Keeping the Dream Alive

Scholarships

Funding Your Education

Scholarships Available

Keeping The Dream Alive committee believes that all students have the right to attend college regardless of their immigration status. We have created this scholarship from local and national scholarship listings to assist Colorado high school students and college students  help pay for college.

Scholarships are organized by month in alphabetical order. You will see a Colorado symbol next to local Colorado scholarships; we encourage our Colorado students to apply to local scholarships first and then the national scholarships as they may have a greater competitive edge over other applicants. In addition, we encourage students to apply to the institutional funds of their most desired post-secondary institution.

To our students: We hope that with this guide you will be one step closer to achieving your educational dreams. If you find a local/national scholarship open to our Colorado DREAMers that is not  currently  listed, please let us know. If you are planning to enroll out-state, please visit the following scholarship links for more out-state resources.

We came to America, either ourselves or in the persons of our ancestors, to better the ideals of men, to make them see finer things than they had seen before, to get rid of the things that divide and to make sure of the things that unite.
— Woodrow Wilson

The Keeping the Dream Alive Scholarship

Check back soon for details!!


LINKS TO SCHOLARSHIPS

January 2018

AWM Essay Contest (January 31, 2018 award not specified) https://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/programs/essay-contest/contest-rule

  • This essay contest is open to students in the following categories: (Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 and Undergraduate)
  • Your essay should be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical career. The submission must be in essay form, not just a transcript of your interview. The essay should be approximately 500 to 1000 words in length.

Colorado Educational Services and Development Association (CESDA) (January1, 2018 $1,000) http://www.cesda.org/

  • First generation or member of an underrepresented ethnic or racial minority and/or show financial need
  • Must reside in Colorado and graduate from a Colorado High School with 2.8 GPA or higher
  • Must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 years Colorado institution with a minimum of 6 credit hours

Coffee for Less Scholarship- HIT THE BOOKS - Book scholarship (January 31st and September 30th $500) http://www.coffeeforless.com/scholarship/#

  • Students aged 18-25 and enrolled in an accredited college or university   
  • Candidates will have the opportunity to compete once in January and again in September for the scholarship, but will only be eligible to win the scholarship once.                

Candidates should submit an essay of no more than 500 words on the subjects of the importance of education in their lives and how the scholarship money will assist the students’ goals. Bonus points will be awarded to those students who find a creative way to include their passion for coffee within their essay without losing sight of the primary topic.

Es El Momento: Beca Univisión (January 2018 $5,000) https://forms2.hsf.net/view.php?id=14119

  • Must be a first generation Latino college student (neither parent attended college in the U.S.) 
  • Must be a high school student, community college transfer student, or a current college student.           
  • Must have a history of extracurricular activity.
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Microsoft Diversity Scholarship (January 26, 2018 award not specified) https://careers.microsoft.com/students/scholarships

  • Attend a 4-year university in United States, Canada, or Mexico.
  • Completing an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics and demonstrate an interest in computer science. 
  • Because the scholarship is merit based. 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Point Foundation (LGBT/LGBT Ally) (January 30, 2018 $ award not specified) https://pointfoundation.org/point-apply/apply-now/

  • History of leadership and/or ally-ship in issues that affect the LGBT/ Queer community. 
  • Must plan to continue this leadership in the future. 
  • Must be enrolled or intending to enroll at an accredited college or university based in the United States, 
  • including Hawaii and Alaska, in the fall of 2018
  • No specific GPA but seeking candidates with high academic performance.    

Free port- McMoRan (January 15, 2018 award not specified) http://www.freeportinmycommunity.com/employees/-scholarship-programs

  • Citizen of the United States, Indonesia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chile, Peru, Canada, 
  • Mexico or Australia.
  • Minimum 2.7 overall GPA and in good standing 
  • Full-time undergraduate enrollment as a sophomore, junior or senior majoring in STEAM program
  • Attend one of the following institution (Colorado School of Mines

RTDNA- Carole Simpson (January 2018 $2,000) http://www.rtdna.org/content/carole_simpson_scholarship#.VAN91kj6IeU

  • Must be a fully enrolled college sophomore or higher to receive scholarship.
  • May be enrolled in any major so long as your intent is a career in electronic journalism
  • Must apply for only one scholarship.

RTDNA - Ed Bradley (January 2018 $10,000) http://rtdna.org/content/ed_bradley_scholarship#.VAN9Ykj6IeU

  • Must be a fully enrolled college sophomore or higher to receive scholarship.
  • May be enrolled in any major so long as your intent is a career in electronic journalism
  • Must apply for only one scholarship.

RTDNA - Lou & Carole Prato Sports Reporting (January 2018 $1,000) http://www.rtdna.org/content/lou_carole_prato_sports_reporting_scholarship#.VAN-iEj6IeU

  • Must be a fully enrolled college sophomore or higher to receive scholarship.
  • May be enrolled in any major so long as your intent is a career in electronic journalism
  • Must apply for only one scholarship.

RTDNA - Mike Reynolds Journalism (January 2018 $1,000) http://rtdna.org/content/mike_reynolds_journalism_scholarship#.VAN_AUj6IeU

  • Must be a fully enrolled college sophomore or higher to receive scholarship.
  • May be enrolled in any major so long as your intent is a career in electronic journalism
  • Must apply for only one scholarship.

RTDNA - Presidents (January 2018 $1,000) http://rtdna.org/content/presidents_scholarship#.VAN-QUj6IeU

  • Must be a fully enrolled college sophomore or higher to receive scholarship.
  • May be enrolled in any major so long as your intent is a career in electronic journalism
  • Must apply for only one scholarship.

