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: 2/1/2019
  • 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

APIASF/United Health Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/11/2019
  • Amount: $15,000
  • The Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) and the United Health Foundation have partnered to provide financial assistance to Asian and Pacific Islander students who plan to pursue a degree that will lead to a career in the health field.

    Eligibility:
    -Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
    -Be a citizen, national, or legal [...] More

Boundless Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship (BOS) is designed to benefit highly-motivated non-traditional students who recognize the power of education to create a better life for themselves and their families.

    The scholarship is available at select two- and four-year colleges and universities in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. The Daniels Fund - the legacy of cable television pioneer Bill [...] 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

Church's Chicken Community Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Church's Partners Foundation, Inc. established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors residing in 16 eligible states who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. Scholarships are offered each year for part-time or full-time study at an accredited U.S. institution of the student's choice. Applicants must be living in AL, AR, AZ, FL, GA, IL, LA, [...] More

Coloradans for Nebraska Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/24/2019
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Coloradans for Nebraska is offering Scholarships to Colorado high school graduates that will be or are attending the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, or the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Scholarships are awarded to Colorado high school graduates based on scholastic achievement, school activities, extracurricular activities, career goals, letters of [...] More

CSF Fiesta Queen Scholarship and Pageant

  • Application Deadline: 5/3/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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 [...] More

Denver Alumnae Chapter Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • Amount: $6,000
  • The Denver Alumnae Chapter Scholarship is a needs-based scholarship. Applicants must be African-American females who are graduating seniors attending a Denver Metropolitan area high school and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must also have applied to an accredited four-year college or university. Must not be a daughter of a Delta. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship [...] More

Education First Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/18/2019
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Education First provides college scholarships to low-income high school seniors. Awards can be used for tuition and books at a college, university, community college, or trade school and must be used within seven years after graduating high school. Applicant must be a senior at one of our target high schools (see website for list). Preference is typically given to first generation college [...] More

ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $20,000
  • The ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding Hispanic high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in engineering at U.S. post-secondary institutions.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicants must reside within the following cities and surrounding areas and meet the following criteria to be considered for a scholarship: Colorado Springs & Pueblo, CO; Miami, FL; Kansas City, MO; [...] More

Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/1/2018
  • 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

Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $2,600
  • Native American/Alaska Native undergraduate students attending tribal colleges and universities are eligible to apply for both the American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program and the American Indian College Fund TCU Scholarship Program.

    Minimum general eligibility requirements for both scholarships include:
    -U.S. citizenship
    -Enrollment in an accredited tribal college or [...] More

Hispanic Annual Salute Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 12/4/2018
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Hispanic Annual Salute offers a minimum $2,000 scholarship to Hispanic youth who exhibit and encourage volunteerism. We provide students an opportunity to continue their education beyond high school. HAS scholarships are unique because they're not only based on grades but also on character.

    Eligibility:
    -Graduate from high school during the current academic year
    -Maintain a cumulative GPA of [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation - Western Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2018
  • Amount: Varies
  • To qualify for the Korean American Scholarship - Western Regional Chapter, students must be of Korean heritage studying in the United States, regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). Full-time enrollment at a school in one of the designated Southwestern region states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, [...] More

LEAD Foundation Community Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/5/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The LEAD (Learning and Educating About Disabilities) Foundation is offering a $1,000 annual scholarship to a student who is a Colorado resident with a documented learning disability and/or ADHD.

    Eligibility:
    -Must have a documented, specific learning disability or ADHD
    -Hold a 2.8 minimum GPA

    Submission materials:
    -A completed application
    -Two letters of recommendation (one from a [...] More

LEAD Foundation Dottie-Walker Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/4/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • This one time, $1000.00 scholarship is offered to a Colorado student entering college with a learning disability and or ADHD, i.e. dyslexia, ADHD, perceptual or communicative disability. The ideal candidate is a student who has faced the challenges of having a learning disability and/or ADHD, understands that self-advocacy and self-knowledge are powerful tools in overcoming those challenges, and [...] More

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • 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

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2019
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

