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Financial Aid & Scholarships



Financial Aid Resources for College


  • Financial Aid 101: How to Pay for College.  To watch the PPT, click here


  • Meeting College Costs: What You Need to Know Before Your Child and Your Money

Leave Home. College Board 2011edition. New York: College Entrance Examination

Board.

Complete the application for federal financial aid programs

Site where students apply for their FAFSA PIN which is used to electronically

sign their FAFSA

Federal Student Aid, a division of the U.S. Department of Education, is the

largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. This site provides general

information on federal financial aid.

Includes information about loans, scholarships, applying for financial aid, calculators, and an Ask the Advisor section.
A free resource for career, college, financial aid, and money management information.
Created by the US Department of Education and provides information about college costs, net price calculators, and college navigators.

heir outreach efforts.


Quick Reference Guides for Students and Parents 

Financial Aid in the News

Price of Admission

Wall Street Journal

A series looking at the rising costs of higher education in the U.S.


Chronicle of Higher Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education is the newspaper of record for higher education news.


New York Times: Student Loans Topics Page
The New York Times topics page on student loans is curated by Mark Kantrowitz and provides an RSS feed of news coverage and newsworthy events involving student loans from a practical consumer focus.


Financial Aid Videos

Scholarships

 

Helpful Websites



Quick Reference Guide on Winning a Scholarship.

This two-page quick reference guide includes a list of the top twelve tips on winning a scholarship, a list of common scholarship application mistakes, a warning about scholarship scams, and a list of key scholarship resources. It also includes lists of the top ten most unusual scholarships, top ten most prestigious scholarships, top ten most generous scholarships, top ten scholarships for children under age 13, top ten scholarships for community service and top ten scholarships that don't need an A.


How to Apply for a Scholarship 


Avoiding Scholarship Scams 



Scholarships 2013- 2014

Durango Scholarships



Southwest Colorado Bar Association

$500

Deadline: May 9, 2014

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Statement of financial need
  • Recommendations
  • Participation in extra-curricular activities, volunteer work, and jobs

Applications are available in the AHS College Counseling Office or here  

Hoyt Miller-Durango Lions Club

One year $1,000 scholarship
Eligibility:
  • Must graduate from a Durango high school
  • Applicant must attend an accredited Colorado college, two or four year
  • Applicant must maintain a GPA average above 2.0

Deadline: April 2, 2014

Questions: Contact Gary Jennings at 970-385-7844

Applications available

La Plata-Archuleta Cattlemen's Association La Plata County CowBelles' Scholarship

$1,000

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a child or grandchild of a current member of the La Plata County CowBelles organization.
  • Applicant must demonstrate an interest in agriculture
  • Applicant's parents/guardians must be a permanent resident of La Plata or Archuleta County.

Due: April 1, 2014

Applications available in AHS College Advising.


Pine River Bank and IBC Education Scholarship

$1,000

Pine River Valley Bank in conjunction with the IBC Education Foundation is pleased to announce an offering of at least two $1,000 college or university scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year to deserving high school seniors.

The requirements for the scholarship competition are:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Acceptance to a Colorado university, college, junior college or community college as a full time student
  • Have an account or their parents have an account/relationship at our bank for at least six months
  • Complete the application and essay question and submit it to us by Friday, March 7, 2014

Application forms are available at the bank, school counselor or can be found on-line at www.ibcbanks.org, then click on IBC Education Foundation, events, scholarship program, and lastly application. Interested students can send or deliver their completed forms to us by the March 7, 2014 deadline.

Application are also in AHS College Advising.


Water Division 7 Colorado Water Officials Association

Darias C. Chuck Lile Scholarship

$500

Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a goal for education in the following:

Water Resources, Environmental Sciences, Engineering or Agricultural Studies

  • You must be a high school senior with a minimum GPA of 2.80. You must submit a certified transcript documenting your GPA.
  • You must enroll at a Colorado college or university during calendar year 2014. The scholarship committee will require proof of acceptance at the college or university prior to distribution of the scholarship funds. The funds will be sent directly to the scholarship fund at the college or university.
  • Applicant must reside in the San Juan/Animas/Dolores River Drainage (Water Division 7).
  • You must submit two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors or principal along with this application.

6) Answer the following questions on a separate sheet of paper.

a. Ten years after high school, in what career would you like to be working?

  1. Please explain in your own words the following: “First in Time, First in Right” as it relates to Colorado Water Law (one or two paragraphs)

c. Choose a water related project or current water-related event in your area and describe it (three paragraphs.)


Download the application here.


First National Bank & IBC Education Foundation

$1,000

Requirements:

  • GPA 3.0 or above
  • Acceptance to a Colorado university, community college or junior college as a full-time student
  • Student or parent must have an account/relationship at First National Bank for at least six months
  • Completed application and essay
  • Not based on financial need
Due: March 7th.
For an application and for more information www.ibcbanks.org

LPEA Scholarship Open House

Thursday, Jan.23 from 5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Jeannie Bennett at 970-382-3505 or [email protected]

Copies of the application will be available at the Open House.


La Plata Electric Scholarship

LPEA will award two four-year scholarship to begin in the 2014-2015 school year. The scholarship award will be for tuition, fees and books, not to exceed $7,000, to any accredited college or university within the United States.

The recipient will be encouraged to attend the La Plata Electric Summer Leadership Camp for one week during the summer between high school graduation and the start of the fall term. La Plata Electric will pay all expenses for the Leadership Camp.

Application deadline is March 3, 2014. The official La Plata Electric Application, essay, high school transcript, SAT/ACT scores, and reference letter(s) constitute application.

Application


LPEA/John Voelker Memorial Scholarship

The La Plata Electric/John Voelker Scholarship was created for students attending a vocational school, technical school or junior college. This two-year maximum scholarship will be awarded each year for fees, books, tools and supplies for an amount not to exceed $5,000.

Eligible applicants must be graduating seniors from any high school or home school program within LPEA’s service territory and must plan to attend an accredited vocational school, technical school, or junior college.

The recipient will be encouraged to attend the La Plata Electric Summer Leadership Camp for one week during the summer between high school graduation and the start of the fall term. La Plata Electric will pay all expenses for the Leadership Camp.

A copy of the student’s high school transcript must accompany the application and a short essay written by you outlining your high school/college honors; community and school activities; your employment history; and future career goals. Application deadline is March 3, 2014.

Application


Tri-State Scholarship

LPEA's power supplier, Tri-State Generation & Transmission, Inc. offers two $500 scholarships to the college of student's choice.

A copy of the student’s high school transcript and a copy of college entrance examination (ACT and/or SAT) scores must accompany the application. Application deadline is March 3, 2014.

Enclose a short essay written by you outlining your high school/college honors; community and school activities; your employment history; and future career goals.

Application


Basin Electric Scholarship

Basin Electric Power Cooperative, a generation cooperative affiliated with LPEA, offers one $1,000 scholarship to the college of student's choice.

A copy of the student’s high school transcript and a copy of college entrance examination (ACT and/or SAT) scores must accompany the application. Application deadline is March 3, 2014.

Enclose a short essay written by you outlining your high school/college honors; community and school activities; your employment history; and future career goals.

Application


Rocky Mountain Electrical League Scholarship

Rocky Mountain Electrical League (RMEL) offers scholarships up to $2,500 to the college of student's choice. Application deadline is March 3, 2014.

For more information on this scholarship visit

 RMEL's website


Dorothy Gore Scholarship – Durango P.E.O Sisterhood Chapter CS

Contact: Lynn Emerson 970-259-9487

Deadline:  March 7

$1000 scholarship

Requirements: Female high school senior, minimum GPA 3.0, leadership potential, academic promise and community service.

Applications available in AHS College Advising


Durango Area Association of Realtors Scholarship

$1,000

Questions, email: [email protected]

Deadline: April 14, 2014

Requirements: current graduation senior or GED graduate from La Plata or San Juan County High School, pursuing a college or technical degree/certificate from state approved program, minimum GPA 3.0, need for financial assistance.

Applications are available in the AHS College Counseling office or by clicking here 


Durango Elks Lodge

Durango, CO No. 507
901 E 2nd Ave
Durango, CO 81301-5110

970-247-2296

[email protected]

Contact: Fred Zimmerman


Durango P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter BR Woman's Scholarship

Contact: Barb Rosten 970-946-7929 or 970-247-7446

Deadline: TBA

$500 scholarship

Requirements: Female 2014 high school graduate, minimum GPA 2.5, activities and community service, financial need, leadership.


First United Methodist Thrift Shop Scholarship

Contact: Marilyn Folk 970-382-2617, applications available in AHS college counseling office or at the United Methodist Thrift Shop

Deadline: March 15, 2014

Requirements: Church involvement, community service, extra-curricular activities, personal attributes, leadership


Hoyt- Miller Durango Lions Club

Questions: Contact Gary Jennings at 970-385-7844

Deadline: April 16, 2014

Applications in AHS College Advising Office by February 2014

One-year, $1,000 scholarship 

Requirements: Must graduate from a Durango high school, must attend an accredited Colorado Institution of higher learning including a four year college, vocational school, technical school, or Junior College.


High Noon Rotary Scholarship

Applications:

2014 Application as a Microsoft Word Document

2014 Application as an Acrobat PDF file


For more information and to download an application, please visit: http://www.durangohighnoonrotary.com/scholarship%20information.htm 

Contact: Melody Warren 970-946-1353 or Lee Ann Hoven 970-779-8245

Deadline: March 30, 2014


Colorado Scholarships

Special District Association of Colorado Scholarship

$1,000

Due: April 25, 2014

Requirements:

  • Must graduate from high school
  • Can be used at an institute of the student's choice

For more information and an application, please visit http://www.sdaco.org/sites/default/files/2014_sda_scholarship_application.pdf


Kit Faragher Foundation Scholarship

$5,000

Due: May 16, 2014

This scholarship supports Colorado students who have earned a high school GPA of 2.5, are in need of financial assistance for college, university, or technical school, and who also capture Kit's essence by demonstrating a positive attitude, strong commitment, and a drive towards accomplishment.  

This year, due to the generosity of the Montrose community during our September 2013 fundraiser, three scholarships will be awarded to support Colorado high school students. Available for the 2014-2015 school year, the scholarships may be used for any accredited two or four year college, university, or technical school. Scholarship money may be used for tuition, books, lab fees, or other costs directly related to the degree program. The scholarship recipients will receive an award of $2,500 for two years, for a total of $5,000.

