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Scholarships

PSD Local Scholarship Packet  

  • Instructions:Local Scholarship 2018-19.pdf
    • save the packet to your desktop before working on it
    • open the file, type directly on the application - you can save your work and come back to it at anytime
    • print out the entire packet when finished (one sided only)
    • complete the mandatory Microsoft "Form" survey (bottom of page 4, section I), this is how your application is processed  
  • Please contact Melissa Brady in Student Services if you have questions, 970-488-8100 or mbrady@psdschools.org

Colorado Colleges *

  • This website lists contact information for virtually all post-secondary schools, colleges, trade schools, and universities in Colorado

Scholarship Search Tools:

  • PSD does not endorse or recommend one organization over the other.
  • ​Please note: FCHS is not responsible for the content on any of the websites listed.

College Opportunity Fund

  • The State of Colorado is "Investing in Your Education"
  • Are you planning on attending a private or public college in the state of Colorado? Here is your opportunity to receive this state benefit if you attend a participating college and meet the eligibility requirements.
  • Public college $85 per credit hour
  • Private college $43 per credit hour

Best Scholarship Search Platforms of 2018

StudentScholarship.org

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FastWeb!

  • Get matched to scholarships based on your strengths, interests and skills

College in Colorado

QuestBridge

  • The QuestBridge National College Match is designed for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite facing economic challenges
    • Excel academically and typically earn A's in the most challenging courses available
    • Come from households earning less that $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four), with limited assets
    • May qualify for their school's free or reduced lunch program
  • The free online application due September 27, 2018

Varsity Tutors' Scholarship Contest 

  • Varsity Tutors' holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt.

College Scholarships

Scholarships:

Please visit individual sites for the most updated information and deadline dates.

Colorado/Local Scholarships

Alert Magazine

  • Awarded on best essay about drug and alcohol abuse prevention
  • No application, follow all instructions
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • $500 scholarship
  • no deadline

BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship

  • Intended for college-bound high school students in his/her junior or senior year
  • The goal of the $5,000 scholarship is to reward a student who applies Rotary's guiding principles of The Four-Way Test to his or her life and illustrates this effectively through a written essay
  • To be used for higher education
  • See website for more details
  • Deadline:  February

Burg Simpson Scholarship (W/CHSAA)

  • One first prize winner will be awarded $2,500 and nine $1,000 scholarships will be awarded
  • There is $11,500 in scholarship funds available for graduating seniors through the program this year
  • Essay on:
    • How the civil jury system in the United States is being threatened
    • How the civil jury system protects your rights as a citizen
    • The importance of preserving the civil jury system for future generations
  • CHSAA will recognize the winning recipients at the state high school basketball tournaments
  • Deadline:  Friday, February 1, 2019

Cannon Hadfield Stieben, LLC Legal Warrior Scholarship

  • Will be awarded to a student that would like to pursue a career in a law related field who has overcome hardship in his or her life
  • Offered to incoming freshman attending a University/College in Colorado, Wyoming, or Montana
  • $500 scholarship

Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff

  • Established in 1999 to support students in need of pursuing a higher education degree
  • Must declare a major in the legal field; secretary, court reporter, legal assistant, paralegal, or pre-law
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Deadline:  April

Colorado Council on High School & College Relations

  • The purpose of the CCHS/CR Scholarship is to assist Colorado high school seniors, who will attend a college/university within the State of Colorado
  • CCHS/CR is a voluntary organization and therefore the primary selection criterion for this scholarship will be Volunteerism/Community Service
  • Fourteen, $1,500 scholarships will be awarded for the purpose of defraying tuition costs
  • Deadline:  January

Colorado County Clerks Association

  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Community involvement with an interest in government, business or political science
  • Financial need/hardship
  • 3.25 GPA minimum
  • More information available on the webpage in January

