A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® For more than seven decades, this principle has remained at the heart of UNCF, enabling us to raise more than $4.8 billion and help more than 450,000 students and counting not just attend college, but thrive, graduate and become leaders. Wouldn’t you like to start school this year with some extra financial support? Look at some of the scholarships and internships UNCF offers high school and college students that can help them get to and through college. Many scholarships for all ethnicities are available throughout the year. Complete the applications before the offers close.
Application Window: November 1, 2019 - February 28, 2020
Generous donations to the PPCC Foundation fund more than 60 scholarship opportunities each year to help make college more affordable. This year the Foundation will award more than $1,200,000 in scholarships to PPCC students. Scholarships help pay for tuition and fees and some also cover books and other costs of attending. There are scholarships available that will help you all the way to graduation with your associate’s degree, and even possibly your bachelor’s degree.
The Sachs Foundation has helped many people realize their dreams of a college education. We do this because we are continuing the legacy of our generous founder, Henry Sachs. He believed in the education of African Americans as a means of bettering their lives, and he actively worked for this cause throughout his life. Henry Sachs fought to bring the dreams of African Americans in Colorado to realization in a time when not many others were doing so. He truly was a pioneer ahead of his time, and we are proud to offer scholarships in his name.
Need Cash For College? $27,000 in Scholarships Available. MVEA’s scholarship program includes scholarships to accredited colleges, universities, junior or community colleges, as well as a Vocational/Technical Scholarship. Additional scholarships include two Power Lineman Scholarships for students pursuing a career through a lineman training program, as well as a Power Engineer Scholarship for current college students pursuing a power engineering career.
The Stroud Scholars program honors the legacy of two of the earliest African-American students to graduate from Colorado College, siblings Kelly Dolphus Stroud ’31 and Effie Stroud Frazier ’31, who persevered through discrimination yet excelled in education and in their lives. Stroud Scholars prepares students for selective college environments by working directly with high promise youth to provide academic preparation, mentorship, and guidance navigating admissions and financial aid processes to CC and beyond. Students successfully completing the three-year college preparatory program will earn admission to Colorado College and receive a financial aid package that will enable them to attend. Want to nominate someone for this program? Nominations Here
For more information and application: Contact Audrey Marshall-Harris (719) 271-5285 or Vero Hickson (719) 505-2402.
The Elks Oratorical CONTEST - $10,000.00 Scholarship
Deadline to Apply: March 2020
The Elks’ Lodges and Temples of the Improved Benevolent Protective Order of Elks of the World (I.B.P.O. E.W.) is sponsoring their Annual Local Oratorical Contest in the Spring of 2020. THE Elks’ Oratorical Contest is for any high school student (junior or senior) who wish to participate by completing four steps: 1. submit an application, 2. prepare an eight to 10 minutes memorized speech, 3. Speech is based upon 5 preselected topics from Elks Oratorical Contest, 4. The speech must be original and should exemplify evidence of research of the speech subject matter. The student that wins the contest must participate in the succeeding level of competition advancing to the National Contest in Baltimore, Maryland in August 2020 (with all expenses paid).
Pikes Peak School & Public Employment Retirement Association (PPSPERA) Scholarship
Deadline to Apply: TBD - Spring 2020
Each spring PPSPERA presents two scholarships, named after local educators Wayne Bricker and Bill Brandenburg, to two graduating high school seniors in El Paso or Teller County who plan a career in education or public service.
The commitment of the African American Youth Leadership Conference is to support, promote and foster leadership, education and positive self-esteem among youth. Therefore, in 1996, by the recommendation of Dr. Anne Bouie, the AAYLC Committee established the Debra Wynn/Cleasther Marchman Scholarship Program.
Opens: March 1, 2020; Deadline to Apply:May 31, 2020
Prosperous Investments wants to increase scholarship & trade school, college/university awareness of high school seniors, o encourage high academic achievement in our youth and reward hard-working high school seniors and assist in collegiate expenses.
The Daniels Scholarship Program offers a comprehensive, four-year college scholarship that provides financial and personal support focused on helping Daniels Scholars succeed in college, and in life. The Daniels Scholarship can be used at any accredited nonprofit college or university in the United States. Our goal is not only to help Daniels Scholars succeed in college, but to ensure that they thrive beyond their years in college.
Our merit-based scholarships for Colorado high school seniors provide what is essentially a full-ride to any four-year institution in Colorado. But the Boettcher Scholarship is about much more than financial support. We provide our scholars with unique opportunities to enhance their time in college, access to a broad network of successful alumni, and additional grants and experiences to jumpstart both their future careers and their leadership potential.
Through the Scholastic Awards, teens in grades 7–12 (ages 13 and up) from public, private, or home schools can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published. Apply to one of these scholarships from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!