Scholarship Newsletter- November 2018

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, several events have taken place and will continue to take place throughout the month. Learn more here.
  • young boy dressed in colorful traditional native wear
  • four students 3 girls and one boy with their faces painted in sugar skull designs
  • Huitzilopotchli Aztec Dancers in traditional wear, feathers in their hair and bells around their ankles. Drummers in back.

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Two Females with fists raised in front of a tipi
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“If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys.” ~ Chief Dan George, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, British Columbia, Canada

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, several events have taken place and will continue to take place throughout the month. In this edition, you will find pictures from the heritage celebration on November 7th and the REDress Project Art Installation on November 8th, which represented Indigenous women who have gone missing or have been murdered. This project is a way to bring awareness and change.

In This Issue

American Indian College Fund-Think Scholarships

  • Award Amounts: $$ Varies
  • Deadline: Varies

Catching The Dream Native American Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $$ Varies
  • Deadline: Varies depending on the semester; see website for details.

Daughters of American Revolution Scholarships

  1. DAR American Indian Scholarship
    Award Amount: $4,000
    Deadlines: February 15th of each year
  2. Frances Crawford Marvin American Indian Scholarship
    Award Amount: $$ Varies
    Deadline: February

Full Circle Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $$ Varies
  • Deadline: Application opens January 1st and ends May 31st

Updates & Announcements

HACU- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

HACU held its 32nd Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA and this year a few of our students and staff members got the chance to experience this unique forum of information sharing and ideas for the best and most promising practices in the education of Hispanics. Please see the pictures above.


Two Females With Male in Front of Sign
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“The information that I learned can help benefit our students and our school in many ways. After returning from HACU, I now know that my degree can be used in companies that I never thought about, like the USDA, Ford, and the CIA among others. I came back from this trip with a whole new mindset about what my future plans will be. It helps you see that there are other possibilities.

HACU helped me make my future plans more concrete since I was still in doubt about what I wanted to do with my life. This could be a great opportunity for someone who is unsure about what career they want to pursue. Another important thing that students can learn from a trip like this is to know how important networking is. It is always a good idea to know many people in different aspects of your career in case you ever have questions or need anything like internships or work.

I met a few companies that I will reach out to in the hopes of landing an internship. Internships are crucial because you can get a feel for something that you will potentially do for the rest of your life so it is good to try it out in case you change your mind. When we take opportunities like these, there are bigger graduation numbers because we know exactly what it is that we want to do with our career and our future.”

- Marisa Castorena, CCD student an member of the DREAMErs United Club

Dia De Los Muertos


Dia De Los Muertos Alter with orange flowers and many decorative items
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The Auraria Campus hosted a tri-institutional event for Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which is a day to celebrate, to remember and to prepare food in honor of those who have passed on. It is believed that the spirit of the dead visit their families on October 31st and leave on November 2nd. Please see more pictures above.

Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

CCD is now accepting scholarship applications for the following scholarships:

  1. Boundless Opportunity
    Deadline: November 30th
  2. Mel Carter Art Scholarship
    Deadline: November 30th
  3. Child Care
    Deadline: January 6th
  4. Housing
    Deadline: January 6th

Please apply at CCD.edu/Scholarships by completing the general application first and then going to additional opportunities and selecting the additional scholarship.

Attention CCD Scholarship Recipients

The scholarship contract deadline is approaching fast: DECEMBER 7. Please complete those and get them to the financial aid office ASAP. If you are experiencing difficulties, please let us know at Scholarships@ccd.edu

Native American Heritage Events

Decolonize Your Diet
Where: Confluence Assembly Rooms
When: Thursday, Nov 29th
Time: 12 -3:00 p.m.

Money Smarts Workshops

Financial Aid 101

November 21st, 9 - 10:00 a.m. | Presented by Shawn Jackson

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.

Time Management

November 26th, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Presented by Academic Advising and Student Success Center

Explore time management tools and learn to better manage your time to be more successful in school, work and life.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to College

November 28th, 10 - 11:00 a.m. | Presented by Shawn Jackson

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.

Helpful Financial Aid & Scholarship Tips

Tips To Be A Successful Student

With the holiday’s approaching, it is easy to get distracted in school. The anticipation of the break can leave you feeling unmotivated and only completing the bare minimum to get by. However, with this brings the danger of your grades dropping, which can and will cause more stress in the end.

Here are some tips to help you stay on track and get through those holiday distractions.

  1. Get up for class - When its cold outside and the snow is falling, it is easy to want to stay in your warm and cozy bed. You have put so much work into the semester so far, so don't let the desire for wanting to skip class cause your grades to slip!
  2. Go to the gym or working out - Keep your energy up and reduce the stress of classes and the season.
  3. Study instead of planning for the holiday - This could be difficult especially with all of the commercials on TV and celebrations going on around you. However, wait until the break to start shopping, planning, etc. Your grades will thank you.

Scholarship Walk-in Hours

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

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

Contact Us: Scholarships@ccd.edu