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Scholarship Newsletter - June 2018

"Education is not learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think." -Albert Einstein

“Community College of Denver has opened many doors for me and has helped me get closer to my goals. Although I will be leaving to transfer into the dental hygiene program at Colorado Northwestern Community College this coming fall, I plan on coming back to CCD to obtain my Bachelors in Applied Science in dental hygiene.” ~ Guadalupe

Guadalupe has been a work-study student with financial aid since she started at CCD two-years ago. The Financial Aid & Scholarship team would like to wish you well on your next journey! We thank you for what you did for our office and students.

In This Issue

 

Private Scholarships

 Hired ($5000)

  • Deadline: October 1, 2018 for Spring Semester

The Trinity Autosport Scholarship ($1000)

  •  Deadline: July 1, 2018

 Asha24’s Scholarship Program ($1000)

  • Deadline: November 30, 2018

SE Ranking ($1000)

  • Deadline: June 30, 2018

 Baron and Budd Mesothelioma Cancer Victims Memorial Scholarships ($2,500 for the top video and $2,500 to the top essay)

  • Deadline: July 16, 2018

 

Updates & Announcements

Don't Miss Your Chance to Be a Part of CCD's Summer Connect Program

This fun and interactive program is designed for to you be successful and prepared for your first year at CCD. Gain crucial technical skills that will help you on your college journey.

For more information, please visit CCD.edu/Summer.

Questions? Email at Summer@ccd.edu or call 303.556.2600.

DREAMers United Club Meetings

The DREAMers United Club provides resources to our DREAMers and undocumented students. DREAMers United is part of an active community that offers support, community and volunteer opportunities that positively impact society. Joining DREAMers United is a great way to network and make connections for a brighter future.

DREAMers United will meet each Thursday, 1 - 3:00 p.m. with a few exceptions. Use the list below to set your calendar to join us. Students and allies are welcome to join the group and attend our meetings.

Bring everyone you know to the meetings held in Confluence Building, room 118.

Dates of Meetings

  • June 7
  • June 14
  • June 21
  • July 5
  • July 12
  • July 19

For more information, please contact Ivonne Kossik.

**REMINDER**

We are currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 aid year! This application is available now through September 30th.  If you have any questions, you may contact us at Scholarships@ccd.edu.

Money Smarts Workshops

Private Scholarship Search

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.

June 6th, 10 - 11:00 a.m.
Presented by Shawn Jackson
Cherry Creek Building, Room 136

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to College

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.

Presented by Shawn Jackson
June 12th, 10 - 11:00 a.m.
Cherry Creek Building, Room 136

Financial Aid 101

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

June 22nd, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Presented by Shawn Jackson
Cherry Creek Building, Room 136

Private Scholarship Search

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.

June 25th, 9 - 10:00 a.m.
Presented by Shawn Jackson
Cherry Creek Building, Room 136

Breaking Down Your Financial Aid Award Letter

Have you received your Financial Aid Award Letter? This workshop helps break down your award letter so you can better understand how much and what types of financial aid you can qualify for.

June 27th, 9 - 10:00 a.m.
Presented by Shawn Jackson
Cherry Creek Building, Room 136

 

Helpful Financial Aid & Scholarship Tips

There is a lot to think about when you plan on starting college. One of those things is how you’re going to pay for your classes and materials. You may already have a financial aid package, but, is that going to be enough? Here are some questions to make sure and ask the financial aid and scholarship team.

  1. What are the financial aid and scholarship deadlines?

There are many deadlines when it comes to college and keeping them all close and written down is going to benefit you greatly. Each state and school will have different answers, so please ask this important question.

  1. What types of scholarships are available?

This is going to vary depending on each school as well. Some schools will focus on merit-based scholarships, need-based scholarships, and many other types as well. Scholarships are often competitive but some schools may offer all students who meet the criteria a scholarship once admitted. Once again, check with your school!

  1. Are the scholarships renewable?

It is important to know what scholarships are renewable and which ones are not. Planning ahead for the next year is going to be important, especially if you are relying on those funds. For those that are renewable, what are the minimum requirements to maintain the award?

 

Scholarship Walk-in Hours

Scholarship Walk-In Hours available every Wednesday in Confluence Building, room 118.

  • Application and Search Help - 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Essay Help - 2:30 -4:30 p.m.