Financial Aid & Scholarships

CCD Scholarships

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The Community College of Denver funds institutional scholarships to support our CityHawk students' educational endeavors while attending our institution.

CCD Institutional Scholarships Deadline is April 16.

The Academic and Career Experience (ACE) Scholarship program contributes to the national need for well-educated scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and technicians by supporting the retention and graduation of high-achieving, low-income students with demonstrated financial need at the Community College of Denver (CCD). Students selected for the ACE Scholarship program will receive scholarship funds in the amount of up to $2,500 per semester for a total of up to $10,000 over four semesters to complete an associate degree in a STEM field.

Benefits

Along with the financial award each semester, the ACE Scholarship program includes a number of enrichment activities that support student retention, success, career preparedness, graduation, and transfer. These activities are required of student participants to remain in the scholarship program.

Students in the program work with a full-time faculty mentor to support them throughout the program and make connections to internships and research opportunities that align with their program. Students also benefit from professional development opportunities and exploration of STEM-related industries. Tours of four-year institutions are also provided to guide students toward completing a four-year degree upon graduation from CCD.

Requirements

To participate in the ACE Scholarship program, students must meet the requirements outlined below and complete the online scholarship application.

Students must:

  • demonstrate financial need as determined by a completed FAFSA;
  • be enrolled (or planning to enroll) in a STEM-eligible discipline at CCD*, including:
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Information Systems
    • Cybersecurity
    • Engineering
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Geology
    • Information Technology
    • Mathematics
    • Physics

      *Students applying to Health Science programs, for example, dental hygiene, veterinary technician, radiology technician and nursing, are not STEM-eligible and do not meet the requirements for the ACE Scholarship program;
  • maintain enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours;
  • Scholars must complete at least 20 credits per academic year toward their degree
  • maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75;
  • have not completed more than 30 credits toward your STEM major/degree; 
  • be US citizens, permanent residents, US nationals (as defined in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), or admitted refugees (as defined in section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act);
  • demonstrate unmet financial need and meet low-income status as determined by a completed FAFSA
  • attend an interview with the ACE Scholarship team.

Students accepted to the ACE Scholarship program are required to attend all events, workshops, and meetings associated with the program.

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The Community Scholarship provides access and opportunity to traditionally under-represented students from diverse backgrounds to advance their educational goals at CCD.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours in a degree or certificate program at CCD
  • Must not already have a prior bachelor's degree
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (as outlined in the CCD Catalog)
  • Demonstration of financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).

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The College Success Scholarship (CSS) assists first-year and low to middle-income students with academic preparation and financial planning to help them stay in school and graduate. 

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must not already have a prior bachelor's degree
  • Full-time enrollment in a degree or certificate program at CCD
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (as outlined in the CCD Catalog) 
  • Demonstration of financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).

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The Digital Storytelling scholarship was created to honor students’ personal experiences while leveraging 21st-century skills, such as video creation, to tell stories. It is a $500 scholarship with up to two recipients per term. The biannual scholarship is awarded twice in the academic year: once in the fall semester and once in the spring Semester.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application 
  • Pay in-state tuition and be enrolled within that academic term 
  • Upload a working video link to their digital story submission 
  • Upload a PDF translation or use closed captioning if not in English 
  • Sign and upload CCD’s photo/video release form 
  • Create a video within that academic year 
  • Be between one to five minutes in duration 
  • Limit of one digital storytelling scholarship per student 

Digital Storytelling is using computer-based tools to create an edited video that tells a story. Digital stories are used when a person's voice and experience are just as important as the focus of the story. The Digital Zone coaches can support students in writing, recording, and editing their application videos. Email CCD.excel@ccd.edu for more information. 

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The Displaced Aurarian (DA) Scholarship program is designed to provide funds for tuition and fees for students who were residents of the Auraria neighborhood at the time the campus was first built between 1955 and 1973. The program also extends to descendants of these residents. 

The Displaced Aurarian Scholarship will cover the student’s share of tuition and fees for all Community College of Denver classes.

To Qualify, You Must

  • Provide proof that you are a descendant of a resident living in the Auraria neighborhood between 1955 and 1973.
  • Provide documentation demonstrating the relationship to the Displaced Aurarian.

Need Assistance acquiring the documentation needed for the scholarship? 

