Scholarship Applications Open March 1, 2023!
The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges is able to offer several scholarship opportunities each year for students attending or planning to attend any of the 13 Colorado Community College System colleges.
Learn more about these transformative scholarships and recent award recipients. Descriptions for each scholarship and scholar spotlights are provided below.
Audrey D. and Harvey D. Rothenberg Scholarship
Established by Audrey D. and Harvey D. Rothenberg in 2016, one annual scholarship is awarded to a non-traditional student who is either attending or planning to attend a Colorado Community College System institution.
Meet our Audrey D. and Harvey D. Rothenberg Scholars
The Center Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship
The Center Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund was designed to perpetuate the values important to Dr. Amy Kahn, her family, and her mother Charlene Center Kahn Berman. The purpose of the fund is to award scholarships to students who have demonstrated advocacy for, or commitment to, diversity, equity, and inclusion and/or students with a psychological or physical disability.
Meet our The Center Family Foundation Endowed Scholars
CHFA Building the Future Scholarship
CHFA is a mission-driven enterprise working to strengthen Colorado by investing in affordable housing and community development. CHFA Building the Future Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing postsecondary credentials in high-wage, high-skill, in-demand career pathways. Eligible pathways include: Health; Energy, Natural Resources, Infrastructure, and Engineering; Professional and Technical Services; Education; Business Operations; and Construction and Skilled Trades.
Meet our CHFA Building the Future Scholars
Colorado Garden Foundation Scholarship
Colorado Garden Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students pursuing a two-year degree in either Soil & Crop Science or Agricultural Education.
Meet our Colorado Garden Foundation Scholars
Comcast Scholarships are awarded to students to completing postsecondary credentials in high-wage, high-skill, in-demand career pathways.
Meet our Comcast Scholars
Credit Union of Colorado Scholarship
Each year the Credit Union of Colorado, in partnership with the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges, offers scholarships to five students who are members of the Credit Union of Colorado and are pursuing their education at one of the 13 CCCS colleges.
Meet our Credit Union of Colorado Scholars
The Desert Storm Memorial Scholarship
The Desert Storm Memorial Scholarship Fund was originally established to provide scholarships for qualified children of Colorado residents who were killed or totally and permanently disabled in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm. Upon the exhaustion of designated eligible beneficiaries, The Denver Foundation converted this fund to provide scholarships to military veterans who are attending any of schools within the Colorado Community College System
Meet our The Desert Storm Memorial Scholars
Disabled American Veterans Department of Colorado Scholarship
Disabled American Veterans Department of Colorado is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. This scholarship is awarded to Veterans or family members of veterans, with a strong preference for disabled veterans.
Meet our Disabled American Veterans Department of Colorado Scholars
Dorothy Schneider Scholarship
The Dorothy Schneider Scholarship was established to honor Dorothy’s legacy as a devoted advocate and supporter of disadvantaged elementary school students.
Meet our Dorothy Schneider Scholars
Dr. Nancy J. McCallin Endowed Scholarship
The Nancy J. McCallin Endowed Scholarship Fund honors, recognizes, and celebrates Dr. McCallin’s fourteen years of service to the Colorado Community College System. As the longest tenured System President, Dr. McCallin oversaw a period of dramatic growth while ensuring financial stability, increased student success, and unparalleled service to Colorado communities.
Meet our Dr. Nancy J. McCallin Endowed Scholars
Dr. Russell Meyer Scholarship
The Dr. Russell Meyer Scholarship was established to honor Meyer’s legacy as an educator and advocate for students. Russ worked for 40+ years in higher education as a teacher, professor, and administrator. After retirement, Russ served as a board member and chair of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, finding a stronger passion in life by supporting community colleges and the greater financial needs of its students.
Meet our Dr. Russell Meyer Scholars
Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges Scholarship
Ongoing support to the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges provides a limited number of scholarships for students who are either attending or planning to attend a Colorado Community College System institution. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books, required supplies and any other costs of attendance.
Meet our Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges Scholars
As part of HCA Healthcare, HealthONE proudly serves the metro Denver area as the largest healthcare system with more than 11,000 employees. The HealthONE scholarship is awarded to students who are pursuing a career in the allied health fields.
Meet our HealthONE Scholars
IMA Foundation Scholarship
The IMA Foundation aims to support educational institutions so that our young people graduate with increased skills and knowledge, resulting in a higher-skilled workforce in the future. IMA Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students completing postsecondary credentials in high-wage, high-skill, in-demand career pathways.
Meet our IMA Foundation Scholars
Kaiser Permanente Colorado Equity Scholarship
To meet the intensifying need for a diverse and inclusive health care workforce, the Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges and Kaiser Permanente have partnered to offer Kaiser Permanente Colorado Equity Scholarships.
Meet our Kaiser Permanente Colorado Equity Scholars
Merritt Family Opportunity Scholarship
The Merritt Family Opportunity Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a credential in the skilled trades such as welding, advanced manufacturing, precision machining and/or industrial maintenance. Merritt Aluminum Products and Merritt Trailers are industry leading companies that the Merritt family has owned and operated for 70 years.
Meet our Merritt Family Opportunity Scholars
PepsiCo Foundation Uplift Scholars
The Colorado Community College System is proud to be a part of the PepsiCo Foundation Uplift Scholarship program that aims to close the wealth gap by providing access to higher education to 4,000 Black and Hispanic students nationally within the next five years. A recent gift from the PepsiCo Foundation is providing 180 scholarships over two years to Black and Hispanic students attending Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver, and Front Range Community College. These scholarships are empowering students to acquire jobs in high growth and promising fields, including information technology, advanced manufacturing, logistics, sales, and marketing. Thank you to the PepsiCo Foundation for your support of our students!
Meet our PepsiCo Foundation Uplift Scholars
Stone Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2012 by Robert and Irene Stone, The Stone Family Foundation Endowed Scholarship fund is a wonderful and growing resource for Colorado Community College System students. For many students, the cost of a college education and availability of scholarship support are often the deciding factors in pursuing a college education. In creating this scholarship, the Stone Family Foundation sought to support students for whom a scholarship would act as a lifeline, making their academic dreams a reality.
Meet our Stone Scholars
Thomas T. Grimshaw Endowed Scholarship
The Thomas T. Grimshaw Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2009 in honor of Mr. Grimshaw’s longtime advocacy on behalf of the Colorado Community College System and his distinguished service on both the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education and the Foundation for Colorado Community College Board of Directors.
Meet our Thomas T. Grimshaw Endowed Scholars
Workforce CTE Scholarship
Workforce CTE Scholarships are awarded to students to completing postsecondary credentials in high-wage, high-skill, in-demand career pathways. Funding for these scholarships is made possible through support from the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative and other generous donors.
Meet our Workforce CTE Scholars
Thanks to Our Generous Donors
The Foundation for Colorado Community Colleges is able to offer several scholarship opportunities each year for students attending or planning to attend any of the 13 Colorado Community College System colleges.Learn More About Our Donors
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