Colorado Scholarships

Welcome to Colorado, the Centennial State. The state earned that nickname by being granted statehood in the centennial year of our nation, 1876. In the 2012 census the state was the 22nd most populous state in the country with just over 5 million people calling Colorado home.  

There are nearly 100 colleges, universities and trade schools in this state. Some of the big schools include the University of Colorado and Colorado State University. In addition to its prestigious universities, the state also offers a widely distributed network of community colleges, offering a range of scholastic options along with affordable tuition for in-state residents.

Its key industries include manufacturing, aerospace, bioscience, electronics, engineering and information technology. Scholarships are available in these fields and many others. In addition, the state offers specific grants and scholarships for dependents of members of the National Guard and the U.S. Armed Forces. Colorado also offers scholarship money to individuals pursuing careers in needed areas such as teaching and healthcare.

The links below will provide you with additional information regarding the range of scholarship opportunities in the state of Colorado.

Clinton Helton Special Manufacturing Scholarship

Scholarship applicants must be full-time undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in manufacturing engineering or technology at one of the following approved Colorado institutions: Colorado State University, University of Colorado - all campuses. Scholarship applicants must have completed a minimum of 30 college credit hours and seeking a career in manufacturing engineering or manufacturing engineering technology. (Graduate students will not be eligible for this scholarship.) Scholarship applicants must possess an overall minimum grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Students may submit a scholarship application in succeeding years. Need is not a consideration in awarding scholarships except when two or more applicants have equal qualifications.

MGMA Western Section Scholarship

Individuals residing in MGMA Western section states (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming) who are current MGMA members and enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management. Eligibility Applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other related areas.The scholarships are not intended to support individuals pursuing degrees in: medicine physical therapy nursing or other clinically related professions

KASF Scholarship - Western Regional Chapter

A Korean student currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program is qualified to apply. Applicants are judged on the basis of financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service. .Applicants from the Western Region must attend a school in either: Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, or New Mexico. Qualifications: Undergraduate, graduate, and high school students enrolled full time during the scholarship application year. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). If extra funds are available, other students (non-Korean) may qualify for some scholarships.

Latin American Educational Foundation

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria: * Colorado resident * Hispanic heritage and/or actively invloved in the Hispanic community * Accepted to an accredited college, university or vocational school * Minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average * Recipients are required to fulfilled 10 hours of community service during year of funding A review committee will select finalists based on the following: * Academic achievement * Financial need * Community involvement * Letters of recommendation * Personal essay * Personal interview of finalists

Innovation in Education Scholarship

LA Tutors awards a monthly $500 Innovation Scholarship to high school and college students who showcase their creativity and make a positive impact.

Agribusiness Division - Wilbur-Ellis Company Scholarships

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in animal nutrition, animal/dairy science, agricultural business management, international agriculture or agricultural sales and marketing. Must live on family farm, have strong leadership skills and have participated in community service. Must plan to attend school at Oregon State, Chico State, Colorado State, University of Idaho, Fresno State or California Polytechnic. AWARD: Five scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

FRCC Foundation Scholarships

Award Amount: $1,000 for full-time students / $500 for part-time students Qualifications: Preferred GPA 2.5 or higher Enrolled in a degree or certificate program at FRCC Must be a Colorado Resident Must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours as full-time student or 6 hours as part-time student in Fall To Apply: Complete the online application. Log-in and create an account: You must use your FRCC email ( See how to activate your FRCC e-mail account. All scholarship opportunities require: Your essay (2 page double spaced) addressing: Why should the foundation invest in you? What are your academic and professional goals? After achieving your academic goals, how will you give back to your community? Two Letters of Recommendation: Request letter of recommendation from a professor, teacher, employer and/or advisor. You will need each recommender’s email, as they submit the letter of rec electronically. Completed FAFSA Please note: named scholarships may also have other requirements/materials that will need to be submitted (i.e. transcripts, short essays, etc.).

Everitt Companies Single-Mother Scholarship

This award was established to assist a single mother to attend school to obtain job skills in order to secure a better job and provide more fiscal resources for her family. There will be one scholarship in the amount of $2 000.00 – split between the fall and spring semesters. Funds may be used to reimburse tuition fees or book expenses. 1. Applicant must be attending Larimer Campus 2. Applicant must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours 3. Applicant must have at least 2.5 GPA 4. Applicant must be pursuing a certificate or degree program 5. Applicants must demonstrate financial need in essay, letters of recommendation, and FAFSA score 6. Applicant must be a single mother

Phillips Single Father Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated to help male parents with financial need returning to school to gain new skills for the workplace. The donors understand the difficulty men face in trying to juggle work, family and school; they want to help alleviate that burden with an offer of financial assistance. Recipient must take a minimum of 6 credit hours per term and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA to receive the award for spring term.Pre-requisites:1. The applicant must be a current or intended student of FRCC, a Colorado resident and US citizen.2. Applicant must be a father, enrolled in a program to gain new skills for the workplace. Father must be a primary care provider, as evidenced by a recent tax return with child listed as exemption.3. The applicant must take a minimum of 6 credit hours per term, and maintain a minimum 2.5 G.P.A. at FRCC to continue the award for the second term.4. The applicant must demonstrate financial need and financial information must be completed on the scholarship application. Applicants not eligible for financial aid will be considered with plausible cause.5. A letter of recommendation from a teacher, employer, or professional in the community must accompany the scholarship application.6. Applicants must complete an essay stating why he is deserving of the award.