The Google Lime Scholarship (January $5,000 - $10,000) https://edu.google.com/scholarships/the-google-lime-scholarship/

  • Have, or consider themselves to have a visible or invisible disability
  • Be an undergraduate, graduate or PhD student currently enrolled at a university in the U.S. or Canada (freshmen/first years and international students studying in the U.S. or Canada are eligible to apply)
  • STEAM field

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations (January 31, 2018 $1,000) http://www.princeton.edu/pprize/application/

  • Must be enrolled in grades 9-12. 
  • All applicants must arrange to have a supporter fill in and submit this form. The supporter must be a teacher, adviser, community or religious leader, or other responsible individual—not related to the candidate—who knows about the candidate's participation in the activity described in the application.  

February 2018

Chin: Shui Kuen and Allen Chin (February 24, 2018 $1,000) http://asianpacificfund.org/what-we-do/scholarships/apply-for-scholarship/#hsiao

  • Incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate at a four-year college or university. 
  • Student or parent currently/formerly employed at an Asian owned or Asian cuisine restaurant. 
  • Community advocacy and social justice work on behalf of Asian American, immigrant, gay and lesbian and/or other progressive causes. 
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0. Financial need. No citizenship status requirement

EDSA Minority (February 1, 2018 $5,000) Please search by scholarship name!!! https://lafoundation.org/scholarship/leadership-in-landscape/awards-available/edsa-scholarship/

  • Eligible candidates are in their final two years of undergraduate study or pursuing a graduate degree in Landscape Architecture.

Frank Kazmierczak Memorial Migrant (February 2018 $501 - $1000) https://migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/index.htm

  • Child of a migrant worker or a migrant worker (priority will be given to those with mobility in the last 3 years)
  • Teaching as a career goal. Scholastic achievement. Financial need
  • Humanities & Social Sciences field of study

Joe Francoman (February 1, 2018 $5,000)  https://www.juniorachievement.org/web/ja-usa/joe-francomano-scholarship

  • High school senior who will graduate before June 30 of the current school year.
  • Must be qualified, upon graduation, to enroll at an accredited four-year college or university.
  • Must have completed JA Company Program®, JA Banks in Action®, JA Be Entrepreneurial®, JA Business Ethics®, JA Careers with a Purpose®, JA Exploring Economics®, JA Personal Finance®, JA Success Skills®, JA Titan® or JA Economics®.]
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Must ensure that the application, accompanied by the required supporting documents, be postmarked on or before February 1.
  • Must exemplify academic achievement, leadership skills, and college and career potential.
  • Must write a one-page essay.
  • Must list family income as shown on IRS tax forms. 
  • Must re-qualify each year.

Optimist International Essay Contest (February 28, 2018 $2,500) http://www.optimist.org/e/member/scholarships3.cfm

  • Topic for the 2017-18 School Year is: "Can Society Function without Respect?"
  • Under the age of 18 years of age as of September 30th of the contest school year and attending school in the US, Canada or the Caribbean.

Que Llueva Café (Last Saturday in February 2018 $500) http://www.ca-core.org/que_llueva_cafe_scholarship_program

  • Must be of Chicano/Latino descent
  • Must be an undocumented student, defined as someone who was born outside of the U.S. and lives here without legal permission of the federal government
  • Must be or will be a high school or GED graduate who will enroll for the first time in an accredited college or university in the U.S. or Puerto Rico for the 2017-18 academic year.

The Vegetarian Resource Group (February 20, 2018 $5,000 - $10,000)http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm

  • Graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities.
  • Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs.

March 2018

Barbara Wiedner and Dorothy Vandercook Peace (March 1, 2018 $250- 500) http://www.peacescholarships.org

  • Must be a high school senior or college freshman
  • Provide evidence of Leadership and/or initiative in activities or in organization

General Board of Higher Education & Ministry Scholarships (March 7, 2018 $2,500) http://www.gbhem.org/loans-and-scholarships/scholarships

  • Must be an ACTIVE, full member of The United Methodist Church for at least ONE year. Membership is determined by the date the applicant was confirmed and took membership vows with a United Methodist church. (Members of other Methodist denominations are not eligible.) 
  • Must be pursuing a degree program at ANY accredited institution within the U.S. 
  • High school students may apply IF they will be college students in the fall term 
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale 
  • Applicants are required to be full-time students according to their school’s standards for the program for which they are enrolled.
  • International applicants are eligible to apply IF: they are a member of The United Methodist Church (Central Conference or within the United States) for at least 3 years prior to application; AND they will be enrolled in a United Methodist related institution WITHIN the United States during the term they are applying. 

Great Clips Cosmetology Scholarship (March 31, 2018 $250-$1,500) https://www.applytracking.com/optin.aspx?c=WkoQv7VNTfIQs7AOTbwrBbPPtNAExEi2

  • Scholarships are available for current cosmetology school students and those interested in pursuing a career in cosmetology or barbering.

Hub-Shout Internet Marketing Scholarship (March 1st /November 1, 2017 $1,000) http://hubshout.com/?p=scholarship#apply

  • Must have completed at least one year of post-secondary education and have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Scholarship will be awarded to two qualified applicants who can best demonstrate a passion for online marketing

Humane Education Network: A Voice for Animals Contest (Early March 2018 $150-$750) http://www.hennet.org/contest.ph

  • Humanities & Social Sciences field of study
  • Participants must currently be attending middle or high school, or be home-schooled and less than 19 years of age on the date the contest opens for entries. No exceptions!

Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for Racial Ethnic Minority Students (March 15, 2018 $2,500) http://www.umcom.org/about/leonard-m-perryman-scholarship

  • Humanities field of study
  • Pursuing a career in religion journalism through study at an accredited U.S. college or university

Orphan Foundation of America Casey Family Scholar (March 31, 2018 $2,500- $5,000) http://www.fc2success.org/our-programs/information-for-students/

  • Have been in public or private foster care for the 12 consecutive months leading up to and including their 18th birthday; OR have been adopted or placed into legal guardianship after their 16th birthday; OR have been orphaned for at least one year at the time of their 18th birthday and not subsequently adopted
  • Be under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they apply if they have not previously received scholarship funding from Foster Care to Success
  • Have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States.  U.S. citizenship is not required.
  • Have been accepted into or expect to be accepted into an accredited, Pell-eligible college or other postsecondary school
  • NOTE: This is an undergraduate scholarship only.

Perryman Scholarship Committee United Methodist Communications (March 15, 2018 $2,500) www.umcom.org

  • Award is only for students majoring in Journalism or Mass Communications.
  • Open to United Methodist ethnic college students with either Junior or Senior status
  • Community college students that will transfer to a university as Juniors or Seniors are eligible

Plumbers Stock Student Scholarship Contest (March 31, 2018 $500-$2,000) https://www.plumbersstock.com/about/scholarship.html

  • For eligibility, you must be enrolled at a participating school for higher learning (if your school is not participating, please urge them to and contact us about it). The program is designed with the intent that all participants can their job placement prospects. To apply for the scholarship, please follow these steps:
  • Create a "how-to-guide" video for home improvement novices demonstrating your skill in plumbing, HVAC, or irrigation. Examples: "How to Replace a Toilet", "How to Fix a Leaky Faucet", "How to Diagnose Water Heater Issues", etc.
  • Follow the guidelines below to publish your video.
  • Complete the submission form so that we are notified of your participation.

Puksta Foundation- (University of Denver (DU), University of Colorado Denver/Boulder, Metropolitan State University and Colorado State University (March 2018 award varies between schools) http://pukstafoundation.org/puksta-schools

  • Incoming first-year students who are Colorado residents—as defined by having graduated a Colorado high school
  • Financial need—can apply for the Puksta Scholars Program after receiving their letter of acceptance from (University of Denver (DU), University of Colorado Denver/Boulder, Metropolitan State University and Colorado State University 

Richard L Taylor Flight Training (Last Friday in March 2018 $1,500) http://www.nata.aero/Scholarships/Richard-L002E-Taylor-Flight-Training-Scholarship.aspx

  • Enrolled in an accredited college/university.
  • Be enrolled in a flight program through the college/university with aspirations to become a professional pilot (general or commercial aviation).
  • Have a private pilot's license - a copy must be included in application the packet.
  • Have a GPA of 3.0 or greater. (Applicant must submit an official transcript)
  • If applying as an incoming freshman:
  • Provide an official high school transcript
  • Provide the acceptance letter from the college/university at which the applicant will be attending
  • Submit an essay about aviation, your goals and dreams and why you should receive this scholarship.
  • Complete the official application.

Ruben Salazar Fund (March 30, 2018 $2,000 Please search by scholarship name) https://www.mycollegeoptions.org/5050/scholarship-detail.aspx

  • Humanities & Social Sciences field of study
  • Must demonstrate a sincere desire to pursue a career in the field of journalism.

SEG Scholarship (March1, 2018 $500 - $14,000) http://seg.org/Scholarships

  • Attending high school and planning to enter college next fall
  • An undergraduate college student whose grades are above average
  • Intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics or a closely related field, such as geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences (STEAM)

THE DREAM.US NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP (March 2018 $10,000+)

  • Please visit each Colorado institution for application deadline details CCD/Metro/CSU
  • Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday
  • Be a first time college student applying to an associates or bachelor’s degree program at one of our partner colleges.
  • Are eligible for in-state tuition at the Partner College you want to attend; Have a GPA of 2.5 or greater (or equivalent GED score). 
  • DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval.

April 2018

Dave Sanders (April 1, 2017) http://www.F12edfoundation.org/davesandersscholarship.ht

  • Preference to Columbine High School students but all can apply
  • Must be admitted to any 2 or 4 year university with the intention of seeking a 2 or 4 year technology related degree (note – may apply for scholarship before admission finalized)

Davis Putter Scholarship Fund (April1, 2018 $10,000+) http://www.davisputter.org/

  • The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice.
  • Need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level and who are active in the progressive movement. 

Denny’s Hungry for Education Scholarship (April 30, 2018 $1,000.00) https://www.chcinextopp.net/opportunity_details?opportunityID=864#.WcWl7fOGPc

  • 300 word essay for high school student, 500 words essay for college students on how Denny’s can impact childhood hunger in their communities. 
  • Must be enrolled full time in an accredited educational institution in the US
  • 2.0 minimum GPA

Diversity Jobs Scholarship (April 30, 2018 $3,000) http://streetsmart.diversityjobs.com/scholarship-application/   

  • School you are attending must be on the list, (ACC, FRCC, CU Denver): 
  • Be a full-time student when applying for the scholarship.
  • Like us on Facebook and complete the scholarship application. 

