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Scholarship Newsletter- Spring 2020

“Education breeds confidence. Confidence breeds hope. Hope breeds peace.” - Confucius

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Multiple Students in CCD's Confluence Building Enjoying the Event
CCD's 4th Annual Winter Wonderland Event

In This Issue

Private Scholarships

Seasons In Malibu Addiction Awareness Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $1500
  • Deadline: Round One | May 31, 2020
                    Round Two | November 31, 2020

Marcus Joseph Debaise Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000
  • Deadline: August 1, 2020

Pinnacle Peak Recovery Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: August 1, 2020

Dominquez Firm Scholarship

  • Amount: $5000
  • Deadline: July 31, 2020

Joseph F LoPresti & Arlington Capital Management Scholarship

  • Amount: $1000
  • Deadline: August 15, 2020

Search Engines to Explore

Immigrants Rising - Transforming Lives Through Education

HACU- Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities

The Scholarship System

Updates & Announcements

In December, CCD’s Winter Wonderland Committee came together for its 4th annual Winter Wonderland celebration. The Winter Wonderland committee is comprised of staff from several different departments that are dedicated to providing our students with holistic support. Our Winter Wonderland event is just one of many projects that demonstrates our commitment to helping our students. We received a total of 48 referrals from CCD staff and faculty.  We were able to accomplish our goal by cross-departmental communication that invited all CCD staff, including faculty, to join in and take part in our Winter Wonderland vision. This has resulted in 48 students and over 100 children that received gifts. 

Take a look at some pictures from this event!

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Dream.US Application Support Days At CCD

The 2020-2021 Scholarship Application NOW OPEN!
Remember that applying early means more chances of receiving funds.

CCD.edu/Scholarships

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CCD Scholarship Application Now Open!!
CCD Scholarship Application Now Open!!

Reisher Scholars Program

Greetings!

2019 has been a busy year for the Reisher Scholars Program. This past year, we awarded $186,00 to 317 outstanding Reisher Scholars across our 6 Colorado Partner Universities. We also welcome a new partnership with Colorado State University - Pueblo as the newest institution to offer the Reisher Scholars Program.

If you have questions about the program or application process, contact Reisher Coordinator

Colorado Mesa University
  • Continuing Students: December 31, 2019
  • Transfer Students: May 1,  2020
Colorado State University - Fort Collins
  • Continuing Students: February 1, 2020
  • Transfer Students: May 1, 2020
Colorado State University - Pueblo
  • Continuing Students: March 1, 2020
  • Transfer Students: May 1,  2020
Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Continuing Students: March 1, 2020
  • Transfer Students: April 10, 2020
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
  • Continuing Students: March 1,  2020
  • Transfer Students: May 1,  2020
University of Colorado Denver
  • Continuing Students: March 1, 2020
  • Transfer Students: April 1, 2020
University of Northern Colorado
  • Continuing Students: March 1, 2020
  • Transfer Students: May 1, 2020

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.

Financial Aid 101

Tuesday, February 19 | 9 - 10 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.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to College

Friday, February 28 | 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Presented by Shawn Jackson | Cherry Creek Building, Room 136

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.

Private Scholarship Search

Friday, March 13 |  1 - 2:00 p.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 processes for some third-party scholarships and great ways to make submitting your essay a breeze.

Understanding Your Award Letter

Wednesday, March 18 |  9 - 10:00 a.m. | Presented by Shawn Jackson | Cherry Creek Building, Room 136

This workshop will help you make sense of your award letter. You’ll learn about all of the different types of aid and how much you’ll be able to receive for your entire school year.

Loan Repayment

Friday, March 27 | 11 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Presented by Shawn Jackson | Cherry Creek Building, Room 136

This workshop will give you all the information you need to make an informed decision when repaying your student loans. Learn about all of the different repayment options, including public service loan forgiveness.

Financial Aid 101

Friday, April 10 | 2 - 3:00 p.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.

Private Scholarship Search

Wednesday, April 25 |  11 a.m. - 12:00 p.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 processes for some third-party scholarships and great ways to make submitting your essay a breeze.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to College

Monday, April 27 | 10 - 11:00 a.m. | Presented by Shawn Jackson | Cherry Creek Building, Room 136

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.

DREAMers United Club Meetings

The DREAMers United Club provides resources to our DREAMers and Undocumented students. DREAMers United is part of an active community that offers support, community and volunteer opportunities that positively impact society. Joining DREAMers United is a great way to network and make connections for a brighter future.

See our meeting dates below to set your calendar to join us. Students and allies are welcome to join the group and attend our meetings.

All meetings are held in Confluence Building, Room 118.

Meeting times every Tuesday from Noon - 1:00 p.m.:

  • February 18
  • March 3, 17 & 31
  • April 14 & 28

For any other questions, please contact the group advisor, Andrea Kossik

Helpful Financial Aid & Scholarship Tips

Realistic New Year's Goals for College Students
How can college students stick to a realistic goal to get past the hype of “New Year’s Resolutions” and keep the goals going from start to finish?
  1. Commitment – Commit to fewer tasks and/or groups and be consistent, be realistic and honest with yourself since the start. It’s easy to be enthusiastic at the start of the semester, but when the months wear on and your workload becomes heavier, it gets easier to not go to that meeting or event. Try to avoid getting distracted from your commitments.

  2. Reflection - Sitting in silence for at least 5 minutes a day to drown out noise and distraction of all types can help you reflect on how your day went, think about what to-dos are still lingering, and give your body a rest.

  3. Reach out more to family and friends - When the semester gets hard and frustration kicks in, it’s easy to forget that reaching out to those we love can help relieve stress. Those we care about will love hearing your voice especially if you are away from home.

Make self- care a priority and see what difference it will make in your daily life!

 

Scholarship Walk-In Hours

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