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CCD Institutional Scholarships

The Community College of Denver funds institutional scholarships to support our CityHawk students' educational endeavors while attending our institution.

CCD Institutional Scholarships Deadline is April 16.

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 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.

REQUIREMENTS, TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours in a degree or certificate program at CCD
  • Must not already have a prior bachelor's degree
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (as outlined in the CCD Catalog)
  • Demonstration of financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).

The College Success Scholarship (CSS) assists first-year and low to middle-income students with academic preparation and financial planning to help them stay in school and graduate. 

REQUIREMENTS, TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must not already have a prior bachelor's degree
  • Full-time enrollment in a degree or certificate program at CCD
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (as outlined in the CCD Catalog) 
  • Demonstration of financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).

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.

REQUIREMENTS, TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application 
  • Pay in-state tuition and be enrolled within that academic term 
  • Upload a working video link to their digital story submission 
  • Upload a PDF translation or use closed captioning if not in English 
  • Sign and upload CCD’s photo/video release form 
  • Create a video within that academic year 
  • Be between one to five minutes in duration 
  • Limit of one digital storytelling scholarship per student 

Digital Storytelling is using 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.excel@hmionline.net for more information. 

Created to assist students admitted into a Health Science program at the Community College of Denver. 

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Enrolling in at least six credit hours
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Submitting a one-page essay outlining career goals in the Health Science industry
  • Demonstrating financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).

The Excellence Scholarship recognizes outstanding CCD students, including incoming first-year students, sophomores, and CCD transfer students, with a renewable scholarship. 

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Must not already have a prior bachelor's degree
  • Enrollment in a minimum of 6 credit hours in a degree or certificate program at CCD
  • High school diploma or GED for college entry 
  • Making Satisfactory Academic Progress (as outlined in the CCD Catalog). 

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. 

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
  • Must not already have a prior bachelor's degree
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress at CCD
  • CASFA application is strongly recommended to be considered for State and Institutional Aid
  • Complete the scholarship contract
  • Accept the scholarship terms and conditions through the CCD’s scholarship portal.

CCD Foundation Scholarships

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.

CCD Foundation Scholarship Deadline is May 15.
 

This will be a scholarship for $500/semester, available for one CCD student. The award may be available to the same awardee for two semesters.

Established by the American GI Forum (AGIF) 5218 Chapter, this scholarship supports Hispanic veterans pursuing post-secondary educational opportunities at CCD. "Education is Our Freedom and Freedom Should be Everybody's Business"

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • US military veteran and US citizen or legal resident
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Pursue a degree or certificate program
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

This will be a scholarship for up to $3,000/student/semester, available to students enrolled full-time in AAS in the Cannabis Business program or the BAS in Cannabis Science program until completion of the program.

“Companies like Wana Brands and the Wana Brands Foundation directly benefit from the academic programs and highly skilled employees who come from institutions like CCD. We feel it is incumbent on private industry to support education and provide support to the institutions working to empower those who wish to break generational cycles and improve their trajectory.”

- Wana Brands Foundation CEO, Nancy Whiteman

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Students should be currently enrolled in the AAS in Cannabis Business Program or the BAS in Cannabis Science and Operations Program and working toward a long-term career in the cannabis industry.
  • Women, BIPOC students, and individuals who are underrepresented in higher education and business are encouraged to apply.
  • Complete the CCD scholarship application.
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteer work and community service (see supplemental questions below).
  • Enroll in a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) at CCD and remain in good standing to qualify for future semesters of program and scholarship funding. 
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

The award amount for this scholarship varies.

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 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.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteer work and community service (see supplemental questions below).
  • Enroll in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Supplemental Questions

  • Write an essay describing a recent experience you had when volunteering in the community. How do you feel about your experience? Why do you think volunteering is important? How did the experience impact how you think about your education and what you'd like to do in the future?
  • Upload a letter of recommendation from a volunteer or community service supervisor to show your dedication to the work you accomplished.

This scholarship will be $1,500/student/year, available for up to two CCD students. If only one student is awarded, the amount may be increased for that student based on need.

