Specialized Scholarships

Military Interest Scholarships

Army ROTC – Four Year Scholarships

Deadline: January 10th, 2013

Student must be a U.S. citizen and be between the ages of 17 and 26. Student must have a high school GPA of at least 2.50 and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Score a minimum of 920 on the SAT (math/verbal) or 19 on the ACT (excluding the required writing test scores) and meet physical standards. Agree to accept a commission and serve in the Army on Active Duty or in a Reserve Component (Army Reserve or Army National Guard).


Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation

Deadline: March 1st

The MCSF is an organization founded in 1962 that provides scholarship assistance to the children of Marines, former Marines, and Navy Corpsmen who served with or are currently serving with Marines. The average scholarship amounts to $3,000 per year, with $30,000 in scholarship assistance to every child of a Marine, or of a Navy Corpsman serving with the Marines, whose parent is killed in the Global War on Terror.


2010 Project PAVE Transformations Scholarship

Deadline: Spring 2013, check donor website for more information

Recipients are chosen based on personal achievement and demonstration of resilience over an emotionally, physically, or sexually violent experience. Resilience is defined as the ability to overcome or bounce back from illness, change, or misfortune. The average amount of the scholarship is $2,000 – $4,000. Approximately ten scholarships will be awarded.


Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities, Other Disabilities or Health-Related Issues

American Foundation for the Blind

Deadline: Check donor website for Deadline

(blind or visually impaired)


Optimist International

Deadline: Check donor website for Deadline

(deaf and hard of hearing)


Moving Lives Forward Reintegration Scholarship

Deadline: Eligible candidates can apply October to January of each year

(Schizophrenia, related schizophrenia-spectrum disorders, or bipolar disorder)

The Lilly Reintegration Scholarship is to help people with severe mental illness, offset their tuition, books, and lab fees. The program is designed to help persons with bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia and related schizophrenia-spectrum disorders acquire the educational and Vocational skills needed to reintegrate into society.


Scholarships for Foster or Orphan Youth

The Orphan Foundation of America Senior Year Scholarship

Deadline: Available January 1st to March 31st, 2013

OFA proudly administers a variety of sponsored scholarships — including the Casey Family Scholars Program, OFA sponsored scholarship program, Education and training voucher (ETV) program and the NC Reach.


Education Training Voucher Programs for Foster Youth

The Education and Training Vouchers (ETV) Program assists eligible foster care and adopted youth with post-secondary education and training expenses. It is designed to help youth aging out of foster care make the transition to self-sufficiency by helping them receive the education, training and services necessary to obtain employment. The program provides eligible youth with funding assistance in the form of vouchers for of up to $5,000 per year per youth.


Helen M. McLoraine for Foster Care & Emancipating Youth Scholarship

Deadline: Various deadlines

Scholarships for individuals who have been in the Colorado foster care system for a minimum of 24 months between the ages of 13 and 18 who would are planning to attend or are attending a trade or vocational school, community college, or four-year institution. This program is for youth in the Colorado foster care system or youth that have emancipated. The 2012 application will be posted here in February.


Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Scholarship Resources

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) Scholarship Resources include (website is a scholarship database):

  • Scholarships for self-identifed gays /lesbians
  • Scholarships for community service to glbt service organizations
  • Scholarships for the study of glbt culture
  • Scholarships for the children of glbt parents


Alexander Foundation

Deadline: Mid April

Applicants must be gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered, reside in Colorado and be accepted or enrolled in an accredited Colorado institution of higher education. Applicants may apply as often as they wish, however a cumulative maximum award limit of $9,000 will be enforced.