Institutional scholarships are funded by the Community College of Denver to support our CityHawk students in their educational endeavors while attending our institution.
CCD established this scholarship to help students complete their associate degree at CCD within two semesters after completing concurrent enrollment. By the end of their CCD ASCENT/5th Year Early College year, students must be on track to complete an associate degree within two semesters, have earned a minimum of 36 credits toward their associate degree at CCD, have a 2.75 cumulative GPA, and have passed MAT and ENG courses for their degree.
The Academic and Career Experience (ACE) Scholarship program will contribute 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). Once selected for the program, students 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. Recognizing that scholarships alone cannot increase retention and graduation in STEM, this scholarship includes several enrichment activities that support students’ retention, success, career preparedness, graduation, and transfer.
The Community Scholarship provides access and opportunity to traditionally under-represented students from diverse backgrounds to advance their educational goals at CCD.
The College Success Scholarship (CSS) assists freshmen and low to middle-income students with academic preparation and financial planning to help them stay in school and graduate.
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.
Digital Storytelling is the use of 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.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CCD recognizes the importance of assisting and providing advising, counseling, and financial aid resources to our first-generation students.
Created to assist students who are admitted into a Health Science program at the Community College of Denver.
The Excellence Scholarship recognizes outstanding CCD students including incoming freshmen, sophomores, and CCD transfer students with a renewable scholarship.
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.
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.
The Alumni Scholarship is funded by donations from CCD alumni to help current CCD students achieve their educational goals. It offers both graduates who received financial assistance to attend CCD and others an opportunity to "pay it forward" by helping future graduates reach their educational goals.
Established by the American GI Forum (AGIF) 5218 Chapter, this scholarship supports Hispanic veterans in their pursuit of post-secondary educational opportunities at CCD.
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 heroic 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.
The Anschutz Foundation established this matching scholarship through the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges to assist full-time CCD students with funding for tuition, fees, and books. Recipients remaining in good standing will be eligible for a renewal of support.
The Assistance League Denver (ALD) is an all-volunteer, 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to transform the lives of children and adults through its innovative philanthropic programs. ALD has been serving the greater Denver community for 60 years. In 2017, their members volunteered 28,443 hours and served 9,219 people, returning $420,000 to meet the needs of people in the Denver community. ALD is highly motivated to effect change in the community because they care about the outcome.
The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship benefits motivated non-traditional students who recognize the power of education to create a better life for themselves and their families. The scholarship is offered to non-traditional students who are legal residents of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming.
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming through its grants program, the scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit DanielsFund.org to learn more.
If you are an Asian or Pacific Islander, you could win a $3,000 scholarship from the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) at Community College of Denver. Students may use this scholarship to pay for any program of study.
The deadline for the 2021-2022 aid year is July 1, 2021.
For more information about OCA, please contact OCAcolorado@gmail.com or 720.663.1622.
The Chris Budden Scholarship was established to honor Dr. Budden upon his retirement from CCD. Qualifying applicants must demonstrate financial need (150% PELL) and be enrolled in CCD’s welding program.
The Foundation for Colorado Community College is pleased to provide a scholarship to those students who register for fall 2020 early! Students must be enrolled by the application deadline of July 13, 2021.
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 either visual arts or graphic design.
In 2014, the Colorado legislature committed $35 million to establish the Colorado Department of Education’s COSI Scholarship to boost the attainment of postsecondary credentials. The scholarship is provided through a matching grant with the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges.
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.
Established by the Community College of Denver Foundation Board of Directors to honor, recognize, and celebrate Dr. Freeman upon his retirement from Community College of Denver.
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.
The purpose of this bequest is to establish the Dr. Margaret Rust Women’s Diversity Scholarship, which is intended to support women of color attending the Community College of Denver (CCD).
Deadline: August 1, 2021
In 1999, Gene Haas founded the Gene Haas Foundation. Growing up with a strong social conscience instilled by his family, Gene Haas initially formed the foundation to fund the local community's needs. Haas is the owner of Haas Automation, Inc., America’s leading builder of CNC machine tools, which he started in 1983. It is now a billion-dollar company and the purpose of the foundation is to build skills in the machining industry by providing scholarships for CNC Machine Technology students and NIMS Credentials.
