Remember, the majority of your scholarship money will come directly from the college. Most schools require that you complete the FAFSA and a separate financial aid or scholarship application to determine your eligibility for their scholarships. At some colleges you are automatically considered for their merit-based scholarships simply by applying for admission to the college. Be sure to contact each school’s financial aid office or visit their website to determine if you need a separate application and find out the deadline for each school you are considering.
There are MANY opportunities for private scholarships out there, but finding ones for which you are eligible can take time and research. Below are several links that should help in the process. Remember…NEVER pay for a scholarship search! Can you spot a scholarship scam? Good luck!
High School Juniors and Seniors Info available at www.actstudent.org/postercontest
ages 13-18 $300-$1,000
$500.00 scholarship Visit www.alertmagazine.org or call 1-800-398-0842
9-12 graders, not need based, Use Invitation Code to Apply: M6659 $1,000-5,000 (multiple awards)
for computer science, electrical engineering, software engineering, information technology, math, physics, or a related field of study $1,500-$2,000.
9-12 graders, 3 different contests, award amount varies
junior/seniors, essay needed, $1,000
Grades 9-12 www.bestbuy-communityrelations.com or www.at15.com
Create a resume, write an essay, letter of recommendation
2.5 GPA $1,000-$5,000 awards
Bobby Anderson Scholarship- female senior, 3.0 GPA $2,380 (2 awards)
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
Instate scholarship, need significant volunteer experience $1,500 (14 awards)
Colorado resident attending Colorado school to major in agriculture working toward a teaching degree
9-12th graders $250-1,000
In state scholarship, $500-$1,000
HS seniors, US citizen, leadership, scholarship, and financial need
3.2 GPA, participate in a high school sport $7,500 (25 awards)
www.greenhousescholars.org Colorado resident, 3.5 GPA, income under $70,000
US Citizen, 2.0 GPA, financial need, show community involvement
up to $25.000/yr. for Fremont, Custer, Pueblo County seniors www.hurlimanscholarshipfoundation.com
9-12 graders $500-10,000 multiple awards
2.5 GPA, financial need, positive attitude and strong drive toward accomplishment
ages 6-18, show community involvement, be nominated by a teacher/counselor $1,000-$10,000 awards
3.0 GPA, military dependent
all ages/all grades, submit photo $5,000
Metro Denver Chapter #112- An in state scholarship for male/female pursuing a construction related degree $1,000 (many)
www.co-op.edu Early applications are highly encouraged. 3.5 GPA and you must apply and be accepted to a
for students in science, technology, engineering, and math degrees
3.0 GPA, leadership qualities, explain how the scholarship will support your career goals
3.0 GPA, El Paso County residents
Offered to sophomores or juniors and sponsored by Kenyon Review. www.kenyonreview.org
for engineering majors $500 (3 awards)
available to high school student volunteers- www.spirit.prudential.com
Rollins college offers the RAN scholarship for Colorado residents for $5,000.00/renewable. Based on leadership and involvement
for African American Colorado resident students www.sachsfoundation.org
for majors in geology, geophysics, physics, chemical, civil, electrical, geological, geophysical, mechanical or petroleum engineering
2.0 GPA, Must have something that makes you stand out among your peers $500.00
El Paso and Teller County residents, preference given to students pursuing construction, architecture, or engineering.
Wendy's Heisman Award for senior athletes who are leaders in the school and community- www.wendyheisman.com
full ride scholarship www.wgaesf.org
Will to Win Scholarship is available to seniors who are outstanding, disciplined, determined, and successful in managing their asthma. Two $5,000.00 scholarships available- www/willtowinscholarship.com
Scholarship Bootcamp is available to students seeking to improve their scholarship application package. Visit the web site each week for a section involving a different topic and locate the dog tags. Each time you find a dog ta, email us at email@example.com to be entered into the weekly $1,000.00 drawing. The more tasks you complete, the better your chances of winning!
$1,000 Winner chosen from essay contest
Global Solutions Multimedia Contest- $2,000.00 Available to high school and college students interested in international affairs. You submit a short video addressing the question, "How can the US support peacekeeping and the International Criminal Courts, or working through the international community, as viable solutions to ending the genocide in Darfur?"
All legally blind, full or part-time students admitted to academic and vocational training programs at the post-secondary level for the 2010-11 school year are encouraged to apply for one of these scholarships.
If you have any questions, please contact Barbara H. Boyer (303) 831-0117 or toll free 1-888-775-2221.
Applications and supporting documentation must be submitted in hard copy post-marked by March 2, 2010.
This National Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding graduating high school seniors. The student does not have to be a family member of an ASMC member, however, you must be entering a field of study related to financial management (business administration, economics, public administration, computer science, or operations research related to financial management; accounting, finance.) The candidate selected must be a graduating senior, in the final half of his/her school year.
