Who gives the scholarships?
- Charitable Foundations
- Memorial scholarships established by family members
- Professional Associations
- Labor Unions
- Women's groups
- State and Federal government
- College and academic departments
- How do I find the right one for me?
FIND A GOOD FIT BY THINKING FOR YOURSELF! Where do you come from? What is your family history? Where are you employed? What organizations do you belong to? What about your family situation? What makes you who you are?
Keeping your grades up is important, but not all scholarships put grades first.
Don't limit yourself! If you meet the criteria -- apply.
Where can I find help on campus?
If you are an MSCD student...
The Institute for Women's Studies and Services
1033 9th St. Park, 8am - 5pm M-F
Walk-ins are welcome. See us for:
A list of over 250 community-based scholarships;
Community-based scholarship applications;
applications for scholarships administered by the Institute, e.g. for single parents, survivors of violence or life-threatening illness, and others; resources and support.
Office of Financial Aid Scholarship Center
See them for questions about the Metro State Scholarship application, access to computers, and news about deadlines.
Submit the standardized Metro State scholarship application no later than March 1st fro priority consideration for a wide range of internal and external considerations. But read the fine print carefully to check for "additional requirements" and follow up by contacting that department directly. You may need to write another essay or complete another application.
The Writing Center
303-556-6070 (call for hours)
See them for help on your essay.
If you are a CU-Denver student..
Scholarship / Resource Office
1250 14th St. Suite 120 in the CU Denver Building
Walk-ins are welcome. See them for:
appointments for individualized assistance on the scholarship process, scholarship matches, essays and ideas for searches;
an updated and expanding database divided by college, diversity, graduate and international study;
CU-Denver-only regional and national scholarships.
If you are a CCD student...
Office of Financial Aid
See them for information about scholarships and questions about financial aid.
Attend a scholarship workshop
MSCD and UCD collaborate to offer 3 - 4 each semester. Watch for flyers and ads in student newspapers for dates or call MSCD Institute for Women's Studies and Services or UCD Scholarship / Resource Office, or check here.
In the community
Ask people about local organizations and groups offering scholarships. Are you connected with particular advocacy groups or professional associations?
Remember to ask your own employer or union. Perhaps the national office or local branch offers scholarships to employees.
Ask your parents about their own employers, social groups, professional affiliations, unions, military service, and so forth as you may qualify as a family member.