Gloria and Joseph Mattera National Scholarship Fund for Migrant Children (April 1 $150-500) http://www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/mattera.htm

  • Recent history of movement for agricultural employment - priority will be given to currently interstate migrant youth
  • Scholastic potential and Financial need
  • Enrolled in or accepted at an accredited public or private college, technical, vocational school, or a dropout or a potential dropout from high school who shows promise of ability to continue schooling

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities April and May (HACU) http://www.hacu.net/hacu/Scholarships.as

  • Must demonstrate financial need (typically determined by FAFSA)
  • Must meet specific criteria for each scholarship
  • Must attend a HACU-member college or universities in the U.S. or Puerto Rico at the time applications are completed and scholarship awards are made.

Hispanic Engineers National Achievement Awards (April 30, 2018 $500- 10,000) http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/college/henaac-scholarship-application-guidelines

  • Applicants must demonstrate leadership through academic achievements and campus/community activities
  • Applicants must be Science, Technology, Engineering or Math related majors (STEAM)
  •  Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Recipients must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program for the preceding fall semester, at an accredited 2-yr or 4-yr college/university in the U.S. or its territories.
  • Applicants must be of Hispanic origin and/or must significantly participate in and promote organizations and activities in the Hispanic community

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (April 26, 2017 $500 to $5,000) www.hsf.ne

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage
  • 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students
  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)
  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)

Jean DeGrace Crandall Memorial Scholarship Fund (April 1, 2018 $1,000) http://www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/crandall.ht

  • Assistance to a migrant farmworker or child of a migrant farmworker from Mexico with a history of migration to Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, or Westchester Counties in New York State.
  • Though not required, but because of Jean’s personal interests, preference will be given to a student with a demonstrated interest in traditional Mexican art and culture.

Just Jobs Scholarship (April 2018 $3,000) http://academy.justjobs.com/scholarship-application/

  • Be enrolled in AND currently attending a school that has registered for Just Jobs scholarship program.  Check our registered schools list.
  • Be a full-time student when applying for the scholarship.
  • Like us on Facebook and complete the scholarship application.

LatPro Scholarship Program (April 30, 2018 $2,501 - $5,000) http://learn.latpro.com/scholarship/

  • Enrolled in a school that has registered for LatProís scholarship program
  • Be a full-time student when applying for the scholarship
  • Like us on Facebook and Complete the scholarship application

The Fountainhead Essay Contest (April 26, 2018 $50-10,000) http://essaycontest.aynrandnovels.com/TheFountainhead.aspx?theme=blue

  • Entrant must be in the 11th or 12th grade anywhere in the world

The Mikkelson Foundation Student Scholarship Program (April 14, 2018 $3,000) http://mikkelsonfoundation.org/students.html

  • Colorado graduate going for engineering, mathematics, or science. At a four year college or university. 
  • Cumulative SAT of at least 1800 or composite ACT of at least 28
  • 3.7 GPA

May 2018

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest (The Ayn Rand Institute, May 15, 2017 $50-$20,000) https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#atlasshrugged-1

  • Undocumented students are encouraged to apply

1800wheelchair.com Scholarship (Postmarked by May1, 2018 $500) http://www.1800wheelchair.com/scholarship/

  • Must be enrolled at the undergraduate level or final year of high school
  • Must be 16 years or older
  • Must carry a status of “Good Standing” GPA of at least 3.0
  • Must submit Poem and Personal Statement

B. Davis Scholarship (May 22, 2018 $1,000) www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

  • No age restriction
  • Must be a high school junior or senior
  • Must be registered in a post-secondary institution.

Byron Hanke Fellowship (May 1, 2017 $ 2,000- $5,000) http://www.cairf.org/scholarships/hanke.aspx 

  • Must be a graduate student
  • Must be working on topics related to community organizations

Gary Yoshimura Scholarship (May 26, 2018 $2,400) http://prssa.prsa.org/scholarships-and-awards/

  • Pursuing a higher education in the public relations field
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate financial need

John D. Graham Scholarship (May 26 $1,000 - $3,000) http://prssa.prsa.org/scholarships-and-awards/

  • Must be enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies or courses preparing for a career in public relations
  • Entering your senior year of undergraduate studies in fall after the application deadline

Marcia Silverman Minority Student Award (May $2,501 - $5,000) http://prssa.prsa.org/

  • Be enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies or courses preparing for a career in public relations; 
  • Be entering your senior year of undergraduate studies this fall
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Be of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry

Ofield Dukes Multicultural Student Award (May $501 - $1,000) http://prssa.prsa.org/

  • Be enrolled in a journalism program, public relations studies or preparing for a career in public relations
  • Be entering your junior year of undergraduate studies this fall 
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrate the commitment to service and social responsibility that Ofield Dukes Personified 
  • Be of African-American/Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander Ancestor

PRSA Diversity Multicultural Scholarship (May $1,001 - $1,500) http://prssa.prsa.org/

  • You must be registered as a full-time undergraduate student at an accredited four-year college or university
  • Membership in the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is preferred, but is not a requirement 
  • A major or minor in public relations is also preferred
  • A student who attends a school that does not offer a public relations degree or program must be enrolled in a communications degree program (e.g., journalism or mass communications)
  • You must be of African-American/ Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, Native American, Alaskan Native or Pacific Islander ancestry
  • You must have attained, by fall 2017, at least junior status and have at most one full term remaining
  • You also must have earned and maintained a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 point scale in all courses

Radio Television digital News Association (January 15, 2018 Award varies) http://www.rtdna.org/content/scholarships

  • Scholarships are open to undergraduate students pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism
  • Winners must be officially enrolled, full-time sophomores, juniors or seniors in good standing when scholarships are awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year

