Scholarship Information

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First Generation College Student Guidebook

Scholarship Opportunities

Interested in Scholarships Specific to Colorado? Check out these websites!

There are four steps entailing how to apply for scholarships. They are:

Preparation, Researching, Organizing and Applying

Gaining a better understanding of each step makes it easier to develop........

Read the full exclusive article here:

Hide in Plain Sight- current 12th grade boy or girl who is homeless (does not have to be unaccompanied).

PEO- 12th grade girl who is homeless or at poverty level.

Contact Joe Roos at by Monday, March 6th.

Payne Family Scholarship Application

General Guidelines

The goal is to award two $500 scholarships to eDCSD Seniors who demonstrate academic merit, outstanding character, and financial need.

The primary purpose of these scholarships is to assist students who might not otherwise be able to continue their education. Financial need, academic merit, and outstanding character are key criteria used in selecting the scholarship recipients. These scholarships are for one year only (non-renewable) and may be used for any college or vocational program.

Please submit this completed application to Jennifer Payne by April 15, 2018 by 11:59 pm


Again…the deadline for applications is April 15, 2018
Applications must be complete and submitted to Jennifer Payne by 11:59 pm


Recipients and their parents will be invited to attend a Senior Awards Ceremony in May.

Please refer questions to Jennifer Payne

Criteria for Selection

Application Due Date: April 15, 2018 by 11:59 pm

Scholastic Record: Current transcript

School/Community work experience should be included in the space provided.

Applicant's responses to short essay questions.

Two references - one must be from a teacher, counselor, or administrator at school. The other can be from an employer, a community service organization, a youth group leader, etc...

Financial Need: The need for financial assistance is a major factor of consideration. A parent (or guardian) must sign in the space designated. Your application will not be considered if information for this section is missing or incomplete.

Click HERE to access the application



Redfin Scholarship

As a member of the team that helped launch the Redfin scholarship, I am excited to spread the word to your students. Redfin is very passionate about helping students achieve higher education. Our team in Seattle takes great care to read every single essay and application we receive.

The $2,500 biannual scholarship is open to high school seniors and current college students. We will accept submissions from November 1st through January 31st!

You can find all the information related to the scholarship on the link below.
Redfin Scholarship:

Parker Task Force Scholarship

For Information Regarding the Parker Task Force Scholarship click the links below.

Scholarship Info
Scholarship Application

Rocky Mountain Section of the Society of Women Engineers

Every year, the Rocky Mountain Section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE-RMS) offers local Scholarship programs for high school women. The deadline for the scholarship applications is only two weeks - February 2, 2018!

If you have already shared information about this scholarship opportunity with students, teachers, and school staff, thank you! Your support of the SWE programs is much appreciated. With your assistance, we hope to continue helping young women reach their academic goals in the field of engineering.

More information about our scholarship program and other opportunities is available at

Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association

Applications for the Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association (RMWEA) are now being accepted. The RMWEA offers 2 scholarships to graduating high school students entering higher education in water-related studies (the Tony Campman Memorial Scholarship) and 2 scholarships to students already enrolled in a water-related program at the college or university level. All four scholarships are in the amount of $2,500.00. Applications are due by June 15, 2018.

Information on applications and requirements are provided in the attached announcement. Information is also available at

Mock Scholarship Interview Event
We wanted to remind you to please invite your seniors applying for major scholarships (such as: Daniels, Boettcher, Greenhouse, Gates) to attend a FREE Mock Scholarship Interview Event in preparation for their real scholarship interviews. Registration is required by Feb. 3rd and space is limited.

Goodwill hosts this event annually to provide major scholarship applicants an opportunity to polish their interview skills and gain valuable feedback from a panel of professionals. Attendees will also have an opportunity to meet other students from around the state and potentially their future schools, hear from a Keynote Speaker on how to make a good impression in their interview, participate in a College Panel to ask questions and get advice from current college students, and more!

The event is Thursday, February 8th, 2018, from 5:00-8:00 pm (doors open at 4:30) at:

Hinkley High School
1250 Chambers Rd.
Aurora, CO 80011

Students must RSVP by February 3rd at:

Please email Bethie Walters at with any questions.

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver Failure Award Scholarship

The online application for the MCA Denver Failure Award Scholarship is open until February 15, 2018!

The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA Denver) Failure Award Scholarship provides scholarships to deserving Colorado high school seniors who have embraced the spirit of creative risk-taking and innovation. Finalists will be presenting their projects to the public at the MCA Denver on Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th, 2018.
Students who meet ALL of the following criteria are eligible to apply:
Are a resident of and attend high school in Colorado
Will graduate from high school in the spring of 2018
Will attend an accredited four-year college or university in the fall of 2018
Are able to attend the Failure Fair on April 13–14, 2018
Note: Projects of all types will be considered, including, but not limited to visual arts, performing arts, fashion, technology, design, and others.

