STUDENT FAQ’S AND RESOURCES

Are there any scholarships available for non-traditional students?

What is the deadline to apply for a scholarship?

I am not a straight A student or athlete. Am I still eligible?

How much does it cost to apply for a scholarship?

How will my application be evaluated?

What are my chances of receiving a scholarship?

When will I be notified about the outcome of my application?

Will I be interviewed during the application process?

If I receive a scholarship one year, will I automatically receive it the next?

Will my scholarship check be sent directly to me?

If I change schools, will my scholarship be transferred to my new school?

Do I have to be a permanent resident to be eligible for a scholarship?

Do I have to attend a four-year college to apply for a scholarship from the Western Colorado Community Foundation?

Do I have to be a graduating high school senior to apply for a scholarship?

Who can write a scholarship recommendation for me?

What is FAFSA?

What is SAR?

What is EFC?

OTHER RESOURCES:

The organizations listed below provide an array of resources and assistance for students:

Boettcher Foundation – A competitive, merit-based undergraduate scholarship to any 4-year institution in Colorado.


Boundless Opportunity Scholarships – Provides college scholarships for non-traditional students of all ages, awarded by select colleges and universities using funds provided by the Daniels Fund.


Daniels Fund Scholarship Program – A four-year comprehensive college scholarship for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities.


Saccomanno Higher Education Foundation – Scholarships for students of Mesa and Carbon County with financial need. Application is available on their website.


FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid; a necessary form for most scholarship applications and for all types of public financial aid.


Federal Student Aid – Information about different types of student aid and paying for college.


College Opportunity Fund – Colorado’s education stipend and tax advantaged 529 savings programs.


College In Colorado – Comprehensive resource for college bound students. Especially helpful for not-for-profit schools.


The College Board – Official college planning and preparation tools to help students succeed.


Occupational Outlook Handbook – Compiles U.S. Department of Labor information about career opportunities and trends.


Fastweb – Search for scholarships for college students with a matching service for scholarships. Also learn about financial aid and student loan options to find money to pay for college.