Scholarship Information and Opportunities
Colorado and National Scholarships
Scholarships are organized by month and date of deadline. Scholaships descriptions listed below are simply to give a brief overview of the award. Deadline dates are based on previous information. As we are serving simply to share information with LHS students, deadlines are subject to change without notice from the scholarship source. Check websites often. *Click here for links to scholarship information at common Colorado public post secondary institutions*
IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS LIST IS NO LONGER BEING UPDATED. THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY. ALL SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION IS NOW PROVIDED TO STUDENTS THROUGH THE NAVIANCE PROGRAM.
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10/3 Wendy's High School Heisman: This award recognizes male and female students who exhibit excellence in the classroom, on the field, and within their communities. Multiple award opportunities at school, state, and national levels.
10/14United States Senate Youth Program: 1 Week trip to Washington, DC all expenses paid +$5000 scholarship. Junior or Senior currently serving in an elected capacity; outstanding reading, writing, speaking and thinking, extra-curricular and community services. Outstanding academic achievement. Must be nominated by school officials.
10/15 National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) Colorado affiliate competition. As part of an effort to encourage more young women to choose careers in technology, the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) seeks to recognize high school women with outstanding achievements and aspirations in computing and technology through the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing. Looking for a female who use technology in interesting ways at your school or in your community.
10/15 The Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Conference Program: Must be a high school senior involved in the journalism program. Each scholarship winner receives a $1,000 college scholarship and will travel to Washington, D.C. for a journalism conference at the Newseum. All travel-related expenses will be covered by the Freedom Forum.
10/30 Horatio Alger Scholarship:A total of 104 scholarships in the amount of $20,000 are awarded. This scholarship targets students with minimum 2.0 GPA, financial need, and who have overcome obstacles in their lives.
10/31 Coca-Cola Scholarship Foundation: Full time high school senior planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. This scholarship is for the well-rounded student with leadership skills and active in school and community service.
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11/1 Ron Brown Scholar Program for African-American students: Ten scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $10,000 per year for 4 yrs. Totaling $40,000 for each student. This scholarship may be used at any college/university and is not designated for any particular major. This scholarship honors the late U.S. Secretary of Commerce and provides assistance to seniors who excel academically, exemplify exceptional leadership potential, and make an impact on their communities. Essay.
11/1 VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Competition: National contest. Annual recorded essay competition for 9th- 12th grade students. Each state winner is awarded a trip to Washington, D.C. for a share of the National Scholarship. Write and record a 3-5 minute essay on assigned topic. 2009 topic: “Does America Still Have Heroes?” Grand prize scholarship award is $30,000.
11/2 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: An opportunity for young people to be recognized for volunteer community service. The top volunteers are named in each state and receive $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Five national winners will receive $5,000 each.
11/19 “What Memorial Day Means to Me” Essay Contest: Grand Prize: $10,000 savings bond. Students grades 7-12 are eligible to apply. Essay, 350 words or less. Please see Ms. Daniels in the Career Center for details on the contest.
11/23 First Freedom Student Competition (Essay Contest) This competition is open to students in grades 9-12. Students must be sponsored by an English or social studies teacher. In the essay, students will examine the topic of religious freedom, its history, current importance, and relevance in their lives to compete for a $3,000, $1,500, or $750 award.
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12/1 Comcast Leaders and Achievers: GPA 2.8 or higher, commitment to community service, positive attitude, leadership skills, academic achievement. Students cannot directly apply, they must be nominated by their high school.
12/1 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships: A total of over $2.2 million is awarded to 500 high school seniors. There are a number of excellent scholarships available. Scholarship, leadership, and financial need are the considerations made for these scholarships.
12/18 The Jaycees and JCI Senators of Colorado Foundation Scholarship Program: Students who plan to continue their education at a college, university, or vocational school. Financial need, community involvement, leadership, honors/awards, employment are all considered with application. Personal statement required.
12/31 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award Program: This award is for seniors who plan to attend an accredited (not for profit) two or four-year college, university, or vocational school next fall. Students must demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit and initiative through one or more of the following areas: starting your own business, participating in organizations such as DECA, FBLA, FFA, FCCLA, etc. GPA, class rank, and ACT/SAT scores are also considered.
12/ 31 Son's of Norwary-Stein Fjell: 3.0 or higher CPA, service to community, financial need, essay.
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1/1 National Wild Turkey Federation Conservation Scholarships: Senior pursuing a degree in natural resources, wildlife management or agriculture. Based on academic and community involvement. Must demonstrate leadership skills and involvement in clubs or organizations related to conservation. In addition, each recipient must show a vested interest in preserving the hunting heritage.
1/3 Colorado Women's Sports Fund: Twenty $500 scholarships in calendar year 2011. These scholarships are to encourage athletic participation in all sports to help women and girls achieve “the next level” in their sport. Applicants do not need to be enrolled in any academic school or institution. The scholarships are open to females of any age and for any sport.