Applicants must demonstrate creative thinking, innovation, and a willingness to risk failure. Applicants must submit a proposal for a creative project, which, if selected, will present to a panel of judges and the visiting public during the MCA Denver Failure Fair. Participants will be evaluated on creativity, innovation, and their ability to present a project within the theme of risking failure as an integral part of the creative process.

Award amounts range from $700 to $10,000!

If you have questions about this application, please contact Sharon Harper at or call 303-996-7348.

If you have questions about the MCA Denver Failure Fair, please contact Molly Nuanes at or call 720-236-1833.

Applications are DUE Thursday, February 15, 2018.
Students can apply online by clicking here.
Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word and
encouraging qualified students to apply

Scholarships Available for Journalism Students

The Denver Foundation is pleased to annouce that the 2018 application for the Colorado Press Association Scholarship for High School Students is now available.
Students who meet all of the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

- Will graduate from a Colorado high school in the spring of the term they are applying for the scholarship

- Have held at least one leadership position (e.g. editor, president, treasurer, etc.) in a student
organization like the high school newspaper or yearbook during their senior year

- Will attend an accredited four-year college or university in Colorado in the fall

- Must plan to use their major in the print or online journalism industry in Colorado after college graduation. Please note that the following media related majors will not be eligible for this opportunity: multimedia, technical journalism, documentary film making, media students, and mass communications, etc.)
Click here to apply for this opportunity

Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word and encouraging qualified students to apply!

2018 PAF Scholarship

My name is Jason Kaiser, and I am the Secretary and Scholarship Chair for the Denver Chapter of the NFL former Players Association. I wanted to pass on this great scholarship opportunity that we have available for all of your High School Student Athletes. We have (2) $2500 scholarships that we award annually to 1 male and 1 female student athletes from Colorado. I have enclosed the scholarship for your review, and ask that you pass it along to all of schools in your district.


Scholarships for Trade Schools in Colorado: State Directory

Thanks for helping us promote our High School Scholarship Program to students at your school. We wanted to let you know about a new resource on our website designed just for high school students in CO. We’ve compiled a list of all the participating career colleges that offer our High School Scholarship Program, which is worth up to $1,000 toward tuition at these schools.

This new feature makes it simple for your students to browse their options for career training and quickly request information from those schools. And from there, they can submit their Imagine America scholarship application right away.

Since 2006, we’ve processed over 3,600 scholarship applications from students in CO. Let’s help more students than ever pursue job training this year. Please share the link below with your students who may benefit from career college training. And of course, if you have any questions or need further information, please feel free to contact us. Thank you again for your support.



Bob Martin

President, Imagine America Foundation

Admin Scholarship Application

The goal is to award a total of nine $1,000 scholarships to DCSD Seniors who demonstrate academic merit and financial need.

The primary purpose of these scholarships is to assist students who might not otherwise be able to continue their education. Financial need and academic merit are key criteria used in selecting the scholarship recipients. These scholarships are for one year only (non-renewable) and may be used for any college or vocational program.

Please submit this completed application to the Counseling Department by Friday, March 2, 2018 at 3 p.m.

Click HERE

Camp Neuro Scholarship and Summer Camps

Scholarship and standard applications have just opened up for Camp Neuro Denver 2018!

Camp Cardiac & Camp Neuro, run by medical students in over 30 cities nationwide, are 1-week summer day camps for high school students interested in exploring careers in medicine.

Students may learn more and apply by visiting

In addition, you may download a PDF flyer by clicking here.

A-1 Auto Transport Annual Scholarship

A-1 Auto Transport is offering 3 scholarships, of $1000, $500 and $250. These scholarships are open to all nationalities and there are no fees to apply.
You can find more info here:

CardRates Scholarship

CardRates recently launched an annual $1,000 scholarship offer that's available to seniors at eDCSD who intend to pursue a career in the finance industry.

Visit Financial Futures Scholarship to apply


April 15th is the deadline for a life-changing leadership opportunity for students. YouthRoots is a local nonprofit that teaches high school students in Douglas County how to make the world a better place while developing their leadership and life skills. YouthRoots was awarded the National Philanthropy Day's Award for "OUTSTANDING Foundation" this year.

The program is completely free. As members of YouthRoots, students will:
Learn and practice skills that will empower them to be a strong leader today and tomorrow
Use philanthropy to tackle issues they care about
Collaborate with awesome high schoolers from different schools
Complete 60 hours of community service

Students who are passionate about making the world a better place should apply online here by April 15. You can also nominate a student online.

Feel free to contact the Executive Director, Lauren Czajka, at with any questions!