The scholarship payment will be made directly to the school on the students' behalf at the start of each semester/quarter for the first two years. In order to maintain the scholarship, the recipients must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA throughout the first two years of the educational program. Submission of grades along with a personal written assessment of accomplishments must be submitted to the Kit Faragher Foundation at the end of each semester/quarter for the recipients' first two years.

Get an application here


Colorado Country Clerks Association Scholarship

$1,000

Selection based on:

  • Completed application
  • 3.25 GPA minimum
  • Financial need/hardhsip
  • Community involvement wi

For details and an application, please click here 


Colorado Education Association's Ethnic Minority Advisory Council Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship to ethnic minority high school seniors whose parents/guardians are CEA-NEA members

Applications can be found at www.coloradoea.org or by contacting Sandy Dean at 303-837-1500

Deadline: March 28th


RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship Fund

$3,000

Requirements:

  • Exceptional Colorado high school  planning to pursue a degree in science, math, or enginnerring

For an application, www.denverfoundation.org

Deadline: March 7

Questions: Contact Emily Stanley at 303-996-7342



Alexander Foundation

http://thealexanderfoundation.org

Deadline: check website for 2014-2015 information

Scholarships range from $300-$3,00, with a $9,000 maximum.

Requirements: Colorado resident, must be LGBT, financial need, attendance at an accredited institution of higher education in Colorado, service to the LGBT community.


Arapahoe Credit Union Scholarships

https://www.arapahoecu.org/Content/CommunityRelations2.html?tpm=1_5

Deadline: Applications will be available January 2014

Six traditional $1,000 scholarships are awarded to any high school student, and four non-traditional $1,000 Scholarships.

Requirements: Must be an Arapahoe Credit Union Member in good standing, minimum 2.0 GPA, accepted by an accredited college or university and complete a 500 word essay.


Boettcher Scholarship

http://www.boettcherfoundation.org/home/scholarships/

Deadline: November 1st of Senior year

Requirements: Colorado resident and US citizen or permanent resident, attended a Colorado high school for junior and senior year, Colorado high school senior demonstrating superior scholastic ability, evidence of leadership and involvement, service to community and school, outstanding character.


Colorado Council Volunteerism & Community Service Scholarship

www.coloradocouncil.org

Deadline: January 30, 2014

Requirements: Colorado resident for final two years of high school and US citizen or permanent resident, graduating high school senior having been enrolled full-time for last six month, significant experience in volunteerism/community service, minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.


Colorado Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarships

http://www.coloradodar.org/resources/scholarships/

Deadline: varies

Provides information about Colorado supported scholarships.


Colorado Educational Services and Development Association (CESDA)

www.cesda.org

Deadline: February 7, 2014

Requirements: First generation student, member of underrepresented ethnic or racial minority, financial need, Colorado resident, graduation high school senior from a Colorado high school, cumulative 2.8 GPA on 4.0 scale, leadership and community service-particularly within minority communities, past academic performance, personal and professional accomplishments, personal attributes special abilities, academic goals, must enroll minimum 6 credit hours at a 2 or 4 year Colorado college or university in fall 2014.


Colorado Mayflower Society

http://www.coloradomayflowersociety.org/scholarship.htm

$1,000 Scholarship

Deadline: March 1, 2014

Requirements: US citizen and Colorado resident, essay (see website for details), GPA and SAT/ACT scores, evidence of honors and activities.


Colorado Masons' Benevolent Fund Scholarships

http://cmbfa.org/scholarships.php

Deadline: March 15, 2014

Up to $7000 per year

Requirements: US citizen, graduating high school senior attending a Colorado institution of higher learning, demonstrated leadership, maturity, need, and scholastic ability


CollegeInvest 529 Scholarship

https://www.collegeinvest.org

Deadline: Applications will be available January 1, 2014
Awards scholarships to Colorado residents from low to middle income families who have a CollegeInvest 529 College Savings Plan.

Requirements: Colorado resident, be the owner or beneficiary of an eligible CollegeInvest 529 College Savings Account , have opened and maintained this CollegeInvest 529 College Savings Account for at least 2 years, complete and submit an online application, and substantiate an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $25,000 or less. Students can renew each year they continue to meet the eligibility requirements and potentially receive a $2,000 scholarship for up to four years ($8,000 maximum).

College In Colorado College Application Month Scholarship

www.CICCollegeAppMonth.org

Deadline: every year, October 31st

Participate in College Application Month during for your chance to win a $1,000 scholarship each week in October.


College In Colorado

https://secure.collegeincolorado.org/

http://www.cicmoney101.org/

Offers college planning tools and links to scholarship information and applications.


Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association

Five one-year college scholarships: $500 freshman and sophomores, $750 juniors, $1,250

Eligibility:

  • Colorado resident
  • Enrolled in a Colorado high school
  • Scholarships awarded on activities, scholarship, and interest in agriculture and teaching Agricultural Education


Deadline: March 15, 2014

For more information and an application: www.coloradoyoungfarmers.com


Colorado Scholarships and Grants

http://www.collegescholarships.org/states/colorado.htm

Offers links to scholarship and grant information and applications, including the College Access Challenge Grant.


Denver Foundation

http://www.denverfoundation.org/grants/page/colorado-high-school-students

Deadline: varies

Requirements: varies

Provides links and information about scholarship programs for students in Colorado, including scholarships for students in the foster care system, children of local companies, and students pursuing specific fields of study.


Greenhouse Scholars

http://www.greenhousescholars.org/

Deadline: December 10, 2013

Requirements: graduating high school senior in Colorado planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution, US citizen, GPA 3.5, interest and commitment to community, ability to persevere through difficult circumstances, leadership skills, financial need (household income not greater than $70,000).


JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship

http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php/scholarship-program

Deadline: January 11, 2014

$1000 scholarship

Requirements: Graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a college the following fall, must apply to the state you reside in.

CO contact information: Dale Hill 303-466-1192 or 303-947-2149

The Kit Faragher Foundation Scholarship

www.kitfaragherfoundation.org

Deadline: Applications will be available February 2014

Requirements: must be CO student, minimum GPA 2.5, financial need, positive attitude, strong commitment, drive for accomplishment, completed application, official high school transcripts, appropriate tax returns, and a written essay, which captures their sense of personality and achievements, while describing their short and long-term goals.


Latin American Educational Foundation

www.laef.org

Deadline: application available January 2014, for information call (303) 446-0541

Requirements: Colorado resident of Hispanic heritage and/or actively involved in the Hispanic community, accepted to an accredited college, university or vocational school, minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Recipients are required to fulfill 10 hours of community service during year of funding.


Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Sisterhood – Colorado Chapter

http://www.coloradopeo.org/localfundspublic.html

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Requirements: Colorado women, preference given to non-traditional studies


Presidents Leadership Program – Colorado State University

http://www.slice.colostate.edu/plp-scholars-class.aspx

Deadline: ongoing

PLP Scholars are a select group of students who participate in enriched leadership development experiences throughout their four years at Colorado State University. PLP Scholars will attend small group discussions with the CSU President and top faculty, meet nationally-renowned leaders, receive $2,000 in funding for international service experiences, and complete discover/artistry projects in their field of study.

Requirements: High school seniors identified as finalists for one of the following scholarships: Anschutz, Boettcher, Daniels, Monfort, Puksta, National Achievement, National Hispanic Recognition, or National Merit.

Additional requirements: significant participation in high school leadership and service activities, and a commitment to leadership, service, and scholarship in college. Final selection will be based upon receiving one of the aforementioned scholarships. Admission to the program will be on a rolling basis until the five PLP Scholars are selected and confirmed.


Reach for Help- Problem Gambling Coalition of Colorado Poster Contest

Two scholarships: 1st place: $2,000 and 2nd place: $1,000

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Guidelines and Details:

2014 Reach for Help Guidelines
2014 Reach for Help Scholarship
2014 Reach for Help Scholarship Application

For more information: Contact Rachelle Bell 303-662-0772 or www.problemgamblingcolorado.org


Sachs Foundation Scholarship

http://www.sachsfoundation.org/scholarships

Deadline: March 15, 2014

Requirements: Black/African-American race and must be a full time Colorado resident for a minimum of five years. Applications are only accepted from current high school seniors. Academic accomplishment and financial need must be demonstrated. Average undergraduate grant is $5,000 a year.


White Rose Scholarship Foundation

http://eval.ppcc.edu/app/Scholarships/White%20Rose%20Scholarship%20Application%2013-14.pdf

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Requirements: US citizen or permanent resident AND a resident of Colorado for past year (365 days), financial need, attending or admitted to an institution of higher education, demonstrated community service, GPA 3.0 or GED.



National Scholarships

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation Scholarship for High School Seniors

The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. It is our privilege to award over $3 million annually in scholarships to these young leaders.

Current high school seniors with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA may apply using the following link through October 31:

http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/applicants 

For additional information about this scholarship and profiles of past recipients, please visit our website at http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org.

The Colorado Society of Mayflower Descendants Scholarship Award
$1,000 scholarship
Requirements:
  • Resident of state of Colorado
  • US citizen
  • Written essay
  • Evidence of leadership, activities, and honors
Due Date: March 1, 2014
For an application and instructions please visit www.coloradomayflowersociety.org

Boettcher Foundation 2014

Since 1952, the Boettcher Foundation has awarded nearly $60 million in undergraduate scholarships to many of Colorado’s best and brightest students.  Our merit-based awards provide what is essentially a full-ride to any 4-year institution in Colorado, and our prestigious program is the oldest in the state.

The Foundation has now opened up the opportunity to apply for the Boettcher Scholarship to more students throughout Colorado by eliminating class rank and test scores as criteria for applying.

The competition for these 4-year awards is intense. Prospective Scholars go through a rigorous application and interview process. Annually more than 1300 students apply for the 40 available scholarships.

