Scholarship Newsletter - November 2017

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” ~ William Arthur Ward

"Being a single parent had me extremely worried that my family and I will end up in poverty. Women with a Cause Foundation helped me with the discouragement I was feeling. The Foundation motivates me to further my education, which I truly believe will prevent poverty from happening to us. My four boys look up to me. The support I am receiving will continue to push me to stay strong for my boys." ~ Felicia Ortega

Pictured here is CCD student, Felicia Ortega, and her handsome boys. Felicia is a participant in Women with a Cause.




In This Issue

Women With a Cause

This is a program that empowers and guides women towards self-sufficiency through education and training. This program provides assistance with:

  • Monthly stipend
  • Personal mentor
  • Financial literacy classes
  • Life skills coaching
  • Reimbursements for textbooks, parking, and class fees
  • Career counseling
  • Finding childcare
  • Tutoring
  • Securing a safe place to live
  • Parenting education
  • Assistance finding scholarships
  • Partnerships with local nonprofits that provide clothing, cars, and other resources

To learn more about this program visit the Women with a Cause website.

Private Scholarships

Anna Hefrey Scholarship Fund

  • Amount - $6,000 (1st Place: $3,500, 2nd Place: $1,500, 3rd Place: $1,000)
  • Deadline: May 31st, 2017


  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: December 18th, 2017

Vape Craft Inc

  • Amount: Two $4,000 awards
  • Deadline: December 30th, 2017 for Spring semester & June 1st, 2018 for Fall semester

11 Must Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: July 30th, 2018

iPIE Scholarship

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: November 30th, 2017


Auraria Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week | A Season of Hope

AHHA week is a joint effort among all three colleges to raise awareness around these challenges to bring support to students facing housing and food insecurities. During this national event, a number of schools, communities and cities take part in a nationwide effort to bring greater awareness to and increase understanding of the issues of poverty, food insecurity, hunger and homelessness. Come learn from your fellow students and community members about how to get involved. Learn more about this event.

Dream.US Scholarship

The Dream.US scholarship application is now open for the upcoming 2018-2019 academic year. CCD invites you to contact us at scholarships@ccd.edu or attend our walk-in hours every Wednesday from 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. in Confluence Building, Room 118 to learn more or ask us questions. This scholarship will pay up to $29,000 in tuition and fees for your education (through a bachelor’s degree) and is geared towards students who are DACA, Temporary Protection Status (TPS) and undocumented. To learn more, visit our DREAMer Scholarship page.

College Goal Sunday

College Goal Sunday was another success this year! This event is set up to help current and future students complete their FAFSA! During this Tri-Institutional Event, which included CCD, MSU and UCD, we were able to help 20 families!

Reisher Scholarship

Will you be transferring to a four-year partner institution? The Reisher Scholarship is a need- and merit-based scholarship that is available to help you complete your degree. For more information about the application process and the partner institutions, visit the Denver Foundation website.

FAFSA Fever Event

CCD hosted a FAFSA Fever event in October and assisted a total of 144 students in completing their 2018-2019 FAFSA. The students who attended were from CCD, area high schools and other colleges. Two $500 scholarships were awarded at this event. Congratulations to Erica Roberts and Akossiwa Gbongli on winning this scholarship!  If you missed the event, be sure to complete your FAFSA before April!  Contact the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) for assistance, or stop by the Financial Aid Office Monday-Friday 10am-3pm for walk-in assistance.

LAEF scholarship

LAEF Scholarship application deadline is soon approaching. Please complete your application by November 20th. For more information, visit the LAEF website.

Reminder: Deadline Approaching

CCD scholarship contracts are due soon. Please make sure you check your award letter for specific due dates for your scholarship.

Money Smarts Workshops This Month

To view the calendar of upcoming Financial Literacy Workshops, please visit the Resource Center Resource Center calendar.

Private Scholarship Search
This workshop focuses on tips and strategies for searching and applying for private scholarships. Learn about the different application processes for some third party scholarships and great ways to make submitting your essay a breeze.
Thursday, November 16th, 10 - 11:00 a.m.
Presented by Shawn Jackson

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 little bit easier.
Presented by Shawn Jackson
Tuesday, November 21st, 10 - 11:00 a.m.

Financial Aid 101
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.
Thursday, November 30th, 10 - 11:00 a.m.
Presented by Shawn Jackson

Scholarship Tips

How to Identify a Scholarship Scam

Unfortunately, we live in a world where people are taken advantage of every day in one way or another. Potential scholarship opportunities are no exception! Here are some things to look for when applying for scholarships.

  • Scholarship applications are always FREE. It is likely a scam if you are asked to pay a fee to apply for a scholarship. Stay away from these applications.
  • Scholarships are never guaranteed. If you are promised money for providing certain confidential information, DON’T apply!
  • If you receive a notification that you have won a scholarship that you did not apply for, be suspicious. Although some awards may be valid, if personal information is required to accept the award avoid it at all costs. Scammers use this as a way to obtain your personal information, which could initiate possible identity theft and financial fraud.

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.

Contact Us

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