1/4 Kaiser Permanente Diversity Scholarship: PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS A RECEIVED BY DEADLINE!!! High school senior, minimum 2.7 GPA who belongs to a diverse group that is historically underrepresented in careers in health care industry. Student is evaluated on academic achievement, character qualities, community outreach / volunteering, diverse populations / under-representation in health care& public health professions, financial need, health care or public health program of study.
1/5 First Bank Community All-Star Award: Must be a senior involved in at least one CHSAA sanctioned sport/activity, have a 2.5 or higher GPA,and have contributed to the community through volunteer service. One letter of recommendation is required to accompany the application.
1/8 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay: Must be a student in grades 9-12, essay required. Must be nominated by a current or former teacher at the same high school student is attending. One $10,000, one $1,000, and up to five $500 scholarships awarded.
1/10 Burger King Scholars Program: Several $1,000 scholarships awarded. Directed toward high school seniors who work part-time (minimum of 10 hours per week or 40 weeks per year). Minimum GPA 2.5. Financial need is a consideration. Must participate in community service.
1/10 Gates Millennium Scholars: Students are eligible to be considered for this award if they are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American. Applicants must be citizens, national or legal permanent residents of the United States. A minimum GPA of 3.3 is required. Student must be nominated and have a recommendation. Leadership through participation in community service and school extracurricular activities is a plus. Finally, students must meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria (demonstrating financial need).
1/14 Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund: Student must be Asian or Pacific Islander as reported on the US Census, must have a minimum of a 2.7 GPA, and be entering a two or four year school for the first time the following academic year.
1/14 PAVE (promoting alternatives to violence through education): If you are a high school graduating senior or GED recipient who has been active in transforming yourself and others in the area of relationship violence, we encourage you to apply. Applicants must have plans to pursue post-secondary education.This scholarship is not academically or financially based.
1/15 Colorado State Society National Society Daughters of the American Revolution: One application works for both scholarships.
- Honorary State Regents' American History Scholarship: Up to $2,500 per year. For high school seniors in the top 20% of their class. Must be planing to study American History and/or American Government classes while in college. Requires letter of sponsorship, personal statement to apply.
- Virginia Leyda Roberts Nursing Scholarship: Awarded to graduating student pursing an education in nursing at an accredited school of nursing in the United States. Minimu award is $1,000.00.
1/15 Oh the Places You’ll Go Scholarship Program: Scholarship is based on student who “values limitless possibilities that education can offer.” Student must be a 12th grader who will graduate in 2011. Essay required for submission for judging of award.
1/15 MENSA Education and Research Foundation: Awards of $500 to $1,000. US citizen and attend accredited US institution of post-secondary education for fall, . Essay explaining career academic and/or vocational goals.
1/15 Society of Automotive Engineers Scholarships: Multiple scholarships for Seniors who are majoring in an engineering related field. SAT/ACT scores; Honors and activities. Essay required.
1/15 White Rose Scholarship: Financial need, community involvement, 3.0 GPA or higher, recommendations.
1/20 Greenhouse Scholars: For graduating seniors entering a 4-year accredited institution in the fall. Must be a U.S Citizen with a minimum 3.5 unweighted GPA. Up to $5,000 per year for high performing, under resourced students.
1/21 Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association Scholarships: Multiple scholarships with various dollar amounts. Can be used at any U.S. college by high school seniors and undergraduate students. Parents must be customers of PVREA. GPA 3.0 or higher & ACT 22 or SAT 950. Letter stating personal achievements & career goals. Two letters of recommendation.
1/21 Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp Application: Two all expense paid trips to the Cooperative Youth Leaderhsip Camp near Steamboat Springs, CO in July.
1/21 Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association Washington, D.C. Youth Tour Contest: Contest open to current juniors who are PVREA consumers. All expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. in July. To enter student must present an essay, photgraph, artwork, or video relating to electric industry or renewable energy.
1/28 RMHC Scholarships: Must be enrolled in and attending a 2 year or 4 year college or vocational/technical school in the fall and taking a full-time academic course of study. Academic achievement, financial need, personal essay, community involvement, and letter of recommendation.
1/31 Colorado Council on High School/College Relations: This scholarship is for Colorado seniors who will attend a participating college/university within the State of Colorado. Since CCHS/CR is a voluntary organization, the primary selection criterion for this scholarship will be Volunteerism/Community Service. Sixteen $1,500 scholarships will be awarded for the purpose of defraying tuition costs. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA. Essay and recommendations required.
1/31 Colorado State Scholarship Award (P.E.O. Sisterhood): $1,000 scholarship award for a female Colorado resident and United States Citizen, and a high school graduate. Preference is given to females planning to study non-traditional or vocational careers.
1/31 Discover Scholarship Program: Up to 10 scholarships awarded of $40,000 each. Juniors with GPA 2.75+ may apply. Demonstrate community service and leadership as well as having overcome a significant obstacle in life.
