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Local Scholarship Packet 2014

Attention Seniors: The local scholarship packet for 2014 is available below

FCH Local Scholarship Packet 2014.pdf

  • Instructions:
    • open the file and save it to your computer before you start working on it
    • once saved, open the file in Adobe Reader
    • type directly on the form - you can save your work and come back to it at anytime
    • print the entire packet when complete
  • Please contact Michele Lae in Student Services if you have questions, 970-488-8100

Scholarship Search Tools:

Funding Higher Education*

  • This link has over 30 websites with scholarship and financial aid information

College Opportunity Fund*

Career One Stop*

Fast Web for Juniors*

College in Colorado*


Hispanic Scholarship Fund*

American Legion, Need a Lift*


Colorado/Local Scholarships

Alert Magazine*

  • Awarded on best essay about drug and alcohol abuse prevention
  • No application, follow all instructions
  • $500 scholarship
  • Deadline:  no deadline

BBB Student of Integrity Scholarship

  • Must be a Colorado resident and must meet Pell Grant income requirements
  • 2.5 GPA minimum
  • Must attend an accredited higher education institution in Colorado
  • $10,000 scholarship over four years ($2,500 per year)
  • Deadline:  September 26, 2013

Bob Piper Construction Education Scholarship*

  • The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage further education and support growth in the construction industry
  • Two $1000 scholarships & two $500 scholarships will be awarded
  • See website for eligibility requirements
  • Deadline:  March 31, 2014

Boltz Effort and Attitude Scholarship

  • For students that attended Boltz Middle School
  • Scholarship: $10,000/4 year or $5,000/2 year program.
  • Must maintain a 2.75 GPA, requires good citizenship, and school activities
  • Essay required
  • Applications available in Student Services or click here :/webfm/1567
  • Deadline:  April 8, 2014

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:  February 7, 2014

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 15, 2014

Colorado Council on High School & College Relations

  • The purpose of the 2014 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 Volunteerish/Community Service
  • Fourteen, $1,500 scholarships will be awarded for the purpose of defraying tuition costs
  • Please see Michele Lae in Student Services for an application
  • Deadline:  January 30, 2014

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
  • See Student Services for application
  • Deadline:  April 4, 2014

Colorado Education Association-Scholarship for Ethnic Minorities*

  • Scholarship open to students whose parents are CEA-NEA members
  • Four $1,000 scholarships to be awarded
  • See website for eligibility requirements
  • Deadline:  March 28, 2014

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:  February 7, 2014

Colorado Federal Employee Scholarship*

  • Available to a legal dependent of a federal employee living in Northern Colorado
  • Two $1,000 scholarships
  • Deadline:  April 2014

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 15, 2014

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 15, 2014

Colorado Society of Mayflower Descendants*

  • Two $1,000 scholarships
  • Having a Mayflower ancestor is not a requirement
  • Essay required
  • Must be a resident of Colorado
  • Deadline:  March 1, 2014

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
  • Deadline:  January 31, 2014

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
  • Deadline:  March 14, 2014

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
  • Deadline:  March 15, 2014

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.
  • Deadline:  November 15, 2013

Fort Collins Kiwanis Club - Stars of Tomorrow*

  • Talent show - see website for details
  • Grand prize: $1,000
  • Must be in Poudre School District
  • Deadline:  January 24, 2014

Hispanic Annual Salute*

  • Recognizes high school seniors who have strong community service in the Hispanic community
  • $2,000 scholarship and Hispanic Annual Salute Gala
  • Must reside in Colorado
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Deadline:  December 13, 2013

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
  • Deadline:  January 6, 2014

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
  • Deadline:  February 14, 2014

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:  May 16, 2014

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
  • Deadline:  March 14, 2014

Kristi Visocky Memorial *

  • Available to young women who are working hard to pull their life together and better themselves
  • Can be applied to community college, trade school, or vocational program
  • $2,000 Scholarship
  • Deadline:  April 1, 2014

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
  • Deadline:  March 8, 2014
  • Please see website for additional scholarship opportunities for students with disabilities

