Our program provides up to $2,000 in scholarships for 12 winners.
In the meantime, we are accepting scholarship applications now through 5 p.m. May 8.
Who is Eligible?
In order to qualify students must be full-time high school juniors attending schools within Poudre, Thompson, or Windsor RE-4 School Districts. Students must also have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and be a prospective “first-generation” college student. For full details, read the attached official rules.
How to Apply
To apply, applicants must complete the online application form at www.Coloradoan.com/academics.They must include one letter of recommendation and a personal statement. All applications must be received by The Coloradoan by 5 p.m. on May 8, 2017.
Winners will be selected by a panel of qualified judges by May 15. Winning students and their guests will be invited to a November 2017 awards ceremony at the University of Northern Colorado. The Coloradoan will provide each of the 12 winners with a $915 scholarship, to be used at their school of choice. If a student enrolls at the University of Northern Colorado, UNC will award the student an additional $1,085 scholarship. Mentorship is a valuable new addition to the program this year. Each of the 12 winners will be connected with an enrollment coach. The enrollment coach will meet with them to talk about their background, dreams and practical necessities, such as applying for Federal Financial Aid. The enrollment coach will then connect the student with faculty and staff on campus, so they can learn more about particular areas of study.
Attached you will find the official rules, an application checklist, example text to use to inform students of this program and a pdf file that can be uploaded into the letter of recommendation portion of the application in the event a student waived their right to read the letter and someone is sending it to us on their behalf. Note: Letters of recommendation must be sent to email@example.com by the May 8deadline for the application to be considered. Please review these documents prior to identifying students who may be eligible. If you have any questions, please email us at academics@Coloradoan.com