State Department of Education
Colorado Department of Education
201 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80203-1704
Phone: (303) 866-6600

State Higher Education Agency
Colorado Department of Higher Education
1600 Broadway
Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 862-3001

Special Education Agency
Colorado Dept. of Education
Office of Special Education

1560 Broadway, Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 866-6694

State Adult Education Agency
Adult Education Initiatives
Colorado Department of Education

201 East Colfax Avenue, Room 300
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 866-6884

Colorado Scholarships

MGMA Western Section Scholarships - To qualify for the single, $2,500 scholarship award, students must be majoring in a medically-related subject area at a Colorado college or university.

Partner Colorado Foundation Scholarships - Open to graduating high school seniors as well as continuing college and university students.

Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Technical School Scholarship - Eight annual scholarships are made available as part of this unique program, with a maximum award of $1,000.

The CASFM Scholarship - Students enrolled in programs like hydrology, floodplain management, meteorology, climatology, and stormwater quality, should submit the personal application and a topical essay.

Carlos Martinez Kinnison Migrant Memorial Scholarship - This highly specific scholarship program is offered to migrant workers who perform agricultural work in Colorado, Texas, or both states throughout the year. A single grant is awarded each year of $1,000.

Alice Hamilton Scholarship Fund - Offered by the Colorado Archaeological Society. The award is given each year in amounts from $200 to $750.

Colorado Centennial Scholars-Colorado Graduate Scholarships - This Colorado financial aid program is strictly merit-based and is targeted at some of the state's best students.

Reed Penington Family Trust Scholarship - The maximum award amount is $2,000, this amount will be adjusted based on the student's “expected family contribution” after submitting the FAFSA.

Mildred S. Hansen Nursing Scholarship -

Guardian Scholars Scholarship Program - Available to all graduating Colorado high school seniors in Eagle County who have been part of the Foster Care system during any part of their educational career.

American Council of Engineering Companies (Colorado) Scholarship - The group awards up to $40,000 in scholarships annual, the largest award is a $17,500 grant, offered on a merit basis to the state's most promising undergraduate engineering student. Smaller awards of up to $1,000 are also available.

The Alexander Foundation Scholarship - Award amounts range from $300 to $3,000.

Credit Union of Colorado Foundation Scholarship - Awards of up to $5,000 for eight students.

Burg Simpson's Preserving the Civil Jury System Scholarship - Eight winners are granted a $1,000 scholarship, while the remaining winner will be awarded a larger, $2,500 scholarship.

University of Colorado: First Generation Scholars Program - A maximum award of $2,000 is offered to Boulder freshmen.

Western Colorado Horticultural Society Scholarship - In order to qualify for the group's single, $1,000 scholarship, applicants must be Colorado high school graduates. 

The Pinnacol Foundation College Scholarship Program - Annual award to students whose parents have been injured or killed in a workplace accident.

The Bradley D. Gendron Memorial Scholarship - Offered by the National Diabetes Scholars' Foundation to students who reside in Colorado. Award of $1,000 is offered each year.

MCA Failure Fair Scholarship - Program offers eight $40,000 awards each year to students who submit a unique, creative idea for a Failure Fair event or presentation.

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship - Offered to Colorado’s Native American students.

Colorado Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (CLEAP)- Matches state and federal financial aid dollars, up to $1,000 total, for low-income students.

Daniels Fund Boundless Opportunity Scholarship - For students who are either returning to college as adult learners or who are enrolling in college after earning a GED.

Colorado Garden Foundation Scholarships - Offers three scholarship programs to students attending college in Colorado. Must be studying horticulture, turfgrass management, landscape horticulture, plant pathology, botany, or landscape design at a Colorado college to qualify.

The Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation - Scholarships & grants for cancer survivors at Colorado colleges. Award of at least $1,000 to students who survived childhood cancer in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, and Montana.

College in Colorado Scholarship - Up to $1,500 per year is available to students. 

College in Colorado College Application Month Scholarship - Each October, the organization celebrates National College Application Month by offering one $1,000 scholarship and several $250 IKEA gift cards for college dorm purchases.

The Dottie-Walker Scholarship - $1,000 scholarship is open to Colorado high school students who have been diagnosed with a learning disability like ADHD.

Gordon Scheer Accounting Scholarship - A single award is made available each year, worth a maximum of $1,250.

