Financial Support & Resources

Local & National Scholarship Opportunities

  • Local Scholarships

(Applications available in the College Counseling office)

Aspen Art Museum
Amount: $5,000 one-time award
1. Graduating senior in the Roaring Fork Valley
2. Committed to studying fine arts in college
3. Financial need
1. Required Essay
2. General Application
3. Creative Challenge
Contact Scott Niblack Boberg - Aspen Art Museum Curator 925-8050

Aspen Junior Golf Annual Scholarship
Amount: varies
1. Candidate who has interest in the sport of golf, by either participant in a Jr. Golf program or who has worked at a golf facility,
1. Aspen Jr. Golf Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 8th

Big O Tires of Western Colorado Scholarship
Amount: Multiple $1000 each
1. Community Service
2. Academics
3. Western Colorado resident
4. Plan to attend accredited institution of higher learning, including vocational institutions.
1. BIG O Application
2. 2 letters of recommendations
3. Official transcripts
4. Essay-see app for details
Deadline: April 15

Bill Heldman/Stark King Memorial Scholarship (Local residents only)
Aspen Board of Realtors
Amount: Varies
1. Financial Need – most important consideration
2. Must demonstrate a motivation for self-improvement and well-defined goals for the future
3. Plan to continue education in a way best suited for applicant (i.e., vocational, 4-year college, aviation)
1. General Application
2. Two Letters of Recommendation required (one from school and one from community)
3. Interview required (finalist)

Burning Mountains Firefighters Association (Local residents only)

Amount: $500
1. Local student in any field of study who volunteers in the BMFA community
2. Pursuing a degree in emergency services
3. Reside within BMF Protection District
4. Actively volunteer in community
5. 3.0 GPA
1. BMFA Scholarship Program Application
2. Resume of volunteer experiences
3. Essay, written or video
4. 2 letters of recommendations
5. Copy of transcripts, GPA included
Mail application to:
BMFPD Scholarship Committee
PO Box 2
Silt, CO 81652
Deadline: April 30

Carbondale Rotary Club
Amount: Varies
1. A graduating senior receiving an academic diploma
2. Able to demonstrate financial need
3. A full time student
1. Carbondale Rotary Club Scholarship
2. Two letters of recommendation
3. Copy of SAR or FFAFSA financial aid report
4. Essay
Deadline: April 10, 2010

Colorado County Clerk Association Presidential Scholarships
Amount: $500
1. GPA 3.25
2. Community involvement with an interest in government, business, or political science
3. Financial need
1. CO County Clerks Assoc. Presidential Scholarship Application
2. 3 complete copies of application
3. Resume listing community service
4. One page autobiography, including educational goals
5. Transcript
6. Essay
7. 3 letters of recommendation
Deadline: April 15th

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Employee Scholarship

Amt: Two @ $1000
1. Student must have worked at the Glenwood Caverns at least 200 hours in 2009
1. Glenwood Caverns Scholarship Application
2. Essay: “How to make people smile”
Deadline: March 31

Glenwood Springs Art Guild – Nancy Piper Memorial Art Education Grant

Amount: $2,000
1. High school student graduating from Aspen to Parachute
2. Plans to major in art in a two or four year college, university, or recognized art school
1. Glenwood Springs Art Guild application
2. Three letters of recommendation
3. Copy of current high school transcript
4. Portfolio
Deadline: April 7, 2010

Harley Baldwin Scholarship (Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale residents only)
Amount: One scholarship – amount varies
1. First generation college student (first in immediate family to attend college)
2. Financial Need
3. Specific essay required
4. Interview required for finalist

Holy Cross Energy Electric Lineworker Scholarship to Mesa State College
Amount: $12,000
1. Work at Holy Cross as a temporary summer utility worker
2. Commit to 4 full years of employment to Holy Cross after completing the program
1. Personal essay
2. Interview
Deadline: April 21

Hot Springs Higher Education Scholarship
Amount: up to four @ $2,500, renewable up 4 years
1. Students wishing to pursue any post high school education, includes: colleges, universities, Jr. colleges, technical/trade schools
2. Preference will be given, but not limited, to employees or children of employees of Hot Springs Pool
1. Hot Springs Application on file at their business office
2. Transcripts
3. Activities, honors, awards
4. Financial information
Deliver to Hot Springs Business Office, address on
Deadline: March 13

John C. Noonan/Aspen Public Radio

Amount: One at $1,000
1. Student who plans to study broadcast journalism and/or communications in college
2. Student should possess the following qualities that reflect the value of Aspen Public Radio: integrity, intellectual curiosity, reliability, civic and community participation and engagement, pursuit of excellence.
3. Financial need is NOT a requirement/ no interview

Red Brick Council for the Arts
Amount: $2,000
1. Roaring Fork Valley senior
2. Higher education arts related field of study
3. Financial need
1. Red Brick Council application
2. One page personal statement-see application
3. 2 letters of applications
4. Transcripts
5. Activity record
Deadline: April 1

Storm King 14 Memorial Endowment Scholarship

Amount: varies, but usually equals approximately $500 per student
The following priority order:
1. An immediate family member of one of the fallen firefighters.
2. A child of a member of the fire fighting units located in: Missoula, Mt, Savannah River Forest Station, SC; Grand Junction, Co.; Prineville, OR; McCall, ID; or the greater Glenwood Springs, Co. area (including Garfield, Pitkin & Eagle Counties).
3. A student pursuing a fire management or natural resources degree or certificate program
4. 3.0 GPA
5. Attend or plan to attend any college, full time
6. Financial need
1. Application available at CMC
2. 2 letters of recommendation
Mail to address on application
Deadline: March 1

