United Negro College Fund

Deadline to Apply:  Varies

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. 

For more information and application:    UNCF Scholarships

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Deadline to Apply:  Varies

Each year, UCCS students are awarded almost $12 million in scholarships from institutional, local, state and national sources. 

For more information and application:    UCCS Scholarships

Mountain View Electric Association (MVEA)

Deadline to Apply:  January 18, 2021

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.

For more information and application:    MVEA Scholarship

Tuskegee Airmen, Inc. Scholarships

Deadline to Apply: January 31, 2021

Each year the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation (TASF) grants scholarship awards to deserving young men and women. The number of scholarship awarded is directly related to income received from Foundation investments. Forty (40) or more awards of one thousand five hundred dollars ($1,500) are typically available each year. These $1,500 awards are provided on a one-time, first year basis only.

For more information and application:    Tuskegee Airmen

Pikes Peak Community Foundation

Deadline to Apply:  February 28, 2021

Pikes Peak Community Foundation holds a few scholarship funds that are intended to provide financial support for students attending college.  The Bobbie Anderson Scholarship is for female students attending a Colorado university and who are from the Pikes Peak region. Two scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,950 each.

For more information and application:    Pikes Peak Community Foundation 

Pikes Peak Community College Foundation

Deadline to Apply:  February 28, 2021

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. 

For more information and application:   PPCC Scholarships

Spirit of the Springs Scholarship

Deadline to Apply:  February 2021

In an effort to attract high quality recruits and to diversify the corps of first responders and public safety personnel serving the citizens of Colorado Springs, the Mayor has organized an event, the Annual Mayor's Cup Golf Tournament, for the past several years to garner support from across the community to fund scholarships for high achieving students seeking an Associate degree at PPCC.  These funds provide scholarships for PPCC students pursuing associates degrees in Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, or in Biology or Chemistry with an intention to pursue a career in Public Safety with the city of Colorado Springs.

For more information and application:   Spirit of the Springs

The Urbanites Scholarship

Deadline to Apply:  February 2021

The ULPPR is committed to identifying and awarding scholarships to outstanding students who have demonstrated an interest in attending college after high school.  We urge you to review the enclosed materials very carefully and to submit an application to be considered to receive a scholarship in various amounts ranging from $500-$1500 of undergraduate study starting with the 2020 academic year. 

Please print the following:    Letter to Applicant     Application      Recommendation Letter

The Boule' Foundation

Deadline to Apply:  March 2021

The Boule' Foundation in conjunction with the United Negro College Fund will provide annual $4,000 merit-based scholarships to entering college freshmen students (fall 2020) of African American descent attending four-year, accredited, non-profit degree granting colleges and universities of their choice.

For more information and application: The Boule' Foundation

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship

Deadline to Apply:  March 2021

The Colorado Springs Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents the Ruby D. Hall Memorial Scholarship Program was created to provide financial assistance to young, college-bound minority students who reside in El Paso County.

For more information and application:   Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship

The Sachs Foundation

Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2021

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.

For more information and application:   Sachs Scholarship

The Jackson-Hightower Scholarship

Deadline to Apply:  March 15, 2021

The Jackson-Hightower Scholarship, established in honor of William and Theresa Hightower, offers a $1,000.00 scholarship to one 2021 African-American High School Senior living within Colorado's El Paso County. Applications will be accepted February 1 - March 15, 2021.  The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of an applicant’s application package, academic record, essay, demonstrated extra-curricular activities, and community involvement.   Students who meet eligibility requirements must submit a completed application package by no later than 6:00 p.m (MST), March 15, 2021.  To request an application, send an email to request on or after January 1, 2021 to:  JacksonHightowerScholarship@gmail.com  

For more information:    Jackson-Hightower Scholarship

American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Scholarship

Deadline to Apply:  March 2021

The Colorado Springs Branch of the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) mission is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, and research. Five scholarships in the amount of $1,200 will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. In addition, one or more memorial scholarships designated for elementary education majors will be awarded. 

For more information and application:   AAUW Scholarship

Pikes Peak School & Public Employment Retirement Association (PPSPERA) Scholarship

Deadline to Apply:  March 2021

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. 

For more information and application:    PPSPERA Scholarship

Elks Oratorical Contest

Deadline to Apply:  March 2021

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 2021.  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 minute 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 Mobile, Alabama in August 2021 (with all expenses paid). 

For more information and application:   Contact Audrey Marshall-Harris (719) 271-5285, ewfire65@gmail.com or Rod Barber (719) 332-5055, rd_barber@msn.com.

Colorado Technical University (CTU)

Deadline to Apply:  April 2021

In partnership with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Colorado Technical University (CTU) provides an annual scholarship.  Alpha Phi Alpha takes pleasure in awarding scholarships to deserving graduating seniors. This has been an annual event since 1971. 

For more information and application:    CTU Scholarship  

Wynn/Marchman Scholarship & Grants

Deadline to Apply:  April 10, 2021

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. 

For more information and application:    Wynn/Marchman Scholarship  

Omega Psi Phi, Inc. Scholarship

Deadline to Apply:  April 2021

The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated’s Samuel C. Hunter, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program is funded by the Xi Pi (pronounced zye pie) Chapter’s Uplift Foundation to assist young people with securing a portion of the funds needed to enter an institution of higher learning.

For more information and application:    Omega Psi Phi Scholarship

UNCF STEM Scholars Program

Deadline to Apply:  April 2021

The UNCF STEM Scholars Program is an initiative designed to identify and provide scholarship and academic support for African American high school students who aspire to earn STEM degrees and to pursue careers in STEM fields.  The program awards 100 scholarships on an annual basis. The program enables highly capable young people to pursue undergraduate STEM majors and prepares them for successful careers in a variety of STEM professions. The application is open for high school seniors who are entering college as first-time freshmen in fall 2020. 

For more information and application:   STEM Scholars Program

The Gazette Best & Brightest

Deadline to Apply:  April 2021

They’re smart, self-motivated and involved in the community. They’re the standout graduating high school seniors in the Pikes Peak region. Now in its 29th year, The Gazette’s Best and Brightest program recognizes 20 graduating seniors who have made contributions to their schools and their community.  Applicants will provide some basic information, one letter of recommendation and answer three questions about their vision, community service and defining moments.

For more information and application:    Gazette Best & Brightest

Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. Scholarship

Deadline to Apply:  April 2021

Our Fraternity (Alpha Phi Alpha) takes pleasure in awarding scholarships to deserving graduating seniors. This has been an annual event since 1971. Scholarships are awarded after the selected student has enrolled in the college of their choice.  

For more information and application:    Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship 

Prosperous Investments Scholarship Contest

Deadline to Apply: May 31, 2021

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.

For more information and application:    Prosperous Investment Scholarship

Boettcher Foundation Scholarship

Deadline to Apply:  November 2021

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.

For more information and application:    Boettcher Scholarship

Daniels Scholarship Program

Deadline to Apply:  November  2021

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.

For more information and application:    Daniels Fund Scholarship

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and Scholarships

Deadline to Apply:  Between December 2020 and January 2021 (Depends on Region)

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! 

For more information and application:   Scholastic Art & Writing Scholarships

Educating Children of Color (ECOC)

Deadline to Apply: December 2021

Educating Children of Color has reached a monumental milestone! More than $200,000 in scholarships and educational gifts have been awarded.  The ECOC has several scholarships available.  Don't miss an opportunity to apply.

For more information and application:    ECOC Scholarships



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