CCD Scholarships

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CCD Institutional Scholarships

The Community College of Denver funds institutional scholarships to support our CityHawk students' educational endeavors while attending our institution.

The Academic and Career Experience (ACE) Scholarship Program

The Academic and Career Experience (ACE) Scholarship program will contribute to the national need for well-educated scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and technicians by supporting the retention and graduation of high-achieving, low-income students with demonstrated financial need at the Community College of Denver (CCD). Once selected for the program, students will receive scholarship funds up to $2,500 per semester for a total of up to $10,000 over four semesters to complete an associate degree in a STEM field. Recognizing that scholarships alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, this scholarship includes several enrichment activities that support students’ retention, success, career preparedness, graduation, and transfer.

CCD Community Scholarship

The Community Scholarship provides access and opportunity to traditionally under-represented students from diverse backgrounds to advance their educational goals at CCD.

REQUIREMENTS, TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours in a degree or certificate program at CCD
  • Must not already have a prior bachelor's degree
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (as outlined in the CCD Catalog)
  • Demonstration of financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).

College Success Scholarship

The College Success Scholarship (CSS) assists first-year and low to middle-income students with academic preparation and financial planning to help them stay in school and graduate. 

REQUIREMENTS, TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must not already have a prior bachelor's degree
  • Full-time enrollment in a degree or certificate program at CCD
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (as outlined in the CCD Catalog) 
  • Demonstration of financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).

Digital Storytelling Scholarship (Biannual)

The Digital Storytelling scholarship was created to honor students’ personal experiences while leveraging 21st-century skills, such as video creation, to tell stories. It is a $500 scholarship with up to two recipients per term. The biannual scholarship is awarded twice in the academic year: once in the fall semester and once in the spring Semester.

REQUIREMENTS, TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application 
  • Pay in-state tuition and be enrolled within that academic term 
  • Upload a working video link to their digital story submission 
  • Upload a PDF translation or use closed captioning if not in English 
  • Sign and upload CCD’s photo/video release form 
  • Create a video within that academic year 
  • Be between one to five minutes in duration 
  • Limit of one digital storytelling scholarship per student 

Digital Storytelling is using computer-based tools to create an edited video that tells a story. Digital stories are used when a person's voice and experience are just as important as the focus of the story. The Digital Zone coaches can support students in writing, recording, and editing their application videos. Email CCD.excel@ccd.edu for more information. 

New Generation Scholarship

CCD recognizes the importance of assisting our first-generation students and providing advising, counseling, and financial aid resources. 

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must not already have a prior bachelor's degree
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours in a degree or certificate program at CCD
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (as outlined in the CCD Catalog)
  • Demonstration of financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA). 

Health Science Scholarship

Created to assist students admitted into a Health Science program at the Community College of Denver. 

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Enrolling in at least six credit hours
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Submitting a one-page essay outlining career goals in the Health Science industry
  • Demonstrating financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).

Excellence Scholarship

The Excellence Scholarship recognizes outstanding CCD students, including incoming first-year students, sophomores, and CCD transfer students, with a renewable scholarship. 

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Must not already have a prior bachelor's degree
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours in a degree or certificate program at CCD
  • High school diploma or GED for college entry 
  • Making Satisfactory Academic Progress (as outlined in the CCD Catalog). 

Together We Dream Scholarship

The Together We Dream scholarship was created to support our DREAMer, Undocumented students. This scholarship offers $70,000 in scholarship funds, a $3,000 scholarship per academic year. 

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
  • Must not already have a prior bachelor's degree
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress at CCD
  • CASFA application is strongly recommended to be considered for State and Institutional Aid
  • Complete the scholarship contract
  • Accept the scholarship terms and conditions through the CCD’s scholarship portal.

Serving Those Who Have Served

The Serving those who have served was created to support our Veteran students enrolled at the Community College of Denver to achieve their educational goals.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Have a complete FAFSA/CASFA on file.
  • Must be meeting SAP
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Be a Military Veteran 

CCD Foundation Scholarships

Foundation scholarships are funded by many wonderful donors from our community and many different walks of life who have committed to supporting the amazing students at the Community College of Denver to complete one of our various degree programs.

Please note: student requirements may vary for each CCD Foundation Scholarship.