Robin M. Urbanski Memorial Scholarship (May $501 - $1,000) http://prssa.prsa.org/

  • Must be entering his/her junior or senior year in college in fall 2017
  • Must be a major in public relations, journals, or a related field
  • Must possess a minimum overall GPA 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must be attending a four year accredited institution
  • Must be in good standing as a member of a PRSSA Chapter

Ron Culp Scholarship (May $501 - $1,000) http://prssa.prsa.org/

  • Must be entering his or her senior year in college in Fall 2017
  • Must be a major in public relations, journalism, or related fields
  • Must be attending a four year accredited institution
  • Must be in good standing as a member of a PRSSA Chapter

Snow, Carpio & Weekley, PLC Education (May $1,001 - $2,500) http://workinjuryaz.com/phoenix-workers-compensation-lawyers/#dreamers

  • Must Be a DREAMer
  • Must plan to attend college by fall semester 2017
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrate both Merit and their need for the scholarship

Stephen D. Pisinski Memorial Scholarship (May $1,001 - $1,500) http://prssa.prsa.org/

  • Be a journalism, communications or public relations major
  • Be in your junior or senior year of college
  • Have at least a 3.3 overall grade point average on a 4.0 scale
  • Be a PRSSA member

SALEF Fulfilling Our Dreams Scholarship Fund Salvadoran American Leadership and Educational Fund (Late June and Early July $500-$2,500) http://www.salef.org/#!__programs

  • Must be of Central American or other Latino ethnicity 
  • Must demonstrate proven financial need.
  • Must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must demonstrate a history of community involvement
  • Must meet specific criteria for each scholarship.

The Byron Hanke Fellowship (May 1, 2018 $2,000-4,000) https://foundation.caionline.org/scholarships/hanke/

  • Must be enroll in an accredited master's, doctoral or law program in the US or Canada
  • Studies must relate to community associations generally and to the topic of the candidate's proposed community associations research project.

The Kit Faragher Memorial Scholarship (May 2018 $5,000) http://www.kitfaragherfoundation.org/Scholarship.html

  • Submit official transcripts and personal assessment of accomplishments to the Kit Faragher Foundation at the end of the semester
    The foundation must be permitted to release, print or use their name, photo and biographical information to the press
    Have a minimum GPA of 2.5

Triple- Impact Competitor Scholarship-Positive Coaching Alliance (May 31, 2018 $1,501 - $2,500) http://www.positivecoach.org/awards-programs/triple-impact-competitor-scholarships/

  • Current High School Junior (class of 2019) 

June 2018

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship (June14, 2018 $1,000) http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.php

  • High school Juniors, Seniors and college student

Aorn Foundation Academic Scholarships (June 2018 award not specified)  http://www.aorn.org/aorn-foundation/scholarships-available

  • Nursing students (applicant must be in an accredited program leading to initial licensure as an RN), baccalaureate, master, and doctoral candidates with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
  • International students are welcome to apply

Berrien Fragos Thorn Arts Scholarship (June 1, 2018 and November 1st, 2017 $500.00-$2,500.00) http://migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/thorn.htm

  • A budget or documentation of expenses must be submitted with the application. Money may be used for workshops, materials, and study with a mentor, course enrollment, mileage, lost wages, etc.
  • A portfolio or samples of work are required, i.e. photos, tapes, video, etc.
  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Applicant need not be enrolled in school
  • Because there is no essay required, the Letter of Recommendation is very important and should address the quality of both the applicant and the intended project.
  • A history of movement to obtain work in agriculture is REQUIRED

Collegiate Inventors Competition (June 2018 award not specified) http://collegiateinventors.org/   

  • Your student information
  • An essay including a brief description or abstract of your invention
  • A letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor
  • A literature/patent search and summary
  • Any relevant supporting or supplemental materials you wish to submit (examples: charts, graphs, CDs or DVDs, slides, samples, etc.)

Jimmy A. Young Memorial Education Recognition Award (June16, 2018 $1,000) https://www.mycollegeoptions.org/3017/scholarship-detail.aspx

  • Must provide verification of enrollment in an accredited respiratory care training program.
  • Must provide official transcript verifying a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent.
  • An original referenced paper on some aspect of respiratory care. The paper should include a cover page giving only the title of the paper. The paper should be devoid of any information such as the applicant's name, address, or school that could provide a bias in the evaluation.
  • Must provide letters of recommendation from the program director or other senior faculty member and from the medical director or other physician instructor attesting to: a) approval of candidate's paper, b) candidate's worthiness for the award, and c) candidate's potential for a career in the profession of respiratory care.

Lawrence G. Foster Award (June 9, 2018 $1,500) http://prssa.prsa.org/

  • Public Relations All PRSSA members are welcome to apply

Mapes Law Office Scholarship (June 1, 2018 $1,000) http://mapesbankruptcyattorneys.com/mapes-law-offices-scholarship/

  • U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent resident status not required
  • Evidence that you are currently attending college or college acceptance letter
  • Financial need

Mark Beaumont Scholarship Fund (June 2,500)

  • Must be a full-time undergraduate student starting their second year or a graduate student attending an accredited college or university in the United States during the 2017-18 academic school year.
  • Any field and GPA: 3.3 minimum on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicants do not need to be a US citizen or permanent resident to apply 
  • In compliance with federal law, any non-U.S. citizen who receives a scholarship must not be listed on a published "Specifically Designated Nationals" terrorism watch list.
  • Family members of AIAS Foundation board and staff and individual major donors of the Foundation (defined as contributors of at least $1000 in donation) are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible to apply.