Eligibility

To be considered, a student must meet these minimum requirements:

  • Be a Colorado resident, having attended a Colorado high school for your junior and senior year
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Be a Colorado High School Senior
Selection Criteria

Scholarships are awarded by the Boettcher Foundation Selection Committee. They will be judging each student on his or her:

  • Superior Scholastic Ability
  • Evidence of Leadership & Involvement
  • Service to Community and School
  • Outstanding Character
For more information  and to determine your eligibility, please visit www.boettcherscholarshiponline.org/seniors/

QuestBridge
QuestBridge is a powerful platform bridging the nation's brightest, under-served youth and leading institutions of higher education and further opportunities. We are an aggregator of excellence. QuestBridge provides a single, internet-based meeting point which links exceptional students with colleges, scholarship providers, enrichment programs employers, and organizations seeking students who have excelled despite obstacles. By facilitating these exchanges, QuestBridge aims to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation's best universities and the ranks of national leadership itself.
QuestBridge's College Prep Scholarship
For more information: www.questbridge.org

PEO Star Scholarship $2500
The PEO Sisterhood is an international philanthropic educational organization that promotes educational opportunities for women through grants, loans and scholarships.
For more information and for an application, please email Barb Ugai at [email protected]

Greenhouse Scholars $5,000
A four-year need-based scholarship of up to $5,000 per year to high-performing, under-resourced students who have demonstrated the values of leadership, community, accountability, and relentlessness.
Due Date: December 10, 2013 by midnight
Requirements:
  • Outstanding leadership
  • Community service
  • GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Demonstrated financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000) 
For more information visit www.greenhousescholars.org
Questions? Please contact Yuri Shane at 303-459-5473 or via email at [email protected]

Daniels Scholarship Program
Deadline: November 15th, 2013
For additional information and an application, please visit www.DanielsFund.org or call 1-877-441-3139

Each year, 250 new Daniels Scholars are selected from among thousands who apply. They go through a rigorous application, interview, and selection process. The reward of being selected for the program is the opportunity to obtain a 4-year college education at any nonprofit accredited college or university in the United States, complete with financial and personal support throughout the college journey.
To be eligible to apply for a Daniels Scholarship Program, students must satisfy all of the following:
  • Be a current high school student expecting to graduate during the 2013-2014 academic school year from any high school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming
  • Be a current resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming
  • At the time of application, be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Take the ACT and achieve an exam composite score of 17 or higher with no component score less than 17 or take the SAT and achieve a combined math and critical reading score of 830 or higher with math no lower than 400 and critical reading no lower than 440

Marist College Scholarship

For the incoming freshman class of fall 2014, Marist, through a joint effort with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Goldman Sachs, is awarding 17 full scholarships (tuition, room, and board) to highly talented students majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology and Systems.

All students who apply and are admitted to one of our technology programs will be considered for these extraordinary scholarships.  

More information at  http://www.marist.edu/admission/technologyscholarships/ or call 1-800-436-5483

Scholarships for Military Families
Reserve Officers’ Training 
Corps (ROTC) Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit rather than financial need.

Army ROTC
Army ROTC scholarships are offered at hundreds 
of colleges. Application packets, information about 
eligibility, and the telephone number of an ROTC 
advisor in your area are available from
College Army ROTC
Telephone: 1-888-550-ARMY (1-888-550-2769) 
Website: www.goarmy.com/rotc

Air Force ROTC
Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) college scholarship program targets students pursuing certain foreign language and technical degrees, Although students entering a wide variety of majors may be accepted. Information about AFROTC scholarships is available from
College Scholarship Section
Telephone: 1-866-4-AFROTC (1-866-423-7682) 
Website: www.afrotc.com

Navy ROTC
Navy ROTC offers both four-year and partial scholarships. For information and applications, contact:
Scholarship Office
Telephone: 1-800-NAV-ROTC (1-800-628-7682), 
ext. 29395
Website: https://www.nrotc.navy.mil





Misc. Scholarships

Ace Foundation Scholarship

www.acefoundation.net

Deadline: check website for 2014-2015 information

Requirements: graduating high school seniors and students currently enrolled in college who have not already attained a college degree.  Our scholarship is renewable and is intended to support students through graduation.


Actuarial Scholarships

http://www.beanactuary.org/study/?fa=scholarship

Deadline: Ongoing

The list on the website is provided as a comprehensive listing of scholarships available for actuarial students. Please refer to the specific eligibility requirements for each scholarship for more information.


Army ROTC – Four Year Scholarships

http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html

Deadline: application accepted beginning February 10, 2014

Student must be a U.S. citizen and be between the ages of 17 and 26. Student must have a high school GPA of at least 2.50 and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores) and meet physical standards. Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard).


Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship

http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/education/scholarships

Deadline: every year, June 30

Requirements: US citizen or in the US on a Student Visa, a sincere interest in an automotive career proven by 2 letters of recommendation, minimum 3.0 GPA, acceptance into an accredited college, university or trade school within the US.


AXA Achievement Scholarship and Achievement CommunityScholarship

http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/about.html

Deadline: December 15, 2014 and February 1, 2014

$10,000-25,000 Scholarships

Requirements: Scholarships for students who set and reach ambitious goals, demonstrate drive, determination, and ability to succeed in college and who have respect for self, family, and community.


Cappex Scholarship Database

http://www.cappex.com/

Deadline: varies

Provides a database of scholarship information once an account is created.


College Prowler Monthly Scholarship

http://collegeprowler.com/scholarships/

Deadline: every month

Requirements: legal resident of the US or an International student with a valid visa, currently enrolled or planning to enroll within 12 months. Awards are randomly drawn each month. Recipients are awarded $2,000.

Website also provides links to scholarship information sites.


Dell Scholars Program

www.dellscholars.org

Deadline: January 15, 2014

Requirements: US citizen or permanent resident, high school senior, 2.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale, demonstrate financial need, participated in a Dell Scholars Program approved college readiness program.


Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) National Scholarship Competition

http://fidm.edu/en/about/FIDM+National+Scholarship+Competition/

Deadline: April 30.2014

Requirements: High school seniors, graduates and transfer students who submit a project judged creativity, thoughtfulness, presentation, and promise.


Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Scholarships

http://fidmscholarshipfoundation.org/en/SCHOLARSHIP+INFO

Website provides links to scholarships related to fashion and design.


Holocaust Remembrance Essay Contast

holocaust.hklaw.com/

Deadline: Please check donor website for deadline updates.

The Holocaust Remembrance Project is a national essay contest for high school students and is designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. Scholarships are awarded to top winning essayists.


Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program

https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/program_national.cfm

Deadline: check website for 2015-2016 information

Requirements: US citizen, commitment to pursue BA degree beginning Fall 2014, financial need (family income $55,000 or less), participate in co-curricular/community service, integrity and perseverance overcoming adversity, minimum GPA 2.0.

Award amount: varies


IES Abroad Scholarships

http://www.iesabroad.org/study-abroad/scholarships

Deadline: Ongoing

Provides information about scholarships available to students attending an IES Abroad Program.

Requirements: must apply to and an IES Abroad program and home school must be a member or associate member of the IES Abroad Consortium


Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

www.mcsf.org

Deadline: Application available January 2014

Requirements: child of active duty or reserve US Marine or US Navy serving with US Marine unit, child of veteran US Marine or US Navy serving with US Marine Unit who received an honorable discharge or was killed while serving, minimum GPA 2.0, family income not exceeding $93,000, plans to attend accredited undergraduate or vocational/technical institution in upcoming academic year to pursue BA degree or technical certificate. Also provides scholarships for grandchildren of marines and children of US Marines and US Navy Corpsman killed in the Global War on Terror– see website for details.


McDonald’s and Ronald McDonald House Scholarships

http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd/student_zone/scholarships.html

Deadline: varies

Provides information about scholarships including those for minorities and McDonald’s employees.


National Business Association (NBA)

www.nationalbusiness.org

Deadline: check website for 2014-2015 applications

Requirements: Dependent children of NBA dues paying members who are still NBA members at the time of selection of winners.


National Business Aviation Association

http://www.nbaa.org/prodev/scholarships/

Deadline: varies, check website for details

Provides information about scholarships available to those involved in business aviation.


National Merit Scholarship Program

http://www.nationalmerit.org/

Deadline: varies

Various scholarships provided based on academic performance

Requirements: US citizen or legal permanent resident, take the PSAT/NMSQT no later than the 3rd year of high school, be an enrolled high school student progressing toward graduation, plan to attend four year college or university fall after graduation.


Optimist International Scholarship Contests

http://www.optimist.org/e/visitor/scholarships.cfm

Deadline: varies

Provides information about scholarships that are awarded based on contest results.


Union Plus Scholarship Program

https://unionscholarship.communityforce.com/Student/Introduction.aspx

Deadline: January 31, 2014 by noon (EST)

The amount of the award ranges from $500 - $4,000.

Requirements: Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children, GPA 3.0, accepted into a US accredited institution of higher learning at time award is issued, social awareness, financial need, appreciation of labor.


UPS Scholarships

http://www.community.ups.com/Education/Available+Scholarships

Deadline: varies

Requirements: children of full-time UPS employees, US citizen, plans to enter four year degree programs.


USGIF Scholarship 

http://usgif.org/education/scholarships

Deadline: check website for 2014-2015 information
Requirements: graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, graduates and doctoral students,
academic and professional excellence in a field related to the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.


SAE International Scholarships

http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/hsengineering.htm

Deadline: January 15

Requirements: varies by scholarship

Provides information about scholarships to students pursuing degrees in engineering or technology.


Siemens Merit Scholarship

http://www.siemens-foundation.org/en/merit_scholarship.htm

Deadline: April 1, 2014

Requirements: children of Siemens employee, must meet requirements for National Merit Scholarships Program, must enroll in four year degree program at accredited college or university Fall 2014.


State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship

http://www.statefarm.com/aboutus/community/grants/foundation/state_farm_foundation_scholarships.asp

Deadline: check National Merit Scholarship website for 2014-2015 application

$3000-$8000 per year for four years undergraduate study

Requirements : legal dependent of State Farm employees, financial need, academic excellence, college costs and scholarships already received.


Zinch scholarships

http://www.zinch.com/scholarships

Deadline: Varies

Offers links to scholarships once you set up an account

Minority & Women Scholarships


Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships

http://www.akaeaf.org/undergraduate_scholarships.htm

Deadline: varies

Provides information about scholarships awarded based on merit, financial need, and Youth Partners Accessing Capital (P.A.C) Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students.


Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Colorado

http://comtocolorado.org/scholarship-program/

Deadline: check website for 2014-2015 information

Requirements: minority and women high school seniors, plan to attend accredited college, university or trade school, plan to pursue a field of study related to the transportation industry, minimum GPA 2.5.


Gates Millennium

www.gmsp.org

Deadline: January 15, 2014 noon EST

Requirements: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American, US citizen or legal permanent US resident, cumulative GPS 3.3 or earned a GED, enrollment in accredited US college or university in Fall 2014, eligible for Federal Pell Grant


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

www.hsf.net/Scholarships

Deadline: varies

This is the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students. They have a variety of scholarships available on their website with different eligibility requirements and award amounts.


Historically Black College & University Scholarships

hbcuconnect.com/scholarships/

Deadline: varies

Create an account on the website to have access on information to a variety of scholarships.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

http://www.latinocollegedollars.org/

Deadline:varies

Provides information about scholarships available to Hispanic high school students.

Jackie Robinson Foundation

www.jackierobinson.org/apply/programs.php

Deadline: February 15, 2014

Requirements: Minority graduation high school seniors, US citizen, leadership potential, financial need, plan to attend an accredited 4-year college or university, SAT 1,000 math/critical reading or ACT 21.


National Achievement Scholarship Program

http://www.nationalmerit.org/nasp.php#entryreq

Deadline: varies

Requirements: Black American, US citizen or legal permanent resident, take the PSAT/NMSQT no later than the 3rd year of high school, be an enrolled high school student progressing toward graduation, plan to attend four year college or university fall after graduation.


National Association of Black Journalists Scholarships

http://www.nabj.org/?page=SEEDScholarships

Deadline: check website for 2014-2015 information

Requirements: current member of NABJ, foreign or American born full-time high school senior interested in pursuing journalism or communications at an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S.


National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Scholarships

http://www.nanbpwc.org/index-11.html

Deadline: January 1 thru March 1

Provides information about scholarships available to African American women.


Ron Brown Scholar Program

www.ronbrown.org

Deadline: November 1 and January 9

$10,000 annually for four years

Requirements: US citizen or permanent resident, African American high school senior, academic excellence, leadership potential, community service, financial need.

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

http://societyofwomenengineers.swe.org/index.php/scholarships#activePanels_

Deadline: Varies – please see website for more information

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.


Scholarships for Students with Disabilities or Health-Related Issues


Communication Contest for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Optimist International Scholarship

http://www.optimist.org/e/visitor/scholarships.cfm

Deadline: check website for 2014-2015 information

Requirements: deaf or hard of hearing with hearing loss of at least 40 decibels,.

Lilly Reintegration Scholarship

www.reintegration.com/resources/scholarships/apply.asp

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Requirements: have a documented diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder or major depressive disorder, be currently receiving medical treatment for the disorder and be actively involved in rehabilitation.

Little People of America (LPA) Scholarship

http://www.lpaonline.org/scholarships-and-grants

Deadline: April 22, 2014

Requirements: preference given to members of LPA who have dwarfism or family of members of LPS, students with another disability, or students showing financial need.

National Federation of the Blind Scholarship

https://nfb.org/scholarship

Deadline: March 31, 2014

Requirements: US citizen, legally blind in both eyes, plan to pursue full time degree, must attend NFB National convention.

Scholarships for Foster or Orphan Youth

Foster Care to Success

http://www.fc2success.org/our-programs/information-for-students/

Deadline: check website for 2014-2015 information

Provides information about scholarships to students in the foster care system.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Scholarships

Alexander Foundation

http://thealexanderfoundation.org

Deadline: check back for 2014-2015 information

Requirements: Colorado resident, must be LGBT, financial need, attendance at an accredited institution of higher education in Colorado, service to the LGBT community. Scholarships range from $300-$3,00, with a $9,000 maximum.

Human Rights Campaign

http://www.hrc.org/resources/entry/scholarship-database

Offers LGBT scholarship information and links to scholarship databases

Non-Academic Scholarships/Contests

ACT Contests

www.actstudent.org

Deadline: check website for 2014-2015 information

Provides monetary prizes for Poster and Video contests promoting the ACT test.

Duck brand duct tape Stuck-At-Prom Contest

http://duckbrand.com/promotions/stuck-at-prom/

Deadline: open March 10 – May 23 2014

Requirements: check website for 2014 rules

John F Kennedy Library Profile in Courage Essay Contest

http://www.jfklibrary.org/Education/Profile-in-Courage-Essay-Contest.aspx

Deadline: April 6, 2014

Requirements: students in 9- 12 grade under 20 years old. Essays must describe an act of political courage by a US elected official that occurred during or after 1956. See website for rules.

KLI Academic Award: The Kor Memorial Scholarship

www.kli.org/scholarship

Deadline: check website for 2014-2015 information

$500 scholarship

The purpose of the Kor Memorial Scholarship is to recognize and encourage scholarship in fields of language study. Familiarity with Klingon or other constructed languages is not required, however creative and innovative applicants are preferred.

MENSA Education and Research Foundation

http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships

Deadline: January 15

Requirements: awards scholarships based on essays alone.

Provides a list of national and international scholarships available through MENSA.

Tall Club International Student Scholarship

http://tall.org/tci-acts/scholarships-2/

Deadline: February 15

Scholarship up to $1000

Requirements: must be under 21 years old, attending first year of college the following fall, must meet the TCI height requirement minimums of 5’10” for women and 6’2” for men.



Scholarship Opportunities 2012- 2013

The MICHA Fund Scholarship
This scholarship provides four year scholarships of $1,000 and $5,000 per year for recipients.
Applicants:
  • Must complete application
  • Be in need of financial aid for college due to the death or disability of a parent 
Questions:
Due Date:

USGIF Scholarship 
The Scholarship Program provides the opportunity to invest in the future of this incredibly exciting and relevant field of study.
* The Scholarship Program is open to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, graduates and doctoral students.
* All scholarship recipients are chosen based on their academic and professional excellence in a field related to the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.


Hoyt- Miller Durango Lions Club

One-year, $1,000 scholarship 

Due Date: April 9, 2013

Requirements:

  • Applicant must graduate from a Durango high school
  • Applicant must attend an accredited Colorado Institution of higher learning including a four year college, vocational school, technical school, or Junior College

Questions: Contact Gary Jennings at 970-385-7844

Applications in AHS College Advising Office and posted on Matt's Humanities door


High Noon Rotary Scholarship

$500- $1500

Due Date: March 30, 2013


For applications: www.highnoonrotary.com


Colorado Scholarships

The Kit Faragher Foundation Scholarship

Due Date: Fridday, May 17th 2013 by 4 pm

Guidelines/Requirements:

  • Applicants must be Colorado students
  • Applicant must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5..
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need for assistance.
  • Applicants should demonstrate a positive attitude, strong commitment, and a drive towards accomplishment.
  • Applicant must submit completed application, official high school transcripts, appropriate tax returns, and a written essay, which captures their sense of personality and achievements, while describing their short and long-term goals.
  • Applications, essays, official high school transcripts, and tax returns must be received by The Kit Faragher Foundation, 1525 Josephine Street, Denver, Colorado 80206 by Friday, May 17, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
  • The application for the 2013-2014 school year is now available.

Click here to download a PDF file containing the application forms and cover letter detailing all these requirements

Applications and additional information are available on www.kitfaragherfoundation.org.


CollegeInvest Scholarships

Education Cents Rewards Program

Deadline: Ongoing

CollegeInvest’s Education Cents rewards program offers registered users an incentive to learn more about personal finance and the importance of education beyond high school. We currently offer monthly and annual scholarship drawings. When you earn enough rewards points you will be able to redeem them for entries in our scholarship drawings. You can enter as many times as you'd like and the more you enter, the better your odds are of winning!

You must create a free Education Cents account to start earning. Create your account now – it's quick and easy!

www.educationcents.org


College In Colorado Scholarships

College In Colorado College Application Month Scholarship

Deadline: October 31st

Participate in College Application Month during for your chance to win a $1,000 scholarship each week in October. For more details go to www.CICCollegeAppMonth.org.


College In Colorado ACT Test Prep Scholarship

College In Colorado will award Colorado students who are prepare for the April statewide ACT exam by giving away two $500 scholarships. Enter to win by completing one or more sections of the ACT Test Prep on www.CollegeInColorado.org. Send a copy of your summary page from the ACT Test Prep to College In Colorado. The deadline to enter is April 30, 2011. (You don’t have to be a junior to enter. All ages are encouraged to apply.) Visit www.CollegeInColorado.org for more information. Apply after February 15, 2011.


Colorado Scholarships

(Colorado residents and/or Colorado college students)

Alexander Foundation

Deadline: Mid April

Applicants must be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered, reside in Colorado and be accepted or enrolled in an accredited Colorado institution of higher education. Applicants may apply as often as they wish, however a cumulative maximum award limit of $9,000 will be enforced.

https://sites.google.com/site/thealexanderfoundation/scholarships


Arapahoe Credit Union Scholarships

Deadline: May 1st, 2013

Must be an Arapahoe Credit Union Member in good standing. Minimum 2.0 GPA, accepted by an accredited college or university and complete a 500 word essay. Six traditional $1,000 scholarships are awarded to any high school student, and four non-traditional $1,000 Scholarships.

https://www.arapahoecu.org//ACU_Scholarships.htm


Boettcher Scholarship

Deadline: November 1st of your Senior year

Rank in the top five percent of their graduating class or the top two students in classes under 40 students. Score 1200 or higher on the SAT reading and math sections combine or 27 or higher on the ACT. Colorado Resident, U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States and High School Senior. Scholarship amount ranges from $50,000 - $160,000. www.boettcherfoundation.org/scholarships/index.html

College Access Challenge Grant

Deadline: June 30th

Student must be a high school senior or current college student attending at least part-time for the 2012-2013 school year. Student must complete the FAFSA, qualify for the Federal Pell Grant and submit the Student Aid Report (SAR). Completion of all Education Cents financial education courses is required.

www.educationcents.org


Colorado Contractors Association

Deadline: Ongoing

Student must be a junior or senior in college and must be accepted into a construction related program, parent must be a Colorado Contractors Association member. Please contact donor for more information. Scholarships can be valued at $500-2,500. www.coloradocontractors.org/scholarships.htm

