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Education Cents Rewards Program

Deadline: Ongoing

CollegeInvest’s Education Cents rewards program offers registered users an incentive to learn more about personal finance and the importance of education beyond high school. We currently offer monthly and annual scholarship drawings. When you earn enough rewards points you will be able to redeem them for entries in our scholarship drawings. You can enter as many times as you'd like and the more you enter, the better your odds are of winning!
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College In Colorado Scholarships
College In Colorado College Application Month Scholarship

Deadline: October 31st

Participate in College Application Month during for your chance to win a $1,000 scholarship each week in October. For more details go to
College In Colorado ACT Test Prep Scholarship

College In Colorado will award Colorado students who are prepare for the April statewide ACT exam by giving away two $500 scholarships. Enter to win by completing one or more sections of the ACT Test Prep on Send a copy of your summary page from the ACT Test Prep to College In Colorado. The deadline to enter is April 30, 2011. (You don’t have to be a junior to enter. All ages are encouraged to apply.) Visit for more information. Apply after February 15, 2011.

Colorado Scholarships

(Colorado residents and/or Colorado college students)
Alexander Foundation

Deadline: Mid April

Applicants must be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered, reside in Colorado and be accepted or enrolled in an accredited Colorado institution of higher education. Applicants may apply as often as they wish, however a cumulative maximum award limit of $9,000 will be enforced.
Arapahoe Credit Union Scholarships

Deadline:  May 1st, 2013

Must be an Arapahoe Credit Union Member in good standing. Minimum 2.0 GPA, accepted by an accredited college or university and complete a 500 word essay. Six traditional $1,000 scholarships are awarded to any high school student, and four non-traditional $1,000 Scholarships.

Boettcher Scholarship

Deadline: November 1st of your Senior year

Rank in the top five percent of their graduating class or the top two students in classes under 40 students. Score 1200 or higher on the SAT reading and math sections combine or 27 or higher on the ACT. Colorado Resident, U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States and High School Senior. Scholarship amount ranges from $50,000 - $160,000.
College Access Challenge Grant

Deadline: June 30th

Student must be a high school senior or current college student attending at least part-time for the 2012-2013 school year. Student must complete the FAFSA, qualify for the Federal Pell Grant and submit the Student Aid Report (SAR). Completion of all Education Cents financial education courses is required.
Colorado Contractors Association

Deadline: Ongoing

Student must be a junior or senior in college and must be accepted into a construction related program, parent must be a Colorado Contractors Association member. Please contact donor for more information. Scholarships can be valued at $500-2,500.

Colorado Council Volunteerism & Community Service Scholarship

Deadline: January 30th

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior and must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of Colorado for his/her final- two years of high school. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at a Colorado Council member institution within six months of graduating from high school. The applicant must also demonstrate significant experience in volunteerism/community service and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship amount of $1,250.
Colorado Educational Services and Development Association (CESDA)

Deadline: March 1st

Applicant must be a first generation student, or member of an underrepresented ethnic or racial minority, and/or show financial need, have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.80 on a scale of 4.00, a resident of the State of Colorado and graduate high school Spring 2011. Student must enroll at least part time at a 2 or 4- year non-profit Colorado college. Applicant will be selected by, but not limited to, the following criteria: leadership and community service particularly within minority communities, past academic performance, personal and professional accomplishments, personal attributes, special abilities, academic goals, and financial need. 5 scholarships will be awarded and 1 scholarship for undocumented students.
Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA) Scholarships

Deadline: June 1st

$2,500 are awarded twice a year to upper division accounting majors at Colorado colleges and universities with accrediting accounting programs. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. Scholarships awarded in July for the fall quarter/semester. Amount of scholarship: $2,500.
Presidents Leadership Program – Colorado State University

To apply, students must be high school seniors identified as finalists for one of the following scholarships:  Anschutz, Boettcher, Daniels, Monfort, Puksta, National Achievement, National Hispanic Recognition, or National Merit.Additional requirements include significant participation in high school leadership and service activities, and a commitment to leadership, service, and scholarship in college. Final selection will be based upon receiving one of the aforementioned scholarships. Admission to the program will be on a rolling basis until the five PLP Scholars are selected and confirmed. As such, you are encouraged to complete your application as soon as possible.
Daniels Fund

Deadline: November 30th

The Daniels Fund Scholarship Program consists of the Daniels Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors, and the Daniels Opportunity Scholarship, for non-traditional students.
Denver Foundation