American GI Forum - 5281 Chapter Scholarship Fund

Established by the American GI Forum (AGIF) 5218 Chapter, this scholarship supports Hispanic veterans pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities at CCD.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • US military veteran and US citizen or legal resident
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Pursue a degree or certificate program
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Francie Anhut Scholarship

The Francie Anhut Scholarship Fund was established by family members, friends, and CCD colleagues to honor Francie’s passion for CCD students. Francie joined CCD in May 2014 as the executive director of the CCD Foundation and passed away on October 24, 2016, after a 16-month battle with cancer.

This permanent endowment assists students with demonstrated financial need and a strong commitment to volunteer work and community service – two of Francie’s core values. Students must apply on a semester basis.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteer work and community service (see supplemental questions below).
  • Enroll in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours, and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Supplemental Questions

  • Write an essay describing a recent experience you had when volunteering in the community. How do you feel about your experience? Why do you think volunteering is important? How did the experience impact how you think about your education and what you'd like to do in the future?
  • Upload a letter of recommendation from a volunteer or community service supervisor to show your dedication to the work you accomplished.

Anschutz Foundation Scholarship

The Anschutz Foundation established this matching scholarship through the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges to assist full-time CCD students with funding for tuition, fees, and books. Recipients remaining in good standing will be eligible for a renewal of support.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Enroll full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours per semester)
  • Commit to complete an associate’s degree or certificate, or plan to transfer to a 4-year institution
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Recipients will be required to access support services such as tutoring and counseling if the scholarship program counselor recommends those services.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter to Mr. Ted Harms to acknowledge this scholarship and how it is helping you achieve your educational goals, and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Assistance League Denver Scholarship

The Assistance League Denver (ALD) is an all-volunteer, 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of children and adults through its innovative philanthropic programs. ALD has been serving the greater Denver community for 60 years. In 2017, their members volunteered 28,443 hours and served 9,219 people, returning $420,000 to meet the needs of people in the Denver community. ALD is highly motivated to effect change in the community because they care about the outcome.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Complete and submit the Assistance League Denver scholarship application, write a personal essay and provide two letters of recommendation
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
  • Applicants need to have a GPA of 2.75 GPA or above
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Boundless Opportunity Scholarship

The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship benefits motivated non-traditional students who recognize the power of education to create a better life for themselves and their families. The scholarship is offered to non-traditional students who are legal residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit DanielsFund.org to learn more.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and legal resident of Colorado.
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Recipients must complete an online survey at DanielsFund.org/Boundless/survey.asp to provide information about their academic and career goals and their plans to achieve them.
  • Recipients must forward the email confirmation that they have completed and submitted the survey to the CCD Scholarship Office. Scholarship payment cannot proceed until this step is complete. 
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Organization of Chinese Americans Scholarship

If you are an Asian or Pacific Islander, you could win a $3,000 scholarship from the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) at Community College of Denver. Students may use this scholarship to pay for any program of study.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Apply to Community College of Denver at CCD.edu/Apply
  • Complete the CCD scholarship applications
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA or CASFA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Chris Budden Scholarship

The Chris Budden Scholarship was established to honor Dr. Budden upon his retirement from CCD. Qualifying applicants must demonstrate financial need (150% PELL) and be enrolled in CCD’s welding program.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a welding program
  • Maintain a 2.50 GPA or higher and enrolled in at least three credit hours.
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through Academic Works by Census Day.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works by Census Day.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Mel Carter Art Scholarship

A bequest from the estate of former fine arts professor Mel Carter established this endowment and honors his legacy while celebrating outstanding CCD art students. The Mel Carter Art Scholarship is awarded to a talented visual arts student currently enrolled at CCD and selected by visual arts faculty who meet annually to develop and review student submissions.

The scholarship is awarded based on talent and not on the need for one or more promising students majoring in visual arts or graphic design.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Candidates must have declared a major in either visual arts or graphic design.
  • Candidates must submit a formal letter of interest
  • Candidates must submit a digital portfolio of their work for review
  • Recipient(s) must complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal.
  • Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI)

In 2014, the Colorado legislature committed $35 million to establish the Colorado Department of Education’s COSI Scholarship to boost the attainment of postsecondary credentials. The scholarship is provided through a matching grant with the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Applicants must be degree-seeking and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need (250% PELL) by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Jayme Emmons Dental Hygiene Award

The Jayme Emmons Clinical Excellence in Dental Hygiene Award was established by Dr. Eileen McGinty and Terry Emmons to celebrate the life and career of dental hygienist Jayme Emmons. The award is presented annually to a dental hygiene student selected by CCD faculty.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • The recipient must complete the CCD scholarship application.
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Dr. Everette Freeman Presidential Scholarship Endowment

Established by the Community College of Denver Foundation Board of Directors to honor, recognize, and celebrate Dr. Freeman upon his retirement from Community College of Denver.