Colorado Educational Services & Development Association

  • Multiple $1,000 awards
  • Must be a first generation student, or member of an underrepresented ethnic or racial minority
  • Must show financial need
  • Must be a resident of Colorado, and must enroll in 2 or 4 year Colorado college or university
  • 2.8 GPA minimum
  • Deadline:  January

Colorado Federal Employee Scholarship

  • Available to a legal dependent of a federal employee living in Northern Colorado
  • Two $1,000 scholarships
  • More details available in November/December

Colorado Garden Foundation

  • Four year full ride scholarship to an incoming freshman attending a publicly Colorado college or university in the School of Agriculture
  • Based on need
  • 2.50 GPA
  • Deadline:  March

Colorado Lions Foundation Educational Scholarship 

  • Deadline April 1st 
  • The Colorado Lions Foundation Educational Scholarship Endowment Fund is awarding four (4) $2500.00 scholarships. The requirements for the scholarship are listed on the application. It is not required that the applicant be associated with a Lions Club, but it is required that the applicant be sponsored by a Colorado Lions Club.

Colorado Masons' Fund

  • Each year the Grand Lodge of Masons in Colorado Awards Twelve or more scholarships
  • Make sure entire application is completed
  • $7,000/year renewable for 4 years for a total of $28,000
  •  In-state colleges only
  • Deadline:  March 

Colorado State Chapter Scholarship Fund - P.E.O. Foundation

  • Must be a female Colorado resident and US citizen
  • Must be within two year of high school graduation or GED equivalent
  • no less than $1,000 award given
  • Description of school and community activities and involvement
  • Must have two letters of reference from non-family members
  • Deadline:  January

Colorado Young Farmers Education Association

  • To recognize outstanding students who will be a freshman and sophomore majoring in agriculture, and a junior and senior majoring in Agricultural Education
  • Must be enrolled as a full time student at a Colorado college or university
  • Five one year scholarships awarded - see website

Community Foundation of Northern Colorado

  • Multiple scholarship funds established at the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado will award significant financial support to students pursuing additional education.  The scholarship opportunities are varied, with some awards based on financial need and others focused on academic achievement.  Awards may also be available only to students who attend a specific school or live within a specific geographic location.
  • Includes FCHS 50 Alumni award
  • The next scholarship cycle will open on November 2017

County Sheriffs of Colorado 

  • Scholarships are available to half of the counties at a time
    • Larimer County is on the "even-numbeded school years"
    • check website for more details
  • Must be attending an in-state vocational school, college or university
  • Must be legal residents of the United States
  • Details: February

Daniels Fund

  • Daniels Fund offers 250 4- year scholarships to a US Citizen,Colorado resident that are attending a U.S. college or university, (expenses included)
  • ACT score of 17 or higher
  • Must demonstrate financial need and community involvement
  • Application period:  September to November

Elevations Foundation Scholarships 

  • Several scholarships available to graduating high school seniors in Colorado
  • Details and application forms can be found on the link above

Fort Collins Kiwanis Club - Stars of Tomorrow

  • Talent show - see website for details
  • Grand prize: $1,000
  • Must be in Poudre School District

Fort Collins Utilities', Rocky Mountain Lineman Scholarship 

  • For tuition costs at Rocky Mountain Lineman School in Colorado Springs, CO
  • Must me a Larimer County resident for one year prior to application date
  • High school senior or graduate with a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • GED recipient with a test average of 50 or higher
  • Acceptance to Rocky Mountain Lineman School Program
  • Successful completion of assessment regarding applicant's ability to complete all duties of lineworker with or without reasonable accommodation and background check
  • Interest in an electric utility career
  • If interested, contact Gordon Cromwell at gcromwell@fcgov.com or 970-221-6700
  • Deadline:  September 1

Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain Chapter

  • For students who embody the Junior Achievement (JA) spirit and show great promise for their futures
  • $1,000 to $8,000 scholarships awarded
  • Applications available in February

Kit Faragher Foundation

  • Students who demonstrate a positive attitude, strong commitment and drive toward accomplishment are encouraged to apply for the scholarship
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be a Colorado resident
  • Three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded this year
  • Deadline:  April

Kohls Cares Scholarship Program

  • For students between the ages of 6 and 18 and not yet a high school graduate
  • Recognized volunteers in the community
  • Must be nominated by someone over the age of 21

LAEF (Latin American Educational Foundation) 

  • Available to a Colorado resident - regardless of legal residency status or citizenship
  • Identify as Hispanic/Latino or actively involved in Hispanic/Latino community
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school or college GPA of 3.0
  • High school senior, college undergraduate or graduate student
  • Deadline:  November

Learning and Education About Disabilities (LEAD) 

  • Student must have an identified learning disability or ADHD, who is pursuing a post-secondary degree
  • $1000 scholarship
  • 2.8 minimum GPA, Colorado resident
  • Please see website for additional scholarship opportunities for students with disabilities

National Council of Jewish Women

  • Must be a Jewish woman and Colorado resident
  • Must demonstrate financial need and have community involvement
  • $2000 scholarship

Poudre Valley REA

  • Students must be dependents of parents (or consumers themselves) who currently receive electric service from Poudre Valley REA
  • Twenty-three scholarships available in the amount of $2,000, one for $1,000 and two for 500
  • Applicants are scored based on 3 categories: academic excellence, community involvement and financial need
  • Deadline:  February

Poudre Valley REA Tour 

  • Poudre Valley REA Electric Cooperative Youth Tour (open to juniors and seniors)
  • This leadership opportunity looks great on college applications and resumes
  • Spend a week in Washington, D.C., all expenses paid, in June for the Rural Electric Youth Tour
  • Students must be dependents of parents/guardians (or consumers themselves) who currently receive electric service from Poudre Valley REA
  • If you love history and would like to shake the hand of a congressman, then this tour is for you.

Poudre Valley REA Camp 

  • Available to high school juniors and seniors whose parents or guardians are Poudre Valley REA members
  • This all expenses paid camp that takes place just north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, at Glen Eden Resort in July
  • This is a great way to learn new leadership skills
  • See website for more details

Platte River Power Authority/RMEL Foundation Roy J. Rohla Memorial Scholarship

  • Scholarship opportunity offered through our local power generation company (Platte River Power), in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Electric League. Platte River is the electricity provider for the City of Fort Collins (and other northern Colorado communities). Their web site is:  https://www.prpa.org. 
  • $3,000 Platte River Power Authority / RMEL Foundation Roy J. Rohla memorial scholarship 
  • The RMEL Foundation and Platte River Power Authority work together to support deserving and qualified students whose studies and career aspirations would benefit the electric utility industry. High school seniors and college students whose permanent addresses are in one of the Platte River communities – Estes Park, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland – are encouraged to apply. Curriculum in engineering, business, information systems, plant, electrical transmission or distribution technology will receive favorable attention. 
  • Students who apply for the Roy J. Rohla scholarship will also gain a listing in the National Electric Energy Career Jump Start Directory. Listings will be shared with hundreds of RMEL member companies, each of which could become a door to new opportunities for internships or employment within the industry. 
  • Deadline to apply is Feb. 27, 2019. To submit an application, visit the  RMEL website: https://www.rmelfoundation.org/scholarships/ 

RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship Fund

  • Intended to reward students for exceptional achievement, above and beyond their peers.
  • Five $3,000 scholarships for student who are planning to pursue a career in science, mathematics or engineering
  • Applications available in January

Special District Association of Colorado (SDA)

  • Applicant must be a current resident of CO
  • Applicant should express interest in the water industry
  • Scholarships range from $500 to $2,000
  • Deadline:  April

Thomas B. Snover Memorial

  • This merit based scholarship is given to a college bound student who exhibits academic, exceptional character, and a zest for life
  • $5,000 scholarship to a PSD student
  • Photo essay or other representation required
  • Applications available in mid January
  • Deadline:  March

