For Students

The 2020 Western Colorado Community Foundation scholarship application for graduating seniors will open January 2nd,  2020.
The deadline to apply will be March 3rd, 2020.

The applications for the Lew Goodhart Memorial scholarship and the Richard W. Pippenger scholarship are now open.
The deadline to apply will be March 15, 2020.

The applications for the Fresh Start scholarship for non-traditional students, for Mesa County residents, and the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) for Delta County residents are open indefinitely.

WCCF Scholarships

Our Community Foundation offers 38 different scholarships established by generous donors who believe in the importance of education and the future of the next generation. Our scholarships are as varied as Colorado’s landscape. Each scholarship has specific criteria that reflect the ideals and preferences of the founding donor(s). Most of our scholarships are for graduating high school seniors; others are for adults returning to school. Scholarships are granted for use at accredited colleges, universities, and vocational schools.

Our online Common Scholarship Application will guide students through the process and recommend scholarships based on the students’ responses. Students will be asked to create a personal login account. For ease of use, the application allows students to save their work and return to the application later, as needed.

To learn more about our generous scholarship fund donors, visit our Profiles in Philanthropy

For questions regarding any of our scholarship programs, contact Deirdre McLoughlin, Scholarship Program Manager at 970-243-3767 or