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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.

BRAF Cheryl D. Conkling Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $12,000
  • This scholarship is named in honor of Cheryl D. Conkling and supports students with hearing or other physical hardships who have demonstrated a love for education. This scholarship is only open to students who live and/or attend school in Windsor, Colorado; Conroe, Texas; Wilkinson County, Mississippi; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; or West Feliciana Parish in Louisiana. Students must be a high school [...] More

Celebrate The West High School Art Competition

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2021
  • 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

Coloradans for Nebraska Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/24/2021
  • 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: 5/31/2021
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The CSF Fiesta Committee will award a grand prize scholarship in the amount of $3,000 to the Fiesta Queen, $1,800 to her first attendant, $1,600 to her second attendant, and $1,300 to her third attendant. The candidate chosen Miss Congeniality will be awarded a trophy and a $300 prize. The awards will be payable to any Colorado institution of higher learning, upon proof of full-time enrollment. [...] More

Daniels Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 11/13/2020
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Daniels Scholarship Program provides a four-year annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities. Eligible applicants must: be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; be a resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming and a high school senior; earn a [...] More

ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • 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. Applicants must reside within the selected cities and surrounding areas, be a Hispanic student accepted into and planning to attend a full-time program in engineering leading to a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or [...] More

Greenhouse Scholars Program

  • Application Deadline: 12/2/2020
  • 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. Household income [...] More

Korean American Scholarship Foundation - Western Regional Chapter

  • Application Deadline: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: $5,000
  • 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, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington) is required. A [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2021
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation promotes the academic growth of youth throughout the United States and awards scholarships annually at the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Convention. The Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. Applicants must be high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic [...] More

Partner Colorado Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Partner Colorado Foundation's scholarship program offers grant money to individuals to enable them to pursue a degree in the field of their choice at an accredited educational institution. Applicants may be high school seniors or current undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens residing principally in the State of Colorado. Applicants continuing college must have maintained a minimum 2.0 [...] More

Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Engineering/Geology Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 2/1/2021
  • Amount: $5,500
  • The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Engineering/Geology Scholarship is offered to students at a four-year school entering their junior or senior year. Students must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of one of the eight RMCMI member states (see website for details) and looking for a career in the coal industry. The scholarships may be given for up to two years.

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Smokin Skulls for Scholars

  • Application Deadline: 4/15/2021
  • Amount: Varies
  • The Smokin Guns Motorcycle Club, which is a law enforcement club, developed this scholarship award for high school seniors or undergraduates who are pursuing criminal justice careers in Colorado. Applicants must have a 2.7 GPA. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's [...] More

Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation

  • Application Deadline: 3/16/2021
  • 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

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Tall Clubs International 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. To enter, applicants must be under 21, entering college in the upcoming fall and meet the TCI height requirement minimums: 5'10" for women and 6'2" for men, barefoot. You must also find a local Tall [...] More

The Pinnacol Foundation College Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 2/15/2021
  • Amount: $4,500
  • 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

Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  • Application Deadline: 2/26/2021
  • Amount: $15,000
  • You have the power to prevent distracted driving among teens. Make a 30-60 second video that inspires your peers to drive safely, and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of 15 great prizes. Approach your video submission as your chance to find a message that would resonate with you and your peers. If your friends - and teens throughout the United States - were going to watch ONE video that [...] More

U.S. Army Loan Repayment Program

  • Application Deadline: 6/23/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • U.S Army Loan Repayment Program helps servicemen repay qualified student loans. Out of all the service branches, the Army’s CLRP benefits package is typically regarded as the best, since it provides up to $65,000 in lifetime student loan forgiveness. The benefit is doled out on an annual basis, beginning as soon as a Soldier completes his first year of qualifying service, and provided at a rate [...] More

William J. Blair Scholarship Fund

  • Application Deadline: 2/28/2021
  • Amount: $2,500
  • 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: July 2020