Colorado Masons' Benevolent Fund Scholarship - The scholarship is worth $7,000 and can be renewed for up to four years of undergraduate study for a maximum award of $28,000.

The Colorado Student Grant (CSG)- Most students will receive between $500 and $5,000, based on demonstrated need and the relative cost of their educational expenses.

The Dr. Julianne Malveaux Scholarship For female African-American students who are either juniors or seniors at an accredited public or private university in Colorado.

College Invest 529 Savings Plan Scholarship - Annual scholarship of up to $2,000 to Colorado students who maintain a 529 tuition savings plan with College Invest.

Colorado Council Volunteerism/Community Service Scholarship - Annual scholarship to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend college in the state during the next academic year. Sixteen total awards are granted each year, with the maximum award amount is $1,500.

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship - Offered to Colorado residents who are attending one of the state's public universities. The award fully covers tuition and fees.

Denver Scholarship Foundation - The award amount maxes out at $5,000.

Alpine Recovery Lodge Bi-Annual Scholarship Essay Contest - Amount: $1,000 - For high school seniors and current undergraduate and graduate students who are residents of Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, Arizona, or Nevada. Applicant must submit an essay detailing how addiction has directly affected them.

Daniels Scholarship Program - For graduating high school seniors from schools in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming. Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and demonstrate financial need. Applicant must demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities.

Greenhouse Scholars Scholarship - Amount: Up to $5,000 per year for four years - For graduating high school seniors planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution. Applicant must demonstrate financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000) and have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.

Celebrate the West High School Art Competition - Amount: Up to $1,200 - For high school students (grades 9-12) in public, private, charter, and alternative schools. Home-schooled students in that age group also may enter.

Colorado Scholarships, Financial Aid and Education Resource

There are 216,939 full time students in the 62 colleges and universities of Colorado

Adams State College Alamosa, Colorado
Aims Community College Greeley, Colorado
American Sentinel University Aurora, Colorado
Arapahoe Community College Littleton, Colorado
Bel Rea Institute of Animal Technology Denver, Colorado
Boulder College of Massage Therapy Boulder, Colorado
College America Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colorado
College America Denver Denver, Colorado
College America Fort Collins Fort Collins, Colorado

Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Christian University Lakewood, Colorado
Colorado College Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, Colorado
Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely, Colorado
Colorado School of Healing Arts Lakewood, Colorado
Colorado School of Mines Golden, Colorado
Colorado State University Fort Collins Fort Collins, Colorado
Colorado State University Pueblo Pueblo, Colorado

Colorado Technical University Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colorado
Colorado Technical University Greenwood Village Aurora, Colorado
Colorado Technical University Online Colorado Springs, Colorado

Community College of Aurora Aurora, Colorado
Community College of Denver Denver, Colorado
Denver School of Nursing Denver, Colorado
DeVry University Colorado Westminster, Colorado
Ecotech Institute Aurora, Colorado
Fort Lewis College Durango, Colorado
Front Range Community College Westminster, Colorado
Institute of Business and Medical Careers Fort Collins, Colorado
Johnson & Wales University Denver Denver, Colorado
Jones International University Centennial, Colorado
Lamar Community College Lamar, Colorado
Metropolitan State College of Denver Denver, Colorado
Morgan Community College Fort Morgan, Colorado
Naropa University Boulder, Colorado
National American University Centennial Centennial, Colorado
National American University Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colorado
National American University Colorado Springs South Colorado Springs, Colorado
National American University Denver Denver, Colorado

Nazarene Bible College Colorado Springs, Colorado
Northeastern Junior College Sterling, Colorado
Otero Junior College La Junta, Colorado
Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, Colorado
Platt College Aurora Aurora, Colorado
Prince Institute Rocky Mountains Westminster, Colorado
Pueblo Community College Pueblo, Colorado
Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, Colorado
Redstone College Broomfield, Colorado
Regis University Denver, Colorado
Remington College Colorado Springs Campus Colorado Springs, Colorado
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Denver, Colorado
Trinidad State Junior College Trinidad, Colorado
United States Air Force Academy USAFA, Colorado
University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, Colorado
University of Colorado Denver Denver, Colorado
University of Colorado Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, Colorado

University of Denver Denver, Colorado
University of Northern Colorado Greeley, Colorado
University of Phoenix Colorado Campus Lone Tree, Colorado
University of Phoenix Southern Colorado Campus Colorado Springs, Colorado

Western State Colorado University Gunnison, Colorado

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