In honor of Dr. Everette Freeman’s outstanding leadership and service as President of Community College of Denver from 2013 – 2020, the Board of Community College of Denver Foundation has established the Dr. Everette Freeman Presidential Scholarship Endowment. The endowment is designed to support scholarships for students who best exemplify the persistence and aspirations of a CCD CityHawk through their academic achievements, campus leadership, and community service. 

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application.
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or (CASFA).
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteer work and community service.
  • Be a second-year student with a minimum of 15 completed credit hours.
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD’s scholarship portal by the census date.
  • Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD’s scholarship portal by the census date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form
  • Submit the scholarship contract by the census date.
  • Students must apply on a semester basis.

Gene Haas Scholarship

In 1999, Gene Haas founded the Gene Haas Foundation. Growing up with a strong social conscience instilled by his family, Gene Haas initially formed the Foundation to fund the local community's needs. Haas is the owner of Haas Automation, Inc., America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools, which he started in 1983. It is now a billion-dollar company, and the purpose of the Foundation is to build skills in the machining industry by providing scholarships for CNC Machine Technology students and NIMS Credentials.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

HealthOne Scholarship

The HealthOne Scholarship is a matching grant offered through the Foundation for the Colorado Community Colleges to assist students in the following health sciences programs with demonstrated financial need: dental hygiene, med records tech, med clinic assist, or radiology technology.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA and be enrolled in at least 6 hours.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Hide In Plain Sight

The Hide in Plain Site (HIPS) Provides Scholarships to Homeless Students. HIPS scholarship provides funding for students who are at risk, whether that be homelessness, poverty or special needs, so they can get a post-secondary scholarship to a college. Scholarships available up to $5,000 to cover basic needs including food, housing, transportation, and books.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA
• Students age 17-29
• Be either homeless or impoverished
• Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
• Hardworking and looking forward to a great future
• Submit a scholarship contract
• Upload a digital image of yourself
• Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Supplemental Questions

  • Write an essay of 500-100 words or a 3 minute video
  • Fill out the Budget Form

IME Becas

The IME Becas Scholarship offered by the CCD Foundation through a grant in partnership between Superate Y Triunfa and the Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs was established to support low income, first generation students whose family is in America from Mexico.
IME Becas has its mission to improve access to educational opportunities for Mexicans and persons of Mexican origin living in the United States.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

• Demonstrate financial need by completing the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).
• Maintain a GPA of at least 2.0
• Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
• Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
• Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
• Please upload a digital image of yourself
• Submit the Photo/Video Release Form
• Submit CCD’s scholarship contract by Census Date.

Kingdom Enlightenment Scholarship

Stephen S. Fredericks founded the Kingdom Enlightenment Scholarship Foundation (KESF) through his last will and testament. Steve died of malignant melanoma on April 13, 1991, at the young age of 34. Steve grew up in Southeast Denver, graduated from John F. Kennedy High School, and attended college in Arizona. He later worked as a golf pro in Texas, and it was about this time when Steve was diagnosed with cancer.

For years he had anguished over the injustice in the world and the disparity between the rich and poor. With the short time he had left, he wanted to do something about it. He volunteered at the Denver Street School and began to counsel troubled youths at the Gilliam Youth Service Center. He discovered that most of them were minorities and came from low-income families.

Before he passed, Steve created this scholarship program to help educate the less fortunate young people in our society and hopefully break the poverty cycle. Since 1992, KESF has provided over half a million dollars to support recent graduates of Colorado high schools with demonstrated financial need to attend CCD.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Enroll in at least six credit hours, and maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Metropolitan Dental Care Registered Dental Hygienist Scholarship Program

The Metropolitan Dental Care Registered Dental Hygienist Scholarship Program was created to assist dental hygiene students who demonstrate a commitment to further the discipline of dental hygiene through academic achievement, professional excellence, and a desire to improve the public's overall health. 

