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.

MusicAuthority’s Annual Music Lovers Scholarship

MusicAuthority recognizes the positive impact that music can have on a student’s learning experience. Studies have shown how music can enhance learning- from improving memory performance to relieving anxiety, music can be a great component to aid a student’s college experience. We are proud to offer our $1,000 scholarship to one current or prospective student. We will be offering this scholarship on a continual basis and we are excited to promote a passion for music and higher education.

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

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