Helping 1st generation BIPOC students through our own scholarship fund
The Denver Foundation Community Scholarship is available to first-generation BIPOC students attending a Colorado institution.
The Denver Foundation is committed to racial equity and believes strongly in the power of education to change students’ futures. That’s why we created The Denver Foundation Community Scholarship to support students of color in pursuing higher education.
- Individuals who are first-generation and identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)
- Planning to enroll or enrolled in a Colorado-accredited, nonprofit, post-secondary educational institution
- Have a 2.25 cumulative GPA or higher
- Demonstrate community involvement through work and/or volunteering
Scholarships will be awarded once each year through a competitive process based on:
- resilience and persistence
- community service
- life and work experiences
Eligible students can receive $5,000 annually, which can be used toward tuition, fees, room and board, supplies, and any additional cost of attendance expenses. These scholarships are able to be used by anyone enrolled in a Colorado-accredited, nonprofit, post-secondary educational institution.
Renewal is not automatic for this award; however, previous recipients are encouraged to re-apply to the competitive process in subsequent years.
All scholarships will be paid directly to a recipient’s school and must be used for the upcoming academic year. Please note that award disbursement is contingent upon the outside scholarship policies of a recipient’s college or university. Awards must be used for the upcoming academic year.