Momeni Foundation Financial Assistance Scholarship (June $250-500) http://www.momenifoundation.org/FAS.htm

  • This scholarship is for graduating high school seniors and current college students who are of Iranian descent 
  • To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA. Scholarships are available regardless of citizenship or country of residency
  • All students at undergraduate, graduate, or PhD levels may apply
  • Students planning to attend or attending universities in Iran are encouraged to apply for these scholarships

Morton B. Duggan, Jr. Memorial Education Recognition Award (June $1,000) https://www.mycollegeoptions.org/3017/scholarship-detail.aspx

  • Must provide verification of enrollment in an accredited respiratory care training program.
  • Must provide official transcript verifying a GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent.
  • An original referenced paper on some aspect of respiratory care. The paper should include a cover page giving only the title of the paper. The paper should be devoid of any information such as the applicant's name, address, or school that could provide a bias in the evaluation.
  • Must provide letters of recommendation from the program director or other senior faculty member and from the medical director or other physician instructor attesting to: a) approval of candidate's paper, b) candidate's worthiness for the award, and c) candidate's potential for a career in the profession of respiratory care.

Navigate Your Future Scholarship (June $2,500) http://www.nata.aero/Scholarships/Navigate-Your-Future-Scholarship.aspx

  • Be a senior in high school planning a career in the general aviation field.
  • Be enrolled or accepted into an aviation-related program at an accredited college or university.
  • Submit the letter of acceptance from the college or university.
  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in general aviation

SHPE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (June $2,501 - $5,000) http://shpe.org/scholarship

  • SHPE members who demonstrate significant motivation and aptitude for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are encouraged to apply.

TED ROLLINS ECO SCHOLARSHIP June 15th 2018 $1,000 http://www.tedrollinsecoscholars.com/apply-now/

  • High school seniors and college undergraduate students; Major (or plans to major) in a field related to sustainability; Must plan to take at least 10 credit hours during the spring 2017 semester.

William W. Burgin Jr. MD Education Recognition Award (June $2,500)

  • A brief Personal Statement (not to exceed 500 words) describing some of the ways that you provide service and/or leadership in the fight against HIV/AIDS and how your studies, career plans, or public service will contribute to the fight against HIV/AIDS.
  • A written Essay, not to exceed 1,500 words, in which you reflect on the ways in which your life has been impacted by HIV/AIDS;
  • Explore and describe the ways in which you are providing public service or leadership that makes a difference in the lives of people with HIV/AIDS, or people at risk; and
  • Detail how the scholarship will help you in your career path and how that career will allow you to continue to fight HIV/AIDS in a way that makes a difference.
  • At least one written Letter of Recommendation from a teacher, program coordinator, supervisor/ally/community leader or other adult who is directly involved in your HIV/AIDS-related service, leadership, or field of study.
  • A Transcript from current high school or college that demonstrates a minimum 2.5 GPA overall, or in the immediate past two semesters or three trimesters

Women in Aerospace Foundation (June 21, 2018 $2,000) http://www.womeninaerospace.org/forms/foundation/scholarship_app.pd

  • Minimum college grade point average (GPA) of not less than the equivalent of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale  
  • Must have completed at least two and a half academic years of full-time college work at the time of application, and must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories, working towards a bachelor’s degree, and plan to continue to be enrolled in the subsequent academic year 
  • Interested in pursuing a career in the aerospace field 
  • Entering junior or senior year in the 2017-2018 academic year 
  • Must be female, of any citizenship or nationality

July 2018

From Failure to Promise July 1st Place- $1,500 2nd Place- $1000, 3rd Place- $500 http://www.fromfailuretopromise.com/essay-scholarship-contest--html

  • Contestants must be high school senior, undergraduates and Graduate level college students with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, pursuing or planning to pursue a degree at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada.
  • Have read the book “From Failure to Promise: 360 Degree”

Joshua Gomes Memorial Scholarship Fund (July 15, 2018 $1,000) http://joshuagomes.org/scholarship/

  • Applicant must be HIV positive or have AIDS
  • Applicant must be accepted into or enrolled in a US college, university, institute or technical college
  • Applicant must be accepted into or enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate study
  • Previous applicants and recipients are encouraged to reapply each year

MIGRANT FARMWORKER BACCALAUREATE SCHOLARSHIP (July 1st $20,000+) http://migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/mfb.htm

  • Recent history of movement for agricultural employment Recent history of movement for agricultural employment
  • Financial need 
  • Successful completion of at least one year at an accredited post-secondary institution

My Rights Immigration Law Firm July 31st $1,000-3,000  http://myrightsimmigration.com/daca-scholarship/

  • Open to persons holding currently valid status as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals 
  • Who are at least (18) years of age or older as of the date of entry. 
  • Must be enrolled at a college or university or trade school. Contact: myrightslawfirm@gmail.com

Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest July 31st $1,500 http://www.chegg.com/scholarships/platt-family-scholarship-prize-essay-contest/?zinch=1

  • The scholarship essay contest is designed for students who are full time, undergraduate students in an American college or university during the spring semester of the current year. 
  • Must submit an essay on a sponsor-determined topic that is related to Abraham Lincoln. Selection is based on the overall strength of the essay.
  • American citizenship is not required.

August 2018

Modern Abstract Décor Scholarship August 31st $1,000  http://www.modernabstractdecor.com/art-student-scholarship

  • For any graduating seniors looking to enroll in an arts program, as well as any students currently enrolled (full-time or part-time) in an arts program at a college, trade school or university in the United States of America.
  • Must describe in ~500-1000 words your unique plan to turn your artistic passion into a profitable business. Fill out application and notify Modern Abstract Decor of your submission. 
  • Post your plan to a website or blog.

