Scholarship Newsletter - April 2019

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” —Louisa May Alcott

In This Issue

Private Scholarship

Lawn Love

  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: April 30, 2019

OurMilitary Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: May 15, 2019

Azazie- Empowering the Leaders of Tomorrow

  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: May 31, 2019

Smartphone Overuse Awareness Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $1000
  • Deadline: December 15, 2019

Mink Law Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $1500
  • Deadline: July 31, 2019

Updates & Announcements

Register for the Auraria DREAMers Graduation Celebration!

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019, 5 - 8:00 p.m.




CCD’s general scholarship application is now open for the 2019-2020 aid year.

Priority Deadline: April 15, 2019
Please note the new scholarship essay requirements:

Identify the chosen prompt at the beginning of your essay and type (or copy & paste) a 400-600 word essay. Pick only one of the following three prompts/questions:

Prompt #1: What makes you unique and deserving of a scholarship? Some students have a background, identity, interest or talent that is meaningful and sets them apart. If this sounds like you, please share your story and explain how a scholarship would benefit you.

Prompt #2: Sometimes we face obstacles that can later lead to our growth or success. Explain a time when you faced a challenge, setback or failure. Explain how it affected you, what you learned, and how it will shape your college experience if you receive a scholarship.

Prompt #3: Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and/or a new understanding of yourself and others. How will this affect you as a CCD student if you are chosen for a scholarship?

UndocuCareer Day | April 20th

Learn more at CCD.edu/UndocuCareer-Day


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Undocu Career Day

Money Smarts Workshops

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to College

April 10th, 9 - 10:00 a.m | Presented by Shawn Jackson

Learn how to live like a student with ease in this workshop. Go over money saving tips and get info on how to stretch that dollar to make college living a little bit easier.

Private Scholarship Search

April 17th, 9 - 10:00 a.m | Presented by Shawn Jackson

This workshop focuses on tips and strategies for searching and applying for private scholarships. Learn about the different application process for some third-party scholarships and great ways to make submitting your essay a breeze.

Financial Aid 101

April 24th, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m | Presented by Shawn Jackson

Learn the process of receiving financial aid, from completing your FAFSA to getting your refund and everything in between. Explore scholarships and other options for paying for college.

SAP Workshop

April 17th, 1 - 2:30 p.m | Presented by Financial Aid

Have you lost your financial aid due to your academic progress? 

Not quite sure what Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is? Plan on attending this workshop to learn what SAP is and how to properly complete your appeal in hopes of regaining your eligibility to receive financial aid. Don’t risk putting the rest of your education in jeopardy by passing up on this expert advice.

Any student who has a requirement of ‘ApealX’ on the financial aid requirements tab of CCDConnect is encouraged to attend this free workshop. Call 303.352.6964 to reserve a seat or by visiting the Academic Advising and Student Success Center in Cherry Creek Building, room 141.

Helpful Financial Aid & Scholarship Tips

Pros & Cons of Taking Summer Courses

Summer courses at any institution are a great option to have, but when we think about our summers, the decision on whether or not these courses are right for you comes with pros and cons. Here is some info to help you make the correct decision so that you can continue on a successful path to graduation.


Sticking with a Routine

By taking summer classes, you can maintain momentum and keep your work ethic up. Sometimes after a long summer, it is easy to fall out of that rhythm and get into a funk.

Get Your General Education Courses out of the Way

General education classes provide a wide array of background knowledge and are sometimes pre-requisite courses for other classes. By taking summer courses, you can jump into classes related to your major sooner and even graduate early.

Create a Smaller Course Load in Time

Your degree requires a credit minimum. Taking summer courses can help you meet that minimum requirement faster. During the course of the year, you will be able to take less of a packed course-load. This will help when you are taking those difficult courses that require more reading and/or studying.


Shorter Class Times

While this may be a benefit to some. shorter class time means the same amount of material given at a quicker pace. Really looking at your individual learning style will help determine if this is a PRO or a CON for you.

Less Downtime

Again, the cons of summer classes starts with your personality and learning style. Some students really value their downtime during the summer to prepare for the upcoming academic year or even prepare financially by getting that summer job to help pay for tuition and fees or things around the house.

Scholarship Walk-In Hours Every Wednesday

12:30 - 4:30 p.m. | Confluence Building, Room 118

Get help searching for & applying for scholarships. Open to Colorado Residents, DADA, ASSET & Undocumented Students!

Contact Us: Scholarships@ccd.edu | 303.556.5503

Scholarship Essay Writing Help

Get help writing an essay or polishing one that has already been written.

Confluence Building, 4th Floor
Mondays & Thursdays, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Walk-in or by appointment