Teeny Jeung Memorial Scholarship
Amount: varies
1. Graduating senior or college student who is accepted in a medical or health science program
2. Pursuing a career in the health sciences.
1. Teeny Jeung Scholarship Application
2. Brief Statement: “Why I want to enter the field of health science.”
3 Transcripts
4. 3 reference letters
5. Attach 2008 Federal Income tax return If available, attach 2008 income tax return
Mail to address on application
Deadline: April 3

TRASHMASTERS Scholarship (2010 preference Basalt & Aspen schools)
Amount: one @ $5,000 renewable
1. Financial need
2. Academic excellence
3. Extra-curricular activities
4. Interview
1. TRASHMASTERs Scholarship Application
2. Transcript
3. 1 letter of recommendation
4. Resume
5. Essay: see application for essay questions
Deliver to the Counselors Office
Deadline: February 28, 2010 
  • National Scholarships

(Applications available on individual websites)

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants
Award $1,000
Essay required

ACT poster contest for scholarship
Complete official rules available on site

B. Davis Scholarship
Award $1,000
Essay required
Deadline: May 28, 2010
Body by Milk Scholarship
Outstanding senior athlete
Must be attending college next year
Application Deadline March 5th, 2010

The Christian Connector INC.
See website for application deadline

Colorado Big Country RC&D
Min. 2.5 GPA
Community service involvement
Essay required
Application Deadline: April 20, 2010

Colorado Society of Mayflower Descendants
Colorado Resident & US Citizen
Mayflower ancestry is not a requirement
Application Deadline: March 15th 2010

Ethics Scholarship Award and the application can be downloaded at
Junior or Senior
Must write a 1500-2000 word essay
Application Deadline: February 20, 2010

Gwendolyn S. Duran Memorial Scholarship fund

One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a full-time student who demonstrates
a financial need and enrolls in a legal program
Deadline: April 15th 2009
Email with your completed application
Applications are available in the counseling department

Kit Faragher Foundation
Apply online:
Minimum GPA of 2.5
Financial Need
Application Deadline: May 23, 2010

Kohls Kids Who Care Scholarship
see application online
For outstanding volunteers
Application Deadline: March 15, 2010

Latin American Education Foundation
***apply online
Colorado Resident
Hispanic heritage and/or actively involved in the Hispanic community
Accepted to an accredited college, university or vocational school
3.0 or higher
Must be post-marked by March 1, 2010

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Parent a former/current Marine or Navy Corpsman
2.0 GPA
Family gross income under $80,000
Application due: March 1, 2010

Miss Colorado Teen USA
Complete information sheet and recent snapshot

Miss Strawberry Days Scholarship Contest
Apply by contacting Joni Bates at 945-6589 (city of Glenwood Springs)
100 word biography with application candidates need to have access to convertible for parade and obtain a sponsor (committee can help with this).
Application Due: May 15th, 2010

Monsanto Company Scholarship
Must be pursuing a career in agriculture
Application Due: February 15, 2010

National Co-op Scholarship Program
***apply online
3.5 GPA or higher
Must attend one of the following institutions: Drexel, Johnson & Wales, Kettering, CW
Post, Northeastern (Boston), Pace, Rochester Institute of Technology, U of Cincinnati, U
of Toledo, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Application Due: February 15, 2010

National Interscholastic Student Athlete Scholarship and click on Scholarships
B+ average or an ACT composite of 24
Must have participated in 2 sports for 2 years
Earned at least one varsity letter
Must be postmarked by February 28, 2010

Pinnacol Foundation
Family member hurt on the job in a work related accident
Application Due: March 31, 2010

RBC Wealth Management Colorado Scholarship Fund
Students who are planning on pursuing a degree in science, math, or engineering
Five $3,000 scholarships will be awarded
Deadline is March 5th, 2010

Ronald McDonald House Charities
Have at least one parent of Asian-Pacific heritage
Must be a legal US resident
Apply online
Application Due: February 16, 2010

Science Education
Senior, US Citizen
Must be pursuing an education in the medical, allied health and/or life sciences
Interested in a career in medicine, healthcare, veterinary, biology or chemistry
Application Due: May 31, 2010

Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
$1,000 scholarship
Financial Need
Min. 3.0 GPA
Application Due: March 20th 2010

US Bank Scholarship
Scholarship online applications will be accepted from Oct 2009 through March 2010
Application Due: March 12, 2010

Will to Win Scholarship
Application at
For students with asthma and have worked very hard to manage their symptoms
For students who have excelled in the arts, sciences, athletics, or community services
Application Deadline: April 30, 2010

Women’s Foundation of Colorado
Dottie Lamm Award
For more information and to apply for this award visit:
Application Deadline 5:00 p.m. on March 15, 2010.
Please see application guidelines for further details

Western Colorado Community Foundation

J. Robert Young Scholarship
Scholarships are based on financial need and are awarded to students seeking a business-related degree who have a grade point average of 2.75 or above and plan to attend a college in Colorado
Application Deadline: April 1, 2010

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