Scholarship Newsletter - March 2018

“I raise up my voice-not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard… we cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” ~ Malala Yousafzai


Reisher scholar, CCD alumni and MSU student
Reisher Scholar and CCD Alumni

“Thanks to the Reisher Scholarship, I have had the privilege of being the first in my family to attend college. I recently graduated with my Associate of Science degree from Community College of Denver and I am currently attending Metropolitan State University of Denver in order to finish my bachelor’s degree. This scholarship will help me to pay for the cost of the two years I have left to earn my bachelor’s degree. Growing up in a less privileged community has not only had financial and academic challenges but has also helped me realize the value of a college education. With the Reisher Scholarship, I am excited to be able to significantly move closer to my goal of becoming the first in my family to not only graduate from high school but also graduate with a postsecondary education. I’m very thankful for the generosity, support, and for the opportunity that Reisher has provided. Without this scholarship, my educational pursuits would not be possible.”  ~ Kimberly Valdez, Transfer Student

Don't Miss Out!

We've been publishing tips to help you apply for scholarships each month. Be sure to check them out before you complete your application!

In This Issue

Private Scholarships

Executive Women International Adult Students in Scholastic Transition (EWI) Denver Chapter 2018

  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: March 31, 2018

Highlands Ranch Dental Group

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: April 1, 2018


  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: December 31, 2018



April 11th, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., CCD's Money Smarts Team will be holding a financial literacy event that includes a FAFSA and scholarship application completion workshop. The event will be held at the Confluence Building Cyber Center and rooms 116 and 118. Learn more at CCD.edu/FAFSAFever.

Scholarship Opportunities for Foster Youth!

Forward Steps was created to help Colorado youth who will emancipate from foster care or youth who already have emancipated from foster care to achieve their dream of earning a college degree. Up to $6,000 can be awarded each year! Visit www.ForwardSteps.org for more details.

Getting Ready to Transfer?

The Reisher Scholars Program is a transfer scholarship that awards based on financial need and academic merit. Each year, hundreds of recipients earn college degrees and graduate with minimal additional educational debt. Learn more about this scholarship and how to apply.

Priority Deadline for Scholarships

April 15th is fast approaching and there are several DRAFTED applications that still need to be completed and submitted. If you need help completing the application, visit us during the walk-in hours listed below!

DREAMer's United

DREAMer's United is a club for those who want to make a difference in the lives of our students and community. They meet most Thursdays, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. in Confluence Building, room 118. All are welcome to attend. Below is the remaining date for the spring semester.

  • May 3rd

Scholarship Tips - What Is a Scholarship and How Can I Use It?

Scholarships are financial awards given to students based on different criteria; whether that is your financial need, academic merit, athletic performance or so many other categories. Scholarships are funds that generally do not need to be paid back as long as you are successful in your courses.

Scholarships can be renewed each semester, on a yearly basis or can be one-time payments.

These funds can be used for anything related to your education but sometimes a donor has specific requirements. For example, a scholarship donor may say that you are required to use the funds specifically for tuition and fees, or maybe for room and board only.

Every scholarship will be different, so it’s important that you read the terms when you are awarded to make sure that you are meeting the requirements to keep your award.

Need Help!?

Scholarship Walk-In Hours

Scholarship Walk-In Hours | 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.

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