NSHSS Andeavor Youth Leadership Awards

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2019
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Andeavor Industries is providing college scholarships for outstanding young leaders. This new scholarship has been launched to encourage young scholars who are leading by example in their schools and communities. The scholarship is open to high school seniors graduating in spring who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents of one of the following 19 states where Andeavor does business: Alaska, [...] More

Partner Colorado Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2019
  • 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

Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Engineering/Geology Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2019
  • Amount: $5,500
  • Engineering/Geology Scholarships are given to students looking for a career in the coal industry. There are eight awards, each award is divided and distributed in two years. Winners are also offered an all-expense paid trip to the RMCMI Annual Meeting and Convention in late June where they have the opportunity to meet industry leaders and attend technical sessions.

    Eligibility:
    -Must have [...] More

Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Technical School Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Technical Scholarship is a one-time gift to students in technical programs who hope to take their education into the coal industry, where there is a great demand for technical applications. Must be a first-year student at a two-year technical/trade school in good standing. Applicants must be a legal resident of Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, [...] More

Ruth Henderson Memorial Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • 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: 3/16/2019
  • 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.

    Submission materials:
    -High school GPA
    -SAT or ACT test scores
    -Information provided by the doctor, who directed your treatment, in one of the required letters of reference submitted. If you are unable to contact the doctor, have the hospital or clinic [...] More

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Are you under 21 years of age and about to start college in the fall? If so, you may be in luck! TCI annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall.

    Eligibility:
    -You must be under 21
    -You must be entering college in the upcoming fall
    -You must also meet the TCI [...] More

The Bradley D. Gendron Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The mission of Diabetes Scholars Foundation is to support activities related to education for and about children with diabetes. This includes but is not limited to funding scholarships for diabetes education conferences and higher education.

    The Bradley D. Gendron Memorial Scholarship awards one $1,000 scholarship to an incoming freshman with Type 1 diabetes residing in Colorado.

    For more [...] More

The Pinnacol Foundation College Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Pinnacol Foundation Scholarship Program helps the children of Colorado workers injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident - regardless of insurance carrier - pay for a post-secondary education.

    Eligibility:
    -Be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident during the course and scope of employment [...] More

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2019
  • Amount: $15,000
  • Learning to drive is one of the coolest times for a teen. But facts have shown it can be extremely dangerous. You have the power to inspire your fellow teens, maybe better than a teacher or a parent can, because you know what messages will be the most powerful. Create a 30-60 second video for your fellow teen drivers that highlights the importance of safe teen driving. Your video's message should [...] More

Traveler’s Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Native American/Alaska Native undergraduate students attending tribal colleges and universities are eligible to apply for both the American Indian College Fund Full Circle Scholarship Program and the American Indian College Fund TCU Scholarship Program.

    Minimum general eligibility requirements for both scholarships include:
    -U.S. citizenship
    -Enrollment in an accredited tribal college or [...] More

University of Colorado Boulder First Generation Grant

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $8,000
  • The First Generation Grant is awarded to Colorado residents whose parents do not have any education or technical training beyond high school. Additionally, students awarded with the First Generation Grant have the opportunity to participate in the First Generation scholars program. The award amount is $100 - $1,000 per semester depending on financial need, and can be renewed if certain criteria [...] More

Westbury HOA Book Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2018
  • Amount: $400
  • The Westbury Homeowners Association is thrilled to honor a Westbury high school senior with a $400 book scholarship to support his/her post-secondary education.

    Applications must include:
    -Your full name and address
    -The high school from which you will graduate this spring
    -The name of the university/community college/technical school that you plan to attend in the fall
    -A paragraph [...] More

Western Colorado Horticultural Society

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Western Colorado Horticultural Society (WCHS) funds a $1,000 scholarship to a deserving student from Western Colorado who is interested in pursuing a career in a horticulture related industry. A single scholarship may be awarded annually to assist a student who the WCHS board feels will stay within the industry and be a contributor and/or leader of the farming future.

    The candidate must be [...] More

William J. Blair Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 4/1/2019
  • 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 the graduating class. An essay is [...] More

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