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PSD Local Scholarship Packet 

PSD Local Scholarship Packet 2016/17 (follow the instructions below before starting this packet)

  • Instructions:
    • 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 Michele Lae, in Student Services, if you have questions, 970-488-8100 or

Colorado Colleges *

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

Scholarship Search Tools:

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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 $75 per credit hour
  • Private college $38 per credit hour

Career One Stop*


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

College in Colorado*


  • The QuestBridge National College Match is designed for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite facing economic challenges
  • QuestBridge is looking for students who:
    • 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 is due September 27, 2016

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*


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
  • Deadline:  none

Associated builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter Scholarship (Bob Piper Construction Education Scholarship) *

  • Construction related fields
  • Intend to register at or attending an accredited college/university or post-secondary vocational school of his/her choice
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must be an American citizen or naturalized citizen
  • Must currently attend a high school in the state of Colorado
  • Scholarship amount varies
  • Deadline:  March 31, 2017

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 2017

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:  TBD

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 3,  2017

CannonLaw, 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
  • Deadline:  July 2017

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 2017

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 Volunteerism/Community Service
  • Fourteen, $1,500 scholarships will be awarded for the purpose of defraying tuition costs
  • Deadline:  January 2017

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:  March 2017

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 2017

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 2017

Colorado Federal Employee Scholarship*

  • Available to a legal dependent of a federal employee living in Northern Colorado
  • Two $1,000 scholarships
  • Nomination period:  January - March 2017

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, 2017

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:  December 2016

Colorado Society of Mayflower Descendants*

  • One $1,620 scholarship will be awarded
  • Having a Mayflower ancestor is not a requirement
  • Essay required
  • Must be a resident of Colorado and a citizen of the United States
  • Deadline:  February 1, 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2016
  • Deadline:  February 15, 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
  • Deadline:  February 2017

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 2016

Elevations Foundation Scholarships *

  • Several scholarships available to graduating high school seniors in Colorado
  • Details and application forms can be found on the link above
  • Deadline:  March 15, 2017

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 2017

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 or 970-221-6700
  • Deadline:  October 15, 2016

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: April 2017

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

Kiwanis Club of Fort Collins, Stars of Tomorrow*

  • If you sing, dance, play an instrument or have a fun or unusual talent you should audition for this scholarship opportunity
  • Auditions start January 24th and 25th
  • K - 12th grade may sign-up
  • Cash prizes:  Grand prize: $1,000, 1st Place (each age group) $200, The People's Choice: $100
  • Deadline to sign-up:  January 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 13, 2016

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
  • Deadline:  March 2017

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 2017

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 17, 2017

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.
  • Deadline:  January 6, 2017

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
  • Deadline:  December 2016

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
  • Application for 2015 will be available in January
  • Deadline:  March 2017

Special District Association of Colorado (SDA)*

  • Open to Colorado students that live in Colorado and that show an interest in local government
  • Five $1,000 scholarships will be awarded
  • Applications will be available in February
  • Student must attend an institution of higher learning in the Fall of 2016
  • Deadline:  April 2017

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
    • applications are to be turned into Mrs. Lae in Student Services
  • Deadline:  March 9, 2017

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 2016

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 2017

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: November 2016

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

  • Who is Eligible:  Female students from the age of 16 to 19 on April 1, 2015
  • Number of Awardees:  One (1) young woman who is involved in public and school service and leadership and who domonstrates a belief in the advancement in the status of women.
  • Amount: $250 award from the local Zonta Club.  The completed application will then be forwarded to the District Zonta organization where it will be considered for an additional award of $1,000.  The District will then forward the winner to the International organization where she will be considered for one of ten $4,000 awards.
  • 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 2017

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 2017

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 2016

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 2017

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship*

  • Must be a current or former athlete at athe high school or college level
  • Must be a current college student or high school senior entering college
  • Essay required
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Deadline:  June 2017

B. Davis

  • This is not an academic based scholarship, but a written essay is required
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Deadline:  May 2017

Big Sun Athletics*

  • All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in
  • Essay required
  • $500 scholarship
  • Deadline:  June 2017

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 2017

Burger King Scholars Program*

  • Up to $50,000 in scholarships
  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Deadline:  December 2016

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 November 2016

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
  • Deadline:  December 2016

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:  October 2016

Gates Millennium Scholars*

  • 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:  varies per scholarship

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 5, 2017

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
  • Deadline:  December 1, 2016

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
  • Deadline:  March 2017

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 2016

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
  • Deadline:  March 2017

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
  • January 2017 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
  • Deadline:  March 31st of each year


  • Open to juniors and seniors that volunteer with animals in need
  • Essay required - see website for details
  • $1,000 scholarship
  • Deadline:  January 2017

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
  • Deadline:  November 8, 2016

Ronald McDonald House Charities*

  • Graduating High School seniors may apply for one of four scholarships
  • Scholarship application opens in October
  • See website for more details
  • Deadline:  January 2017

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
  • Deadline:  September 2016

Student Insights*

  • Random drawing of all survey entries
  • No GPA required, No essay required
  • Deadline:  check website*

  • 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
  • Deadline:  March 2017

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
  • Deadline:  December 2016


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

CABE Scholarships *

  • Colorado Association of Bilingual Students

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 *

* Indicates that you are leaving the FCHS website and FCHS is not responsible for the content.

Please see individual websites for specific details and deadlines.