Colorado Scholarships and Grants

Are you wondering how you will ever cover all the costs of higher education? Instead of wondering, starting searching for Colorado scholarships and grants. In less time than you think, you'll find Colorado scholarships and grants to help pay for your college costs. Isn't that better than worrying?

Denver Public School Graduates

If you graduate from a Denver Public school, you might qualify for a scholarship of up to $6,000 annually. The scholarship is renewable for up to 5 years to attend private or public colleges in Colorado. All you need to do is attend a Denver Public school in your senior year to qualify for this scholarship. Visit Denver Scholarship Foundation at http://www.denverscholarship.org/Page.aspx?pid=644 for more information about these scholarships.

Another scholarship specifically for senior graduates of Colorado public high schools are the Colorado Masons' Benevolent Fund Scholarships. You do not need to have a Masonic connection to qualify for this scholarship of $7,000 annually for up to four years. The only requirement is graduating from a Colorado public high school to attend a Colorado college. For more info, visit Colorado Mason Benevolent Fund Scholarships at http://www.coloradofreemasons.org/community/scholarships.html or contact Grand Lodge of Colorado A.F. & A.M., 1130 Panorama Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 80904, phone numbers (719) 471-9587, (303) 872-6120, (970) 372-1901, (720) 204-3380, fax number: (303) 557-9780, email gloffice@coloradofreemasons.org.

Finally, young achievers can look ahead for scholarships of up to $1,500 per year toward higher education. The CollegeInvest Early Achievers Scholarship is offered to 7th, 8th and 9th grade students who complete pre-collegiate classwork with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Younger students become better prepared academically and financially for their future college education. Visit CollegeInvest at http://www.collegeinvest.org/default.aspx?pageID=5 for more information about scholarships for early achievers.

Students With Learning Disabilities

Students with learning disabilities should not have to struggle to cover college costs. Students with learning disabilities and AD/HD who work hard qualify for the LEAD Foundation Community Scholarship. Overcoming a learning disability, understanding self-advocacy to overcome challenges and believing in contributing to society as a role model for other students with learning disabilities are qualities that define an ideal candidate. For more information about this scholarship, visit the LEAD Foundation at http://www.leadcolorado.org.

Travel and Tourism Students

Are you interested in an exciting career in travel and tourism? There is a scholarship just for you. The Donald Estey Scholarship Fund-Rocky Mountain Chapter awards $1,000 to $3,000 annually to four undergraduate students residing in Colorado and other states who are a member of ASTA. For more information about travel and tourism scholarships, visit the ASTA at http://www.asta.org.

Sales Professionals

West Metro Sales Pros award scholarships worth up to $3,000 to students seeking a professional career in sales. Graduating seniors must submit an application, three letters of recommendation (one from your marketing/DECA teacher) and a short essay. To find out more, visit Sales Professionals at http://www.salesprofessionals-usa.com/Youth_Programs.php or contact Tom Darnell, WMSP, 9418 Highland Place, Arvada, CO 80002.

Students Leaving the State

If you're a Colorado student who wants to attend college in Nebraska, there is a special scholarship just for you. Coloradans for Nebraska offers scholarships for students at Colorado high schools to attend the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and the University of Nebraska at Kearney. A scholarship of $1,500 is awarded based on scholastic achievement, extracurricular activities, school activities, financial need and career goals. For more information and an application, visit Coloradans for Nebraska at http://www.coloradansfornebraska.net/Scholarship.htm.

Did you always want to study overseas? Help make that dream a reality with a $1,000 scholarship from the Denver Council on Foreign Relations for students at a rural Colorado high school. For more information, visit Colorado State University.

Cancer Survivors

Survivors of childhood cancer are eligible for a scholarship through The Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation. Scholarship awards from this nonprofit organization are typically $1,000 or higher to high school graduates of Colorado, Montana, California and Arizona. To find out more about college monies for childhood cancer survivors, visit The Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation at http://www.stmfoundation.org or contact Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation, 1170 E. Long Place, Centennial, CO 80122, Phone: (303) 886-5018, email: fmarchello@earthlink.net.

Horticulture/Landscape Majors

Are you lured by the idea of creating lovely landscapes? If you long to study landscape horticulture, horticulture, plant pathology, turf grass management, landscape architecture/design or botany, you are eligible to apply for the College Undergraduate Scholarship from the Colorado Garden and Home Show. Each year one award is granted to cover the full resident tuition, fees and books for a year at an accredited college in Colorado. To find out more, visit Gardening Colorado at http://gardeningcolorado.com/garden/scholarships or contact Colorado Garden Show, Inc., 959 S. Kipling Parkway, Suite 100, Lakewood, CO 80226, Phone 303-932-8100, Fax 303-932-8101, e-mail: info@gardeningcolorado.com.