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship

  • Must participate in school sports, activities and your community
  • Awards range from $10 - $50 Wendy's gift cards and monetary donations to your school in your name
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Deadline:  October

White Rose Foundation

  • Must demonstrate financial need and display evidence of community service
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • Scholarship awards vary from $500 to $2,500
  • Deadline:  January

Veterans of Foreign Wars - Voice of Democracy 

  • Open to students in 9th - 12th grade
  • Record a 3 to 5 minute video essay on an audio CD or a flash drive
  • See website for details
  • Grand Prize:  $30,000 Scholarship
  • Deadline:  October

Zonta Club, Zonta International, and Zonta Club of Fort Collins Young Women in Public Affairs Award

  • Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs Award is available to young women, ages 16-19, who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public political life.
  • 32 district/region scholarships of $1,000 each are awarded each year
  • Applications must be submitted through a Zonta Club
  • Deadline:  April

National Scholarship Opportunities:

American Legion Scholarships

  • Multiple scholarships available
  • See website for details

Abbott & Fenner Scholarship

  • Essay required:  Every generation faces new challenges and new problems.  What do you think is the biggest difference between your generation and older generations?  How do you think these differences will affect the future of our country and/or your career choice?
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Deadline:  June

AES Scholarship

  • Submit an essay between 500 to 1,000 words on a specific topic (see website)
  • No minimum GPA requirement
  • You are not required to be taking engineering courses to be eligible
  • $500 scholarship
  • Deadline:  October

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship

  • Must be a current or former athlete at the high school or college level
  • Must be a current college student or high school senior entering college
  • Essay required
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Deadline:  June

B. Davis

  • This is not an academic based scholarship, but a written essay is required
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Deadline:  May

Big Sun Athletics

  • All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in
  • Essay required
  • $500 scholarship
  • Deadline:  June

Burger King Scholars Program

  • Up to $50,000 in scholarships
  • 2.5 minimum GPA

Comcast Leaders and Achievers

  • Only one nomination per high school
  • 1,900 scholars from across the country will receive a $1,000 scholarship
  • 2.8 GPA minimum
  • Leadership and community/school involvement
  • Please bring your resume to Mrs. Lae in Student Services for nomination consideration by Wednesday, November  22, 2017

Davidson - Bryan Scholarship

  • One female and male scholar athlete from an eligible sport (see website for eligible sport list)
  • $30,000 scholarship awarded annually and is renewable, totaling $120,000
  • Please bring your resume to Mrs. Lae in Student Services for nomination consideration

Elks Most Valuable Student

  • 500 4-year scholarships awarded, ranging from $4,000 to $50,000 per year
  • Most Valuable Student scholars are outstanding students who are at or near the top of their classes, active in their schools and communities, are recognized as leaders by their peers
  • Judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need
  • Applications are available September 1st

Futuro con leche

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage and a U.S. Citizen
  • 3.0 GPA minimum
  • 10 $4,000 scholarships awarded
  • Essay required (see website for details)

The Gates Scholarship

  • This scholarship is not available this year.  The new name of the scholarship will be Gates Scholarship and will be available during the 2017-2018 school year.
  • 1,000 students will receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice
  • Deadline:  September 2017

GE- Reagan Foundation 

  • Exceptional student leaders who demonstrate drive, integrity and citizenship may apply
  • $10,000 scholarships renewable for 4 years (up to $40,000 per recipient)

Greenhouse Scholars 

  • Be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and a legal resident of Colorado, Georgia or Illinois
  • Have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000)
  • A strong interest in and commitment to the community
  • Excellent leadership skills

Honors Graduation - The Multi-Media Scholarship 

  • A multi-media scholarship where students can submit projects in art, photography, videography, music, and creative writing
  • Five $1,000.00 scholarships will be awarded