Deadline: Ongoing

The Denver Foundation offers a number of scholarship programs for which students and teachers can apply.  Please click on link to view program descriptions.
Denver Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: April 1st

DSF offers need-based scholarships to qualifying graduates of Denver Public Schools. The scholarship, which can be as much as $5,000 a year, can be used at 39 postsecondary institutions in Colorado, including technical and community colleges, state colleges and universities, and private institutions. The scholarship is renewable for up to five years depending on the type of college you attend.
Restoration Logistics

Deadline: December 1st

DRI has created a scholarship that is open to any child or grandchild of an active Colorado fire fighter or support personnel. This scholarship is intended to reward students for exceptional achievement, above and beyond their peers.
Greenhouse Scholars

Deadline: January 1st

To be considered eligible for our program, you must be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution, minimum 3.5 GPA, must demonstrate strong commitment to the community, ability to persevere through difficult circumstances, possess excellent leadership skills and financial need. Student must also demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000)

Gordon Scheer Accounting Scholarship

Deadline: June 30th

Applicant must be an accounting major attending an accredited Colorado college or university who has completed at least eight semester hours of accounting courses, including one intermediate course. Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Selection is based upon scholastic achievement. Maximum award amount $1,250.
Latin American Educational Foundation

Deadline: January 1st and March 15th

Colorado resident of Hispanic heritage and/or actively involved in the Hispanic community, accepted to an accredited college, university or vocational school, minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Recipients are required to fulfill 10 hours of community service during year of funding.
Sachs Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: January 1st and March 1st

Applicants must be a member of the Black/African-American race and must be a full time Colorado resident for a minimum of five years. Applications are only accepted from current high school seniors. Average undergraduate grant is normally $5,000 a year.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Deadline: Varies – please see donor website for more information

The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

General Scholarships

Ace Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Opens December 2012

Must be a high school graduate/equivalent or will graduate before August 31, 2012. Student must be a U.S. Citizen or citizen of a recognized U.S. territory and must be accepted to an accredited post K-12 institution of higher learning prior to the scholarship selection date.

Actuarial Scholarships

Deadline: Ongoing

The list on the website is provided as a comprehensive listing of scholarships available for actuarial students. Please refer to the specific eligibility requirements for each scholarship for more information.
Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship

Deadline: June 30th

Applicants must be a United States citizen or in the United States on a Student Visa. Submit a completed application form indicating a sincere interest in an automotive career with a 3.0 GPA or higher and two letters of recommendation. Other qualifications can be found on their site.
College Prowler Monthly Scholarship

Deadline: Ongoing

Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States or a International student with a valid visa, currently enrolled or planning to enroll within 12 months. Awards are randomly drawn each month. Recipients are awarded $2,000.
Dell Scholars Program

Deadline: January 15th

Senior, 2.4 GPA, demonstrate financial need, participating in a MSDF approved college readiness program for a minimum of two years and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Awards up to $20,000.
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) Scholarships

Deadline: Ongoing

Various scholarships are available to students who qualify. Award amounts vary from $500 to a full years worth of tuition.
Holocaust Remembrance

Deadline: Please check donor website for deadline updates.

The Holocaust Remembrance Project is a national essay contest for high school students and is designed to encourage and promote the study of the Holocaust. Scholarships are awarded to top winning essayists, ranging from $250 to $5,000. Second and Third Place winners receive cash prizes of $500 and $250.
Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program

Deadline: October 1st

The National Scholarship Program is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference.

Award amount: varies
Army ROTC – Four Year Scholarships

Deadline: January 10th, 2013

Student must be a U.S. citizen and be between the ages of 17 and 26. Student must have a high school GPA of at least 2.50 and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores) and meet physical standards. Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard).
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: March 1st

The MCSF is an organization founded in 1962 that provides scholarship assistance to the children of Marines, former Marines, and Navy Corpsmen who served with or are currently serving with Marines. The average scholarship amounts to $3,000 per year, with $30,000 in scholarship assistance to every child of a Marine, or of a Navy Corpsman serving with the Marines, whose parent is killed in the Global War on Terror.
National Business Association (NBA)

Deadline: March 1st

Those eligible to apply are high school seniors, and college freshmen, sophomore, and juniors who are dependent sons and daughters of NBA dues paying members. Note: The parents of the applicants must still be NBA members at the time the winners are selected in April.

