High School Scholarships

Denver Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: April 1st

DSF offers need-based scholarships to qualifying graduates of Denver Public Schools. The scholarship, which can be as much as $5,000 a year, can be used at 39 postsecondary institutions in Colorado, including technical and community colleges, state colleges and universities, and private institutions. The scholarship is renewable for up to five years depending on the type of college you attend.


Restoration Logistics

Deadline: December 1st

DRI has created a scholarship that is open to any child or grandchild of an active Colorado fire fighter or support personnel. This scholarship is intended to reward students for exceptional achievement, above and beyond their peers.


Greenhouse Scholars

Deadline: January 1st

To be considered eligible for our program, you must be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution, minimum 3.5 GPA, must demonstrate strong commitment to the community, ability to persevere through difficult circumstances, possess excellent leadership skills and financial need. Student must also demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000).


Sachs Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: January 1st and March 1st

Applicants must be a member of the Black/African-American race and must be a full time Colorado resident for a minimum of five years. Applications are only accepted from current high school seniors. Average undergraduate grant is normally $5,000 a year.


Ace Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: Opens December 2012

Must be a high school graduate/equivalent or will graduate before August 31, 2012. Student must be a U.S. Citizen or citizen of a recognized U.S. territory and must be accepted to an accredited post K-12 institution of higher learning prior to the scholarship selection date.


Gates Millennium

Deadline: January 11th

Applicants are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American and have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an un-weighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED. Application and other requirements are available at their website.


Jackie Robinson

Deadline: Opens October 15th and closes March 30th, 2013 at 5 PM (EST)

Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice.


National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Scholarships

Deadline: Opens January 1st and closes March 1st

There are five different scholarships offered to African American females. Requirements range from writing an essay to having a grade point average of 3.0.


Ron Brown Scholar Program

Deadline: November 1st or January 9th

The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. Award amounts are $10,000 annually for four years.


Presidents Leadership Program – Colorado State University

To apply, students must be high school seniors identified as finalists for one of the following scholarships: Anschutz, Boettcher, Daniels, Monfort, Puksta, National Achievement, National Hispanic Recognition, or National Merit.Additional requirements include significant participation in high school leadership and service activities, and a commitment to leadership, service, and scholarship in college. Final selection will be based upon receiving one of the aforementioned scholarships. Admission to the program will be on a rolling basis until the five PLP Scholars are selected and confirmed. As such, you are encouraged to complete your application as soon as possible.


Daniels Fund

Deadline: November 30th

The Daniels Fund Scholarship Program consists of the Daniels Scholarship, for graduating high school seniors, and the Daniels Opportunity Scholarship, for nontraditional students.


Colorado Council Volunteerism & Community Service Scholarship

Deadline: January 30th

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior and must be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of Colorado for his/her final- two years of high school. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at a Colorado Council member institution within six months of graduating from high school. The applicant must also demonstrate significant experience in volunteerism/community service and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale.

Scholarship amount of $1,250.


Colorado Educational Services and Development Association (CESDA)

Deadline: March 1st

Applicant must be a first generation student, or member of an underrepresented ethnic or racial minority, and/or show financial need, have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.80 on a scale of 4.00, a resident of the State of Colorado and graduate high school Spring 2014. Student must enroll at least part time at a 2 or 4- year non-profit Colorado college. Applicant will be selected by, but not limited to, the following criteria: leadership and community service particularly within minority communities, past academic performance, personal and professional accomplishments, personal attributes, special abilities, academic goals, and financial need. 5 scholarships will be awarded and 1 scholarship for undocumented students.


Boettcher Scholarship

Deadline: November 1st of your Senior year

Rank in the top five percent of their graduating class or the top two students in classes under 40 students. Score 1200 or higher on the SAT reading and math sections combine or 27 or higher on the ACT. Colorado Resident, U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States and High School Senior. Scholarship amount ranges from $50,000 – $160,000.