1/31 Sam Walton Community Scholarship: Graduating senior with 2.5 GPA or above, must have taken ACT or SAT, Financial need, extra-curricular and community activities. May not be the relative of a Wal-Mart employee.
1/31 Oil Can Henry's Scholarship Program: $1,000 scholarship awarded from each location to graduating senior planning to enroll as a full time student in an accredited two or four year college or vocational-technical school. Three-hundred word essay is required.
1/31 The Princeton Prize in Race Relations: For students in grades 9-12 who do work in their schools or communities to improve race relations. Prize is $1,000 cash award and an all expense paid trip to Princeton University to attend the Princeton Symposium on Race.
1/31 Loveland Breakfast Optimist's Club Essay Contest: One $2500 scholarship will be awarded to the top district winner and others will be available at the international level. Requires an essay. Application, essay, and supporting documentation are required.
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2/1 Elks Legacy Awards: Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships ($1,000 per year for four years). The Foundation will offer a total of up to 250 awards. Any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2008, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2008, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2011. Great-grandchildren are not eligible.
2/1 Jabaily Community Service Scholarship: Requires an essay outlining community service (showing commitment and compassion for others) and outlining future plans. Two letters of recommendation are required.
2/1 (multiple deadlines, the earliest being 2/1) Daughters of the American Revolution (National): Multiple scholarships available for students majoring in Political Science, History, Government, Economics, Nursing, or Occupational Therapy. Requires letter of sponsorship from local chapter.
2/1 President's Leadership Class at the University of Colorado/Boulder: Each year 50 of CU Boulder's most talented incomeing students are selected to be PLC students. Selection is based on: Intelletual curiostiy, Leadership potential, Commitment outside of self and Unique contribution. This is a highly competitive application process. Special consideration is given to applications received by January 1, 2011. Application deadline is a RECEIVED BY DEADLINE - NOT A POSTMARK DEADLINE.
2/1 The Reckling Family Scholarship: Awards of up to $2,000 for students attending the University of Wyoming. Application requires two letters of recommendation, a list of activites and honors, a transcript, example of academic work and reason for choosing this example.
2/1 Society of Women Engineers (Rocky Mountain Section): At least one $500 scholarship will be awarded to a Colorado and/or Wyoming female high school senior who has been accepted for enrollment in a college or university that has an ABET accredited curriculum leading to a degree in engineering or computer science in fall 2011.
2/9 KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program will be awarding scholarships in the amount of up to $5,000 per year (up to a total of $20,000) for high school seniors with financial need and an entrepreneurial spirit who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in the state in which they reside. Must have minimum 2.75 GPA. Must complete application and personal questionnaire.
2/11 National Peace Essay Contest: Students write an essay about non-violent civic action based on international examples. Scholarships: (1) $10,000, (1) $5,000, (1) $2,500, (Up to 53) $1,000. 9-12 graders may enter.
2/15 USA Funds Access to Education: Scholarships in the amount of $1500 awarded to students. The adjusted Gross Family Income must be $ 35,000 or less, 50% of scholarships will go to minority or disabled students.
2/15 Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation: Must be a student who has lost a parent due to breast cancer. Student must have a minimum 2.8 GPA, plan to attend a state supported school in the state in which they permanently reside. Judged on financial need, essay, letters of reference, community involvement, and academic achievements.
2/15 Cargill Community Scholarship Program: A total of three hundred fifty (350) $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors nationwide. Scholarship award decisions are based on academic achievement and leadership in extracurricular and civic activities.
2/15 Future Farmers of America: Multiple scholarships are available through the FFA website. Each scholarship has specific criteria that are defined by the sponsor when the scholarship is established. Please read trhough each scholarship to see if you qualify. Criteria that apply to all scholarships are as follows: 1) All applicants must be less than 23 years of age at the time of application; 2) be a current FFA member unless otherwise stated; 3) have a valid U.S. mailing address; plan to attend post-secondary school in the U.S.; 4) be a high school senior or current enrolled in college' be a full time student.
2/15 National Commission for Cooperative Education Scholarship Program: One hundred seventy (170) $6,000 scholarships awarded. For students who have applied and been accepted to Drexel University, Johnson and Wales University, Keterring University, Pace University, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Cincinnati, University of Toledo, Wentworth Institute of Technology. Minimum high school cumulative GPA of 3.5 and a 500 word essay.
2/16 Best Buy @ 15 Scholarship Program: Scholarship is available to students in grades 9-12 who have solid grades and involvement in volunteer community service. One thousand scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each will be awarded.
2/25 American Cancer Society Survivor Scholarship: The ACS awards $2500 scholarships to students who were diagnosed with cancer before the age of 21 and plan to attend an accredited 2- year, 4 year, or vocational school full time in the fall. Must be a permanent legal resident of a Colorado.