Award amount: $1,500
2010 Project PAVE Transformations Scholarship

Deadline: Spring 2013, check donor website for more information

Recipients are chosen based on personal achievement and demonstration of resilience over an emotionally, physically, or sexually violent experience. Resilience is defined as the ability to overcome or bounce back from illness, change, or misfortune. The average amount of the scholarship is $2,000 - $4,000. Approximately ten scholarships will be awarded.
Union Plus Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 31st by noon (EST)

Current and retired members of unions participating in any Union Plus program, their spouses and their dependent children can apply for a Union Plus Scholarship. The amount of the award ranges from $500 - $4,000.
Zinch scholarships

Deadline: Varies on scholarship

Offers varying scholarships. You must register on and your profile must be as complete as possible.

Youth of Color & Women Scholarships
Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships

Deadline: Please check donor website for deadlines

Scholarships vary from merit, financial need, and Youth Partners Accessing Capital (P.A.C) Scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. Awards range from $750 to $2,500.
Appraisal Institute Education Trust Scholarships

Deadline: Ongoing

The Appraisal Institute Education Trust offers a variety of scholarships for minorities, women, undergraduate and graduate students.
Gates Millennium

Deadline: January 11th

Applicants are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American and have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an un-weighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED. Application and other requirements are available at their website.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

This is the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students.  They have a variety of scholarships available on their website with different eligibility requirements and award amounts.
Hispanic College Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

Each scholarship program has its own set of criteria. Go to the scholarship application site to read the full list of requirements of each program. At minimum applicant must be

a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident residing in the 50 states or Puerto Rico or have graduated from a high school in the U.S. after having attended at least 3 years and must have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Historically Black College & University Scholarships

Deadline: Vary on scholarship

A variety of scholarships and award amounts are offered. Must register on their site to sign up for scholarships and navigate through their site.
IES Abroad Scholarships

Deadline: Ongoing

To be considered for IES Abroad aid, you must be admitted to and attend an IES Abroad program and your home school must be a member or associate member of the IES Abroad Consortium. Scholarships and grants range on award amount.
Jackie Robinson

Deadline: Opens October 15th and closes March 30th, 2013 at 5 PM (EST)

Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.
National Association of Black Journalists Scholarships

Deadline: Please check donor website for updates

Scholarships are open to any foreign or American born student, currently attending or entering an accredited four-year college/university in the U.S. or those who are candidates for graduate school. Award amounts range from $1,250 to $25,000.
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Scholarships

Deadline: Opens January 1st and closes March 1st

There are five different scholarships offered to African American females. Requirements range from writing an essay to having a grade point average of 3.0.
Organization of Chinese Americans UPS Scholarship

Deadline: Please check donor website for deadline updates

Applicants must be a current Asian Pacific American high school senior entering their first year of college, demonstrate financial need, be a permanent resident or U.S. citizen and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
Ron Brown Scholar Program

Deadline: November 1st or January 9th

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. Award amounts are $10,000 annually for four years.
Siemens Merit Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st, 2013

Provides $6,000 scholarships for students in their senior year of high school. Parent must be an employee of Siemens Foundation.
State Farm Insurance

Deadline: Various deadlines for multiple scholarships, please check donor website

National Merit $2,500 Scholarships are one-time, nonrenewable awards of $2,500 made to high school seniors who qualify as top finalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation chooses scholars based on PSAT/NMSQT scores and other criteria.
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

Deadline: Various deadlines for multiple scholarships, please check donor website

Must be a U.S. Citizen, legal permanent resident or Passport stamped I-551, at least a 3.0 GPA, full-time student pursuing a degree in any discipline at one of the 47 TMCF "member schools", and demonstrate financial need. Average award is $2,200.
Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities, Other Disabilities or Health-Related Issues
American Foundation for the Blind

Deadline: Please check donor website for update on deadline

(blind or visually impaired)

Have several scholarships available with award amounts ranging from $500 to $2,500. Eligibility requirements vary for each scholarship.
Optimist International

(deaf and hard of hearing)

Deadline: Please check donor website for deadline updates, usually Spring

Scholarships are awarded based on contest results. Three different scholarships are available. Student must be under the age of 19 who have not graduate from high school. Award amounts range from $1,000 to $6,000.
Moving Lives Forward Reintegration Scholarship

(schizophrenia, related schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, or bipolar disorder)

