Scholarship Newsletter - March 2019

"Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings." - Salvador Dali
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In This Issue



Private Scholarships

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Event goers enjoy the Black History Month Events

EWI - ASIST Scholarship Program (Adult Students in Scholastic Transition)

  • Award Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: March 22, 2019
  • Apply Here!

Wheelhouse Scholarship

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

SureCall Future Leaders Scholarship Program

  • Award Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: Please see the scholarship website for details.


Scholarship Databases & Search Engines

Are you looking for scholarship databases or search engines?

Here are a few that may benefit you!


  • The database contains 15,000+ scholarships, applicable to a wide range of majors, socio-economic groups, student’s ability, etc. This can be searched using keywords or filtered by a deadline.


  • UNIGO is your connection to more than $3.6 million in scholarships, 650,000 college reviews and stats, and other options to help you pay for college.


  • Whether you’re a high school student, college student, nontraditional or adult learner, complete a free profile then get matched to scholarships from many different areas.


Updates & Announcements



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CCD Supports Our DREAMers

Please consider participating in the Auraria DREAMers Graduation Celebration!

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

For more information, please visit the Facebook event page: Auraria DREAMers Graduation Celebration.
Contact: Scholarships@ccd.edu

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CCD Scholarships Available

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?

Money Smarts Workshops

Call 303.352.6964 to reserve a seat or by visiting the Academic Advising and Student Success Center in Cherry Creek Building, room 141.

Private Scholarship Search

March 13th, 9 - 10:00 a.m. | Presented by Shawn Jackson | 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.

SAP - Student Academic Progress

March 18th, 3 - 4:30 p.m. | Presented by the Financial Aid Office | 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 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. 

Financial Aid 101

March 20th, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. | Presented by Shawn Jackson | Cherry Creek Building, Room 136

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.


Tips to Battle Spring Fever & Get to Spring Break Productively

  • Stay ahead of the game and don’t get off your schedule. If you have an assignment due or exam coming up, study ahead of time and complete assignment early to avoid that last minute stress.
  • Making a list of your “To-Do’s” and finish it in parts. Example: If you have a research paper coming up, break it into parts such as creating the outline one day, then finding the resources another, etc. Checking those things off as you go through them will also add the feelings of empowerment and encouragement.
  • Do some of this work near a big window on those beautiful, yet still cold, days to allow some sunshine to filtrate through your mind and body.


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