2/25 CORE "Que Llueva Cafe" Scholarship: CORE is awarding scholarships of $500-$1,000 to Chicano/Latino students whose residence is not documented in the United States. Must plan to attend an accredited 2- year, 4 year, or vocational school full time in the fall and demonstrate academic promise.
2/25 Junior Achievement – Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) is offering four-year college scholarships to four graduating seniors. These scholarships will only be awarded to students in Colorado who have participated in JA during high school. The scholarship can be applied to most accredited colleges and universities in the United States. Each scholarship is $2,000 per year, renewable for up to four years, totaling $8,000 possible per recipient.
2/28 County Sheriff’s of Colorado Scholarship: One $500 scholarship for a Larimer County resident. Any permanent legal resident of a Colorado (in participating counties), who plans to enroll in a vocational training program or institution of higher learning in the state of Colorado as a full- or part-time student for the 2010-11 school year is eligible. One $500 scholarship recipient will also be chosen for an additional $1,000 scholarship.
2/28 Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award Program: Available to enterprising and community -minded girls ages 12 to 18 offered by Guardian Life Insruance Compny. Cash prizes ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to girls who demonstrate budding entrepreneurship; taking the first steps toward finanical independence; and making a difference in their schools and communities.
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3/1 American Chemical Society Scholars Program: Designed to help minority students who are interested in studies in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or chemically related fields and who show financial need. Awards of up to $2,500 for entering college freshman are given.
3/1 Colorado Mason's Benevolent Fund Scholarship: Up to $7,000 annually/renewable for up to 4 years. Must attend an accredited institution of higher learning in Colorado. Write a personal letter addressing future goals and objectives, financial need, and why you should be selected. Interview with local Masonic Lodge member must be completed prior to deadline. Leadership, scholastic achievement, initiative, family background and related financial need. Four letters of recommendation. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for an application and complete details.
3/1 Colorado State University Monfort Scholarship: Must be admitted to CSU by March 1st; score a 1300 or higher on the SAT or 30 or higher on Act, rank in the upper five percent of graduating class, leadership, character, service to school and community.
3/1 Colorado State University First Generation Scholarship: Up to $4,000 per academic year (must be enrolled fuul time), possibly renewable. Must be admitted to CSU, freshmen or transfer students whose parents have not received a bachelor's degree and who demonstrate financial need, leadership, character, service to school and community.
3/1 Hispanic College Fund: U.S. Citizen of hispanic background. 3.0 or higher GPA. Multiple scholarships available in various amounts.
3/1 Coloradans for Nebraska Scholarship: A $1500 scholarship for Colorado High School students who plan to attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Kearney, or Omaha. Based on scholastic achievement, school activities, extracurricular activities, career goals and financial need.
3/1 Phi Delta Kappa Prospective Educator Scholarship: Open to seniors pursuing a career in education. Essay is required.
3/1 SACHS Foundation Scholarships: For Black (African-American) Colorado residents only. GPA and financial need are considered. Visit the SACHS web site: for information and applications.
3/3 Colorado School of Mines E-Day: A total of 3 four-year full tuition scholarships for engineering students. Must have applied and been granted admission to CSM by the deadline date. Factors include extracurricular activities, athletics, ACT/SAT scores, awards, work experience, and written essay.
3/4 BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship Award: One $5,000 scholarship to awarded to a student during their 11th or 12th grade year to be used at a post secondary educational institution. Application, 1500-2000 word essay, and brief biographical sketch are required to apply for this scholarship.
3/4 SAMMY Award Program "Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year": $7500 college scholarship/weekend in Washington, DC in June; opportunity to be pictured in a special Milk Mustache ad in USA TODAY and other national publications. Students are allowed and encouraged to nominate themselves. Judging will be based on four criteria: academic performance, athletic excellence, leadership and community service.
3/5 Loveland and Thompson Valley Rotary Art Scholarship: A total of 3 scholarships (one $3,000 and two $2,000 scholarships) for seniors who plan to pursue a postsecondary education and career in the arts. A 250 word essay explaining why a career in art is desired, goals, and school planning to attend.
3/8 RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship Fund: High school seniors who live in Colorado and are planning to pursue a degree in science, mathematics, or engineering. Five $3,000 scholarships will be awarded in 2011.
3/10 COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS:
THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS USE THE COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION:
- Amos Allard Memorial Scholarship: Emphasis placed on the student’s citizenship and involvement with worthwhile community and high school activities. ($500)
- Anonymous Scholarships: Financial need, preference given to in-state college bound students. (varies from $5,000 – $8,000)
- Big Thompson Kiwanis Club: Financial need; preference given to students planning to major in early childhood education. ($1,000)
- Big Thompson Kiwanis Club Key Club Scholarship: Student active in LHS Key Club; service to community and participation in the club are required to apply for this scholarship. ($1,000)
- Chris Rael Memorial Scholarship: Well rounded Loveland High student active in sports and extracurricular activities. GPA is not a consideration. ($1,000)
- David Bailey Rotary Scholarship: Financial need, high G.P.A., promising student. ($2,000)
- KINGGM.COM GMC Scholarship: Must be involved in a minimum of one school santioned after school activity. Minimum of 3.5 GPA (or 3.75 GPA for senior year olnly). One $500 scholarship per district school.