Colorado Council Volunteerism & Community Service Scholarship

Deadline: January 30th

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior and must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of Colorado for his/her final- two years of high school. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at a Colorado Council member institution within six months of graduating from high school. The applicant must also demonstrate significant experience in volunteerism/community service and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship amount of $1,250.

www.coloradocouncil.org


Colorado Educational Services and Development Association (CESDA)

Deadline: March 1st

Applicant must be a first generation student, or member of an underrepresented ethnic or racial minority, and/or show financial need, have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.80 on a scale of 4.00, a resident of the State of Colorado and graduate high school Spring 2011. Student must enroll at least part time at a 2 or 4- year non-profit Colorado college. Applicant will be selected by, but not limited to, the following criteria: leadership and community service particularly within minority communities, past academic performance, personal and professional accomplishments, personal attributes, special abilities, academic goals, and financial need. 5 scholarships will be awarded and 1 scholarship for undocumented students.

www.cesda.org


Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA) Scholarships

Deadline: June 1st

$2,500 are awarded twice a year to upper division accounting majors at Colorado colleges and universities with accrediting accounting programs. Both undergraduate and graduate studentsare eligible. Scholarships awarded in July for the fall quarter/semester. Amount of scholarship: $2,500.

http://www.cocpa.org/student-center/scholarships.html


Presidents Leadership Program – Colorado State University

To apply, students must be high school seniors identified as finalists for one of the following scholarships: Anschutz, Boettcher, Daniels, Monfort, Puksta, National Achievement, National Hispanic Recognition, or National Merit.Additional requirements include significant participation in high school leadership and service activities, and a commitment to leadership, service, and scholarship in college. Final selection will be based upon receiving one of the aforementioned scholarships. Admission to the program will be on a rolling basis until the five PLP Scholars are selected and confirmed. As such, you are encouraged to complete your application as soon as possible. http://www.slice.colostate.edu/plp-scholars-class.aspx


Daniels Fund

Deadline: November 30th

The Daniels Fund Scholarship Program consists of the Daniels Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors, and the Daniels Opportunity Scholarship, for non-traditional students.

www.danielsfund.org/Scholarships/index.asp


Denver Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

The Denver Foundation offers a number of scholarship programs for which students and teachers can apply. Please click on link to view program descriptions.

www.denverfoundation.org/page17851.cfm

Denver Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: April 1st

DSF offers need-based scholarships to qualifying graduates of Denver Public Schools. The scholarship, which can be as much as $5,000 a year, can be used at 39 postsecondary institutions in Colorado, including technical and community colleges, state colleges and universities, and private institutions. The scholarship is renewable for up to five years depending on the type of college you attend.

www.denverscholarship.org


Restoration Logistics

Deadline: December 1st

DRI has created a scholarship that is open to any child or grandchild of an active Colorado fire fighter or support personnel. This scholarship is intended to reward students for exceptional achievement, above and beyond their peers.

http://www.disaster-experts.com/Scholarship.htm

Greenhouse Scholars

Deadline: January 1st

To be considered eligible for our program, you must be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution, minimum 3.5 GPA, must demonstrate strong commitment to the community, ability to persevere through difficult circumstances, possess excellent leadership skills and financial need. Student must also demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000) http://www.greenhousescholars.org/index.html


Gordon Scheer Accounting Scholarship

Deadline: June 30th

Applicant must be an accounting major attending an accredited Colorado college or university who has completed at least eight semester hours of accounting courses, including one intermediate course. Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Selection is based upon scholastic achievement. Maximum award amount $1,250.

http://www.aie.org/Scholarships/detail.cfm?id=17924


Latin American Educational Foundation

Deadline: January 1st and March 15th

Colorado resident of Hispanic heritage and/or actively involved in the Hispanic community, accepted to an accredited college, university or vocational school, minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Recipients are required to fulfill 10 hours of community service during year of funding.

www.laef.org


Sachs Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: January 1st and March 1st

Applicants must be a member of the Black/African-American race and must be a full time Colorado resident for a minimum of five years. Applications are only accepted from current high school seniors. Average undergraduate grant is normally $5,000 a year.

www.sachsfoundation.org/


Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Deadline: Varies – please see donor website for more information

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

www.societyofwomenengineers.org/


General Scholarships

Ace Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Opens December 2012

Must be a high school graduate/equivalent or will graduate before August 31, 2012. Student must be a U.S. Citizen or citizen of a recognized U.S. territory and must be accepted to an accredited post K-12 institution of higher learning prior to the scholarship selection date.

www.acefoundation.net


Actuarial Scholarships

Deadline: Ongoing

The list on the website is provided as a comprehensive listing of scholarships available for actuarial students. Please refer to the specific eligibility requirements for each scholarship for more information.

www.beanactuary.org/hs/scholarships.cfm


Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship

Deadline: June 30th

Applicants must be a United States citizen or in the United States on a Student Visa. Submit a completed application form indicating a sincere interest in an automotive career with a 3.0 GPA or higher and two letters of recommendation. Other qualifications can be found on their site.

http://www.automotivehalloffame.org/education/scholarships


College Prowler Monthly Scholarship

Deadline: Ongoing

Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or a International student with a valid visa, currently enrolled or planning to enroll within 12 months. Awards are randomly drawn each month. Recipients are awarded $2,000.

http://campuslife.collegeprowler.com/the_scholarship.asp


Dell Scholars Program

Deadline: January 15th

Senior, 2.4 GPA, demonstrate financial need, participating in a MSDF approved college readiness program for a minimum of two years and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Awards up to $20,000.

www.dellscholars.org


Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Scholarships

Deadline: Ongoing

Various scholarships are available to students who qualify. Award amounts vary from $500 to a full years worth of tuition.

http://fidm.edu/admissions/tuition/fidm-scholarships/


Holocaust Remembrance

Deadline: Please check donor website for deadline updates.

The Holocaust Remembrance Project is a national essay contest for high school students and is designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. Scholarships are awarded to top winning essayists, ranging from $250 to $5,000. Second and Third Place winners receive cash prizes of $500 and $250.

holocaust.hklaw.com/


Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program

Deadline: October 1st

The National Scholarship Program is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.

Award amount: varies

https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/program_national.cfm


Army ROTC – Four Year Scholarships

Deadline: January 10th, 2013

Student must be a U.S. citizen and be between the ages of 17 and 26. Student must have a high school GPA of at least 2.50 and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores) and meet physical standards. Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard). http://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html


Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: March 1st

The MCSF is an organization founded in 1962 that provides scholarship assistance to the children of Marines, former Marines, and Navy Corpsmen who served with or are currently serving with Marines. The average scholarship amounts to $3,000 per year, with $30,000 in scholarship assistance to every child of a Marine, or of a Navy Corpsman serving with the Marines, whose parent is killed in the Global War on Terror.

www.mcsf.com


National Business Association (NBA)

Deadline: March 1st

Those eligible to apply are high school seniors, and college freshmen, sophomore, and juniors who are dependent sons and daughters of NBA dues paying members. Note: The parents of the applicants must still be NBA members at the time the winners are selected in April.

Award amount: $1,500

www.nationalbusiness.org/nbaweb/member_benefits/e310.htm


2010 Project PAVE Transformations Scholarship

Deadline: Spring 2013, check donor website for more information

Recipients are chosen based on personal achievement and demonstration of resilience over an emotionally, physically, or sexually violent experience. Resilience is defined as the ability to overcome or bounce back from illness, change, or misfortune. The average amount of the scholarship is $2,000 - $4,000. Approximately ten scholarships will be awarded.

www.projectpave.org


Union Plus Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 31st by noon (EST)

Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children can apply for a Union Plus Scholarship. The amount of the award ranges from $500 - $4,000.

https://unionplusscholars.communityforce.com/student/introduction.aspx


Zinch scholarships

Deadline: Varies on scholarship

Offers varying scholarships. You must register on Zinch.com and your profile must be as complete as possible.

www.zinch.com/static/college-scholarships.html


Youth of Color & Women Scholarships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships

Deadline: Please check donor website for deadlines

Scholarships vary from merit, financial need, and Youth Partners Accessing Capital (P.A.C) Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. Awards range from $750 to $2,500.

www.akaeaf.org


Appraisal Institute Education Trust Scholarships

Deadline: Ongoing

The Appraisal Institute Education Trust offers a variety of scholarships for minorities, women, undergraduate and graduate students.

http://www.aiedtrust.org/


Gates Millennium

Deadline: January 11th

Applicants are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American and have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an un-weighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED. Application and other requirements are available at their website.

www.gmsp.org


Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

This is the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students. They have a variety of scholarships available on their website with different eligibility requirements and award amounts.

www.hsf.net/Scholarships.aspx?id=72&ekmensel=c580fa7b_10_0_72_1


Hispanic College Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

Each scholarship program has its own set of criteria. Go to the scholarship application site to read the full list of requirements of each program. At minimum applicant must be

a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident residing in the 50 states or Puerto Rico or have graduated from a high school in the U.S. after having attended at least 3 years and must have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

http://www.hispanicfund.org/programs/college/scholarships


Historically Black College & University Scholarships

Deadline: Vary on scholarship

A variety of scholarships and award amounts are offered. Must register on their site to sign up for scholarships and navigate through their site.

hbcuconnect.com/scholarships/


IES Abroad Scholarships

Deadline: Ongoing

To be considered for IES Abroad aid, you must be admitted to and attend an IES Abroad program and your home school must be a member or associate member of the IES Abroad Consortium. Scholarships and grants range on award amount.

https://www.iesabroad.org/IES/Scholarships_and_Aid/financialAid.html


Jackie Robinson

Deadline: Opens October 15th and closes March 30th, 2013 at 5 PM (EST)

Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.

www.jackierobinson.org/apply/programs.php


National Association of Black Journalists Scholarships

Deadline: Please check donor website for updates

Scholarships are open to any foreign or American born student, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school. Award amounts range from $1,250 to $25,000.

http://www.nabj.org/?page=SEEDScholarships&hhSearchTerms=scholarships


National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Scholarships

Deadline: Opens January 1st and closes March 1st

There are five different scholarships offered to African American females. Requirements range from writing an essay to having a grade point average of 3.0.