September 2018

Evans Scholars Foundation (September 30, 2018 award Not Specified) http://www.wgaesf.org/site/c.dwJTKiO0JgI8G/b.6086583/k.499/Application_Process.htm

  • Strong caddie record: Applicants must have caddied, successfully and regularly, for a minimum of two years and are expected to caddie at their sponsoring club the year they apply for the scholarship.
  • Excellent academics: Applicants must have completed their junior year of high school with above a B average in college preparatory courses and are required to take the ACT.
  • Demonstrated financial need: Applicants must clearly have a need for financial assistance.  
  • Outstanding character: Applicants must be outstanding in character, integrity and leadership.

Golden Door Scholars (Application will be considered on a rolling basis September 30, October 25, 2017) https://www.goldendoorscholars.org/

  • Applicants must be eligible for TPS/DACA student. 
  • Students may be high school or recent graduates.

LA UNIDAD LATINA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP (September 1st $501 - $1,000) http://www.lulf.org/

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.80 out of a 4.0 GPA scale. 

The American Dental Association Foundation: Dental Student Scholarship Program and Underrepresented Minority Dental Student Scholarship Program http://www.adafoundation.org/en/how-to-apply/education Award: Varies depending on scholarship; please visit website for details. Deadline: Varies depending on scholarship; please visit website for details. Requirements: o Must be second year dental student at the time of application and currently attending or enrolled at a dental school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation. o Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.


October 2018

AES Engineering Solutions (October 6th, 2017 $500.00) http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.ht

  • Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility.
  • You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
  • Submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
  • Include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest (October $1, 2017 $500 - $2,000) https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests#overview

  • The contest is open to students worldwide, except where void or prohibited by law. Entrant must be a 12th Grader, College Undergraduate or Graduate Student.

Fredrikson & Byron Foundation Minority Scholarship Program Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. 200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN 55402-1425 http://www.fredlaw.com/our_firm/diversity/minority_scholarship/ cokerson@fredlaw.com Award: $15,000 Deadline: Please visit website in or after October 2016 for 2017-18 application details. Requirements: o Must be a minority first-year law student.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation- UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP (October 24, 2017 $10,000+) http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/undergraduate-transfer/how-to-apply/

  • Be current student at an accredited U.S. community college or two-year institution with sophomore status by January 1 2018, or a recent graduate (since spring 2013). Plan to enroll full time in a baccalaureate program at an accredited college or university in fall 2018. 
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 3.5 or better on a scale of 4.0 (or equivalent). 
  • Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. 
  • Have not previously enrolled at or attended a four-year institution.

La Unidad Latina Foundation, Inc. 132 East 43rd Street, #358 New York, NY 10017 http://www.lulf.org/apply/ Award: $500 - $1,000 Deadline: Please visit website in September; deadline typically in October. Requirements: o Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 out of a 4.0 scale. o Must have current enrollment in an eligible bachelor’s or master’s degree program at an accredited four-year college or university (see website for “eligible degrees”). o Must have completed at least one full-time year of study for undergraduate applicants, and at least one full-time semester of study for graduate applicants. o Must reside in the United States.

SCHOLARSHIP AMERICA DREAM AWARD October 15th 2017 $5,000-15,000 https://scholarshipamerica.org/dreamaward/

  • DACA students, U.S. citizens and permanent residents may apply.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore-year level or higher at an accredited two or four Year College, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

YOUTH AWARDS October 15th  $2500 - $3000 http://hispanicheritage.org/programs/leadership/

  •  Latino high school seniors
  • .5 GPA. Letter of recommendation, GPA verification form. Attend regional ceremony

November 2018

Boettcher Foundation (November 1st, 2017 Award Varied- Potential Full ride) www.boettcherfoundation.org/home/scholarships/application-proces

  • Be a graduating Colorado high school senior who has lived in Colorado for your junior and senior years of high school
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • OR Meet the requirements for Colorado ASSET AND one of (a) or (b) below:
  • Hold legal status in the United States; or Meet the requirements and have applied or started the process of applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)**
  • **The Trump Administration recently announced its intent to rescind the DACA program. At this time, applicants who currently hold or would have met the requirements for DACA are still welcome to apply for the Boettcher Scholarship. We will continue to work with our legal counsel to determine individual applicants’ eligibility as executive or legislative efforts evolve in the coming months. Please note that eligibility to receive funding may change after an applicant enters our selection process.
  • All qualified students are encouraged to apply, regardless of gender, creed, ethnic origin, race or sexual orientation. We do not give preference based on a student’s choice of college or university, high school, city of residence or financial need.
  • Relatives of Boettcher Trustees, officers or employees of the Boettcher Foundation are not eligible.

Dan L. Meisinger, Sr. Memorial Learn to Fly Scholarship (No later than the last Friday in November $2,500) http://www.nata.aero/Scholarships/Dan-L.-Meisinger,-Sr.-Memorial-Scholarship.asp

  • A college student currently enrolled in an aviation program
  • A high academic achiever with a B average or better
  • Recommended by aviation professional, although direct applications are acceptable
  • Residents of Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois will be given preference. 

Diversity Scholarship Foundation (DSF) Scholarships http://diversitychicago.org/dc/scholarships/ Award: Multiple awards; please visit website for details. Deadline: August 29, 2016. Requirements: o Must be pursuing a law degree.