- Kiwanis Club of Loveland: Financial Need, community oriented, GPA/Class Rank/School service. Student planning to major in a career in public service. ($750)
- Larimer County Bar Association Scholarship: Financial need, reside in Larimer County, interest in study of law, our system of government, debate or other similar law related educational activities 1 to 2 scholarships awarded, 2 years from date of high school graduation to use
- Loveland Lions Club: Financial need. Good student with desire to attend college. (3 @ $1,000)
- Lucille Erwin Scholarship: Financial need, GPA and extra-curricular activities considered ($1,000 but may vary)
- Mary C. Malloy Scholarship: LHS or TVHS student who demonstrates academic prowess and financial need. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA. FAFSA is required for this application Renewable. ($1,000)
- McKee Medical Center Auxiliary: Student planning to major in a health career. Financial need and GPA considered. ($1,500 to $5,000)
- Neil and Catherine Hamilton Scholarship (Loveland Golden K Kiwanis): Preference given to students who need financial assistance. Academic, extracurricular and out of school activities. GPA is not a primary consideration. (Amount varies.)
- New Friendships Club: Financial need, GPA, extracurricular activities considered. ($500)
- Philanthropic Educational Organizations (PEO): Female applicants
- Chapter L (Hannah Vorreiter Scholarship): GPA, extra-curricular and church involvement, preference given to Cottey College students ($500)
Chapter GU: Financial need ($250)
Chapter FL: Financial need, GPA, preference given to Cottey College students ($1,000)
Chapter DR: ($1,000) Financial need, GPA, service learning, going to an in-state school
Chapter HP: ($500)
- Road Knights Scholarship: Pursuing a career in the automotive industry ($1,000)
- Rotary Club: Financial Need (2@ $8,000)
- Sierra Marie Krizman Memorial Scholarship: APPLICANTS FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP MUST ATTACH A PARAGRAPH EXPLAINING THEIR KNOWLEDGE/AWARENESS OF MENINGITIS. Student continuing education toward a career in teaching;must have received or plan to receive meningitis vaccination. Extracurricular activities and GPA considered. ($500 to $1,000)
- Ted and Mable Thompson Scholarship: Financial need, initiative, potential. GPA is not a factor. Number varies. (Amount varies from $500 to $2,000)
3/11 PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays): Self identify as GLBT or as a supporter. Completed application, letter of reference, essay, transcript, and release form are required to apply.
3/1 CESDA Scholarship: Various $1,000 scholarships. First generation, member of an underrepresented ethnic or racial minority, and/or show financial need. Must be citizen or permanent resident and enroll at a 2 or 4-year Colorado college or university. Must have a 2.8 GPA or higher. Committee will consider leadership, community service, academics, personal & professional accomplishments, personal attributes, special abilities, academic goals and financial need.
3/15 Colorado County Clerks Association Presidential Scholarship: $500 scholarships. Minimum 3.25 GPA or higher. Community involvement; interest in government, business or political science. FInancial need.
3/15 Colorado Garden Show Scholarship: Four year full ride scholarship for one graduating senior who will attend a public Colorado college or university and major in horticulture or other related field (must be approved by the Colorado Garden Show).
3/15 Colorado Society of Mayflower Descendants: Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors planning to attend any accredited college, university, or vocational institution. Must be a citizen of Colorado and the United States. Applicants are not required to have a Mayflower ancestor. Essay required on given topic.
3/15 Colorado Mason's Vocational Grant: One time grant of up to $3,000 used for a vocational training program within the State of Colorado. Write a personal letter addressing future goals and objectives, financial need, and why you should be selected. Interview with local Masonic Lodge member must be completed prior to deadline. Four letters of recommendation required.
3/14 Dottie Lamm Award: Up to $1500 academic award and opportunity to serve pn a grant making and leadership council. Sophomore female only with community service background dedicated to bettering the lives of girls and women in Colorado. Council is made up of a diverse selection of young ladies, not related to academic success.
3/15 Latin American Education Foundation: Academic achievement, financial need, leadership and community involvement, letters of recommendation, personal essay and interview, CO resident, Hispanic heritage and/or actively involved in the Hispanic community, accepted to an accredited college, university or vocational school, minimum 3.0 GPA. The goal of the LAEF scholarship is to award funds to qualified students who are members of or who have demonstrated a commitment to the Hispanic community.
3/25 National Council For Jewish Women Scholarship Program (Colorado Section): Must be a Colorado resident Jewish female at least 16 years of age who will attend an accredited post secondary school in the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012.
3/15 Colorado Young Farmers Educational Association: To recognize outstanding students wo will be a freshman and sophomore majoring in agriculture during the 2011-2012 as a full-time student at a Colorado junior/community college, university or college. Must be a Colorado Resident. $500.00 Application is available in the Career Center Scholarship Drawer.
