Colorado Scholarships

It’s true. Listed tuition rates can’t always be taken literally. Colorado scholarships are available and we'll show you a few here, more when you conduct a free scholarship search. Some students can and do receive financial aid from the government. Unfortunately, government aid is frequently not enough. This is why students often look to scholarships for further funding. And just about everyone can find an award they’re eligible to receive. In fact, just living or attending school in Colorado can make you eligible for a scholarship. It’s true. By using your state as a search criterion, Scholarships.com can help you find awards only made available to Colorado students. Below are a few examples of Colorado scholarships that may be found at our site. For additional awards based on state or other criteria, try conducting a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

Animal Health International Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • From their respective beginnings - Lextron in 1967 and Walco in 1953 - culminating in the merger of two pioneering animal health companies in 2011, Animal Health International, Inc. has created a premier animal health business with more than 100 years of combined knowledge, proven vision, unmatched commitment to the customer and industry expertise. As a
    marketer of animal health products from [...] More

Celebrate The West High School Art Competition

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2019
  • Amount: $1,200
  • The Western Governors' Association is proud to announce "Celebrate the West", a regional art competition that challenges high school students to create works inspired by their state. The competition is open exclusively to high school students. Home-schooled students in that age group also may enter. Students must be in a school in Alaska, American Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, [...] More

Cheryl D. Conkling Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $12,000
  • Despite Cheryl’s physical hardships of gamma globulin anemia and hearing loss, she loved and excelled in education and music. Cheryl was a brilliant student and graduated Summa Cum Laude from college. This scholarship is named in her honor. This scholarship supports students with hearing or other physical hardships who have demonstrated a love for education. This scholarship is only open to [...] More

CSF Fiesta Queen Scholarship and Pageant

  • Application Deadline: 5/3/2019
  • Amount: $3,000
  • If you are a female Colorado resident between the ages of 18-22, of Hispanic descent, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and are interested in scholarship money for the Colorado institution of higher learning of your choice; the CSF Fiesta Committee invites you to compete in the Colorado State Fair (CSF) Fiesta Pageant.
    The CSF Fiesta Committee will award a grand prize scholarship in the amount [...] More

Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/17/2019
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Greenhouse Scholars provides a four-year renewable, need-based college scholarship of up to $5,000 per year.
    Qualified applicants must have an unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher, demonstrate financial need, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident as well as a high school senior in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois or North Carolina planning to attend a four-year accredited institution. For more [...] More

LEAD Foundation Dottie-Walker Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • This one-time scholarship is offered to a Colorado or Nevada student with a learning disability (i.e. dyslexia, ADHD, perceptual or communicative disability). The ideal candidate understands self-advocacy and self-knowledge are powerful tools in overcoming those challenges, and is willing to serve as a role model for other students with learning disabilities. For more information or to apply, [...] More

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2020
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Open to high school seniosr pursuing a four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, agribusiness management,
    communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing, engineering,
    mechanization, technology, plant pathology, plant/animal breeding and genetics, range/soil science or public service and
    administration in agriculture. Resident of [...] More

Partner Colorado Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/30/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • Only U.S. citizens, between the ages of 17 and 40, residing principally in the State of Colorado are eligible to apply for the Partner Colorado Foundation Scholarship. Only completed applications will be considered: if you are unable to provide the documents requested (or equivalents), please do not send in the application. Applications deemed incomplete or late will not be reviewed or otherwise [...] More

Ruth Henderson Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Ruth Henderson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to honor Mrs. Henderson’s life-long dedication to teaching and community service. In order to apply, you must plan to attend an accredited, publicly funded college or university in Colorado; and be a senior or recent graduate at a high school located in Morgan, Washington, Logan, Yuma, Phillips or Sedgwick Counties. Preference will be [...] More

Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2020
  • Amount: $10,000
  • This scholarship is available to current year high school graduates who have had childhood cancer and are residents of Colorado and Montana.

    The Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors will make the initial screening of the applications received with the final award decisions being made after a personal interview. The scholarship recipients will be notified when deemed [...] More

The Pinnacol Foundation College Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Pinnacol Foundation College Scholarship Program ensures that the children of seriously injured and killed Colorado workers have the opportunity to pursue their dreams by continuing their education. Applicants must be the natural child, adopted child, stepchild or full dependent of a worker who was injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident during the course and scope of [...] More

William J. Blair Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2020
  • Amount: $1,500
  • This fund was created through an estate gift from William J. Blair. Scholarships provide assistance to graduating seniors and families from any Fort Collins high school who are unable to pay for a college or vocational school education. Applicant must be a graduating senior, attending a post-secondary college or vocational school, and rank in the upper 50% of their graduating class. An essay [...] More

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Last Reviewed: April 2019