Upward Bound

The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.Upward Bound serves: high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor’s degree. Institutional Award   Program

The Challenge Foundation

The Challenge Foundation helps smart, ambitious, and hard-working students break the cycle of poverty through education opportunities. Challenge takes a whole-student approach, awarding tuition scholarships and individualized support services to low-income students. From middle school, at a college preparatory school, and continuing through college, we see the big picture: the potential in our scholars and their… Read more »

Student Support Services

The TRIO program is one of five educational opportunity programs established by the U.S. Congress to help low-income and first generation Americans enter college, graduate, and move on to participate more fully in America’s economic and social life. Beginning in 1965, TRIO programs have been funded by the U.S. Department of Education to serve students from middle school through… Read more »

Pre-Collegiate Programs

Students who have participated in the University of Colorado’s Pre-Collegiate Development Programs (PCDP) may meet qualifications similar to students who receive the Alliance High School Award. General information about the programs is found at https://www.cu.edu/office-academic-affairs/prospective-students/pre-collegiate-development-programs. The financial information is described in Institutional Award. Contact info The primary contact office is the Access Center and they have a… Read more »

Native American Legacy Award

Effective May 31, 2011, the Colorado State University Board of Governors approved the Native American Legacy Award (NALA) which recognizes the original residents of Colorado. NALA is available to students who are citizens of tribes that have a historical legacy of occupation in Colorado and eligible transfer students from accredited tribal colleges and universities. CSU… Read more »

Native Education Forum

The Native American Cultural Center (NACC) office was established in 1979. Our mission is to ensure a       successful educational experience for students by providing support and services related to recruitment, retention, graduation, and community outreach. The office embraces and encourages a supportive environment based on the traditions and cultures of Native American… Read more »

Lorenzo De Zavala National Hispanic Institute

NHI’s premise has always been clear and straightforward. A population that will soon become 1 in 5 Americans by 2050 must have a sustainable human talent pipeline of highly skilled, creative, and socially developed leaders able to influence the direction of its own community’s future. A talent pool with the desire and ability to contribute… Read more »

KIPP Award

KIPP Colorado is a network of five free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in both college and life. KIPP Colorado’s mission is to equip our students with the academic skills and character strengths necessary to succeed in college and the competitive world beyond. Our vision is… Read more »

GEAR UP Program

GEAR UP ( Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness of Undergraduate Programs) The GEAR UP program is designed to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in post secondary education. GEAR UP provides six- or seven-year grants to partnerships to provide services at high-poverty middle and high schools and… Read more »

Gates Millennium Scholars

The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by: Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial… Read more »

First Generation Award

The First Generation Award Program was created in 1984 by the governing board of the University to encourage participation in college by first generation college students who have significant financial need, and to promote diversity within the University’s student population. The selection process is competitive and there are a limited number of awards available. The award… Read more »

Finding Your Awards

Your current awards are listed in RAMweb. Login on the left side, for Applicants and Current Students. Click on ‘Financial Aid’, under the header “Financial Information”. Select the appropriate “Award Year” from the drop-down menu and “Submit”. Click on the “Awards” tab at the top of the page; if your institutional award has renewal or disbursement criteria… Read more »

Educational Talent Search

The Educational Talent Search program works with middle, and high school staff to help students attend college after graduation. Talent Search assists 6th-12th grade students by providing academic, career, college, and financial aid counseling. Talent Search programs are provided for free during the school day; approximately twice per month. Students are “school-excused” from class for about one… Read more »

Educational Opportunity Center Access/Partnership Award

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) Partnership unites adults in the Adams, Larimer and Weld communities with the Colorado State University community in a common goal: to envision a greater number of adults pursuing and obtaining a four-year baccalaureate degree. The EOC Partnership Award recognizes adults’ need for financial and academic support in order to successfully… Read more »

Denver Scholarship Foundation

The Denver Scholarship Foundation inspires and empowers Denver Public Schools’ students to enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions of higher education, by providing the tools, knowledge, and financial resources essential for success. The Denver Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2006 based on wide recognition that Denver Public Schools students face multiple barriers to completing… Read more »

Daniels Fund

The Daniels Fund was founded through the generous legacy of Bill Daniels whose vision was: “to make the world a better place, one individual at a time”. Daniels Fund scholarships are dispersed after other federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid and scholarships have been applied. Students must submit a FAFSA and specific documents to… Read more »

College Track

Our mission is to empower students from under-served communities to graduate from college. From the summer before 9th grade through college graduation, our 10-year program removes barriers that prevent students from earning their college degree by providing them with comprehensive academic support, leadership training, financial and college advising, and scholarships. We teach them the skills… Read more »

Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative

The mission of the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) is to create a network of student support and scholarship programs throughout the state. We believe that by increasing student success and financial resources, Colorado youth will experience greater rates of postsecondary access, persistence, and retention. To achieve these goals, the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative identifies… Read more »

Colorado Challenge

Colorado Challenge Higher Education’s mission is to provide access to high-quality, affordable education for all Colorado residents that is student-centered, quality driven and performance-based. CCHE’s primary “customers” are Colorado students and citizens. CCHE is committed to providing the best quality education at the best price with the best possible service for its customers. Program

Boys and Girls Club

Colorado Boys & Girls Clubs, located in communities statewide, enable young people, especially those who need Clubs most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Being selected Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive. The title recognizes outstanding contributions to a member’s family,… Read more »

Black Issues Forum

The Black/African American Cultural Center assists African American students with their transitions to Colorado State University and throughout their academic careers by providing support and encouragement for their academic, professional, cultural, and personal development. We strive to provide a family-like support system made up of faculty, staff and student organizations that help students succeed. The… Read more »

Asset Students

Colorado ASSET will allow eligible students to pay in-state tuition at Colorado’s public colleges and universities as long as they meet the certain qualifications. In general, you will need to: Have attended high school for three years right before you graduated. Be admitted to a participating college within twelve months of graduating. Sign an affidavit,… Read more »

Alliance Partnership Transfer Award

Colorado State is committed to increasing attendance and retention for students admitted from Alliance high schools who choose to attend Colorado State and to ensure they are successful at the University. A key component of this commitment is the Alliance Award. The financial information is described in Institutional Award. The primary contact office is the… Read more »

Alliance Partnership Award

Colorado State is committed to increasing attendance and retention for students admitted from Alliance high schools who choose to attend Colorado State and to ensure they are successful at the University. A key component of this commitment is the Alliance Award. The financial information is described in Institutional Award. The primary contact office is the Access… Read more »

Access Center Bridge Program

The Bridge Scholars Program provides a college life experience at Colorado State University to Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search high school graduates and select Colorado State University freshmen applicants who participate in this eight-week University Summer Session residential program. The program is designed to: Assist students from underrepresented backgrounds to make a successful transition… Read more »