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Outside Scholarship Resources

AICPA/Accountemps Student Scholarship

Contact: AICPA website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Available to AICPA members who are full-time undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Must have completed at least 30 credit hours, including 6 hours in accounting.

American Association of University Women (AAUW Education Foundation)

Contact: AAUW Education Foundation website. for information and application.

  • Fellowships, grants and awards with fall application deadlines are available for women scholars.

American Chemical Society Scholars Program

Contact: American Chemical Society website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Applicant must be African American, American Indian, or Hispanic/Latino.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident.
  • Must attend full-time (at least 12 credits per semester).
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in Chemistry or Science.
  • Class rank of Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior.
  • Must also be majoring in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science and planning a career in the chemical sciences or chemical technology.

Army Emergency Relief Scholarship

Contact: Army Emergency Relief website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Scholarship opportunities for the spouse and dependent children of Soldiers.

Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship

Contact: Army Nurse Corps Association website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Available to one of the following:
    • A nursing student who has an immediate family member who is serving or has served in the Active Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.
    • A nursing student who plans to enter the Active Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.
    • A nursing student who has previously served in the Active Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.
    • An Army Nurse Corps officer enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate nursing program who is not funded by the Active Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.
    • An Army enlisted soldier in the Active Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve, who is working toward a baccalaureate degree in nursing and is not funded by the Active Army, Army National Guard or Army Reserve.

Deadline: March 31

ASCO Numatics Scholarship

Contact: ASCO Numatics website for information and application.

Value:  $5000

Criteria:

  • Class rank of Junior, Senior, Graduate student.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or a legal U.S. resident.
  • Must be pursuing a career in manufacturing, processing or other industrial automation related disciplines, particularly in fluid control and fluid power technologies.
  • Must attend full-time (at least 12 credits per semester).

Aspinall Scholarship

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Value: Varies from $2000 to $7000 
Criteria:

  • Must demonstrate leadership ability.
  • Class rank of Sophomore, Junior or Senior.
  • Must be majoring in one of the Social & Behavioral Sciences programs.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.

CableTV.com

Contact: http://www.cabletv.com/scholarship

Value: $1000

Criteria:

  • All current and prospective Colorado Mesa U students are eligible to participate in our essay contest about TV’s impacts on global culture.

Deadline: June 30

CFMA Tim Smith Memorial Scholarship

Contact: Colorado Fiscal Managers Association website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Must be a legal resident of the State of Colorado.
  • Class rank of Sophomore, Junior, or Senior at a state supported higher education institution in Colorado.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree program with a declared major in the area of accounting, finance, or other financial management study.
  • Must intend to pursue a career with the State of Colorado.

CollegeinColorado.org  Scholarships

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Colorado Authors' League Scholarship

Contact: Colorado Authors' League website for more information and application.

Criteria:

  • Must attend full-time (at least 12 credits per semester) in an accredited public or private Colorado institution of higher education.
  • Must be a legal Colorado resident.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5.
  • Must have completed at least 12 semester hours of undergraduate study.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: April 1

Colorado Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarship

Contact: DAR National Society website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Must be a legal U.S. citizen and resident of Colorado.
  • Must attending an accredited college or university in the United States.
  • Must obtain a letter of sponsorship from a Colorado DAR Chapter. 

Deadline: January 15

Colorado Women's Education Foundation Scholarship

Contact:  Colorado Women's Education Foundation website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Available to non-traditional female students (25 years or older).
  • Must be a legal U.S. citizen and have resided in Colorado for 12 consecutive months immediately preceding application.
  • Must attend an educational institution of higher learning or vocational training located and accredited in Colorado.
  • Must demonstrate financial need, scholastic ability, leadership skills, and career goals.

Application deadlines: May 31 and Oct 31

Delta Kappa Gamma - Alpha Mu Chapter Scholarship

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Criteria:

  • Available to female students working toward teacher licensure and planning to follow teaching career.
  • Class rank of Junior or higher.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Denver Alumnae Chapter) Scholarship

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Applicants must:

  • Must be an African-American female student.
  • Must have been accepted or currently enrolled in a graduate (MA-PhD) program at a college or university.
  • Minimum undergraduate/graduate GPA of 3.0.
  • Must be a legal resident of the State of Colorado.
  • Qualified applicants must be able to attend an interview in Denver, CO.

Denver Delta Kappa Gamma Society Scholarship

Applications available in the CMU Financial Aid Office.

Value:  $1,500

Criteria:

  • Available to a female student majoring in Education and aspiring to be a teacher.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Selection will also be based upon creative potentiality, strength of character, evidence of leadership, emotional maturity and stability.