The Denver Public Library has developed an online Displaced Aurarian Scholarship Resource Guide. They can also provide assistance in person at the Central Library and online.

To be considered for the Displaced Aurarian Scholarship, students need to fill out the Tri-Institutional Scholarship Application.

Created to assist students admitted into a Health Science program at the Community College of Denver. 

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Enrolling in at least six credit hours
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Submitting a one-page essay outlining career goals in the Health Science industry
  • Demonstrating financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).

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The Excellence Scholarship recognizes outstanding CCD students, including incoming first-year students, sophomores, and CCD transfer students, with a renewable scholarship. 

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Must not already have a prior bachelor's degree
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours in a degree or certificate program at CCD
  • High school diploma or GED for college entry 
  • Making Satisfactory Academic Progress (as outlined in the CCD Catalog). 

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The Together We Dream scholarship was created to support our DREAMer/Undocumented students. This scholarship offers $70,000 in scholarship funds - a $3,000 scholarship per academic year. 

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
  • Must not already have a prior bachelor's degree
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress at CCD
  • CASFA application is strongly recommended to be considered for State and Institutional Aid
  • Complete the scholarship contract
  • Accept the scholarship terms and conditions through the CCD’s scholarship portal.

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Foundation scholarships are funded by many wonderful donors from our community and many different walks of life who have committed to supporting the amazing students at the Community College of Denver to complete one of our various degree programs.

Please note: student requirements may vary for each CCD Foundation Scholarship.

*Indicates an endowed scholarship

All CCD Foundation scholarships require the following:

  • Submit the CCD Scholarship Application online. CLICK HERE for instructions.
  • Write a short bio of yourself, including your hometown, any hobbies or interesting facts, and skills/talents that you have that may set you apart from others. This is your scholarship brag bio, so include anything you would like the donor to know about you
  • Fill out the CCD Foundation Scholarship Consent Form
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: $500 one-time award available for ONE student

Established by the American GI Forum (AGIF) 5218 Chapter, this scholarship supports Hispanic veterans pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities at CCD. "Education is Our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody's Business"

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • US military veteran and US citizen or legal resident.
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.
  • Pursue a degree or certificate program.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: $100 one-time award available for TWO students

The Chris Budden Scholarship was established to honor Dr. Budden upon his retirement from CCD. Needs-based awards are available for students enrolled in welding or machining, as well as veterans enrolled in Criminal Justice, Business, or Accounting.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a welding/machining program OR be a veteran enrolled in Criminal Justice, Business, or Accounting programs.
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours.

Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: $2,000/student/year, available to ONE CCD students

In 1988, the Colorado Women's Bar Association established a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation, first known as the Jennifer Robbins Fund, in memory of an activist lawyer dedicated to equal right for women and minorities.
Today, the Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA) Foundation's mission and purpose is to implement the charitable and educational work of the CWBA, that is, to promote the advancement of women in the law, and to protect and promote the welfare of all women.  

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Applicants must be enrolled in one of the Paralegal programs of study.
  • Females are encouraged to apply.
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and enrolled in a minimum of 10 credit hours.

Demonstrate standard academic progress (SAP) and remain in good standing to qualify for future semesters of scholarship funding.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: $2,500/student/year, available to TWO CCD students

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • BIPOC students and individuals who are underrepresented in higher education and business are encouraged to apply. 
  • ​Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.  
  • Demonstrate standard academic progress (SAP) and remain in good standing to qualify for future semesters of scholarship funding.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: $2,500/student/year, available to ONE CCD student

CrowdStrike (Nasdaq: CRWD), a global cybersecurity leader, has redefined modern security with the world’s most advanced cloud-native platform for protecting critical areas of enterprise risk – endpoints and cloud workloads, identity and data. 

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • ​Students interested in cybersecurity and/or AI or currently enrolled in computer science programs at CCD are encouraged to apply 
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.  

Demonstrate standard academic progress (SAP) and remain in good standing to qualify for future semesters of scholarship funding.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required); Considerations on merit, see requirements 
Award: Award amount varies. 

In honor of Dr. Everette Freeman’s outstanding leadership and service as President of Community College of Denver from 2013 – 2020, the Board of Community College of Denver Foundation has established the Dr. Everette Freeman Presidential Scholarship Endowment. The endowment is designed to support scholarships for students who best exemplify the persistence and aspirations of a CCD CityHawk through their academic achievements, campus leadership, and community service. 

