Scholarships for ALL Students

Colorado Keeping the Dream Alive Scholarship List 2011-2012

Colorado scholarship opportunities open to students regardless of citizenship status.  Please contact each scholarship provider for current information and requirements.

El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. Scholarship

PO Box 17373

Colorado Springs, CO 80935  

Must be a resident of El Paso County in Colorado or plan to attend an institution of higher education in El Paso County.  3.0 GPA or better.  Must be involved and interested in the Hispanic Community.  Open to undergraduate or graduate student.  Deadline in June.  Please see website for application and more information.


First Data (Western Union)

Institute of International Education

475 17th St, Ste. 800

Denver, CO 80202

(303) 837-0788

Two family members must apply together.  Both must be 18 yrs or older, not born in the U.S. and not have been in the U.S. for more than 7 years.  One applicant can apply for college/university scholarship and second applicant can apply for English Language Acquisition, technical/skills or financial literacy education.  Both must attend a nonprofit accredited institution.  Awards are between $1,000 to $5,000 per family.  Deadline in September.  Please visit website for application and more information.

Hispanic Annual Salute Hispanic Annual Salute PO Box 40720 Denver, CO 80204 (303) 577-8111

High school seniors who reside in Colorado.  Must have cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Must have unpaid notable volunteer contribution in Hispanic community (cannot be volunteer work for school credit).  Award is for $2,000.  Deadline December 2.  Please visit website for application and more information.

Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc., Latino Scholarships Award 

Must contact chapters for scholarship information.


Latin American Educational Foundation (LAEF) 561 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204 (303) 446-0541

Colorado residents who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and who are accepted at an accredited college/university or vocational school.  Must be of Hispanic heritage and/or be involved in the Latino community.  Deadline is March 15.


Colorado Educational Services and Development Association (CESDA)

PO Box 40214

Denver, CO 80204

Must be 1st generation, or member of underrepresented ethnic or racial minority and/or show financial need.  Must be resident of Colorado.  Graduation high school senior from a Colorado high school.  Must enroll in a 2 or 4 year Colorado institution with a minimum of 6 credit hours.  Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.  Deadline March 1, 2012.  Award is for $1,000.



Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Program

Open to full time high school seniors who demonstrate community service and leadership.  Must have GPA of 2.8 or higher.  Only one student per school can be nominated by principal or guidance counselor.  School must e-mail to see if school is eligible and for instructions.  One time award of $1,000.


America’s Children Education Foundation

(ACE Foundation)

119 W. 6th St

Pueblo, CO 81003

(719) 583-7860

Open to all students.  Must be high school seniors or have GED by time application is submitted.  Must attend an accredited institution of higher education.  Applications scored on academic ability, financial need, community service and goals and objectives. Deadline is April 15.


La Raza Youth Leadership Nuestra Gente Scholarship

PO Box 8571

Denver, CO 80201

(303) 556-6730

Deadline for Application: 3/01/2012

Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000

Minimum GPA: 2.50

Applications must complete essay questions and attend La Raza Youth Leadership Conference.


Parents, Friends and Family of Lesbians and Gays


Deadline for Application: 3/13/2012

Amount of Scholarship: $5,000

Minimum GPA:  None

Applications must identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or an ally, and demonstrate service to GLBT Community


Project Pave Scholarship

2051 York Street

Denver CO 80205

(303) 322-2382

Eryn Hoerig

Open to high school seniors or GED recipients who are 21 years of age or younger and pursuing higher education (including technical schools).  Awards average between $2,000 to $4,000.  Applicants must have risen above an emotional, physical or sexually violent experience.  Deadline is February 1, 2012. 

The Kimmy Foundation

8400 E Prentice Ave #740

Englewood, CO 80111

(303) 779-4208

Open to students who demonstrate high character and compassion for others.  Must be planning on attending a 2 year, 4 year or vocational trade school.  Deadline is May 1, 2012.  Award is around $2,500 but varies. 


Prudential Spirit of Community Award

International Scholarships and Tuition Services

200 Crutchfield Ave

Nashville, TN 37210


Applicants must be engaged in volunteer activities.

Deadline is November 2, 2012.  Amount of Scholarship: $1,000-$5,000.  One student per state.





Concurrent Enrollment and ASCENT (Accelerating Students through Concurrent Enrollment) Programs in Colorado at


Padres & Jovenes Unidos at

3025 W. 37th Ave, Suite 206, Denver, CO, 80211.  (303) 458-6545


Rights for All People at

1400 Dayton St, Aurora, CO, 80010.  (303) 893-3500


Catholic Charities of Denver Immigration Services at

4045 Pecos St, Denver, CO, 80211.  (303) 742-4971

Northern Colorado (Greeley Office) call (303) 742-4971

Western Slope (Glenwood Springs Office) call (970) 945-9562


Higher Education Access Alliance at


Metro Organizations for People at

1980 Dahlia St, Denver, CO, 80220.  (303) 399-2425


Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network at

3489 W. 72nd Ave, Suite 211, Westminster, CO, 80030.  (303) 433-2813