Denver Mortar Board Scholarship

Application

Value: $2,000 merit-based fellowship for graduate study

Criteria:

  • An undergraduate or graduate student attending an accredited college or university in Colorado
  • A member of Mortar Board

Deadline: March 30

Denver Well Logging Society (DWLS) Scholarships & Grants

Contact: Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Must attend a recognized institution full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours per semester).
  • Must be majoring in a course of study directly related to or bearing a reasonable relationship to the science of oil, gas, or other mineral formation evaluation.
  • Must provide two Letters of Recommendation.

Deadline:  April 1

DFW International Community Alliance

Contact: DFW International Community Alliance website for information and application.

Information:

  • Scholarship opportunities for new Americans and Minorities.

Edith Kennedy Wilson Scholarship

Application

Criteria:

  • Must be a Junior or Senior at a 4-year Colorado university.
  • Must be majoring in Business or a Business related field. 

Education-Portal Scholarships

Contact: Education-Portal website for information and application.

Information:

  • Several scholarship available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

Contact:  Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • This contest is designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Students are encouraged to write thought-provoking personal essays that raise questions, single out issues and are rational arguments for ethical action.
  • Must be a full-time undergraduate Junior or Senior registered at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.

The Foundation of the National Student Nurses' Association

Contact: National Student Nurses' Association website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Alien with U.S. Permanent Resident Status/ Alien Registration Number.
  • Must be currently enrolled in state-approved schools of nursing or pre-nursing in associate degree, baccalaureate, diploma, generic doctorate, and generic master's programs.
  • Not available for graduate study unless it is for a first degree in nursing.

Friends of Hubbell Trading Post

Contact: For information and application

Criteria:

  • Member of Navajo or Hopi nation
  • Currently attending a four-year college or university in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico or Utah
  • Entering your junior or senior year in fall semester 2013, or winter semester 2014
  • A declared major field of study or enrollment in special degree program
  • Current cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher

Deadline: July 1

Friends of Nursing

Contact: Friends of Nursing website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled in a baccalaureate or higher degree program at participating Colorado Schools of Nursing:
    • Adams State College - Alamosa
    • Colorado State University - Pueblo
    • Colorado Mesa University - Grand Junction
    • Metropolitan State College - Denver
    • Regis University/Loretto Heights School of Nursing - Denver
    • University of Colorado Colorado Springs - Beth-El College of Nursing
    • University of Colorado Denver, College of Nursing
    • University of Northern Colorado, School of Nursing - Greeley
  • Class rank of Junior or higher, or at the graduate level.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0. 

Deadline: October 30

Friends of Ridgway State Park

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Value: Two $1000 or one $2000

Criteria:

  • Graduates from High School in Mesa, Delta, Montrose or Ouray Counties
  • Currently enrolled in a four year college or higher
  • Passed at least one semester of post-secondary education
  • Enrolled in a major in environmental studies or equivalent

Deadline: April 30

Grand Valley Power Lineman Scholarship

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Value:  $2000

Criteria:

  • Must reside in a home served by Grand Valley Power.
  • Must be enrolled in the Electric Lineworker program or have al letter of acceptance from Colorado Mesa University in the Electric Lineworker program.
  • Must provide two Letters of Recommendation from non-relatives.
  • Must provide a 500-word essay describing the career path chosen and why.

Deadline:  March 15

Grand Valley Power Mechanical Engineering Scholarship

Contact:  Grand Valley Power website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Must reside in a home served by Grand Valley Power.
  • Must be enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering Program or have a letter of acceptance from Colorado Mesa University in the Mechanical Engineering Program.
  • Must provide two Letters of Recommendation from non-relatives.
  • Must provide a 500-word essay describing the career path chosen and why.

Deadline:  March 15

Great Lakes STEM Scholarship

Value: $2500*

Contact: Great Lakes

Criteria:

  • Be enrolled full-time with a major in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline at a public or private two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school.
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Demonstrate financial need.

Deadline: Through May 11, or until 20,000 applications have been received.

Hispanic College Fund

Contact:  Hispanic College Fund website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Available to Hispanic college students. 

John Gyles Education Awards

Information:

  • Available to students in both Canada and the United States.
  • Awards are available to both male and female students for all areas of post secondary study.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.7 is required.
  • Academic ability and financial need are considered in the selection process.

Application:

  • Students can receive an application by sending only a stamped, self-addressed, standard letter size (No. 10) envelope to the following address:

    John Gyles Education Awards

    Attn: The Secretary

    PO Box 4808

    712 Riverside Drive

    Fredericton, New Brunswick

    Canada E3B 5G4.

Deadlines: April 1, June 1, and November 15

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

Contact: Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Scholarships are available to children of a Marine on active duty; or in the Reserve or of a former Marine or Marine Reservist who has received an Honorable Discharge, Medical Discharge, or who was killed while in the service of our country; or of an active duty, reserve, or former U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving or has served, with the U.S. Marine Corps. 