If you have any questions, please contact Ivajean Peters (719) 333-6216 or Lisa Lucero (719) 333-6670 or email Ivajean.Peters@usafa.af.mil or Lisa.Lucero@usafa.af.mil
Deadline for applying is March 1, 2010.
Winners-known as AXA Achievers-are diverse, but share these characteristics:
-Ambition and drive
-Determination to set and reach goals
-Respect for self, family and community
-Ability to succeed in college
Download an application for a $2,000college scholarship at: www.axa-achievement.com
Apply by February 15, 2010
15- $1,000 Scholarships to Customer's Children
Rank in top 25% of class or have 21 or higher on ACT or 980 on SAT
Deadline- March 18. 2011
www.blackhillsenergy.com/scholarships after Feb. 1
Call 785-832-3918 with questions
Send to 110 E. 9th St., Lawrence, KS 66044
Please see Nancy Williams for more information.
-Are in the top 5% of the graduation class or in the top 2 students in classes under 40.
-Scored 1200 or higher on the Critical Reading and Math sections of the SAT or 27 or higher on the ACT.
-Have been residents of CO for at least their junior and senior years of high school and are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
Online applications must be submitted and transcripts and test scores must be postmarked by Nov. 1, 2009.
Re: U of Denver or Colorado School of Mines
Engineering or Chemistry Majors
U of Denver- $3,000/year
Colorado School of Mines $1,000/year
See Mrs. Williams for application
Deadline- April 20, 2011
If you are a Colorado 7th, 8th, or 9th grade student, you have the opportunity to apply to become a CollegeInvest Early Achiever with the CollegeInvest Early Achievers Scholarship.
Applications accepted during 7th, 8th or 9th grade year. Deadline is June 1 of your 9th grade year.
Colorado County Clerks Association Presidential Scholarship
The Colorado County Clerks Association has established a scholarship fund to aid outstanding Colorado seniors in furthering their education at any university, college, junior college, or technical institution.
For more information please see Nancy Williams.
Applications must be received by March 1st, 2010
3.25 GPA Minimum
Interested in government, business, or political science
March 15th Deadline
See Counselor for Application
You qualify if you:
-are a Colorado resident
-are admitted to CSU-Fort Collins as a first-time freshman
-enroll full time (at least 12 credit hours per semester)
-are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant
-complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
For more information call (970) 491-6321, FAX: (970) 491-5010 or contact:
Student Financial Services
Colorado State University
1065 Campus Delivery
Ft. Collins, CO 80523-1065
This is a very important scholarship to apply for. If you qualify, this scholarship will close the gap between what the college and other scholarship will give you and what you will still owe. The amount will be different for everyone. It takes a lot of time and effort. Make a decision to finish out the process. It may be well worth it. I don’t know all your family finances- check out the web and see if you really qualify. If so, fill it out.
Pay attention to the Dec. 2 deadline. Try and have it done before Thanksgiving.
The Ethnic Minority Advisory Council of the Colorado Education Association (CEA) is offering four $1,000 scholarships to ethnic minority high school seniors whose parents or guardians are CEA members.
Applications must be returned to the CEA and postmarked no later than March 31, 2010.
The GMS was established 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.
For more information call 1-877-690-4677
Nomination materials must be submitted online before Monday, January 11, 2010 11:59pm EST or postmarked on or before January 11, 2010
2- $1,000 1year scholarships
Student/Parent cannot be IBC or city, state, county employee
Have IBC Bank Acct- No Wells Fargo, Chase, Key Bank, US Bank, Vectra
Call 303-832-2000 for qualifications
Deadline- March 18.2011
firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and application
The DFC Colonel’s Scholars Program was created and is dedicated to assisting students with financial need who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a public institution within their legal state of residence.
-Graduating from high school this academic year
-Maintaining a minimum high school cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
-Enrolling in a public, in-state college or university (start date no later than 9/30/10)
-Pursuing a bachelor’s degree
-A U.S. citizen or permanent resident
The online application will be available from December 1, 2009 through February 10, 2010.
This scholarship is designed for high achieving Pikes Peak Area high school students to take advantage of the University Connection Program. Through the University Connection Program, students earn their Associate’s degree at PPCC and transfer as a junior to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to complete their Bachelor’s degree.
-Must be classified as a resident of Colorado for tuition purposes.
-Must be a graduation Colorado high school senior and have at least a 3.25 cumulative high school GPA.
-Maintain a 3.0 GPA in each term at PPCC to continue to be eligible for the scholarship.
-Must have applied for and been admitted as a regular student (AA or AS degree-seeking, post-secondary education to PPCC) with plans of becoming a University Connection UCCS transfer student.
-Student must maintain satisfactory progress requirements established by the Financial Aid Office at PPCC.
-Must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours for each term, at college level 100 or higher in order to continue to receive the scholarship award.
