Scholarship Newsletter - April 2019
In This Issue
- Private Scholarships
- Updates & Announcements
- Helpful Financial Aid & Scholarship Tips
- Scholarship Walk-In Hours
- Award Amount: $1,000
- Deadline: April 30, 2019
- Award Amount: $1,000
- Deadline: May 15, 2019
- Award Amount: $1,000
- Deadline: May 31, 2019
- Award Amount: $1000
- Deadline: December 15, 2019
- 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.
PRIORITY DEADLINE IS APPROACHING FAST!
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
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.
April 17th, 1 - 2:30 p.m | Presented by Financial Aid
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.
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