The P.E.O. Sisterhood is a 152-year-old U.S.-based women’s organization of about 230,000 members, with a primary focus on providing educational opportunities through scholarships, grants, and loans for female students worldwide. The Sisterhood is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, with chapters throughout the United States and Canada. P.E.O. has given over $398 million in financial assistance to more than 119,000 women to pursue their educational goals. Chapter GP, Colorado, is one of approximately 240 chapters in the state and 50+ chapters in the Denver metro area. Chapter GP began in 1976 with 18 members and is now comprised of 70+ women who live all over the metro area.

 The P.E.O Chapter GP scholarship was created to provide needs-based scholarships to students at the Community College of Denver (CCD) who meet the criteria below.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Enroll in a minimum of ten (10) credit hours
  • Applicants must have earned a high school diploma or GED and have (and maintain) a GPA of at least 2.0
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Females are encouraged to apply
  • The award may be available to the same awardee for two years.
  • Applicants will submit a 2-page (typed) letter introducing themselves and sharing their background (family), educational goals, work history, inspirations, interests, hobbies, and most importantly, reason for needing financial assistance.
  • Awardee is encouraged to attend PEO events throughout the year.
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

This will be a scholarship for $2,500/student/year, available to two CCD students.

Hord Coplan Macht is an integrated downtown Denver firm offering planning, architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and environmental graphic design.  We combine the goals of creating functional yet inspiring spaces with the principles of innovation, thoughtful design, technical strength, collaboration, and financial responsibility to uphold our clients’ best interests and deliver high-performing environments for the future. We are an award-winning design firm priding ourselves on leading a collaborative programming and design process that results in beautiful, environmentally responsible, user-friendly spaces. Our process is guided by the belief that all successful projects start by listening (and hearing) to what users and stakeholders really need and ultimately desire.  Our goal with this scholarship is to support students working toward a long-term career in the Architecture profession.  

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Students currently enrolled in the Architectural Studies Program and working toward a long-term career in Architecture.
  • Minority groups or DACA students are encouraged to apply
  • Submit pictures and a short narrative of your favorite project.5.Write a short essay (2-3 paragraphs) about what inspires you to pursue a profession in Architecture
  • Write a short essay (2-3 paragraphs) about what inspires you to pursue a profession in Architecture
  • HCM is willing to provide optional mentorship, shared networking communities within the Architecture community, and provide professional development guidance through resume and portfolio review.  
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD.
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by the Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

This will be a scholarship for $1,000 each year ($500 per semester) for ONE CCD student.

The Kelly Anne Dunn Memorial Scholarship was established to help returning students complete their degree in higher education. 

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Enroll in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours
  • Applicants must have earned a high school diploma or GED and have (and maintain) a GPA of at least 2.0
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD.
  • Applicants who are returning to college to complete their education will be given priority. 
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

This scholarship is for up to $5,000/year and is available to 4 or more CCD students.

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.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Enroll full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours per semester)
  • Commit to complete an associate’s degree or certificate, or plan to transfer to a 4-year institution
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Recipients will be required to access support services such as tutoring and counseling if the scholarship program counselor recommends those services.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD.
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter to Mr. Ted Harms to acknowledge this scholarship and how it is helping you achieve your educational goals, and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself.
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

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.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application.
  • Complete and submit the Assistance League Denver scholarship application, write a personal essay, and provide two letters of recommendation.
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
  • Applicants need to have a GPA of 2.75 GPA or above
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

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.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Apply to Community College of Denver at CCD.edu/Apply
  • Complete the CCD scholarship applications
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA or CASFA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

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 the following programs of study: welding or machining. Awards are also available for veterans enrolled in Criminal Justice, Business, or Accounting.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a welding/machining program OR be a veteran enrolled in Criminal Justice, Business, or Accounting programs.
  • Maintain a 2.50 GPA or higher and enrolled in at least three credit hours.
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through Academic Works by Census Day.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through Academic Works by Census Day.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

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 visual arts or graphic design.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Candidates must have declared a major in either visual arts or graphic design.
  • Candidates must submit a formal letter of interest
  • Candidates must submit a digital portfolio of their work for review
  • Recipient(s) must complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal.
  • Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

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.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Applicants must be degree-seeking and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need (250% PELL) by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

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.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • The recipient must complete the CCD scholarship application.
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

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. 

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application.
  • Maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or (CASFA).
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to volunteer work and community service.
  • Be a second-year student with a minimum of 15 completed credit hours.
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD’s scholarship portal by the census date.
  • Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD’s scholarship portal by the census date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form
  • Submit the scholarship contract by the census date.
  • Students must apply on a semester basis.