www.nanbpwc.org/ScholarshipApplications.asp


Organization of Chinese Americans UPS Scholarship

Deadline: Please check donor website for deadline updates

Applicants must be a current Asian Pacific American high school senior entering their first year of college, demonstrate financial need, be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

www.ocanational.org


Ron Brown Scholar Program

Deadline: November 1st or January 9th

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. Award amounts are $10,000 annually for four years.

www.ronbrown.org


Siemens Merit Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st, 2013

Provides $6,000 scholarships for students in their senior year of high school. Parent must be an employee of Siemens Foundation.

http://www.siemens-foundation.org/en/merit_scholarship.htm


State Farm Insurance

Deadline: Various deadlines for multiple scholarships, please check donor website

National Merit $2,500 Scholarships are one-time, nonrenewable awards of $2,500 made to high school seniors who qualify as top finalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation chooses scholars based on PSAT/NMSQT scores and other criteria.

http://www.statefarm.com/about/part_spos/grants/merit.asp


Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

Deadline: Various deadlines for multiple scholarships, please check donor website

Must be a U.S. Citizen, legal permanent resident or Passport stamped I-551, at least a 3.0 GPA, full-time student pursuing a degree in any discipline at one of the 47 TMCF "member schools", and demonstrate financial need. Average award is $2,200.

www.thurgoodmarshallfund.net/scholarship/about-scholarship-program


Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities, Other Disabilities or Health-Related Issues

American Foundation for the Blind

Deadline: Please check donor website for update on deadline

(blind or visually impaired)

Have several scholarships available with award amounts ranging from $500 to $2,500. Eligibility requirements vary for each scholarship.

www.afb.org/section.aspx?Documentid-2692


Optimist International

(deaf and hard of hearing)

Deadline: Please check donor website for deadline updates, usually Spring

Scholarships are awarded based on contest results. Three different scholarships are available. Student must be under the age of 19 who have not graduate from high school. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $6,000.

http://optimist.org/e/visitor/scholarships.cfm


Moving Lives Forward Reintegration Scholarship

(schizophrenia, related schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, or bipolar disorder)

Deadline: Eligible candidates can apply October to January of each year

The Lilly Reintegration Scholarship is to help people with severe mental illness offset their tuition, books and lab fees. The program is designed to help persons with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and related schizophrenia-spectrum disorders acquire the educational and vocational skills needed to reintegrate into society.

www.reintegration.com/resources/scholarships/apply.asp


Scholarships for Foster or Orphan Youth

The Orphan Foundation of America Senior Year Scholarship

Deadline: Available January 1st to March 31st, 2013

OFA proudly administers a variety of sponsored scholarships -- including the Casey Family Scholars Program, OFA sponsored scholarship program, Education and training voucher (ETV) program and the NC Reach.

http://orphan.org/what-we-do/scholarships-and-grants/


Education Training Voucher Programs for Foster Youth

The Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) Program assists eligible foster care and adopted youth with post-secondary education and training expenses. It is designed to help youth aging out of foster care make the transition to self-sufficiency by helping them receive the education, training and services necessary to obtain employment. The program provides eligible youth with funding assistance in the form of vouchers for of up to $5,000 per year per youth.

www.statevoucher.org


Helen M. McLoraine for Foster Care & Emancipating Youth Scholarship

Deadline: Various deadlines

Scholarships for individuals who have been in the Colorado foster care system for a minimum of 24 months between the ages of 13 and 18 who would are planning to attend or are attending a trade or vocational school, community college, or four-year institution. This program is for youth in the Colorado foster care system or youth that have emancipated. The 2012 application will be posted here in February.

http://www.denverfoundation.org/grants/page/scholarships-for-college-students


Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Scholarship Resources

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Scholarship Resources include (website is a scholarship database):

• Scholarships for self-identifed gays /lesbians

• Scholarships for community service to glbt service organizations

• Scholarships for the study of glbt culture

• Scholarships for the children of glbt parents

www.hrc.org/apps/scholarshipdatabase/index.html#Colorado



Scholarships for International Students (Non-Residents)

Scholarship for the Latino Students Compiled by the Thomas Rivera Policy Institute

Search engine to find scholarships based on your GPA, year in school, and citizenship.

http://www.latinocollegedollars.org

The MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program

Deadline: Various

Awards scholarships every year to Latino law school students based upon three primary factors: demonstrated involvement in and commitment to serve the Latino community through the legal profession; academic and professional achievement; and financial need. Award up to $7,000.

www.maldef.org/education/scholarships.htm

See UPS Scholarship

See Hispanic College Fund

See Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

See CESDA Diversity Scholarship


Non-Academic Scholarships

The websites below lists some more interesting non-academic scholarships. The scholarship for left-handed students is the one most frequently mentioned by news media, but the duct tape contest is gaining in popularity.


Duck brand duct tape Stuck-At-Prom Contest

Deadline: Spring Deadline

“If a student wears the latest fashion in duct tape, he or she may win cash for college and flex their creative muscle”. Awards range from $500 to $3,000.

www.stuckatprom.com/contests/prom/


The Kor Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: See donor website for details

The purpose of the Kor Memorial Scholarship is to recognize and encourage scholarship in fields of language study. Familiarity with Klingon or other constructed languages is not required, however creative and innovative applicants are preferred.

www.kli.org/scholarship


Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Award (SAMMY)

Deadline: Varies, please check donor website for deadline

If you want to star in a Milk Mustache ad and you excel in academics, sports and community service then you should check it out!

http://sammy.bodybymilk.com/index.php


Scholarship Red

Deadline: See donor website for details

We are less than 4% of the world’s population! Not even 2% of America’s. Plus as it is a recessive trait we are slowly going into extinction! That must be deserving of some scholarship! One person thought as much and decided to help new generations of ginger-haired students by creating their own scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to one person and be worth $250.

Scholarshipred.com


Tall Club International Student Scholarship

Deadline: Opens July 15th

Annually, at TCI Convention, TCI awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall. The recipients must also meet the TCI heights requirements minimums of 5’10” for women and 6’2” for men.

www.tall.org/scholarships.cfm


UPS Scholarships

Deadline: Check donor website for details

Offers scholarship support to children of UPS employees who plan to enter a four-year degree program at colleges and universities. Range is from $2000 to $6000 per year over four years of undergraduate study. Scholarship also includes scholarships for Achievement Scholars, Merit Scholars, Canadian and 


Mexican students.

www.community.ups.com/education/available+scholarships


Scholarships by Month

December

Deadline: Dec.26- Feb. 15, 2013

Best Buy Scholarship

$1,000 scholarship

Apply online: http://pr.bby.com

  • Students in grades 9-12 living in the US and Puerto Rico
  • Academic excellence
  • Commitment to community service

DEADUNE: December 31, 2012

All Ink.com Scholarship

Students applying are required to complete a 50 to 200-word essay about who has had the greatest impact on your life, and a 50 to 200-word essay on what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after completing college.

http://www.all-ink.com.scholarship.aspx

Eligibility:

• High School Senior

• Minimum 2.5

• US Citizen or Permanent Resident


January


DEADLINE: January 1st to January 15th depending on your state of residence

JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship

Application: http://www.usjcisenate.org/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=15&func=select&id=18

It is vital that you obtain the scholarship grant application for the state IN WHICH THE APPLICANT RESIDES!! Where the applicant plans to attend college or vocational school is irrelevant.

January Scholarships

DEADLINE: TBD

Miss Colorado High School America 2012 Pageant/ Scholarship Program www.americashighschoolpageant.com

There is a sponsor fee of$150 to participate. Grades 9 -12 are encouraged to apply. www.misscoloradohighschoolamerica.com

DEADLINE: January 5, 2013

John F Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

$10,000, $1,000, $500

Write an original and creative essay of less than 1,000 words that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F Kennedy in Profiles in Courage. Use at least five varied sources using accepted formats: APA, MLA, or Tuabian.

Application:

www.jfklibraty.org/Education+and+Public+Programs/Profile+in+Courage+Award/Essay+Contest+for

+High+School+Students/Submit+an+Essavl

Eligibility:

• US high school student in grades 9-12

• Employees of John Hancock Financial Services are not eligible

DEADLINE: January 10, 2013

Burger King Scholars Award

Eligibility:

• High school senior who will be enrolling full-time in the fall

• GPA of 2.5 or higher, work part-time at least 15 hours a week,

o Financial need

• Participate in community service and extracurricular activities


DEADLINE: JANUARY 16, 2013, 11:59pm EST

Gates Millennium Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates

Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding, low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American*, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, who have significant financial need, the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Application: www.gmsp.org/ 1-877-690-GMSP (4677)

Eligibility:

• Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian Pacific Islander American** or

Hispanic American

• Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States

• Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of3.3 on an un-weighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED

• Will be enrolling for the first time at a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student in the fall 2013.

• Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities

• Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria

• Have completed and submitted all three required forms (Nominee Personal Information Form, Nominator Form, and Recommender Form) by the deadline


DEADLINE: January 15, 2013

Edward D. Hendrickson/SAE Engineering Scholarship

January 15 application deadline

Hendrickson International, a Boler Company, established an endowment to underwrite the scholarship in memory of the late Edward D. Hendrickson. Hendrickson was deeply committed to the truck industry and was considered one of the foremost authorities on truck suspensions in the nation. He was active in SAE, where he chaired local, regional, and national committees and published several papers on truck suspension systems.

Application: http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/hendrickson/

Eligibility:

• U.S. citizenship (not permanent resident).

• 3.75 grade point average.

• Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT

scores.

• Pursue an engineering degree accredited by ABET.


DEADLINE: January 15th of each year

BMW I SAE Engineering Scholarship

$1,500 renewable scholarship

Annual scholarship is provided by BMW AG in recognition of its commitment to excellence in engineering. BMW is world famous for designing and building luxury, high-performance passenger cars and motorcycles. The company is also a leader in developing and manufacturing high technology, high performance internal combustion engines. This scholarship is in support of the SAE Foundation to ensure an adequate supply of well-trained engineers fm the future.

Application: http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholm·ships/bmw/ Eligibility:

• U.S. citizenship (not permanent resident).

• 3.75 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale (required).

• Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading on SAT I or composite ACT

scores.