Metropolitan Dental Care was developed by our staff and reflects values that are essential in our work environment: 

Our mission is to put our patients first. Our goal is to provide a comfortable, safe, and healthy environment for our patients and staff. We hope to provide a peaceful and pleasant atmosphere so that our patients feel as if they were guests in our home. 

To provide a positive atmosphere, our staff strives to offer respect and flexibility to our patients and each other. We will maintain a high level of personal integrity and empathy for our patients. We are committed to active listening and dialogue to attain the ideal dental experience.  

Through continuing education, we are able to use the highest quality materials and expert techniques to achieve complete dental health. We are a viable, healthy business and would like to continue the growth of our practice through continued personal referrals.  

The Metropolitan Dental Care Scholarship was founded to further its commitment to investing in the future of dental hygienists and is proud to provide scholarship opportunities to students currently enrolled in accredited dental hygiene programs. 

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Currently Enrolled in an Associate Degree Dental Hygiene program
  • Commit to volunteer at Metropolitan Dental Care during school break (winter or spring)
  • Minimum of 20 volunteer hygiene assistant hours are required per school year
  • Submit the FAFSA/CASFA is encouraged
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form
  • Award Amount: $2500

Dr. Ron Mahoney Scholarship

The Wheat Ridge Optimist Club established this scholarship to honor its long-time member, Dr. Ron Mahoney. The scholarship supports a student enrolling in CCD’s dental hygiene program.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Plan to enroll in CCD’s Dental Hygiene program
  • Enroll in at least 12 credit hours per semester, except for a summer session
  • Be a resident of Colorado for tuition purposes, and maintain a 2.75 GPA or higher.
  • The recipient must complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Oneta Elaine Hollowell Memorial Scholarship

The Oneta Elaine Hollowell Memorial Scholarship Fund is sponsored by Kids 4 Real Incorporated Childcare Center in memory of Oneta, who lost her ten-month battle with Leiomyosarcoma cancer on February 26, 2012. Oneta was the owner and director of a childcare facility, and her center was continually ranked among the top centers in the state of Colorado.

Oneta touched countless people through her work with children. She loved interacting with youth and impacting the effect they would have on the world. For more than 20 years, she educated Denver's children to become the future leaders of tomorrow. She received her associate degree in the early childhood education program at CCD. Preference is given to single parents.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Be certificate or degree-seeking in the Early Childhood Elementary program
  • Enroll in at least six credit hours, and maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Be a resident of Colorado for tuition purposes
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Open Door Scholarship

The CCD Foundation established the Open Door Scholarship to increase opportunities for undocumented, ASSET and DACA students to access higher education and build better lives. Applicants must be degree seeking with a plan to complete a professional program or transfer to a four-year institution.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions:


• Demonstrate financial need by completing the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).
• Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
• Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
• Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
• Please upload a digital image of yourself
• Submit the Photo/Video Release Form
• Submit CCD’s scholarship contract by Census Date.

Herbert & Judy Paige Family Foundation Scholarship

Herbert and Judy Paige created the Paige Family Foundation with the strong belief that “education of youth is the most efficient and effective method of improving the welfare, condition, and future of all communities, citizens and families. The basis of all human improvement begins with education.”

The Paige Scholarship covers up to $2,000 per semester for CCD students. Preference is given to applicants in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), Veterinary Technology, or business programs who intend to transfer to pursue a four-year degree or professional programs.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Applicants must be US citizens and Colorado residents for tuition purposes
  • Applicants must be full-time students at CCD and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Paralegal Book Scholarship

The Paralegal faculty developed the Paralegal Book scholarship to help paralegal students with their book expenses.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions:

  •  Complete the CCD scholarship application, which includes a personal essay
  •  Complete the CCD scholarship contract
  •  Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  •  Enroll in a minimum of six (6) credits per semester and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  •  Be a student in the paralegal program
  •  Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
  •  Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Paralegal

Paralegal Scholarship

The CCD Foundation has partnered with the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation to create a scholarship for women in the paralegal program.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions:

  •  Applicants must be female US citizens and Colorado residents for tuition purposes
  •  Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  •  Maintain a 3.0 GPA, complete three semesters or 36 credit hours, and enroll in at least six credits per semester.
  •  Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
  •  Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

