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Each scholarship may require you to meet certain qualifications. Please read the information provided carefully. We're here to help! Call our office or stop by for free scholarship assistance in the Confluence Building, room 118 on every Wednesday, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

ABC Scholarship

CCD and the CCD Foundation established this scholarship to help students complete their associate degree at CCD within two semesters after completing concurrent enrollment. By the end of their CCD ASCENT/5th Year Early College year, students must be on track to complete an associate degree within two semesters, have earned a minimum of 36 credits toward his/her associate degree at CCD, have a 2.75 cumulative GPA, and have passed MAT and ENG courses for their degree.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application, which includes a personal essay
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 credits in fall or spring (unless fewer are required in final term for degree completion)
  • Submit a plan of study that documents
    • the 36 or more credits (that you have passed) that count towards your associate degree, including MAT and ENG courses
    • your plan to earn the remaining courses in two semesters to graduate with your degree
  • 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
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

Alumni Scholarship

The Alumni Scholarship is funded by donations from CCD alumni to help current CCD students achieve their educational goals. It offers both graduates who received financial assistance to attend CCD and others an opportunity to "pay it forward" by helping a future graduate reach their educational goals.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credits 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 Academic Works by Census Day
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works by Census Day
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

American GI Forum - 5281 Chapter Scholarship Fund

Established by the American GI Forum (AGIF) 5218 Chapter, this scholarship supports Hispanic veterans in their pursuit of 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 Academic Works by Census Day
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works by Census Day
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

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 heroic 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. Recipients may compete for a second and third year of funding, provided they are in good academic standing with CCD.

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
  • 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 Academic Works by Census Day
  • Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through Academic Works by Census Day
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

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 those services are recommended by the scholarship program counselor.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through Academic Works  by Census Day
  • 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 Academic Works by Census Day
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

Assistance League of 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 Academic Works by Census Day
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works by Census Day
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

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, the 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 a 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 Academic Works by Census Day
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works by Census Day
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

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 2.50 GPA or higher
  • 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
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

Buell Grant

The Buell Grant is provided by the Trustees of Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation. This scholarship is designed to support CCD students and increase the success of Spanish-speaking early childhood educators.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Applicants must be taking ESL courses and pursuing a degree or certificate in Early Childhood Education
  • Complete the FAFSA to determine financial need
  • 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
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

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 criteria for the award.

The scholarship is awarded on the basis of talent and not on need to one or more promising students majoring in either visual arts or graphic design.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and a declared major in either visual arts or graphic design
  • Candidates must submit a formal letter of interest and two letters of recommendation
  • Candidates must submit a digital portfolio of his/her work for review
  • Recipient(s) must complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through Academic Works
  • Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through Academic Works

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 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 Academic Works  by Census Day
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works by Census Day
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

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

  • Recipient must complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through Academic Works
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works

First Generation Scholarship

The First Generation Scholarship was established by the CCD Foundation to support CCD students who are the first in their family to attend college.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credits and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • 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
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

Gene Haas Scholarship

In 1999, Gene Haas founded the Gene Haas Foundation. Growing up with a strong social conscience instilled by his family, Haas initially formed the foundation to fund the needs of the local community. 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 Academic Works by Census Day
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works by Census Day
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

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, electroencephalographic tech, EMT, paramedic, radiation therapy or radiology technology.

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 Academic Works by Census Day
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works by Census Day
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

Kingdom Enlightenment Scholarship

The Kingdom Enlightenment Scholarship Foundation (KESF) was founded by Stephen S. Fredericks 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 amount of time he had left he wanted to do something about it. He volunteered at the Denver Street School and also began to counsel troubled youths at the Gilliam Youth Service Center where he discovered that the majority of them were minorities and came from poor 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 6 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 Academic Works by Census Day
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works by Census Day
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

Last Mile Scholarship

Last Mile Scholarships are available for students who are within 15 credit hours (one semester) of graduating, enabling these students to focus on their studies, take additional classes, and graduate when it might otherwise not be possible. Applicants must be a Colorado resident and have exhausted Pell eligibility or VA benefits or have a demonstrated hardship (academic, personal, health, etc.) or financial constraint (employment, etc.)

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Applicants must be seeking an associate degree at CCD and have unmet financial need as defined by the U.S. Department of Education (tuition, fees, books, and materials) in the range of $100-$2,000
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Enrolled full-time or part-time
  • Have a maximum of 15 credit hours remaining to earn an associate degree
  • Be able to complete the degree in the semester in which the scholarship is sought
  • Be in good academic standing (recent academic performance will be considered)
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0

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 who plans to enroll 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, with the exception of summer session
  • Be a resident of Colorado for tuition purposes, and maintain a 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Recipient must complete the CCD scholarship application
  • 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
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

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 to Leiomyosarcoma cancer on February 26, 2012. Oneta was owner and director of a child care 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. She received her associate degree in the early childhood education program at CCD. For more than 20 years, she educated Denver's children to become the future leaders of tomorrow. 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 6 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 Academic Works by Census Day
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works by Census Day
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

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 50 percent of total tuition, books and materials, and requisite fees. Preference is given to applicants in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) 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 Academic Works by Census Day
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works by Census Day
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

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 6 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 Academic Works by Census Day
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works by Census Day
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

Freda T. Roof Memorial Scholarship

The Freda T. Roof Memorial and Yngve Hanson Distribution Fund benefits “worthy and needy” students who are obtaining a college or university education in the state of Colorado. Ms. Roof’s desire was to provide assistance to these students in order to defray expenses of 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 in order that the benefits may be continued over a substantial period of 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 Academic Works by Census Day
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works by Census Day
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

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 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
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

TheDREAM.US Scholarship

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

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • 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
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

Wellington Webb Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

The Wellington Webb Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship was established by the Colorado Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission. The scholarship annually assists one or more students with demonstrated financial need who have a demonstrated commitment to civic engagement and community leadership. The scholarship is awarded during CCD’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism and/or civic engagement
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • 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
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day

WIN Veteran Scholarship

The WIN Veteran Scholarship was established to assist honorably discharged veterans to obtain a college education. 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. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.

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 Academic Works by Census Day
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works by Census Day
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or 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 for 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 greatest 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

  • Recipient must complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through Academic Works
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works
  • Attend the CCD Foundation’s Breakfast of Champions or Community Service Day