The HealthOne Scholarship is a matching grant offered through the Foundation for the Colorado Community Colleges to assist students in the following health sciences programs with demonstrated financial need: dental hygiene, med records tech, med clinic assist, or radiology technology.
The Kingdom Enlightenment Scholarship Foundation (KESF) was founded by Stephen S. Fredericks through his last will and testament. Steve died of malignant melanoma on April 13, 1991, at the young age of 34. Steve grew up in Southeast Denver, graduated from John F. Kennedy High School, and attended college in Arizona. He later worked as a golf pro in Texas and it was about this time when Steve was diagnosed with cancer.
For years he had anguished over the injustice in the world and the disparity between the rich and poor. With the short amount of time he had left he wanted to do something about it. He volunteered at the Denver Street School and began to counsel troubled youths at the Gilliam Youth Service Center. He discovered that the majority of them were minorities and came from poor families.
Before he passed, Steve created this scholarship program to help educate the less fortunate young people in our society and hopefully break the poverty cycle. Since 1992, KESF has provided over half a million dollars to support recent graduates of Colorado high schools with demonstrated financial need to attend CCD.
The Wheat Ridge Optimist Club established this scholarship to honor its long-time member, Dr. Ron Mahoney. The scholarship supports a student who plans to enroll in CCD’s dental hygiene program.
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 to Leiomyosarcoma cancer on February 26, 2012. Oneta was owner and director of a childcare facility and her center was continually ranked among the top centers in the state of Colorado.
Oneta touched countless people through her work with children. She loved interacting with youth and impacting the effect they would have on the world. She received her associate degree in the early childhood education program at CCD. For more than 20 years, she educated Denver's children to become the future leaders of tomorrow. Preference is given to single parents.
Herbert and Judy Paige created the Paige Family Foundation with the strong belief that “education of youth is the most efficient and effective method of improving the welfare, condition, and future of all communities, citizens and families. The basis of all human improvement begins with education.”
The Paige Scholarship covers up to $2,000 per semester for CCD students. Preference is given to applicants in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) or business programs who intend to transfer to pursue a four-year degree or professional programs.
The Paralegal Book scholarship was developed by the faculty of the Paralegal faculty as a way to help paralegal students with their book expenses.
The CCD Foundation has partnered with the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation to create a scholarship for women in the paralegal program.
Piton Foundation First Generation Scholarship is an endowment award for students who are the first in their family to attend college.
The Edward J. Romero Memorial Scholarship was established to honor Edward J. Romero. Applicants must be working towards a degree and/or certificate program, enrolled in at least 6 credits, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Additionally, applicants must be a resident of Colorado for tuition purposes.
The Freda T. Roof Memorial and Yngve Hanson Distribution Fund benefit “worthy and needy” students who are obtaining a college or university education in the state of Colorado. Ms. Roof desired to assist these students to defray expenses of 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.
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 graduate 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, to pursue a degree in Architectural Studies. The student will need to demonstrate financial need and a strong commitment to volunteer work and community service.
Requirements, Terms & Conditions:
Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA/Income Information Form
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 selected by CCD faculty.
TheDream.US Scholarship supports DREAMers in excelling academically and graduating from college with career-ready degrees and skills that will enable them to join the U.S. workforce. DREAMers must be DACA or TPS eligible. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for students pursuing an associate degree.
The Wellington Webb Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship was established by the Colorado Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission. The scholarship annually assists one or more students with demonstrated financial need who have a demonstrated commitment to civic engagement and community leadership. The scholarship is awarded during CCD’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration.
The WIN Veteran Scholarship was established to assist honorably discharged veterans to obtain a college education. Preference is given to students studying accounting, business or information technology, pre-engineering, welding, or entrepreneurship, and planning to transfer to a four-year institution. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, etc.
The Winograd Award was established in 2017, to honor Leonard Winograd’s 30 years of teaching excellence at CCD and for 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 greatest 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.