3/15 Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program: Kohl’s is awarding multiple $1,000 and $9,000 scholarships for students who have had a positive, above and beyond impact on their communities. Students ages 6-18 care eligible, but will be divided into two groups (6-12 &13-18). Students may not apply, directly, but rather are required to be nominated. Please see your counselor or Mrs. Weitzel if you are interested in being considered for nomination.
3/15 Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation: Scholarship of up to $2500 to a student who has survived childhood cancer and is pursuing higher education. Renewable for four years.
3/17 Loveland Photographic Society Scholarship: One $500 scholarship for a graduating Thompson R2-J high school senior who will attend a two or four year college or university in the fall of 2010 and who will major or minor in photography. Student must have a minimum 2.8 GPA, 500-600 word essay outlining how photography will be used in your career, and submission of two photographic images.
3/18 Loveland Contractor's Scholarship: Scholarship for a student pursuing career in the Construction Industry including: welding, auto mechanics, equipment operator, plumbing, construction management, electrical or other related fields. This scholarship is not directed or limited to an institution of "higher education" per se; students who choose to enroll in a vocational school or similar institution are equally qualified (for example, Aims Community College, Front Range Community College, etc.).
3/18 Independent Bankers of Colorado: Student must have a 3.0 GPA or above and be accepted at a Colorado college or university as a full-time student (junior or community colleges qualify). Student or their parents must have an account at IBC Member bank for at least six months.
3/20 Ayn Rand Anthem Annual essay Contest for 9th & 10th Graders: First prize $1,000 Cash, 10 second prizes of $200; 20 third prizes $100.
3/25 National Council For Jewish Women Scholarship Program (Colorado Section): Must be a Colorado resident Jewish female at least 16 years of age who will attend an accredited post secondary school in the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012.
3/25 Philomatheon Club Scholarship: Scholarships vary in amount from $200-$1500. For students pursuing a 2-year degree/certificate program and/or vocational or technical training. Must be Loveland or Berthoud resident, demonstrate financial need.
3/26 Associated Builders and Contractors Scholarship: Must be studying a construction related field such as engineering, construction management, or trades (including but not limited to: electrical, plumbing, HVAC, masonry and carpentry). Up to four $1,000 awards. Can be either a certificate or degree program. Minimum 2.0 GPA. US citizen.
3/26 American Society of Military Comptrollers: The Mile High Chapter of of ASMC are awarding two $1500 scholarships to graduating seniors who plan to attend college to study accounting or financial management. Each school is limited to 2 student nominations.
3/31 Association of Government Accountants Community Service Scholarship: Must be majoring in a field related to financial management (i.e. accounting, auditing, budgeting, economics, finance, electronic data processing, information resources management, and public administration). Scholarship based on community service contributions, letter of recommendation from community service organization, essay, and academic achievement.
3/31 Buick Achievers Scholarship Program: 100 $25,000 and 1,000 $2,000 scholarships which are renewable for up to four years. Applicants must be enrolling for full-time study as a first-time freshman at a 4-year college or university; plan to major in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business Administration, Financie, Marketing or Design and have an interest in a career in the automotive or related industry.
3/31 Colorado Education Association Ethnic Minority Scholarship: Four $1000 scholarships to ethic minority, high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is a member of the Colorado Education Association. F
3/31 Front Range Community College Foundation Scholarships: There are many scholarships worth over $150,000 to be awarded to at least 100 students for the 2011-2012 academic year.
3/31 Janice M. Scott Scholarships: The Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship fund will be awarding a total of six $2500 scholarships in memory of Janice M. Scott who was a victim of 9/11. Seniors with a 3.0 or higher GPA going to an accredited 4 yr. college with leadership and who have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services, extracurricular or other activities are encouraged to apply. killed or permanently injured in a work-related accident or by an occupational disease during the course of employment with a Colorado based employer.
3/31 US Bank Internet Scholarship Program will award 40-$1,000 scholarships through a random drawing. Must be part of the US Bank No Fee Education Loan Program to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.
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4/1 Alpha Nu/Delta Kappa Gamma International: This scholarship is for a graduating senior who is planning a career in education. Biography, personal reference, and 2 letters of professional recommendation are required.
4/1 The Colorado Association of Wheat Growers (CAWG) Scholarship: TThis is a one time $1,000 scholarship for a graduating senior beginning college in the same year as graduating from high school. Students planning to study an agriculturally related major are encouraged to apply. The applicant’s parent, grandparent, or legal guardian must be a current or new member of CAWG OR the applicant must be nominated by a current sponsor of CAWG.
4/1 Cardiac Kids Scholarship: The Cardiac Kids chapter of the Children's Hospital is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student graduating from a Colorado high school who has received treatment for a Congenital Heart Defect or Acquired Heart-Related Condition. Minimum 2.0 GPA required to apply.
