Ambassador Scholarship

The Ambassador Scholarship provides undergraduate scholarships to participants of the Ambassador Leadership and Scholarship Program. This scholarship supports immigrant, refugee, and multicultural/BIPOC students pursuing higher education.


  • Must be participating in the Ambassador Leadership and Scholarship Program
  • Planning to attend an accredited public two-year or four-year Colorado college or university full-time for the upcoming academic year
  • Be eligible to pay Colorado in-state tuition rate
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 at the time of application
  • Complete the FAFSA and/or can demonstrate unmet financial need
  • Meet school’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policy


Scholarships will be awarded once each year through a competitive process based on engagement in the community, resilience and persistence, positive leadership abilities, vision for the future, and academic proficiency.

If an applicant is selected to move on to the final round, finalists will be expected to provide a final presentation on a topic of their choice in front of the selection meeting.


One student per year will be selected to receive a scholarship covering the student’s unmet need within their cost of attendance after all other financial aid and scholarships have been applied. Award amounts will vary based on a student’s need, other aid, and the cost of their school. The Ambassador Scholarship is renewable for up to four consecutive years provided that the student completes at least full-time status during fall and spring semesters, as defined by your school’s policy, maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0, demonstrates financial need, continues to have unmet financial need in their cost of attendance, and submits a renewal application each year. Funding may be available for the summer semester at less than full-time status provided you meet the scholarship eligibility and receive approval for funding.

Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the recipient’s school and can be used toward tuition, fees, required books and supplies, room and board, and other qualified educational expenses. Recipients may also request a one-time reimbursement for a computer and/or other supplies required by their school. Award disbursement is contingent upon the financial aid and scholarship acceptance policies of a recipient’s school.

Runner-Up Scholarship: Two additional students will be eligible for a finalist scholarship of $2,500 for one year of college.

How to apply 

  1. Read through the eligibility to confirm you meet the requirements for the scholarship opportunity 
  2. Please prepare and submit the following items 
    1. Resume 
    2. Transcript 
    3. Two Essays 
      1. Describe how your past experiences have motivated you over the years. 
      2. Describe a problem that affected not only you but your entire community. What did you do to address the issue? When you are confronted with a similar challenge now, how do you utilize what you learned from your previous experience? 
    4. Community reference