Scholarship Newsletter - February 2019

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” - John Quincy Adams
  • Three students one in a jean jacket, second with a pink shirt and 3rd black jacket all sitting at a table for CCD's workstudy fair

Pictured above: CCD students recruiting at the work-study job fair. The trophy in the middle is the CCD Champion trophy that goes around campus. These students are student ambassadors and the Welcome Center who received the award this past month.

In This Issue

Private Scholarships

Café Bustelo® El Café del Futuro Scholarship

  • Award Amount: 20 - $5,000 awards
  • Deadline: May 24, 2019

Scooters N’ Chairs Spring 2019 Student Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: June 2019

LastPass STEM Scholarship Program

  • Award Amount: Earn $10,000 for tuition and $2,000 for books
  • Deadline: April 30, 2019

Eltima Software Scholarship Program

  • Award Amount: 1st place - $1,500; 2nd place - $1,000; 3rd place - $500
  • Deadline: May 31, 2019

SkyPrep LMS

  • Award Amount: 2 - $1,000 to U.S. and International Students
  • Deadline: July 1, 2019

AAUW American Association of University Women

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

Updates & Announcements

DREAMer Scholarship Deadline

Deadline is February 28th, 2019. Reach out and let us know how we can help you complete the application. Contact us at Scholarships@ccd.edu to make an appointment or visit us every Wednesday for scholarship walk-in hours listed below.

General Scholarship Application Deadline

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Apply Now!!!

CCD’s general scholarship application is now open for the 2019-2020 aid year. Priority deadline is April 15, 2019

New Scholarship Essay Requirements:

Please 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?

Money Smarts Workshops

Private Scholarship Search

February 13, 2019, 9 - 10:00 a.m. | Cherry Creek Building, Room 136

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.

Student Academic Progress (SAP) Workshops

February 15, 2019, 10 - 11:00 a.m. | Cherry Creek Building, Room 132

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 receive an education on 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.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to College

February 20, 2019, 10 - 11:00 a.m. | Cherry Creek Building, Room 136

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.

Financial Aid 101

February 27, 2019, 9 - 10:00 a.m. | Cherry Creek Building, Room 136

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

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