Scholarship Newsletter - October 2018

“Todo Aquel Que Piense Que La Vida es disigual, tiene ques saber que no es asi, que la vida es una hermosura, hay que vivirla.” - Celia Cruz “La Reina De La Salsa

Translation of the quote above: “Anyone who thinks life is unfair, has to know it is not; life is a beauty, you have to live it.”- Celia Cruz, The Queen of Salsa Music

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, CCD hosted their Annual SOMOS (We Are) event.

During this event, students represented their countries and were entered in to win one of three scholarships. The pictures above are of our winners and other pictures from this fabulous event!

In This Issue


Private Scholarships

LAEF- Latin American Educational Foundation

The Latin American Educational Foundation works to advance the educational, leadership, and economic status of all Hispanics to improve the greater community.

  • Award Amount: $$ Varies
  • Deadline: November 20, 2018


Twice a year, two winners receive $5,000 scholarships to apply towards their education. In addition to this cash award, each winner will also receive two Education.com Lifetime Memberships (one for the winner and one to share with an existing or aspiring K-12 teacher of the winner’s choice).

There are three different scholarships listed below that may fit your needs.

  • Award Amount: up to $10,000
    • Empowered Future Teachers Deadline: January 1, 2019
    • Building the Future Deadline: January 1, 2019
    • From Classroom to Classroom Deadline: June 30, 2019

Apartment Guide Scholarship

Two scholarships will be given away to help pay for housing, books or tuition for the upcoming spring 2019 semester. Submit a 500-600 word essay answering the question, "What makes a home a home?"

  • Award Amount $2,500
  • Deadline: October 31, 2018

U.S. Bank Sweepstakes

U.S. Bank Student Union Scholarship gives you a chance to win up to $20,000.

  • Award Amount: 1- $10,000, 3- $5,000 scholarships
  • Deadline: October 26, 2018

The Dream.US National Scholarship

This scholarship will open for the 2019-2020 aid year on November 1, 2018. These funds will go towards a college education for a DACA or TPS student who came to the U.S. before reaching their 16th birthday and is a high school or community college graduate.

  • Award Amount: Up to $29,000
  • Deadline: March 2019

Updates & Announcements

Have you ever wondered about work-study and what it is really about?

“CCD’s work-study program provides a funding source for students who need to work part time to support their educational expenses. It is an excellent opportunity to gain relevant work experience in your field of study and you'll have a professional reference available when looking for your next job opportunity.

As a work-study student employee, you are more involved with CCD by learning how the College functions first hand and making deeper connections with both staff and students. Also, research has shown that students who participate in work-study are more likely to graduate and get a job after college, so we would like as many students participating as possible!

~ Carol Hester, CCD’s Work-Study & Financial Awareness Manager

For a search of available positions, please visit the Career's @ CCD site.

FAFSA Goes Mobile

Download the myStudentAid app on any mobile device. Not only can you complete a FAFSA but you can explore features such as:

  • myFederalLoans
    • Helps you keep track of what you have borrowed.
  • myCollegeScorecard
    • Gives you statistics on the schools you have placed on your FAFSA.
  • myMoney (coming soon)
    • Provides you with tips on managing your money.

Haunted Harvest on 9th Street Park

Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 3 - 6:00 p.m. | Auraria Campus, 9th Street Park

Enjoy trick-or-treating, games, prizes and crafts along with visiting the Halloween themed 9th Street historical homes. The whole family is invited to this annual community event on the Auraria Campus. This FREE event is a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween with the whole family for hundreds of Denver's youngsters.

Learn more about our annual Haunted Harvest.

Annual Dia De Los Muertos

Thursday, November 1, 2018, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | St. Cajetan's, Auraria Campus

Celebrate the Lives of Those We Have Lost

El Dia de Los Muertos, (Day of the Dead), is recognized as a Mexican holiday. It is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. Various departmental staff and students will set up altars to honor the dead they wish to remember.

  • 10:15 a.m. | Blessing & Breakfast
  • 10:45 a.m. | Aztec Dancers
  • 11:30 a.m. | King Crack
  • 12:00 p.m. | Lunch
  • All Day Face Painting & Henna

Learn more about the tri-institutional event, Dia De Los Muertos.

Money Smarts Workshops

Financial Aid 101

October 24th, 9 - 10:0 a.m. | 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.

Presented by Shawn Jackson

**Students are required to RSVP in order to attend Student Success Workshops by calling 303.352.6964.**

Helpful Financial Aid & Scholarship Tips

FAFSA Season Has Arrived

Why should I apply early?

  1. Priority Deadlines: Getting your FAFSA in and completed at your school can potentially qualify you for state funding that is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  2. Know your award ahead of time: Knowing what kind of aid you qualify for will help you determine what the actual cost of school is going to look like. Knowing actual tuition and fees, room and board, books and supply costs, etc. will allow you to navigate schools you may be considering.
  3. Be prepared: There is nothing like being prepared early. Most students do not start thinking about funding their education for the upcoming year until the summer months. There is potential for verification, please contact your financial aid office for more details on what that may look like for you. This can potentially hold up your aid at the start of the semester.

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