Monfort College of Business - University of Northern Colorado*

  • The Monfort College of Business offers a wide variety of scholarships that are both need and non-need based
  • Must be a UNC Student
  • See website for more details

National Council of Jewish Women*

  • Must be a Jewish woman and Colorado resident
  • Must demonstrate financial need and have community involvement
  • $2000 scholarship
  • Deadline:  March 21, 2014

Poudre Valley REA*

  • Students must be dependents of parents (or consumers themselves) who currently receive electric service from Poudre Valley REA
  • Thirteen scholarships available from $500 to $2,000
  • Based on academic excellence, community involvement and financial need
  • Deadline: January 21, 2014

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
  • The 2014 application with be posted in January
  • Deadline:  March 7, 2014

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 13, 2014
    • applications are to be turned in to Mrs. Lae in Student Services

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 2, 2013

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 15, 2014

Zonta Club of Fort Collins*

  • District level $1,000, National level $4,000
  • This award encourages young women of today to be leaders of tomorrow by learning to participate in public and political life through school and community involvement.  Application asks them to address the problems limiting the advancement of the status of women in their own country and worldwide
  • Deadline:  March 15, 2014

National Scholarship Opportunities

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
  • Deadline:  June 14, 2014

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 6, 2014

Al's Formal Wear*

  • Essay required
  • Two $1,000 scholarships awarded
  • Deadline:  May 31, 2014

Animation Career*

  • For students that intend to pursue an animation related field at an accredited post-secondary school/college
  • Essay required
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Deadline: June 1, 2014

B. Davis

  • This is not an academic based scholarship, but a written essay is required
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Deadline: May 26, 2014

Big Sun Athletics*

  • All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in
  • Essay required
  • $500 scholarship
  • Deadline: June 20, 2014

Buick Achievers*

  • Up to $25,000 per year for 100 first time freshman or existing college students, renewable for up to four years and one additional year for those entering a qualified five-year engineering degree
  • $2,000 one-time awards for an additional 1,000 students
  • Specified course of study - see website for eligible majors
  • Deadline:  February 28, 2014

Comcast Leaders and Achievers*

  • Only one nomination per high school (nomination filled for this year)
  • 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
  • Deadline:  December 2013

Coupon Audit*

  • Five $1,000 scholarships available
  • Essay required the benefits of coupons
  • Deadline:  September 20, 2013

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
  • Deadline:  September 21, 2013

Elks Most Valuable Student*

  • 500 4-year scholarships awarded, ranging from $1,000 to $12,500 per year
  • Judged on leadership and financial need
  • Deadline:  December 6, 2013 

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)
  • Deadline:  December 2013

Gates Millennium Scholars*

  • 1,000 students will receive a good-through-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice
  • Deadline:  January 15, 2014

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)
  • Deadline:  January 9, 2014

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
  • Deadline: October 25, 2013

Laws of Life Contest*

  • 2013-2014 students - no scholarship program this year

National YoungArts Foundation*

  • Actors, Dancers, Filmmakers, Musicians, Photographers, Singers, Visual Artists, Writers
  • Up to $10,000 scholarships
  • Deadline:  October 18, 2013


  • Open to juniors and seniors that volunteer with animals in need
  • Essay required - see website for details
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Deadline:  December 4, 2013

Prudential Spirit of Community Award*

  • Please bring your resume to Mrs. Lae in Student Services for nomination consideration
  • For 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
  •  Deadline:  November 5, 2013

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
  • Deadline:  Last day of each month

Student Insights*

  • Random drawing of all survey entries
  • No GPA required, No essay required
  • Deadline:  April 2014*

  • Several scholarship opportunities available - see Student Scholarships website
  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline:  varies

Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge*

  • Must submit a 2 minute video on your ideas of how to make teens safer drivers (can be a group project)
  • Check website for me details

Young Entrepreneur Foundation*

  • $1,000 to $10,000 scholarships awarded
  • Applicants must be running their own small business in order to be considered for the award
  • Deadline: December 17, 2013

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