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Local Scholarships (in Colorado)

Financial aid can help make higher education opportunities possible for many of our  student leaders to pursue. Some students receive financial aid from the government. However, government aid is often not enough for many students. Listed tuition rates cannot be taken as face-value for the total cost of education, which can increase incrementally each year. For further funding, scholarships are an excellent option. Minority scholarships allow students to attain intergenerational mobility and cover some higher education expenses for students of color. There are many scholarships that one can qualify for just by being a Colorado resident, and a few within that category are diversity scholarships.

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What the AAYLC Can Do for You

The AAYLC wants to push your boundaries and expand your levels of knowledge as you become a lifelong learner and positive influence in your community. We want to help our college-bound graduates afford the cost of studying in their home state. Spending the next four years in-state has many financial benefits, such as paying lower price in-state tuition and the opportunity to spend time close to family.

While we promote our annual Wynn/Marchman youth leadership scholarship opportunity for students residing in the Pikes Peak Region, there are also other local options. We regularly update our scholarship listings. Please contact us to get your scholarship on the list!

Click on each college scholarship below to view additional details and apply for ones that you qualify for now!  




Pikes Peak Writers

February 11, 2024

Each year, the Pikes Peak Writers organization offers a limited number of scholarships to aspiring writers who could not otherwise afford to attend the Pikes Peak Writers Conference. Since 1993, scholarships have been made possible by generous contributions from friends of PPW and participants of the Pikes Peak Writers Conference. For more information, please click here.

Mountain View Electric Association, Inc.

February 28, 2024

Mountain View Electric Association awards $28,000 in scholarships to both graduating high school seniors and to nontraditional students. Scholarships will be given to students planning to attend accredited colleges, universities, and junior colleges or community colleges in the fall. The recipients will be chosen through a computerized, random selection procedure.  For more information, please click here.

CSOC Scholarship Program

March 1,


To carry out our commitment to the Honorary Members of the association, County Sheriffs of Colorado (CSOC) established a scholarship program in 1978. Since then, the program has continued as a meaningful expression of the sheriffs’ and CSOC's respect for education and training. We consider these scholarships as an investment in the future of Colorado's communities. For more information, please click here.

Pikes Peak Kiwanis Club - Jack Agee Memorial Scholarship

March 15, 2024

The Bobbie Anderson Scholarship is for female students who will attend a Colorado college or university, and who are from the Pikes Peak region. Two scholarships are awarded annually. Two (2) $3,110 scholarships will be awarded to be used for tuition, books, or room and board. For more information, please click here.

The Sachs Foundation

March 15, 


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, please click here.

The Gazette Best & Brightest

March 15, 


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, please click here.

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

March 21,


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, please click here.

American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Scholarship

March 31,


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, please click here.

Air Academy Federal Credit Union

April 2024

Air Academy Federal Credit Union (AAFCU) established the Air Academy Federal Credit Union Foundation on June 12, 2002, to promote financial education and wellness within the community. In the spirit of the credit union philosophy of "People Helping People," the Foundation scholarship is to promote education and life-long financial responsibility. The scholarship aids high school seniors obtaining a college or university degree, all majors are accepted.   For more information, please click here.

Omega Psi Phi, Inc. Scholarship

April 28,


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, please click here.

Iota Omicron Lambda Chapter - Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc.


May 3,


The local chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc. Fraternity, Iota Omicron Lambda, takes pleasure in awarding scholarships to deserving graduating seniors.  They will direct our attention towards African American male students; however, African American female students and other students may also apply. Since scholarship is one of the aims of our Fraternity, applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale to receive consideration.    For more information application, please click here.

Wynn/Marchman Scholarship (through AAYLC)

May 4,


Our scholarships provide financial assistance to seniors who are interested in pursuing college or vocational studies upon graduation. Grants are given to assist students in grades 6 - 11 who are interested in participating in an educational program, event or activity sponsored by their school, church or community. To date, over $240,000 has been awarded to students. Any student in the Pikes Peak Region is eligible to apply.  For more information, please click here.

Pearls of the Peak

May 4,


Pearls of the Peak Foundation is pleased to announce scholarship applications are now being accepted. The Pearls of the Peak Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Foundation established June 2018 for the purpose of providing scholarships to Colorado Springs graduating high school students and support to other charitable causes in the Pikes Peak area.   For more information, please click here.

Tuskegee Airmen, HLHJ Chapter Scholarship

May 24, 2024

The Hubert L. "Hooks" Jones (HLHJ) Chapter, in Colorado, motivates young minority individuals to aspire, seek and achieve successful careers in aviation, mathematics, engineering and aerospace.  We provide annual scholarships to deserving individuals whose deeds lend support to the goals of Tuskegee Airmen Inc.  For more information, please click here.

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs



Each year, UCCS students are awarded almost $14 million in scholarships from institutional, local, state and national sources.  For more information, please click here.

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) Kane Family Foundation Scholarship

June 9,


The Kane Family Foundation Scholarships are awarded to high achieving high school seniors graduating from a Colorado high school. The Kane Family Foundation currently allocates about half of the scholarships to PPCC students who plan to pursue an Associate’s degree at PPCC and half to PPCC students who plans to complete two years of study at PPCC, then transfer to the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) to complete the bachelor degree.  For more information,  please click here

Gates Scholarship


15, 2024

The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential. Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.  For more information, please click here.

Daniels Scholarship Program

October 15, 2024

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, please click here.

Boettcher Foundation Scholarship

November 1, 2024

Their 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, please click here.

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