Alma E and Glenn H Walker MD Scholarship

1. Applicants must be pursuing a certificate or degree in a medical field. 2. Applicants must be taking 6 credit hours per semester 3. Applicants must have a GPA of 2.5. 4. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, in essay, letters of recommendation, and FAFSA score. 5. Applicant must attend the Boulder County Campus

John and Betty Becker Vocational/Technical Scholarship

John and Betty Becker are interested in assisting students that hope to improve their career path by attaining a certificate or degree in computer information systems architecture engineering and construction technology manufacturing technology engineering or engineering technology. They desire to provide an opportunity to individuals who are highly motivated to gain an education that will provide rewarding employment opportunities. 1. Applicant must attend the Larimer County Campus 2. Applicants must plan to pursue a certificate or degree program in one of the vocational, occupational or technical programs 3.Applicants must be enrolled in 12 credit hours or more 4. Applicants must have a minimum 3.2 GPA 5. Applicants must demonstrate financial need, in essay, letters of recommendation, and FAFSA score

Mended Hearts Nursing/Cardiology Scholarship

This award was established to assist Larimer Campus nursing students potentially interested in working in cardiology. 1. Applicant must attend Larimer County Campus 2. Applicants must be a current student of FRCC -Larimer Campus Nursing program 3. Applicant must be a Colorado resident 4. Applicant must be enrolled in 6 credit hours or more 5. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or higher 6. Applicant must demonstrate financial need 7. Applicant must complete an essay stating why he or she is deserving of the award 8. A letter of recommendation from a teacher, employer, or professional in the community must accompany the scholarship application. Award Varies


Scholarship Amount: This scholarship includes tuition, fees, room & board, and all required books for the four years. In addition, the student will be given a laptop computer and printer at the start of their freshman year. Number Awarded: One per year Applicants must major in Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Biology (as it applies to horticulture/agriculture sciences), Forestry, Agronomy, Conservation, Plant Pathology, Environmental Concerns, City Planning and/or other allied subjects. (Approval must be granted by Colorado Garden Foundation for any major other than those specifically listed above.) Only Colorado residents can apply. The scholarship award will be for a maximum of four years. Must be an incoming freshman at a Colorado public college or university. This scholarship offered by Colorado Garden Foundation is a four-year scholarship available to an incoming freshman at a Colorado public college or university.

Happy Transplants Garden Club Horticulture Scholarship

The Happy Transplants Garden Club has created this scholarship to support students and continuing students seeking a degree in the horticulture field. The recipient will be required to attend a meeting of the Happy Transplants Garden Club. 1. Applicants must be a Colorado resident. 2. Applicants must can be new or current student of FRCC, taking 6 or more credit hours. 3. Applicants must be students on the Westminster Campus. 4. Applicants must be working towards a Horticulture & Landscape Technologies program certificate or AAS degree. 5. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.0. 6. Applicants must demonstrate financial need. 7. A letter of recommendation from a teacher, employer, or professional in the community must accompany the scholarship application. 8. Applicants must complete an essay stating why he or she is deserving of the award.

Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agronomy, crop science, agricultural communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, business management, economics, finance, sales, marketing, plant pathology/breeding/genetics, soil science or soil/water conservation. One scholarship will be awarded to resident of Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Two scholarships each will be awarded to residents of Iowa and Nebraska. Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale required.AWARD: 17 scholarships at $1,500 each, non-renewable

MetLife Foundation Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a four-year degree in select areas of agriculture, agribusiness management, communications, education, journalism, extension, public relations, finance, economics, sales, marketing, engineering, mechanization, technology, plant pathology, plant/animal breeding and genetics, range/soil science or public service and administration in agriculture. Resident of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin or Wyoming required. No more than one scholarship per state.AWARD: 10 scholarships at $2,000 each, non-renewable.

John and Amy Rakestraw Scholarship

ELIGIBILITY: Pursuing a two- or four-year degree in agriculture with a preference in animal nutrition, animal science or farm/livestock or ranch management. Resident of Colorado or Mississippi required. Applicants must exhibit strong leadership skills, have participated in community service and be involved in beef cattle.AWARD: Two scholarships at $1,000 each, non-renewable.

Clubs of America

Eligible students will: Write an essay of no fewer than 600 words about their career aspirations and how their current course load will help them achieve success in their careers. Where do you see yourself 10 years from now? Thinking outside the box is encouraged! Email their essay as a .doc or .pdf attachment to: YouTube submissions are optional, although not required. Video should be no longer than 5 minutes. (Essays submitted via YouTube must also be submitted in writing.)

Denver Alumnae Chapter Scholarship

Eligibility:# Open to: Sophomore and junior undergraduate Thetas# Additional Criteria: Recipient must reside in Denver Metro Area

Dorothy Devenish Scholarship

Eligibility:# Open to: All undergraduate and alumnae members of Theta chapters at Colorado or other Big 12 schools.# Additional Criteria: First preference given to sophomore or junior undergraduate members of Colorado chapters. Second preference given to freshman or alumnae of Colorado chapters. Third preference given to undergraduate or alumnae members from other Big 12 schools.