Applying for Scholarships

Application Process

By filling out a single application, you can be considered for many different scholarships whether funded through the CCD Foundation or CCD institutional funds. Some scholarships have their own specific qualifications, but all CCD scholarships require that you:

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New CCD Students ONLY Any student who has never taken a class at CCD or at any Colorado Community College School System (CCCS) in any form, including but not limited to: online, concurrent and/or ASCENT or does not have a CCCS student email address @student.cccs.edu. Follow the instructions below:

New CCD Students, Please Start Here

  • If this is your first time and you have not created an account before, visit: CCD's Scholarship Portal and click on the gray “Sign Up” button in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  • Enter your personal email address. This must be the same personal email address that you used on your CCD admissions applications.
  • Create a unique password.
  • Click on the gray “Sign Up” button.
  • You will then be prompted to check your personal email for a confirmation link. This link will take you directly to the CCD scholarship application.
  • Complete the application, your essay, and upload any required documents.
  • Don’t worry if you do not finish all in one sitting, you can click the “Save and Keep Editing” button to come back later.
  • Once you are finished, electronically sign the application including today’s date, and click the “Finish and Submit” button.
  • Once your account has been created, the next time you log in, click on the orange Sign In button option. In order to access your account, please sign in using your @student.cccs.edu email address if you are registered for classes or have a CCCS student email (@student.cccs.edu). If you don’t have a student email address, enter your personal email used on your CCD admissions application.

Please note: Some students will have additional opportunities under the “Recommended Opportunities” tab. Here you will see a list of additional scholarships. Click on the individual links to submit a separate application and any supplemental documents. If you don’t see any additional scholarships under “Recommended Opportunities”, you are already being considered for any CCD scholarship(s) you are eligible for.

IMPORTANT:

If you are having problems remembering your email used or your password, You cannot create a new account. Please click on trouble signing in to reset your password.

If you have any questions, please email us at scholarships@ccd.edu.

CONTINUING STUDENTS ONLY Anyone who has a CCCS student email address @student.cccs.edu or has taken or signed up for a CCCS class in any form. Follow the instructions below:

Continuing Students, Please Start or Continue Here

Applying for CCD scholarships for the first time:

  • If this is your first time and you have not created an account before, visit CCD's Scholarship Portal and click in the gray “Sign Up” button in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  • Enter in your @student.cccs.edu  email address.
  • Create a unique password.
  • Click on the orange “Sign Up” button below.
  • You will then be prompted to check your email for a confirmation link. This link will take you directly to the CCD scholarship application. Complete the application, your essay and upload any required documents.
  • Don’t worry if you do not finish all in one sitting, you can click the “Save and Keep Editing” button to come back later.
  • Once you are finished, electronically sign the application, including today’s date, and click the “Finish and Submit” button.
  • Once your account has been created, the next time you log in, click on the orange "Sign In" button option. In order to access your account, please sign in using your @student.cccs.edu email address.

Scholarship Annual Renewal

If you are renewing your CCD scholarship application or if you have already created an account visit CCD's Scholarship Portal and click on the orange “Sign In” button in the upper right–hand corner of the page.

  • Enter in your @student.cccs.edu email address.
  • Enter your password.

IMPORTANT:

If you are having problems remembering your password, please click on trouble signing in to reset your password.

If you have any questions please email us at scholarships@ccd.edu.

Keep In Mind

  1. Keep in mind that some scholarships require additional documents and receiving a scholarship may impact your financial aid.
  2. Some CCD scholarship awards are prorated based on enrollment.
  3. Your GPA is not the only way you can qualify for scholarships. There are many other areas including race/ethnicity, veteran status, talent, financial need, academic major, and more. To receive a scholarship for each academic year, you must reapply each year. Preference is given to applications submitted by the April 15 priority deadline. You may apply after this date, however, scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  4. How Many Scholarships Can I Receive? View this and other Frequently Asked Questions.