Looking for financial aid that won't add to your debt? Don't dismiss scholarships.
Scholarships are usually awarded on various criteria reflecting the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award, and requirements to win scholarships vary as widely as the purposes of the award -- whether it honors your ancestry or your desired career.
Aside from state-provided grants and merit scholarships from the schools themselves, millions of dollars worth of private scholarships in Denver can be found on Fastweb.com. Simply register for Fastweb, complete your profile, and be matched instantly with scholarships unique to your situation.
Here's just a sample of the awards pertinent to students in Denver and accessible from Fastweb:
West Denver Trout Unlimited Chapter Scholarship – West Denver Chapter of Trout Unlimited
The West Denver Trout Unlimited Chapter Scholarship is available to graduate students attending Colorado State University. To be considered, you must be currently enrolled or have been selected to matriculate as a full- time student (9 semester hours) in life sciences studying fisheries biology, fisheries management, water quality related to coldwater fisheries, or conservation with emphasis on salmonid species and their ecosystems.
Vision Scholarship – University of Denver – Women's College
The Vision Scholarship is available to entering female students at the Women's College of the University of Denver who are seeking their first bachelor's degree. You must be a Colorado resident and have a high school diploma or have earned your GED to be eligible for this award. An essay is also required.
Accounting Program Scholarship – University of Colorado at Denver
The Accounting Program Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Colorado at Denver. You must be majoring in accounting and demonstrate financial need to be considered for this award. Undergraduate students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and graduate students must have at least a 3.3 GPA.
Boettcher Foundation Scholarship – Boettcher Foundation
The Boettcher Foundation Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors planning to attend select Colorado schools. You must rank in the top five percent of your graduating class or be one of the top two students in classes under 40, and have a minimum 27 ACT / 1200 SAT score. You must also be a resident of Colorado and demonstrate superior scholastic ability, leadership and involvement, service to school and community, and outstanding character to be eligible for this award.
These are only a sample of scholarships available to students in Denver. To find more scholarships that are a fit for your interests and experience, visit Fastweb.com.