You are cordially invited to meet personally with PPCC Recruiter Stacy Holtorf , (719) 502-2018, to find out more about this scholarship program.
Application Deadline: March 6, 2010
Kinnikinnik Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is awarding a scholarship to a senior graduationg from a high school in the Pikes Peak area. This year the amount of the scholarship is $1500.
In order to qualify the student must:
1. Graduate from high school in 2010
2. Have a grade point average of 3.0 or above at the time of application
3. Be a citizen of the United States
4. Be a good citizen
5. Need some financial assistance in order to continue his or her education
If there are any questions, please contact Barbara E. Smith (719) 495-2840.
The deadline for receiving completed applications is Friday, March 12, 2010.
-Have parents or guardians receiving service from MVEA
-Be graduating high school seniors
-meet ACT or SAT and GPA requirements (these vary depending on scholarship)
Contact Deborah Skillicorn or Patsy Tompkins at (719) 495-2283 or (719) 7675-2861 if you have any further questions.
Return application by January 15, 2010
Black students may enter the 2011 National Achievement Scholarship Program when they take the 2009 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and enter the National Merit Scholarship Program.
For more information please see Nancy Williams.
Scholarship qualifications are as follows:
1. NDIA will select scholarship recipients seeking degrees in Space Operations, related engineering fields, computer sciences, mathematics or physics.
2. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from a high school in the geographic area served by the NDIA Rocky Mountain Chapter.
3. NDIA will accept nominations from any source in the prescribed format.
4. NDIA Rocky Mountain Chapter Scholarship Committee will make the final selection(s). Decisions of this Committee are final.
5. Selection criteria will include, but not be limited to, academic/community achievement, motivation and financial need.
If you have any questions, please contact Rich Poturalski, (719) 338-4344 or email at email@example.com
Nominations must be postmarked on or before Friday, March 26, 2010.
The NSF Scholarship allows Marist to provide an unmatched opportunity to students interested in majoring in Computer Science or Information Technology and Systems. Marist College is located in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Application Deadline: February 15, 2010
www.buildurdestiny.com or http://wwwconstruyetudestino.com
PepsiCo is offering 30 scholarships to assist with undergraduate and graduate studies to promote higher education among Hispanic students.
Application Deadline: March 1, 1020
If one of your parents has been killed or permanently disabled on the job, the Pinnacol Foundation can help you pay for a post-high school education.
Application Deadline: March 31, 2010
Exceptional students interested in science, mathematics, or engineering
5- $3,000 scholarships to Colorado High School Seniors
Deadline March 8, 2011
www.denverfoundation.org ( Select Grants/Scholarship Tab) 303-996-7348
The RMHC scholarship program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. Graduating seniors, apply today and move on step closer to a brighter future!
Please visit www.rmhc.org for complete program details and eligibility requirements.
Application Deadline: February 16, 2010
The Colorado Springs Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is honored to offer scholarships to deserving students. This scholarship program was created to provide financial assistance to young, college-bound students who reside in El Paso County.
1. Be a graduating high school senior
2. Have a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 or above on 4.0 scale
3. Demonstrate financial need
4. Be an active member in the community
5. Possess an interest in pursuing a higher education
Please contact Doris Mitchell at (719) 576-8254 if you have any questions.
Applications must be received by Friday, March 19, 2010
This scholarship opportunity is open to any student who plans on pursuing an engineering degree and either is interested in pursuing a military career or has at least one family member (sibling, parent, or grandparent) who is either: (1) an active SAME member, (2) a current member of the U.S. Military, (3) retired from the U.S. Military.
Scholarship Chairperson: Steven W. Ditmer (719) 477-4911 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: February 19, 2010
This scholarship program is for female Colorado high school seniors who intend to enroll in engineering or computer science at an ABET accredited college or university in the Fall.
For more information contact, Carole Passmore at (719) 531-7986 (business hours)
Application due date: March 31, 2010
$1,500.00 scholarships available to ethnic minorities who show financial need
Dec. 15, 2010-Feb. 15, 2011
High school seniors planning to enroll next fall at an eligible four-year college or university participation in the U.S. Bank No Fee Education Loan Program are eligible to apply.
If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Connor, 1-800-242-1200 or email email@example.com.
Applications will be accepted from October, 2009 through March, 2010.
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award:
-A graduating high school senior who is entering his or her freshman year at an accredited two or four-year university, college, or vocational institute in the fall of 2010.
-A student who demonstrates entrepreneurial spirit and initiative through examples such as: starting his/her own business; participating in organizations such as DECA, Junior Achievement, Future Business Leaders of America(FBLA), Future Farmers of America (FFA), National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), among others; or through other initiatives.
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute.
Additional information is available by contacting the scholarship manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-552-6342.
Applications accepted Oct. 31, 2009 thru Dec. 31, 2009
Dec. 27-Feb. 16, 2011 grades 9-12 for $1,000.00 scholarships