4/1 Greeley Stampede Foundation Scholarships: **NOTE - THIS IS A RECEIVED BY DEADLINE - NOT A MAIL BY DEADLINE ** A total of fifteen scholarships worth $1000 each will be awarded. Applicants must have 3.0 or above GPA, Personal Statement, two letters of recommendation, a financial statement and information of college you are planning to attend. NEW for 2011-12, one of the scholarships is designated for a student planning to study either fine arts or performing arts.
4/1 Kristi Visocky Memorial Scholarship: Two-thousand dollar ($2,000) Scholarship for female pursuing post high school education at a community college, vocational or trade school. Essay, letters of recommendation, and financial statement are required.
4/4 Sharrie Olsen Scholarship: $1000 Scholarship for a graduating high school senior pursuing 2 year, 4 year, or vocational post secondary education. Must have been a high school school swim team participant all four years, Loveland Swim Club participant any four years of life, and have a 2.5 GPA or higher.
4/4 Thompson Education Association Scholarship: three letters of recommendation, transcript and personal letter. One parent or guardian must be a full member of TEA/CEA/NEA or a Local Support Person of TEA.
4/5 Colorado State Fair Fiesta Queen Pageant Scholarship: The Colorado State Fair Fiesta Committee will award multiple scholarships to female students of Hispanic descent. Must be a Colorado resident with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
4/7 Loveland-Berthoud Assoc. of Realtors Vocational Scholarship: Plan to attend Community College or Vocational/Technical School. Judged on demonstrated promise for future career path chosen. Involvement in community or school activities required.
4/15 American Legion Legacy Scholarship: Child or children* of active duty United States military and National Guard, and military reservists who were federalized and die on active duty on or after September 11, 2001. *See note on scholarship application for extensive explanation of who qualifies.
4/15 Alexander Foundation Scholarship: Applicants must be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered, reside in Colorado and be accepted or enrolled in an accredited Colorado institution of higher education. Annual scholarship award amounts range from $300 to $3,000. Application, essay, and letters of recommendation required. The applicant must also demonstrate financial need.
4/15 Loveland Junior Golf Scholarship: Graduating high school senior in the Thompson R2-J School District who has been involved in the Loveland Junior Golf Program.
4/15 National Association of Women in Construction: Male or Female student planning to attend a Colorado university, college or trade school in the 2011-12 school year and purse a degree or certificate in a construction related field.
4/15 VISIT DENVER Foundation Scholarship: Designed to support undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the hospitality and tourism industry at accredited universities, colleges or community colleges of Colorado. Ranges from $1500 - $5000 per year and is renewable for four years. Requires application, transcript, letter of recommendation, copy of acceptance from college, resume and one page essay.
4/20 Cibrowski Family Foundation: Student planning to attend the University of Denver or Colorado School of Mines and pursue careers in engineering or chemistry. One scholarship for $3,000 at D.U. and one for $1,000 at CSM; both scholarships are renewable for up to four years. Academic achievements, community involvement, work ethics, letters of recommendation, possible interview during selection process.
4/15 Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff (Gwendolyn S. Duran): One $1,000 scholarship for a student who has declared a legal field as major or enrolled in a legal program for secretary, court reporter, legal assistant, paralegal, or pre-law concentration. Must be a full-time student, based on financial need.
4/15 Prom Giude Scholarship: You can win a $1,000 scholarship for making a creative YouTube video about the PromGuide Card. Mail your application and send your video by April 15, 2011. Winner announced in June 2011.
4/16 Thompson Soccer Association: One scholarship in the amount of $600 is awarded to a TSA participant. Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 through the first semester of your senior year. Must submit a resume of extracurricular or community service involvement of no more than 2 pages, a minimum of 2 letters of recommendations with a limit of five. Must have played with Thompson Soccer Association a minimum of 4 seasons, with 2 of those seasons during your High School career (U15, U16, U17, and U18). Scholarship application and supoprting materials must be received by TSA no later than 5pm on 4/16/10.
4/16 Mikkelson Foundation: The applicant must be planning to study engineering, mathematics, or science (physical sciences, chemistry, or biology) at an accredited four year college or university. The foundation will be awarding two $3,000 awards for up to four years.
4/22 Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Scholarship: A variety of scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $6,000 to deserving students nationwide. who intende to pursue college studies in a transportation related field (Archeology, Architecture, Civil-Chemical-Structural-Mechanical-Electrical Engineering,Computer Science, Construction Engineering Technology, Construction or Construction.
4/22 Karl J Weaver Excellence in French Scholarship: This $500 scholarship is for a graduating LHS student who has completed French III or above and have a 3.0 GPA or higher in French courses. Plan to study French beyond high school.
4/26 The Fountainhead Annual Essay Contest for 11th & 12th graders: First prize $10,000; 5 second prizes of $2,000; 10 third prizes $1,000.