• Pursue an engineering or related science degree through an ABET accredited program


DEADLINE: January 15th of each year

Tau Beta Pi I SAE Engineering Scholarship

The Tau Beta Pi Association, the engineering honor society, is the world's largest engineering society. Founding in 1885 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Tau Beta Pi has initiated more than 492,000 members in 122 years. Active collegiate chapters exist on 232 campuses across the nation. The dual purpose of the Tau Beta Pi is to recognize engineering students of superior scholarship and exemplary character and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Association's largest national philanthropy is its fellowship program, which has provided

$4,565,000 in advanced-study grants to 870 students, and the scholarship program that has provided

$958,000 in awards to 479 engineering seniors.

Application: http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/taubetapi! Eligibility:

• U.S. citizenship (not permanent resident).

• 3.75 grade point average

• Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading for SAT I scores or for composite

ACT scores.

• Pursuing an engineering degree accredited by ABET.


DEADLINE: January 15th of each year

SAE Women Engineers Committee Scholarship

One $2,000 scholarship will be awarded for the freshman year only. The SAE Women Engineers Committee established this scholarship to encourage young women graduating from high school to enter the field of engineering. They are committed to increasing the diversity of SAE membership, especially by promoting the participation and leadership of women. The scholarship is made possible through a generous donation from Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey. www.mbusa.com

Application: http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/wec/ Eligibility:

• U.S. citizenship (not permanent resident).

• Female.

• 3.0 grade point average.

• Accepted into an ABET accredited engineering program.

DEADLINE: January 15, 2013

White Rose Scholarship Foundation

Amount of award: $500 to $2,500

Application: www.denvercourt.org/ click on "Whiterose" or [email protected]

303-322-1262

Eligibility:

• US citizen and resident of Colorado for past year

• Financial need

• Evidence of community service

• Cumulative GPA of3.0



DEADLINE: January 15th of each year

Tau Beta Pi I SAE Engineering Scholarship

The Tau Beta Pi Association, the engineering honor society, is the world's largest engineering society. Founding in 1885 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Tau Beta Pi has initiated more than 492,000 members in 122 years. Active collegiate chapters exist on 232 campuses across the nation. The dual purpose of the Tau Beta Pi is to recognize engineering students of superior scholarship and exemplary character and to foster a spirit of liberal culture in engineering colleges. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Association's largest national philanthropy is its fellowship program, which has provided

$4,565,000 in advanced-study grants to 870 students, and the scholarship program that has provided

$958,000 in awards to 479 engineering seniors.

Application: http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/taubetapi! Eligibility:

• U.S. citizenship (not permanent resident).

• 3.75 grade point average

• Rank in the 90th percentile in both math and critical reading for SAT I scores or for composite

ACT scores.

• Pursuing an engineering degree accredited by ABET.


DEADLINE: January 15, 2013

White Rose Scholarship Foundation

Amount of award: $500 to $2,500

Application: www.denvercourt.org/ click on "Whiterose" or [email protected]

303-322-1262

Eligibility:

• US citizen and resident of Colorado for past year

• Financial need

• Evidence of community service

• Cumulative GPA of3.0


DEADLINE: January 15, 2013

MENSA Education and Research Foundation

The Mensa Education & Research Foundation college scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need.

Application: http://www.mensafoundation.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Scholarships I

Eligibility:

• The applicant must currently be a resident of a participating American Mensa Local Group's area.

• NOTE: Each year, the list of participating groups may change.

• The applicant must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning during the academic year following the application date.

• The applicant must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.


DEADLINE: January 21, 2013 @ 11:59pm MST

Greenhouse Scholars

We look for high-performing, under-resourced students who have already demonstrated true leadership and positive community contributions.

Application: http://www.greenhousescholars.org/application.html

Eligibility:

• Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

• Be a legal resident of Colorado

• Be a high school senior in Colorado

• Have an un-weighted GPA of 3.5 or above

• Demonstrate a strong interest and commitment to the community

•Demonstrate an ability to persevere through difficult circumstances

•Possess excellent leadership skills

•Demonstrate financial need [annual household income no greater than $70,000]


DEADLINE: runs January 1st to March 1st

The McDonald's National Employee Scholarship Program

The McDonald's National Employee Scholarship Program is one of many examples of McDonald's commitment to employee development and recognition The program recognizes and rewards the accomplishments of McDonald's student-employees who excel in their studies, serve their communities, and work hard to deliver an outstanding experience for our customers.

$1,000-$5,000

Application: http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd/stndents/scholarships.html or http://rmhc.org/what­we-do/nnhc-u-s-scholarships

Eligibility:

• Must be currently employed at a U.S. McDonald's restaurant and have at least four months continuous employment at the time of application.

• Must work a minimum of 15 hours per week.

• Must be a high school senior planning to attend an accredited institution OR returning college student who currently attends an accredited institution.

• Must be employed by McDonald's or a U.S. McDonald's owner/operator at the time the scholarship awards are announced.


DEADLINE: January 21, 2013

ACT Poster Contest

Application: www.actstudent.org/postercontest

Eligibility:

• High school 11th and 12th grade residents of the U.S. and plan to attend a 2- or 4- year college in the next two years.

• Complete entry form

• Design a poster that encourages students to attend college and take the ACT Assessment as their college entrance exam.

DEADLINE: January 31, 2013

The Colorado Grand $5,000 Host City Scholarship

Please mail or submit application in person to: Durango Elks Lodge #507, Colorado Grand Scholarship Selection Committee, 901 E. 2nd Avenue, Durango, Colorado 81301 

 Applicant must submit:

1. Completed application form (if handwritten, print legibly)

2. Letter of application addressed to the Colorado Grand Durango Selection Committee stating their intent to apply for the scholarship.

3. Two (2) character references in the form of a letter of recommendation

4.  A copy of their most recent transcript with cumulative grade point average and the completed counselors report in a sealed envelope signed on back

5. A copy of the 2012 Student Aid Report (SAR) from Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

6.  Personal Essay.  Essay prompt:  How has community service made a meaningful impact in your education; what have you learned about yourself and how has it influenced your plans for the future? (600 word maximum)

7.   Applicant must agree to a personal interview with the selection committee in person or via phone upon completion of the application


Deadline: January 25, 2013

Robert A. and Sandra S. Boms Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University

Requirements:

  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Extracurricular achievements
  • GPA 3.5 
  • Scholarships available only to students  entering IU Bloomington


Application Procedures:

  • Cover Letter
  • Official high school transcript
  • Essay
  • Resume
  • Two letters of recommendation

Mail Application to: Jewish Studies FreshmenScholarship Competition, Indiana University, Goodbody Hall 326, 1011 E. Third St., Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7005. Questions: 812-855-0453 or email [email protected]  


DEADLINE: January 31, 2013

Colorado Grand Host City Scholarship

$5,000

Applicant must: 

  • Be a La Plata County 2013 High School graduate attending a Colorado or Wyoming college
  • Complete application ( Applications are in the College Counseling Office, ask Elaine)
  • Essay
  • Personal Interview
  • Transcript
  • FAFSA

February

Scholarship Opportunity

Do you know a high school student interested in pursuing education in transportation?  The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Colorado will award up to five (5) scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year to minority and women students who express an interest in pursuing college studies in a transportation-related field. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and/or room and board expenses.   Applications are due Feb. 28, 2013    Click here for application.


DEADLINE: February 1, 2013 (apply early as only the first 10, 000 entries will be considered!)

AXA Achievement Scholarship

$10,000-25,000 Scholarships

Scholarships for students who set and reach ambitious goals, demonstrate drive, determination, and ability to succeed in college and who have respect for self, family, and community.

Application: www.axa-achievement.com

Eligibility:

  • o High School Senior
  • o Shown remarkable accomplishments in jobs, sports, or extracurricular activities o Community/school involvement

DEADLINE: Applications must be received by February 15th

Colorado Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship

$2,000.00

American History Scholarship and Nursing Scholarship Applications are available in counseling office. Contact your counselor.

Eligibility:

  • o High School Senior or US citizen
  • o Plan to attend accredited college or university


DEADLINE: Feb. 28, 2013

Scholarship Opportunity

Do you know a high school student interested in pursuing education in transportation?  The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Colorado will award up to five (5) scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year to minority and women students who express an interest in pursuing college studies in a transportation-related field. The scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and/or room and board expenses.   Applications are due Feb. 28, 2013    Click here for application.


March

March 1, 2013

Colorado Society of Mayflower Descendants

$1,000 Scholarship

Requirements:

  • Resident of Colorado
  • US Citizen
  • Leadership
  • Academic promise
  • Honors received
  • Extracurricular activities

Applicant Must:
  • Complete application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Write an essay
  • Submit official high school transcript

Download Application and instructions at www.coloradomayflowersociety.org.

Deadline: March 8, 2013

Dorothy Gore Scholarship

$1,000 Scholarship

Applications available in the AHS College Counseling office.

  • Senior girl
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Leadership potential
  • Academic promise and community service.
  • Priority given to applicants to Cottey College

Deadline: March 15, 2013
First United Methodist Thrift Shop Scholarship
Qualifications:
  • Church involvement
  • Community Service
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Personal attributes
  • Leadership
Scholarship Application:
  • Complete application
  • Essay
Applications available in the AHS college counseling office or at the United Methodist Thrift 
Questions may be directed to Marilyn Folk at 382-2617.

Deadline March 15, 2013
Colorado Masons' Benevolent Fund Scholarships

AWARD:  We award up to $7,000.00 per year, renewable annually up to four years to a maximum of

$28,000.00.   Scholarships are  intended to  assist in  obtaining an  undergraduate degree  from a

university or college, or training in other accredited schools of  higher education within Colorado.

Scholarships  are  awarded  without  reference  to  race,  religion,  sex,  national  origin,  or  Masonic

relationship.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:

1.  You must be a graduating Colorado Public High School Senior.

2.  You must attend an institution of  higher education within the State of Colorado.

CHECKLIST:  (Please arrange your packet in this order)

1.  Complete all four pages of  the application form.    

2.  Write a personal letter including the following:

a.  Your goals and objectives for the future;

b.  Why you require financial assistance; and,

c.  Why you feel you should be selected.     

3.  A grade transcript covering your entire high school career.

4.  A letter of  acceptance from the university, college, or other institution of  higher learning

listed on the application.

    

5.  A copy of  your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Student Aid Report

(SAR).

** Please include either the complete SAR report if  you have received it or the latest

complete FAFSA application (All pages).