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteer work and community service.
  • Be a second-year student with a minimum of 15 completed credit hours.
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0.

Demonstrate standard academic progress (SAP) and remain in good standing to qualify for future semesters of scholarship funding.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required); Considerations on merit, see requirements 
Award: Award amount varies. Supports multiple students.

The Francie Anhut Scholarship Fund was established by family members, friends, and CCD colleagues to honor Francie’s passion for CCD students. Francie joined CCD in May 2014 as the executive director of the CCD Foundation and passed away on October 24, 2016, after a 16-month battle with cancer.

This permanent endowment assists students with demonstrated financial need and a strong commitment to volunteer work and community service – two of Francie’s core values. Students must apply on a semester basis.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteer work and community service.
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours.  
  • Write an essay describing a recent experience you had when volunteering in the community. How do you feel about your experience? Why do you think volunteering is important? How did the experience impact how you think about your education and what you'd like to do in the future?
  • Upload a letter of recommendation from a volunteer or community service supervisor to show your dedication to the work you accomplished.

Demonstrate standard academic progress (SAP) and remain in good standing to qualify for future semesters of scholarship funding.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: Award amount varies. Supports multiple students.

The Freda T. Roof Memorial and Yngve Hanson Distribution Fund benefits “worthy and needy” students obtaining a college or university education in Colorado. Ms. Roof desired to assist these students in defraying tuition, fees, living and transportation costs, and other expenses necessary to the education of individuals selected by the colleges and universities. She expressed sincere hope that the individuals selected as recipients of assistance will be of such character that they will feel a strong moral obligation to repay the amount received so that the benefits may be continued over a substantial time.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Pursue a degree or certificate program.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD.

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Type: Merit-based, chosen by committee/faculty – Tool & Safety Gear Award, Retention Grant
Award: Award amount varies. Supports multiple students.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Students must be enrolled in the Machine Technologies Program at CCD’s Advanced Manufacturing Center.  
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: $2,500/student/year, available to TWO CCD students

Hord Coplan Macht is an integrated downtown Denver firm offering planning, architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and environmental graphic design.  We combine the goals of creating functional yet inspiring spaces with the principles of innovation, thoughtful design, technical strength, collaboration, and financial responsibility to uphold our clients’ best interests and deliver high-performing environments for the future. We are an award-winning design firm priding ourselves on leading a collaborative programming and design process that results in beautiful, environmentally responsible, user-friendly spaces. Our process is guided by the belief that all successful projects start by listening (and hearing) to what users and stakeholders really need and ultimately desire. Our goal with this scholarship is to support students working toward a long-term career in the Architecture profession. 

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Students must be enrolled in the Architectural Studies Program and working toward a long-term career in Architecture.
  • Minority groups or DACA students are encouraged to apply.
  • Submit pictures and a short narrative of your favorite project. 
  • Write a short essay (2-3 paragraphs) about what inspires you to pursue a profession in Architecture
  • Demonstrate standard academic progress (SAP) and remain in good standing to qualify for future semesters of scholarship funding. 

HCM is willing to provide optional mentorship, shared networking communities within the Architecture community, and provide professional development guidance through resume and portfolio review

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: $3,000/student/year, available to ONE CCD student

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Students must be enrolled in the Machine Technologies Program at CCD’s Advanced Manufacturing Center each semester that the scholarship is received.  
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 2.0
  • Demonstrate standard academic progress (SAP) and remain in good standing to qualify for future semesters of scholarship funding.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: $2,000/student/year, available to THREE CCD students

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Applicants who are of immigrant and/or refugee status, or whose residency status may be less than a U.S. citizen are encouraged to apply. 
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher and enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.  
  • Students must demonstrate standard academic progress (SAP) and remain in good standing to qualify for future semesters of scholarship funding. 

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Type: Merit-based, chosen by committee/faculty
Award: Amount varies

The Jayme Emmons Clinical Excellence in Dental Hygiene Award was established by Dr. Eileen McGinty and Terry Emmons to celebrate the life and career of dental hygienist Jayme Emmons. The award is presented annually to a dental hygiene student selected by CCD faculty.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Students must be enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: $500 one-time award available for ONE student

The Katerina Caballero Lanfranco Beca Scholarship Fund was established by her mother, family, and friends, to honor Katy and her passion for Architecture and community service work. Katerina was a Daniels Fund Scholar and graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder Environmental Design program with an emphasis in Architecture. Katerina passed away while doing community service work in Peru in October 2018.