4/30 Will to Win Scholarship: A $5,000 scholarship offered to high school seniors who are outstanidng, disciplined, determined and successful in managing their asthma. Students must have achieved a level of excellence in one of the following: peforming arts, visual arts, community service, athletics or science; have a minimum 3.5 GPA; have received at least one award related to their entry category; and be attending college in fall 2011.
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5/1 Bill Martin and Tony Campman Memorial Water Environment Scholarships: Students enrolling in a 2 or 4-year college or university in Colorado, Wyoming, or New Mexico for study related to the water environment profession (biology, environmental science, engineering with an emphasis in wastewater treatment, water pollution control or environmental protection). Student must be a high school senior or a member or dependent of a RWEA member.
5/1 Healing Arts Institute Scholarship: Two $500 scholarships offered to students attending the Healing Arts Institute in Ft. Collins. Leadership qualities and financial need considered. For complete details and to apply please contact Healing Arts Institute in Fort Collins.
5/12 Carpe Diem Foundation: THIS SCHOLARSHIP IS NOT BEING OFFERED FOR 2011 Excellence in academics, leadership and community. Committment to community and/or public service are emphasized with these awards. Priority given if parent(s) are or have been employed in education, government, social service, health, justice and/or fine arts. Application completion, recommendations, and essay required.
5/13 Colorado Insurance and Business Education Foundation Scholarships: Each year the Colorado Insurance and Business Education Foundation awards more than $40,000 in scholarships to deserving recipients in Colorado. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be graduates of a Colorado high school, a current or future full time student at an accredited college or university, and be working toward a business related degree, such as accounting, finance, insurance or other business degrees. The college or university does not have to be in Colorado. Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher on a scale of 4.0.
5/ 16 Society of Women Engineers National Scholarship: Students applying for this scholarship must accepted for enrollment in a baccalaureate computer science program at an ABET approved school. Please go to www.abet.org for a list of approved programs. The minimum GPA is 3.5/4.0 (unweighted) for incoming freshman applicants.
5/15 American Pride Co-op - Cole Kugel Scholarship: One $1,500 scholarship and two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to any course of study in agribusiness or home economics, leading to an associate arts or bachelors degree in any accredited junior or senior college in the state of Colorado. Applicants parents must hold a membership and qualify as active patrons of the American Pride Co-op.
5/ 20 Kit Faragher Memorial Scholarship: In honor of a victim of the Sept. 11th tragedy. Student must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Also requires an essay.
5/ 28 HACU (The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities)Scholarships: Multiple scholarships available for students attending at HACU member colleges and universities for a variety of fields of study.
5/31 Al's Formalwear: Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. Essay required.
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6/15 Jo-Ann Own Your Look Prom Contest: Multiple scholarships available for students who make at least one person’s prom attire and an accessory with materials purchased from Jo-Ann Fabric company. Grand prize is $50,000 cash+ $1,000 gift card to Jo-Ann fabric.
6/30 Education Cents: These $2,500 scholarships are offered to help students access and complete higher education. The College Access Scholarship will be awarded to up to 250 eligible students to use toward their 2011-12 higher education expenses. Students must complete the FAFSA and be Pell Grant Eligible. There are ten educents courses that must be completed online prior to 6/30.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS NOT A COMPLETE LIST OF THE SCHOLARSHIPS THAT ARE AVAILABLE! Check with your educational institution to learn about scholarships that are offered by your school and/or department of study.
Adams State College
Aims Community College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Colorado State University Pueblo
Front Range Community College
Mesa State College
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Red Rocks Community College
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
University of Northern Colorado
Also, check out the following web sites that have additional scholarship and college information:
College in Colorado
Chrisitian Higher Education Resource Center
Nelnet College Planning
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
CollegeInvest Scholarship List
ACT, Inc. : A Student Site for ACT Test Takers
Out of State Opportunties...
Western Undergraduate Exchange
If you are a Colorado resident and are planning to attend school in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming you may be able to obtain a scholarship under the Western Undergraduate Exchange program, greatly reducing the amount of tuition that you have to pay as an out of state student. For complete program details and a list of participating institutions, please visit their website at wue.wiche.edu
Keep in mind that some out of state schools also offer scholarships and financial awards *exclusively* for non-residents!!! Here is a sample of what is available:
Iowa State University
Iowa State University offers a variety of awards specifically for students who are Colorado Residents and attend ISU. For complete details please visit: http://www.financialaid.iastate.edu/scholarships/search.php
Montana State University
Fall 2010-Non-Resident Freshman Scholarships: If non-resident students meet test score (ACT or SAT) guidelines set by MSU, they are automatically eligible for a non-resident scholarship. Visit http://www.montana.edu/admissions/scholarshipsnonres.shtml
Harvard University may not be that far from reach...
If you or a family you know is earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free... no tuition and no student loans! To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard's financial aid website at: [ http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/ ]http://www.fao.fas.harvard.edu/ or call the school's financial aid office at (617) 495-1581 .