Deadline: Eligible candidates can apply October to January of each year

The Lilly Reintegration Scholarship is to help people with severe mental illness offset their tuition, books and lab fees. The program is designed to help persons with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and related schizophrenia-spectrum disorders acquire the educational and vocational skills needed to reintegrate into society.
Scholarships for Foster or Orphan Youth
The Orphan Foundation of America Senior Year Scholarship

Deadline: Available January 1st to March 31st, 2013

OFA proudly administers a variety of sponsored scholarships -- including the Casey Family Scholars Program, OFA sponsored scholarship program, Education and training voucher (ETV) program and the NC Reach.
Education Training Voucher Programs for Foster Youth

The Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) Program assists eligible foster care and adopted youth with post-secondary education and training expenses. It is designed to help youth aging out of foster care make the transition to self-sufficiency by helping them receive the education, training and services necessary to obtain employment. The program provides eligible youth with funding assistance in the form of vouchers for of up to $5,000 per year per youth.
Helen M. McLoraine for Foster Care & Emancipating Youth Scholarship

Deadline: Various deadlines

Scholarships for individuals who have been in the Colorado foster care system for a minimum of 24 months between the ages of 13 and 18 who would are planning to attend or are attending a trade or vocational school, community college, or four-year institution. This program is for youth in the Colorado foster care system or youth that have emancipated. The 2012 application will be posted here in February.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Scholarship Resources

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Scholarship Resources include (website is a scholarship database):

  • Scholarships for self-identifed gays /lesbians

  • Scholarships for community service to glbt service organizations

  • Scholarships for the study of glbt culture

  • Scholarships for the children of glbt parents

Scholarships for International Students (Non-Residents)
Scholarship for the Latino Students Compiled by the Thomas Rivera Policy Institute

Search engine to find scholarships based on your GPA, year in school, and citizenship.
The MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program

Deadline: Various

Awards scholarships every year to Latino law school students based upon three primary factors: demonstrated involvement in and commitment to serve the Latino community through the legal profession; academic and professional achievement; and financial need. Award up to $7,000.
See UPS Scholarship

See Hispanic College Fund

See Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

See CESDA Diversity Scholarship

Non-Academic Scholarships
The websites below lists some more interesting non-academic scholarships. The scholarship for left-handed students is the one most frequently mentioned by news media, but the duct tape contest is gaining in popularity.
Duck brand duct tape Stuck-At-Prom Contest

Deadline: Spring Deadline

“If a student wears the latest fashion in duct tape, he or she may win cash for college and flex their creative muscle”. Awards range from $500 to $3,000.
The Kor Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: See donor website for details

The purpose of the Kor Memorial Scholarship is to recognize and encourage scholarship in fields of language study. Familiarity with Klingon or other constructed languages is not required, however creative and innovative applicants are preferred.
Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year Award (SAMMY)

Deadline: Varies, please check donor website for deadline

If you want to star in a Milk Mustache ad and you excel in academics, sports and community service then you should check it out!
Scholarship Red

Deadline: See donor website for details

We are less than 4% of the world’s population! Not even 2% of America’s. Plus as it is a recessive trait we are slowly going into extinction! That must be deserving of some scholarship! One person thought as much and decided to help new generations of ginger-haired students by creating their own scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to one person and be worth $250.
Tall Club International Student Scholarship

Deadline: Opens July 15th

Annually, at TCI Convention, TCI awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall. The recipients must also meet the TCI heights requirements minimums of 5’10” for women and 6’2” for men.
UPS Scholarships

Deadline: Check donor website for details

Offers scholarship support to children of UPS employees who plan to enter a four-year degree program at colleges and universities. Range is from $2000 to $6000 per year over four years of undergraduate study. Scholarship also includes scholarships for Achievement Scholars, Merit Scholars, Canadian and Mexican students.

Scholarship Search Engines (Databases)

College In Colorado

Federal Scholarships & Aid Gateways
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Latino College Dollars
Adventures in Education
College Board
*This list was compiled by CollegeInvest as a starting point for students looking for scholarships. This list is not meant to be exhaustive of all scholarships available. We believe these scholarships and sources to be legitimate scholarship programs and sources* The content areas in this list are believed to be accurate as of this printing, but legislative and regulatory changes, as well as new developments, may date this material. Copyright © 2010 CollegeInvest. All rights reserved. CollegeInvest is a registered trademark.

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