Displaced Aurarian Scholarship

About This Scholarship

The Displaced Aurarian (DA) Scholarship program is designed to provide funds for tuition and fees for students who were residents of the Auraria neighborhood at the time the campus was first built, between 1955 and 1973. The program also extends to the children and grandchildren of these residents. Students who plan on transferring to a four-year institution on the Auraria Campus need to contact that institution to see if they meet the criteria for the Displaced Aurarian Scholarship. 

The Displaced Aurarian Scholarship will cover the student’s share of in-state tuition and fees for regular classes up to 15 credit hours taught at the downtown Auraria Campus only for a maximum of eight semesters. Students taking online classes will only receive the equivalent of the cost of on-campus in-state tuition and fees, minus COF.

The Displaced Aurarian Scholarship will be awarded after Census Date (approximately 2 weeks after classes begin) every fall and spring semester. This is not guaranteed and solely dependent on the availability of funds. Submission of the DA application in no way guarantees a Displaced Aurarian Award at CCD at any point. There will be no DA scholarships for summer 2021.

To Qualify You Must

  • Provide proof you, your parent or grandparent resided in the Auraria neighborhood between 1955-1973.
  • Provide documentation demonstrating the relationship to the Displaced Aurarian.
  • Not be in default on a student loan or owe money to CCD, the state of Colorado, or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Be a Colorado resident.
  • Be eligible for the College Opportunity Fund (COF).
  • Be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program at CCD.
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at CCD.

To be considered for the Displaced Aurarian Scholarship, students need to fill out the Tri-Institutional Scholarship Application.

You are required to include the following documentation:

  • Provide proof you or your parent or grandparent resided in the Auraria neighborhood between 1955-1973 and,
  • provide documentation demonstrating the relationship to the Displaced Aurarian.