Mensa Education & Research Foundation Scholarship Essay Contest

Contact:  Mensa Education & Research Foundation website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Must currently be a resident of a participating American Mensa Local Group's area.
  • Must be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited U.S. institution of higher learning.
  • Must submit an application and essay explaining his or her career, academic and/or vocational goals.

Deadline:  Opens on September 15th, closes on January 15th.

National Federation for the Blind Scholarship

Contact:  National Federation for the Blind website for information and application

Criteria:

  • Available to high-achieving, legally blind students.

Deadline: March 30

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Contact:  National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation  for information and application

Criteria:

  • Scholarship opportunities for students in food service related programs.

NEWH Chapter Scholarships

Information and Application

Criteria:

  • Must have completed half the requirements for a degree or certification program in which enrolled
  • Must have real financial need
  • Must have at least 3.0 GPA
  • Must have a career objective in the Hospitality Industry (i.e., Hotel/Restaurant Management, Culinary, Food Service, Architecture, Design, etc.)

Pinnacol Foundation Scholarships

Contact: Pinnacol Foundation website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker killed or seriously injured in a compensable work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with a Colorado-based employer and entitled to receive benefits under the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act.
  • Must be between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of application.
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED or be a high school senior if applying for undergraduate or vocational training.
  • Must have a college degree or be a college senior if applying for graduate school.
  • Submit at least one letter of recommendation, a personal essay and their most current transcripts.
  • Submit documentation of their parents’ accident.

Deadline: March 31

Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation

Contact: Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Available to low to moderate income students, Hispanics and other minorities.

Application Deadline: March 28

Rocky Mountain Orthopaedic Associates Collegiate Cycling Scholarship

Application is available from the Colorado Mesa University cycling team coach.

Criteria:

  • Must attend Colorado Mesa University or Western Colorado Community College full-time (at least 12 credits per semester).
  • Must be a member of the Colorado Mesa University Cycling Team and holds a current USA Cycling racing license.
  • Preference given to students maintaining a 3.0 GPA or better.

Rotary District 5470 Global Grant Scholarship

Application is available at www.Rotary5470.com.

Criteria:

Saccomanno Higher Education Foundation Scholarship

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Value: Determined by the Saccomanno Higher Education Foundation

Criteria:

  • Available to students who are residents of Mesa County, Colorado, or Carbon County, Utah.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
  • Strength of sincerity in pursuing higher education to improve their lives and those of others must be evident.

Sallie Mae Fund Scholarships

Contact: Sallie Mae Fund website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Scholarships are available for minority and low-income students

San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. Electric Lineman Scholarship

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Value:  $4000

Criteria:

  • Must attend Western Colorado Community College full-time (at least 12 credits per semester).
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicant or applicants parent(s) (or legal guardian(s)) must live within the San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative service area.
  • Must have and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

Deadline:  February (first Thursday in February annually)

Scholarships for ALL Students regardless of Immigration Status

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Society of Petroleum Engineers Scholarship

Application

Criteria:

  • Must be a student enrolled, or soon to be enrolled, in curriculum related to the petroleum industry.
  • Must be an SPE member, if eligible
  • Must not graduate before December 31 of the application year.

Deadline: March 15

Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund

Contact: Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Scholarships available to undergraduate full or part-time women.
  • Must have earned their high school diploma or GED at least 10 years ago, and who are now seeking a college degree and have at least two semesters left to complete their degree.

Terry Wakefield - Kiwanis Music Scholarship

Application

Amount: $1000

Deadline: March 1, 2014

Criteria:

  • Junior or Senior at CMU
  • Enrolled full-time in the School of Music (Vocal or Instrumental)
  • Demonstrate financial need

Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship

Value: (2) $10,000 and (4) 5,000

Criteria:

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with w declared major of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field.
  • 3.0 GPA
  • U.S. resident

Deadline: July 21

Apply: Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Website

USA Funds Scholarships

Contact:  USA Funds website for information and application.

Criteria:

  • Available to qualified full-time and half-time undergraduate and full-time graduate and professional students.
  • Must be enrolled or plan to enroll in coursework at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational/technical school.

Deadline: February 15

Western Colorado Community Foundation

Information:

  • Offers a variety of college and vocational scholarships

Application:

Western Colorado Land Surveyors Scholarship

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Criteria:

  • Available to full time students entering or currently enrolled in a degree program in: Surveying, Remote Sensing, Geomatics, Cartography, Photogrammetry, Geodesy, or GIS. 

Deadline: June 1 (for Fall semester) and December 1 (for Spring semester)

Western Rockies Federal Credit Union

Application:

  • Applications are available here, or may be picked up at:
    • Western Rockies Federal Credit Union
    • 2302 North Ave
    • Grand Junction, CO  81501

Criteria:

  • Must be a member of Western Rockies Federal Credit Union.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0.
  • Must be accepted to and enrolled in a degree granting program of higher education located in Mesa, Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin Counties.

Deadline:  May 1