The Hide in Plain Site (HIPS) Provides Scholarships to Homeless Students. HIPS scholarship provides funding for students who are at risk, whether that be homelessness, poverty, or special needs so that they can get a post-secondary scholarship to a college. Scholarships available up to $5,000 to cover basic needs, including food, housing, transportation, and books.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA
• Students age 17-29
• Be either homeless or impoverished
• Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
• Hardworking and looking forward to a great future
• Submit a scholarship contract
• Upload a digital image of yourself
• Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Supplemental Questions

  • Write an essay of 500-100 words or a 3-minute video
  • Fill out the Budget Form

The IME Becas Scholarship offered by the CCD Foundation through a grant in partnership between Superate Y Triunfa and the Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs was established to support low-income, first-generation students whose family is in America from Mexico.
IME Becas has its mission to improve access to educational opportunities for Mexicans and persons of Mexican origin living in the United States.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

• Demonstrate financial need by completing the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).
• Maintain a GPA of at least 2.0
• Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
• Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
• Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
• Please upload a digital image of yourself
• Submit the Photo/Video Release Form
• Submit CCD’s scholarship contract by the Census Date.

Stephen S. Fredericks founded the Kingdom Enlightenment Scholarship Foundation (KESF) 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 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 most of them were minorities and came from low-income 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.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Enroll in at least six credit hours and maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

The Metropolitan Dental Care Registered Dental Hygienist Scholarship Program was created to assist dental hygiene students who demonstrate a commitment to further the discipline of dental hygiene through academic achievement, professional excellence, and a desire to improve the public's overall health. 

Metropolitan Dental Care was developed by our staff and reflects values that are essential in our work environment: 

Our mission is to put our patients first. Our goal is to provide a comfortable, safe, and healthy environment for our patients and staff. We hope to provide a peaceful and pleasant atmosphere so that our patients feel as if they were guests in our home. 

To provide a positive atmosphere, our staff strives to offer respect and flexibility to our patients and each other. We will maintain a high level of personal integrity and empathy for our patients. We are committed to active listening and dialogue to attain the ideal dental experience.  

Through continuing education, we are able to use the highest quality materials and expert techniques to achieve complete dental health. We are a viable, healthy business and would like to continue the growth of our practice through continued personal referrals.  

The Metropolitan Dental Care Scholarship was founded to further its commitment to investing in the future of dental hygienists and is proud to provide scholarship opportunities to students currently enrolled in accredited dental hygiene programs. 

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Currently Enrolled in an Associate Degree Dental Hygiene program
  • Commit to volunteer at Metropolitan Dental Care during school break (winter or spring)
  • Minimum of 40 volunteer hygiene assistant hours are required per school year
  • Submit the FAFSA/CASFA is encouraged
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form
  • Award Amount: $2500

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 with Leiomyosarcoma cancer on February 26, 2012. Oneta was the 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. For more than 20 years, she educated Denver's children to become the future leaders of tomorrow. She received her associate degree in the early childhood education program at CCD. Preference is given to single parents.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Be certificate or degree-seeking in the Early Childhood Elementary program
  • Enroll in at least six credit hours, and maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Be a resident of Colorado for tuition purposes
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

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), Veterinary Technology, or business programs who intend to transfer to pursue a four-year degree or professional programs.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Applicants must be US citizens and Colorado residents for tuition purposes
  • Applicants must be full-time students at CCD and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

The Paralegal faculty developed the Paralegal Book scholarship to help paralegal students with their book expenses.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions:

  •  Complete the CCD scholarship application, which includes a personal essay
  •  Complete the CCD scholarship contract
  •  Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  •  Enroll in a minimum of six (6) credits per semester and have a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  •  Be a student in the paralegal program
  •  Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
  •  Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

CWBA Paralegal Scholarship Fund

In 1988, through the efforts of long-time member Jan Bernstein, the Colorado Women's Bar Association established a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable corporation. 
The corporation was named "The Jennifer Robbins Fund" in memory of a lawyer who was an activist against poverty, devoted considerable energy to mental health programs, and fought for equal civil rights for women and minorities. Her untimely death in 1987 from cancer motivated those who loved her to perpetuate her name and her goals. Thus, the CWBA Foundation began. 
The Foundation's mission and purpose is to implement the charitable and educational work of the CWBA, that is, to promote the advancement of women in the law, and to protect and promote the welfare of all women. 