This permanent endowment scholarship assists a Latina female in pursuing a degree in Architectural Studies. The student must demonstrate financial need and a strong commitment to volunteer work and community service.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Latina, Female students pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Studies are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated community service/volunteer work
  • Plans to transfer and obtain a bachelor’s degree in Architecture
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.  

Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: $1,500/student/year, available to TWO CCD students

The Kelly Anne Dunn Memorial Scholarship was established to help returning students complete their degree in higher education.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Applicants who are returning to college to complete their education will be given priority. 
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours.  
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD.

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Type: Merit-based, chosen by committee/faculty
Award: Amount varies

A bequest from the estate of former fine arts professor Mel Carter established this endowment and honors his legacy while celebrating outstanding CCD art students. The Mel Carter Art Scholarship is awarded to a talented visual arts student currently enrolled at CCD and selected by visual arts faculty who meet annually to develop and review student submissions.

The scholarship is awarded based on talent and not on the need for one or more promising students majoring in visual arts or graphic design.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Candidates must have declared a major in either visual arts or graphic design.
  • Candidates must submit a formal letter of interest.
  • Candidates must submit a digital portfolio of their work for review.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: Amount varies

Endowed scholarship established by the Organization of Chinese Americans.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Asian or Pacific Islander students are encouraged to apply.
  • Students must demonstrate standard academic progress (SAP) and remain in good standing to qualify for future semesters of scholarship funding. 

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: Amount varies

The Oneta Elaine Hollowell Memorial Scholarship Fund is sponsored by Kids 4 Real Incorporated Childcare Center in memory of Oneta, who lost her ten-month battle with Leiomyosarcoma cancer on February 26, 2012. Oneta was the owner and director of a childcare facility, and her center was continually ranked among the top centers in the state of Colorado.

For more than 20 years, Oneta educated Denver's children to become the future leaders of tomorrow. She received her associate degree in the early childhood education program at CCD. 

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Students pursuing a certificate or degree in the Early Childhood Elementary program.
  • Single parents are encouraged to apply.
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.  
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required); chosen by committee/faculty
Award: Amount varies. Supports multiple students.

These scholarships are awarded as a part of HB22-1350, which established the Regional Talent Development Initiative Grant Program, operating as the Opportunity Now Colorado program. This program creates intentional pathways for workforce development, and at CCD, supports regional talent development through scholarships to students pursuing LPN to BSN pathway.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Students pursuing the LPN to BSN degree program are encouraged to apply.
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.75 or higher.  
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: $500 one-time award available for ONE student

The Paralegal faculty developed the Paralegal Book scholarship to help paralegal students with their book expenses.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Students currently enrolled in the Paralegal program.
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.  
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD.
  • This scholarship covers books required for the paralegal program.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: Amount varies. Supports multiple students.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood is a 152-year-old U.S.-based women’s organization of about 230,000 members, with a primary focus on providing educational opportunities through scholarships, grants, and loans for female students worldwide. The Sisterhood is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, with chapters throughout the United States and Canada. P.E.O. has given over $398 million in financial assistance to more than 119,000 women to pursue their educational goals. Chapter GP, Colorado, is one of approximately 240 chapters in the state and 50+ chapters in the Denver metro area. Chapter GP began in 1976 with 18 members and is now comprised of 70+ women who live all over the metro area.

 The P.E.O Chapter GP scholarship was created to provide needs-based scholarships to students at the Community College of Denver (CCD) who meet the criteria below.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Females are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants will submit a 2-page (typed) letter introducing themselves and sharing their background (family), educational goals, work history, inspirations, interests, hobbies, and most importantly, reason for needing financial assistance.
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and enrolled in a minimum of 10 credit hours.  
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD.

Awardee is encouraged to attend PEO events throughout the year.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: $1,000/student/year, available to ONE CCD student

Kaitlin and Andy Prinsen established this permanent endowment to assist students attending Community College of Denver who have emancipated from the foster care system and/or experienced homelessness. As young professionals who moved to Denver a few years ago, they decided to establish the Prinsen Family Scholarship as a way to help give back to their community. Education is very important to Kaitlin and Andy, and through this scholarship, they hope to offer stability to the recipients and a pathway to continue their academic pursuits. The Fund will annually award one or more scholarships.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Students who are working toward a degree or certificate and have emancipated from the foster care system and/or experienced homelessness.
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD.

