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Scholarship Information



These scholarships are open to ANY Colorado student.  They are not highly competitive (low number of applications) and there is one specifically for trade school!

2021 Scholarship Application  



Kaiser Permanent Health Equity Scholar Program

We are pleased to announce 2 new scholarship programs with awards in the amount of $5,000: the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Health Equity Scholars and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Health Equity Scholars. Eligible students can apply online now with this link.  These will be awarded to high school seniors in Kaiser Permanente markets, who are pursuing careers in the health care industry. We are committed to assisting students achieve their dreams of becoming future health care professionals.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Senior in high school during the 2020-2021 school year
  • Enrollment plans as a full-time student in an accredited, public, or not-for-profit, four-year university, or community college, in the US, for the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Pursuing a clinical (e.g., pharmacist, physician, practitioner, nurse) or non-clinical (e.g., accounting, business administration, finance, human resources, marketing, operations, public policy) career in the health care industry
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), earned from 9th grade through the first semester/term of 12th grade
  • Permanent address and resident of Colorado

Preference will be given to students for the following:

  • First-generation-college-bound student (i.e. neither parent has a 2-year or 4-year college degree)
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Member of an ethnic or racial group currently underrepresented in the health professions


  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) Health Equity Scholars Program: Online applications are now open. The first scholarship recipients will be selected in August 2021, with awards disbursed in the Fall (November - December)
  • United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Health Equity Scholars Program: Online applications opening soon.


  • Forward Steps Scholarship 
    • Forward Steps is accepting applications for students who are current or former foster care youth and want to pursue post-secondary education. Scholars receive financial (up to $6000 per school year), social and life-skills support through mentorship, tutoring and coaching. Priority deadline is May 31st, 2021.  
    • More information found on the website. Spread the word using this application and flyer


MSU Denver College Works summer bridge program

  • The College Works summer program will run virtually this summer and be 9 weeks beginning June 14, 2021 – August 13, 2021. College Works students average about 20% higher retention rates over other first time college students 

  • THIS PROGRAM IS AMAZING! We had 1 student participate last year and 3 the year before. They have room for 15 students and we definitely have 15 students going to Metro who qualify - please refer your qualified students!

  • Pass along this flyer to eligible students and apply at this website. Call Scott Bergman (303-605-5636, to schedule a virtual information session for seniors. 

  • All students who participate will be involved in the following summer activities.

    • 1:1 meetings with Peer Mentor and college/career skill workshops

    • Cohort activities with Peer Mentor to build community and skills

    • A free 2-credit University Life first year college experience course. 

    • A free In person 3-credit COMM 1010 Presentational Speaking class.

    • Students are paid! $10.00/ hr. for their time spent attending workshops, meeting with their peer mentor, class and homework time

  • Students must qualify through Adams County workforce with one of the following:

    • Eligible for SNAP, TANF, or free or reduced lunch

    • Homeless or housing-insecure

    • Have a physical, mental or learning a disability

    • Be parenting or pregnant

    • Be a foster youth or former foster youth

    • Have been involved in the criminal justice system as an offender (including a misdemeanor, felony, probation, parole, etc.

    • Be enrolled in an English Language Learner (ELL) program

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)

If you are headed to college, you need to complete the FAFSA. Click on the link to get more information.

The websites in this section may answer some of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) re: FAFSA, financial aid, student loans, government programs, etc.

  • the most popular source for FAQs re: how to calculate EFC [Estimated Family Contribution], links to college financial aid pages, student loan info, other basics about financial aid plus a scholarship search
  • info on how to fund your post-secondary education
  • info from Dept. of Education on government financial aid
  • info on Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  • site to create your fafsa id
  • general info on student loans plus step-by-step info on financial aid process



Scholarships for African-American and Black Students

Check out this list for some new opportunities:

FRCC Enrollment Series

Promote the FRCC Enrollment Series widely! Events in March, April and May PLUS weekly Q&A sessions with Admissions.

Promote the FRCC Enrollment Series widely! Events in March, April and May PLUS weekly Q&A sessions with Admissions.            

  • Beauty Matters!

    • Career resources and scholarships for students interested in a career as a hairstylist, esthetician or spa professional. Beauty Changes Lives awards scholarships to help students who aspire for a career in the beauty industry. Learn more
  • Deadline: May 31, 2021

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