The Piton Foundation Scholarship for Colorado's First-Generation Students

Piton Foundation First Generation Scholarship is an endowment award for students who are the first in their family to attend college.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Answer “no” to the question: "Have either of your parents received a four-year degree from a college or university?"
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credits
  • Be a Colorado resident
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Income Information Form (IIF)
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Prinsen Scholarship

Kaitlin and Andy Prinsen established this permanent endowment to assist students attending Community College of Denver who have emancipated from the foster care system and/or experienced homelessness. As young professionals who moved to Denver a few years ago, they decided to establish the Prinsen Family Scholarship as a way to help give back to their community. Education is very important to Kaitlin and Andy, and through this scholarship, they hope to offer stability to the recipients and a pathway to continue their academic pursuits. The Fund will annually award one or more scholarships.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

• Complete the CCD scholarship application, which includes a personal essay.
• Complete the CCD scholarship contract.
• Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA or Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).
• Enroll in a minimum of six (6) credits per semester.
• Be working towards a degree and/or certificate program.
• Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
• Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
• Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD to be considered for a second and/or third year of funding.
• Preference is given to applicants who have emancipated from the foster care system and/or experienced homelessness.
• Please upload a digital image of yourself
• Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Edward J. Romero Memorial Scholarship

The Edward J. Romero Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Edward J. Romero. Applicants must be working towards a degree and/or certificate program, enrolled in at least six credits, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Additionally, applicants must be a resident of Colorado for tuition purposes.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Freda T. Roof Memorial Scholarship

The Freda T. Roof Memorial and Yngve Hanson Distribution Fund benefit “worthy and needy” students obtaining a college or university education in Colorado. Ms. Roof desired to assist these students in defraying tuition, fees, living and transportation costs, and other expenses necessary to the education of individuals selected by the colleges and universities. She expressed sincere hope that the individuals selected as recipients of assistance will be of such character that they will feel a strong moral obligation to repay the amount received so that the benefits may be continued over a substantial time.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

The Katerina Caballero Lanfranco Memorial Beca

The Katerina Caballero Lanfranco Beca Scholarship Fund was established by her mother, family, and friends, to honor Katy and her passion for Architecture and community service work. Katerina was a Daniels Fund Scholar and graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder Environmental Design program with an emphasis in Architecture. Katerina passed away while doing community service work in Peru in October 2018.

This permanent endowment scholarship assists a Latina female in pursuing a degree in Architectural Studies. The student must demonstrate financial need and a strong commitment to volunteer work and community service.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions:

  • Latina
  • Female
  • Pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Studies
  • Demonstrated community service/volunteer work
  • Plans to transfer and obtain a bachelor’s degree in Architecture
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Has a current GPA of 2.5 or higher (pre-existing student)
  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA/CASFA

Dr. Roberta Shaklee Periodontal Excellence Scholarship

The Roberta Shaklee Scholarship is a memorial scholarship established to honor Dr. Roberta Shaklee through a scholarship to a Dental Hygiene student with strong periodontal interest/skills selected by CCD faculty.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress and be enrolled in at least 6 hours at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

TheDREAM.US Scholarship

TheDream.US Scholarship supports DREAMers in excelling academically and graduating from college with career-ready degrees and skills that will enable them to join the U.S. workforce. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for students pursuing an associate degree. DREAMers must be DACA or TPS eligible.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.

WIN Veteran Scholarship

The WIN Veteran Scholarship was established to assist honorably discharged veterans in obtaining a college education. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc. Preference is given to students studying accounting, business or information technology, pre-engineering, welding, or entrepreneurship and planning to transfer to a four-year institution.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Enroll in CCD’s WIN Program
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Enroll in a minimum of nine (9) credits
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA and meet satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form
  • Attend CCD Community Service Day.

Winograd Award Scholarship

The Winograd Award was established in 2017 to honor Leonard Winograd’s 30 years of teaching excellence at CCD and his contributions to CCD’s Ourglass publication. This yearly award recognizes excellence in creative writing by a CCD student whose work is published in Ourglass as selected by CCD faculty.

One of the most significant opportunities Leonard offered students was the chance to be involved in Ourglass, CCD’s literary magazine. Leonard championed a vision of the importance of the student's voice and personal expression on campus through his work on Ourglass. In doing so, he opened the door for many students who otherwise would not have had a forum to share their personal experiences and stories- he let students know that their voices were important.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • The recipient must complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form