Geneseo Migrant Center Scholarships http://www.migrant.net/migrant/scholarships/thorn.htm Award: Varies depending on scholarship; please visit website for details. Deadline: Deadline varies by scholarship from June 1st to November 1st. Please visit website for details. Requirements: o Vary by scholarship; please visit website for details.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation- COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (November 14, 2017 award Not Specified) http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/how-to-apply/

  • Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2018
  • Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2018
  • GPA – Earn a cumulative unweight GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • Test Scores – Receive standardized test scores in the top 15%: SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above. 
  • Income – Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.

Latin American Educational Foundation Scholarship (November 20, 2017 $500 - $3000) http://www.laef.org/Scholarship

  • All Colorado residents regardless of legal residency status or citizenship. 
  • Hispanic origin or actively involved in the Hispanic community. 
  • HS or college GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
  • High school and undergraduate students welcome.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award November 7th, 2017 $ 1,000 http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc/14782?lp=14779

  • Students must be in grades 5-12 from any state and show participation in volunteer activity

December 2018

CHAMELEON JOHN SCHOLARSHIP (December 15th, 2017 $2,000.00) https://www.chameleonjohn.com/scholarship/universities/apply

  • Your desired University must be in the United States
  • You must answer all questions in our application form
  • You must choose one of the Universities from the list

Denver Scholarship Foundation* TBA Varies http://www.denverscholarship.org/students/high-school/steps/apply-dsf-scholarship#/

  • Attend a DPS High School for all four consecutive years before graduation and be included in the DPS October Count for all four years.
  • Graduate from a DPS High School with at least a 2.0 GPA 
  • Demonstrate financial need 
  • Students who are ineligible for Federal Student Aid must be lawfully present in the United States or apply to be lawfully present in the United States. (DACA are welcome to apply)

Dr. Pepper (Up to $100,000) http://www.drpeppertuition.com/program-detail

  • Tell us how you’ll change the world in 350 characters or less
  • Rally your friends to vote
  • Once you have reach 50 votes, submit a video to inspire more fans
  • 18-24 years old

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest December $500 - $5000 http://www.eliewieselfoundation.org/contest2018.aspx (website changes every year, please search by the scholarship name)

  • Registered undergraduate full-time juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the U.S. United States during the fall 2018 Semester.
  • Essay topic changes every year, please visit website.

LEDA SCHOLARS PROGRAM (December 12, 2017 award Not Specified) http://ledascholars.org/our-program/recruitment-admissions/apply/

  • Be a junior in a public high school (11th grader) at the time of applying
  • Students must be U. S. citizens, Permanent Residents, or have been granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. 
  • GPA of at least 3.6 and class ranking within the top 10% of the high school class.

Le Petit Scholarship P.O. Box 17011 St. Louis, MO 63117-7813 http://lepetitsoldat.com/Scholarship-C359535.aspx LeScholarship@gmail.com (314)567-3311 Award: $2,000; $1,000 each semester Deadline: December 15, 2016 and May 15, 2017 Requirements: o Must be enrolled in the fall, spring, or summer semester at any accredited U.S. college, university or institution of higher education. o Must submit a 400+ word essay; please visit website for essay topics.

NATA Business Scholarship Last Friday of December $2,500 http://www.nata.aero/Scholarships/NATA-Business-Scholarship.aspx

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be nominated and endorsed by a representative of a Regular or Associate Member Company of the NATA
  • Possess a Student Pilot Certificate (or higher), with a third-class medical certificate, if applying for pilot certificates or ratings
  • Demonstrate a commitment to general aviation.

PFLAG-HATCH Youth Scholarship Program TBA ((303) 573-5861) $1,000 http://www.pflagdenver.org/scholarship

  • Young people who have demonstrated outstanding, direct support to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community and advocated equality for all. 
  • PFLAG Denver will award one or more $1,000.00 scholarships annually to exceptional Colorado high school students, as well as first- and second-year Colorado college students, with the expectation that they will continue to create meaningful change on their campuses and in their communities. 
  • The purpose of these scholarships is to reward outstanding LGBTQ students and straight allies, to encourage them to continue and complete post-secondary education, and to promote a positive image of LGBTQ youth.

Pioneers of Flight Scholarship Last Friday in December $1,000 http://www.nata.aero/Scholarships/Pioneers-of-Flight-Scholarship-Program.aspx  

  • College students in their sophomore or junior year who are enrolled in a full-time aviation degree program at an accredited four-year college or university
  • A high academic achiever with a 3.0 GPA or better, on a 4.0 scale

THE SCIENCE AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP: OPEN TO UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS December 11th award Not Specified http://www.scienceambassadorscholarship.org/

  • Full tuition (for up to four years) scholarship opportunity for woman who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, Engineering, or math. 
  • Must attend college or plan to attend college in the U.S.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards C/O Alliance for Young Artists and Writers 557 Broadway Ave. New York, NY 10012 http://www.artandwriting.org/the-awards/scholarships-and-prizes/scholarship-partners/ Award: Multiple scholarships available in 29 categories of art and writing; award amounts vary; please visit website. Deadline: Please visit website for details; submission period begins September 14, 2016. Deadlines vary by region. Requirements: o Must be enrolled in grades 7-12 in a public, private, or parochial school, or be a homeschooled student in the U.S., Canada, or American schools abroad.

UNITED STATES HISPANIC LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE: DR. JUAN ANDRADE, JR. SCHOLARSHIP December 31st 2017 $500 - $1000 http://www.ushli.org/

  • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student, in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. Territories. 
  • Demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support. 
  • At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry.