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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!  

Scholarship

Deadline

Description

Bobby Anderson Scholarship Chapter BP, P.E.O.

February 25, 2022

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.

Tuskegee Airmen, HLHJ Chapter Scholarship

February 2023

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.

Pikes Peak Kiwanis Club - Jack Agee Memorial Scholarship

March 15, 2023

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.

CSOC Scholarship Program

March 

2023

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.

The Sachs Foundation

March 

2023

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 

2023

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 Community College (PPCC) Kane Family Foundation Scholarship

March

 2023

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

American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Scholarship

March 

2023

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.

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

March 

2023

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.

Pearls of the Peak

April 

2023

The Pearls of the Peak Foundation, Inc. 2022 Scholarship Application is open 3/1 - 4/3. Students graduating from a Colorado Springs high school in 2022 with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are encouraged to apply. For more information and application, please click here.

Wynn/Marchman Scholarship (through AAYLC)

April 16,

2023

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.

Alpha Phi Alpha, Inc.

Scholarship

April 20,

2023

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.

Omega Psi Phi, Inc. Scholarship

April 

2023

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.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship

April 

2023

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, please click here.

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

 May

2023

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

Gates Scholarship

September

15, 2023

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, 2022

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, 2022

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.