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TYPE: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
AWARD: Amount varies. Supports multiple students.

Jim L. Raughton served in a variety of roles throughout the Colorado Community College System during his career as an educator. The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to student(s) pursuing a certificate or degree in public service, fine arts or health sciences programs on the main CCD Campus, as well as our Health Services campus at Lowry and the Advanced Manufacturing Center.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Students who are working toward a degree or certificate in Public ServiceFine Arts, or Health Sciences.
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher and enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours.  
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: $1,000/student/year, available to ONE CCD student – follows student to completion

The Edward J. Romero Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Edward J. Romero. 

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Students who have graduated from a Denver-area high school.
  • Minority students are encouraged to apply.
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • This award follows student to completion of program and student must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) at CCD and remain in good standing to qualify for future semesters of program and scholarship funding. 

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Type: Merit-based; chosen by committee/faculty
Award: Amount varies

The Roberta Shaklee Scholarship is a memorial scholarship established to honor Dr. Roberta Shaklee through a scholarship to a Dental Hygiene student with strong periodontal interest/skills.

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Candidates must be in the Dental Hygiene program.

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Type: Needs-based (FAFSA/CASFA required)
Award: $3,000/student/year, available to multiple students – follows student to completion

“Companies like Wana Brands and the Wana Brands Foundation directly benefit from the academic programs and highly skilled employees who come from institutions like CCD. We feel it is incumbent on private industry to support education and provide support to the institutions working to empower those who wish to break generational cycles and improve their trajectory.”

- Wana Brands Foundation CEO, Nancy Whiteman

Requirements, Terms, and Conditions

  • Students should be currently enrolled in the AAS in Cannabis Business Program or the BAS in Cannabis Science and Operations Program and working toward a long-term career in the cannabis industry.
  • Women, BIPOC students, and individuals who are underrepresented in higher education and business are encouraged to apply.
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours.  
  • This award follows student to completion of program and student must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) at CCD and remain in good standing to qualify for future semesters of program and scholarship funding.

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Type: Merit-based; chosen by committee/faculty
Award: Amount varies

The Winograd Award was established in 2017 to honor Leonard Winograd’s 30 years of teaching excellence at CCD and his contributions to CCD’s Ourglass publication. This yearly award recognizes excellence in creative writing by a CCD student whose work is published in Ourglass as selected by CCD faculty.

One of the most significant opportunities Leonard offered students was the chance to be involved in Ourglass, CCD’s literary magazine. Leonard championed a vision of the importance of the student's voice and personal expression on campus through his work on Ourglass. In doing so, he opened the door for many students who otherwise would not have had a forum to share their personal experiences and stories- he let students know that their voices were important.

Submit Work to Ourglass

If you are attending CCD or have attended in the past, please consider submitting your work. We accept submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, one-act plays, and any interesting combinations thereof. Winograd Award winners will be chosen by faculty and awarded a scholarship through Financial Aid. Click below to read more and submit your work for Ourglass. 

Ourglass Submission Form

In 2023, with the generous ongoing support of the Winograd Family, the Leonard Winograd Literature Award was established. In addition, to his work on Ourglass, Leonard was dedicated to the scholarship and teaching of literature at CCD—particularly the study of Shakespeare. In his classes, students explored fiction, poetry and drama while learning how to engage in literary criticism and write a literary analysis. As always, Leonard valued student voice and experience, while also appreciating a well-argued interpretation. 

If you have any questions, email us at LIt.Scholarship@ccd.edu

Submission Information

Literary analysis papers are eligible for the Leonard Winograd Literature Award, named in honor of longtime English Literature and Shakespeare professor, Leonard Winograd. Submissions should focus on analysis of works of literature (fiction, poetry, drama) from any time period and genre, and should not exceed 10 pages in length. The award is given annually to recognize excellence in critical analysis. Finalists are chosen by the literature faculty, and the winner is selected by a literature faculty member. To donate to the Winograd Award, go to the CCD Foundation website. Be sure to mark this as a 'Tribute Gift' to the Winograd Award.