Requirements, Terms & Conditions:

  •  Applicants must be US citizens and Colorado residents for tuition purposes
  •  Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  •  Student must be enrolled in a minimum of 10 credit hours in one of the Paralegal programs of study, and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
  •  Females are encouraged to apply.
  •  Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
  •  Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Piton Foundation First Generation Scholarship is an endowment award for students who are the first in their family to attend college.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Answer “no” to the question: "Have either of your parents received a four-year degree from a college or university?"
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credits
  • Be a Colorado resident
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Income Information Form (IIF)
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Kaitlin and Andy Prinsen established this permanent endowment to assist students attending Community College of Denver who have emancipated from the foster care system and/or experienced homelessness. As young professionals who moved to Denver a few years ago, they decided to establish the Prinsen Family Scholarship as a way to help give back to their community. Education is very important to Kaitlin and Andy, and through this scholarship, they hope to offer stability to the recipients and a pathway to continue their academic pursuits. The Fund will annually award one or more scholarships.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

• Complete the CCD scholarship application, which includes a personal essay.
• Complete the CCD scholarship contract.
• Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA or Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA).
• Enroll in a minimum of six (6) credits per semester.
• Be working towards a degree and/or certificate program.
• Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
• Write a “Thank You” letter and upload it through CCD’s scholarship portal by Census Date.
• Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD to be considered for a second and/or third year of funding.
• Preference is given to applicants who have emancipated from the foster care system and/or experienced homelessness.
• Please upload a digital image of yourself
• Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

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 six credits, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Additionally, applicants must be a resident of Colorado for tuition purposes.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

The Freda T. Roof Memorial and Yngve Hanson Distribution Fund benefit “worthy and needy” students obtaining a college or university education in Colorado. Ms. Roof desired to assist these students in defraying 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.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

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 graduated 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 in pursuing a degree in Architectural Studies. The student must demonstrate financial need and a strong commitment to volunteer work and community service.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions:

  • Latina
  • Female
  • Pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Studies
  • Demonstrated community service/volunteer work
  • Plans to transfer and obtain a bachelor’s degree in Architecture
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours
  • Has a current GPA of 2.5 or higher (pre-existing student)
  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

Demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA/CASFA

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.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Complete the CCD scholarship application
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress and be enrolled in at least 6 hours at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Upload a digital image of yourself
  • Submit the Photo/Video Release Form

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. The scholarship covers tuition and fees for students pursuing an associate degree. DREAMers must be DACA or TPS eligible.

Requirements, Terms & Conditions

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress at CCD
  • Accept the scholarship’s terms & conditions through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.
  • Write a “thank you” letter and upload it through CCD's scholarship portal by Census Date.

The Winograd Award was established in 2017 to honor Leonard Winograd’s 30 years of teaching excellence at CCD and 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 most significant 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.

Submit Work to Ourglass

If you are attending CCD or have attended in the past, please consider submitting your work. We accept submissions of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, one-act plays, and any interesting combinations thereof. Winograd Award winners will be chosen by faculty and awarded a scholarship through Financial Aid. Click below to read more and submit your work for Ourglass.

In 2023, with the generous ongoing support of the Winograd Family, the Leonard Winograd Literature Award was established. In addition, to his work on Ourglass, Leonard was dedicated to the scholarship and teaching of literature at CCD—particularly the study of Shakespeare. In his classes, students explored fiction, poetry and drama while learning how to engage in literary criticism and write a literary analysis. As always, Leonard valued student voice and experience, while also appreciating a well-argued interpretation.

If you have any questions, email us at Lit.Scholarship@hmionline.net

Submission Information

Literary analysis papers are eligible for the Leonard Winograd Literature Award, named in honor of longtime English Literature and Shakespeare professor, Leonard Winograd. Submissions should focus on analysis of works of literature (fiction, poetry, drama) from any time period and genre, and should not exceed 10 pages in length. The award is given annually to recognize excellence in critical analysis. Finalists are chosen by the literature faculty, and the winner is selected by a literature faculty member. To donate to the Winograd Award, go to the CCD Foundation website. Be sure to mark this as a 'Tribute Gift' to the Winograd Award.

Response time: For the 2024 inaugural year, we will accept submission until December 31, 2024. Notifications will be sent during the month of January 2025.