CMBFA SCHOLARSHIP FACT SHEET  Page 1FACT SHEET FOR APPLICANTS (cont.)

FOUR YEAR SCHOLSARHIP

6. Four (4) Letters of  Recommendation should accompany the application.  Letters should

be from personal acquaintances, employers, clergy or teachers.  It is best not to have all the

letters from teachers.  They should be from people who have known your family over a

period of  time.  Letters need not be in separate envelopes.  

7. You must arrange for a personal interview with one of  the members of  the Masonic

Lodge that sponsor’s your attending high school. 

Lodge Contact Information will be available on our website at www.cmbfa.org.


Deadline: March 31, 2013

PEO Chapter BR Woman's Scholarship

$500

Qualifications:

  • Femaile 2013 high school graduate
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Activites and Community Service
  • Financial need
  • Leadership
  • Applications available in College Counseling Office from Elaine
Application Requirements:
  • Complete application form
  • Essat
  • Transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation

Questions: Contact Kathie Hudson at 385-4288 or [email protected]

Horace Mann Fellowship, Antioch College
Four year, full tuition scholarship
For application and details contact: Micah Canal at 937-319-6002 or [email protected] or visit www.antiochcollege.org

Visine Students with Vision Scholarship

Deadline: March 1      Award: $5,000
Applicants must have a clear vision or goal and must be able to communicate it through an essay or video presentation.

Anne Frank Outstanding Scholarship Award

Deadline: March 1      Award: $10,000
Applicants must be community leaders.

Bluewolf Technology Scholarship

Deadline: March 1      Award: Varies
Applicants must show an outstanding aptitude and passion for technology.

Religious Liberty Essay Contest

Deadline: March 1      Award: $250 – $2,000
Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic about religion.

National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Scholarship

Deadline: March 1      Award: $3,500
Applicants must have an outstanding academic record and demonstrate an aptitude for college work.

Dr. Arnita Young Boswell Scholarships

Deadline: March 1      Award: $1,000
Applicants must be African-Americans; both men and women are eligible.

Annual Kaplun Essay Contest

Deadline: March 1      Award: $750 – $1,800
Applicants must write an essay addressing a question related to religion.

A Nurse I Am Scholarship

Deadline: March 1     Award: $2,000
Applicants must be nursing majors.

Keep the Drive High School Journalism Awards

Deadline: March 1      Award: $720 – $2,000
Applicants must create a print or broadcast/video entry that promotes safe driving among teens.

Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Peace Scholarship

Deadline: March 1      Award: $250 – $500
Applicants must have demonstrated leadership and personal initiative in activities involving peace, social justice, nuclear disarmament, and/or conflict resolution.

Glenn Miller Scholarship Competition

Deadline: March 1      Award: $1,000 – $4,000
Applicants must be instrumentalists or vocalists.

EngineerGirl Essay Contest

Deadline: March 1      Award: $100 – $500
Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic related to engineering as it relates to modern medicine. Both men and women are eligible.

Gilbraitti Scholarship

Deadline: March 1      Award: $500
Applicants must submit an essay addressing the question, “If you could attend any college or university in the world, what school would you choose and why?”

Frame My Future Scholarship Contest

Deadline: March 5      Award: $1,000
Applicants must create an original entry piece that reflects the given topic, “How I frame my future.”

Alexander Hamilton Friends Association Scholarship Award

Deadline: March 6      Award: $500
Applicants must show a strong record of community service, show a strong commitment to academic studies, and demonstrate financial/personal need.

Tzu Chi Scholars

Deadline: March 9      Award: $1,000
Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Hays C. Kirby Scholarship Contest

Deadline: March 10      Award: $500 – $5,000
Applicants must submit an essay on the topic, “Is my country proud of me?”

Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 15      Award: $1,000 – $10,000
Applicants must have done volunteer work that goes beyond what is expected of someone their age. Open to students ages 6 to 18.

Louie Family Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: March 15      Award: $4,000
Applicants must demonstrate outstanding personal achievements, academic merit, leadership qualities, and/or community service.

Olive Garden Pasta Tales Essay Contest

Deadline: March 22      Award: $500 – $2,500
Applicants must submit an essay on a given topic.

Shire ADHD Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 27      Award: $2,000
Applicants must have been diagnosed with ADHD.

Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship

Deadline: March 30      Award: $500
Applicants must submit two short essays: one related to travel, and the other explaining why they deserve the scholarship.

Go Daddy.ME Scholarship

Deadline: March 30      Award: $10,000
Applicants must meet specified academic criteria.

DLG Viral Video Scholarship Contest

Deadline: March 31      Award: $500 – $2,000
Applicants must submit an original public service announcement on the topic of public safety.

LIFE Lessons Scholarship Program

Deadline: March 31      Award: $2,000 – $15,000
Applicants must have experienced the death of a parent or legal guardian.

American Academy of Chefs High School Student Scholarships

Deadline: March 31      Award: Varies
Applicants must be majoring in culinary or pastry arts.

Humanist Essay Contest

Deadline: March 31      Award: $1,000
Applicants must submit a research-based essay on a topic suitable for publication in the Humanistmagazine.


April
Deadline: April 1, 2013
Tom Hartney Scholarship 2013
Tom Hartney was well known in Durango as the curmudgeonly but soft-hearted owner of the local Baskin-Robbins. Tom moved here with his wife Shelly in 1979 and was an active member of the community until his unexpected death in 2003. He devoted many years of his life to coaching and managing youth teams, in basketball, soccer, and especially baseball. He was an active Rotarian for more than 20 years. He read stories to second graders at Park Elementary School and each year invited school children to paint the windows of his store during the holiday season. He served on the District 9R school board from 1995 to 1999. At the time of his death Tom was a member of the board of directors of the Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence.
Though his love for his community and his concern for youth education were evident in his activities, Durangoans might not have known about Tom’s lifelong passion for the study of history and social issues. Tom pursued a graduate degree in history as a young married man but laid this aside in the interest of his family. Tom and Shelly were actively involved in civil rights issues in Chicago in the 1960s. Tom repeatedly volunteered his time to judge National History Day events at Durango High School. Piles of books about U.S. history could always be found beside his bed, and on the day of his death, in the hospital, he asked for 2 things – a biography of Lincoln and a history of Word War II, the 2 books he was then reading.
The Hartney family has established this scholarship in Tom’s name to help local youth who share his interest in history, his commitment to social issues, and his commitment to community service pursue a college degree related to these passions. The scholarship is presented through the auspices of the Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence.
Requirements:
  • Contact information including applicant’s name, postal address, e-mail (if available) and phone number
  •  Letter of interest (2 pages max, typed) stating name of scholarship being requested and including the following:
  •  Evidence of your commitment to the study of history and/or social issues. Examples might include:
a. a description of your participation in National History Day events
b. evidence of participation in multiple history or social studies courses
c. a description of relevant projects or papers you completed
d. a description of related community activities
  •  A brief summary of community service activities you have performed during your high school years
  •  A description of your college plans at this point. Include what you plan to study and why you made this choice.
  • Current transcript
  •  Two letters of recommendation from unrelated parties

We will consider students interested in pursuing a college degree in any of the following fields:
Anthropology
Archeology
Cultural studies
Gender studies
Geography
History
Humanities
Law
Sociology
Southwest studies
Urban studies
Or related fields
We will award this scholarship to the student whom we believe best exemplifies Tom’s interests and values: his love of learning, his belief in education, his commitment to his community, and his conviction that an understanding of history and the issues that face us makes us better citizens.
Deadline: Submit complete application package no later than close of business April 1, 2013 to DFEE. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Recipient will be chosen by the DFEE Scholarship Committee in conjunction with the Hartney family.
Amount: $1,000 to school of choice
Submit to:
DFEE
201 East 12th St.
Durango, CO 81301
Information: [email protected] or (970) 385-1491

Durango Area Association of Realtors Scholarship
$1,000 scholarship to the school of their cho

Application criteria:
  •  Must be a current graduating senior from La Plata or San Juan County High Schools, or current GED graduate of a state approved, La Plata or San Juan
County based GED program.
  • Must be pursuing a college or technical degree or technical degree or certificate from a state approved program.
  • Must have at least a 3.0 Grade Point Average.

Please submit with your application:
1) At least 2 letters of recommendation
2) Fafsa or Student Aid Report (SAR).

Preference shall be given to those who can validate need for financial assistance.
The money is intended to be used for but not limited to, tuition assistance, books and supplies.
Due date for application, transcript and other
documentation is April 12, 2013.
An official transcript must be sent to us by your high school.
Please read over the entire application before answering questions, then write your
initial responses to the essay questions on other paper. When you are satisfied with your
answers, print them clearly or type them on this form. You may attach another sheet of
paper with your answers for questions 13—17 if necessary.
You may mail, fax, email or drop off your application to:
Durango Area Association of REALTORS®
Scholarship Fund—Attn: Jo Ann Johnston
125 E. 32nd Street - Durango, Co 81301 - Phone: 970-247-9604 - Fax: 970-385-5205

Deadline: April 15, 2013
 UNC’s Great App Design Competition!
University of Northern Colorado
Monfort College of Business
School of Mathematical Sciences

It’s our way of celebrating our brand new Software Engineering program—one of the few in the state of Colorado!
• Students must design an app, following contest guidelines
• Teams can consist of up to three students enrolled in high school or college
• Entries are due by Monday, April 15
• Judging by a blue-chip panel of industry leaders
• Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 8
• Prizes include up to $1,000 in Software Engineering Degree scholarships to UNC or up to $500 in prizes!

For complete competition details, visit www.GreatAppContest.com.
For more information about the new Software Engineering Degree, visit http://mcb.unco.edu/programs/softwareengineering/

Hoyt- Miller Durango Lions Club

One-year, $1,000 scholarship 

Due Date: April 9, 2013

Requirements:

  • Applicant must graduate from a Durango high school
  • Applicant must attend an accredited Colorado Institution of higher learning including a four year college, vocational school, technical school, or Junior College

Questions: Contact Gary Jennings at 970-385-7844

Applications in AHS College Advising Office and posted on Matt's Humanities door


May Deadline

SW Colorado Bar Association Scholarship Application 

$500, one year scholarship

Due Date: May 1, 2013. Recipients will be notified by May 10th.

Requirements

  • 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need
Download an application here.