full-time or part-time;
  • Complete, and submit to their college, a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.ed.gov).
  • Community College of Denver students –A separate application process exists for students who are either attending or planning to attend CCD.  If you are a CCD student interested in the Stone Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship, please contact the Community College of Denver Foundation.

Award: Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, scholarships of up to $5,000 will be awarded, with award amounts determined based on students’ unmet need and total funds available.

To apply: Please complete the 2018-2019 Foundation Scholarship Common Application.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, April 8, 2018.

Students who previously received Stone Family Foundation scholarships are eligible to apply for renewed scholarship funding, even if enrolled less than half-time. 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: Please complete the 2018-2019 Foundation Scholarship Common Application.

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, April 8, 2018.