Horatio Alger

  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • 2.0 GPA minimum
  • Up to $20,000 scholarships awarded

Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship 

  • Enroll in a career or technical certificate/degree granting program that will lead to employment
  • Attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution
  • Demonstrate financial need; applicants must de Pell eligible
  • Be under the age of 30
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Receive up to $2,500

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation

  • U.S. high school student
  • Intend to enroll full-time in an accredited 4-year college after graduation
  • Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above in high school
  • Receive standardized test scores in the top 15%
  • Demonstrate financial need

John F. Kennedy, Profile in Courage Essay Contest

  • Cash rewards range from $500 to $5,000
  • Write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage
  • If you would like to be nominated please see Mrs. Lae in Student Services

QuitDay.org Scholarship 

  • The QuitDay scholarship is awarded to students each year who share their vision for a smoke-free world
  • $3,000 scholarship awarded to three students
  • See website for more details

P.E.O. STAR Scholarship

A woman is eligible to be recommended for the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship provided she:

  • Exhibits excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success
  • Is in the final academic year (senior year) of her secondary education and is 20 years of age or under at the end of the calendar year
  • Has a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Is a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States or Canada
  • Plans to attend an accredited post-secondary educational institution in the United States or Canada, full-time or part-time, in the fall of the academic year following high school graduation
  • Is recommended by and receives the vote of a P.E.O. chapter
  • Women who qualify and are interested should submit a cover letter and resume to Mary Pierz at mpierz@comcast.net no later than midnight, Tuesday, September, 12, 2017

P.L.A.Y.

  • Open to juniors and seniors that volunteer with animals in need
  • Essay required - see website for details
  • $1,000 scholarship

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

  • Please bring your resume to Mrs. Lae in Student Services for nomination consideration
  • Open to 9th - 12th grades
  • Geared toward students that volunteer in their community
  • $1,000 awarded to State nominees with an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C., and $5,000 awarded to National nominees

Ronald McDonald House Charities

  • Graduating High School seniors may apply for one of four scholarships
  • Scholarship application opens in October

Scholarship Guidance - Helping Schools Everday 

  • This website offers several scholarship opportunites

Sussle Scholarship

  • No application, no essay
  • Help others while also applying for the scholarship; you will be posting your knowledge for the benefit of others
  • $1,000 scholarship

Student Insights

  • Random drawing of all survey entries
  • No GPA required, No essay required

studentscholarships.org

  • Several scholarship opportunities available - see Student Scholarships website
  • Amounts and deadlines vary

Young Entrepreneur Foundation

  • $2,000 to $15,000 scholarships awarded
  • Applicants must be running their own small business in order to be considered for the award

Becas:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

  • Latino College Dollars Search Tool

Hispanic Scholarship Directory

  • Citizenship is required for these scholarships
  • Many scholarships to choose from

Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow, Colorado Asset

  • Colorado Scholarship opportunities open to students regardless of citizenship status
  • Please visit each scholarship provider's website for current information and requirements

Centennial BOCES

  • Scholarship links and resources

Educators for Fair Consideration (scholarships for undocumented students)

  • This is a list and guide of up-to-date information about scholarships and fellowships available for immigrant students wanting to attend graduate and professional schools
  • Several fellowships and scholarships (divided by field of study)
  • School specific scholarships
  • The list on this website is updated regularly, so please check back often for updates

Keeping the DREAM Alive Scholarship Guide for Colorado DREAMers

  • Over 60 scholarship opportunities to choose from for undocumented students

Latin American Educational Foundation 

  • The Latin American Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing students and their families with the recourses and services needed to make going to college a reality

La Voz Bilingue 

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund Scholarships (MALDEF)

  • Resource guide to support high school, college, and graduate students in their attainment of higher education
  • Several scholarships available

Scholarships for Undocumented Students 

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Please see individual websites for specific details and deadlines.