College Scholarships

COSI Grants

FRCC has received two grants—totaling more than $4 million—from the state Department of Higher Education's Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI). FRCC will use these funds to re-enroll and support students who have started their education, but had to stop without completing a degree. 

COSI Grants

Career Advance Colorado

Career Advance Colorado offers zero-cost training for in-demand jobs. The program covers tuition, fees and course materials. 

Career Advance Colorado

Care Forward Colorado

With the Care Forward Colorado Program, you can get free, short-term training in high-demand health care programs. The program covers tuition, fees and course materials. Get answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

Care Forward Colorado

External Scholarship Listings

Undergraduate, Transfer, DACA and others!

External Scholarships

Virtual Scholarship Workshops

Check back for the next month's workshop.

Adams County Workforce Scholarship

Accepting applications for a Workforce Scholarship for students who live in Adams County or went to an Adams County High School and are enrolled in a certificate program.

Must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 16-24 years of age
  • Attend or attended an Adams County high school or live in Adams County
  • Be a Colorado resident
  • Be enrolled in a certificate program at a community college or technical college at a public institution of higher education in Colorado
  • Meet income eligibility (up to 250% PELL). Get a free estimate of your federal student aid by completing the Federal Student Aid Estimator
  • Complete application

If you meet all eligibility above, apply for the ACEC Workforce Scholarship

Adams County Workforce Scholarship

Boundless Opportunity Scholarship

Boundless Opportunity Scholarship is now closed. 

Must meet the following requirements: 

  • be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for each semester of eligibility
  • be a Colorado resident
  • have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • complete the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) for the 2023-2024 academic year
  • be in good standing for Satisfactory Academic Progress 
  • be pursuing a two-year degree (AA, AS, AAS, AES)
  • not be in default or over-payment status on any Federal Title IV funds
  • complete the scholarship application process
  • qualify under one of the following categories: 
    • Veteran entering or returning to college
    • Adult Learner (age 25 or older, with a break in time in school)
    • GED Recipient
    • Juvenile Justice Youth
    • Foster Care 

CCCS Foundation Scholarships

The CCCS Foundation Scholarship application is now closed.

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Scholarships

FRCC has been awarded funding from the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) to support students in the ECE field. Funding is available and will be used for tuition reimbursement and/or individual stipends for students. View eligibility requirements.

Early Childhood Education Scholarships

FRCC Foundation Scholarships

FRCC Foundation Scholarship

High Need Student Emergency Scholarships 

Due to fund depletion, we are no longer accepting applications for this scholarship at this time. 

The FRCC High Needs Fund awards monetary assistance to current FRCC students who are experiencing an unforeseen financial hardship due to an emergency. 

High Need Student Emergency Scholarship

Wolves-to-Rams Scholars Program

Wolves-to-Rams Scholarship and Paid Research Internship - FRCC Collegewide

Colorado State University is recruiting 36 current FRCC students in STEM, natural resources, biomedical, and behavioral sciences!  We have a 7-semester $30,000 Scholarship Program AND a 24-month $40,000 Research Training internship for students interested in transferring from FRCC to CSU.

Apply to Wolves to Rams Scholars Program

Have questions and/or need assistance? Just send us an email.

Wolves-to-Rams Scholars Program

Career and Technical Education Grant

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Grant is now closed. Please check back for the 2023-2024 school year.


The CTE Grant offers financial assistance to students if they are enrolled in one of the approved CTE certificates and meet eligibility requirements. The purpose of the grant is to provide funding assistance to low-income students enrolled in certificate programs that are under 16 credits hours. The maximum amount of the grant is $2,250 per certificate and can cover costs of tuition, fees, required books and materials only. 

  • Must be a Colorado resident
  • Must be enrolled in a CTE program that is less than 16 credits hours to complete
  • Must not be receiving Veterans Administration education benefits
  • Must be in good standing for Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standards

This grant is need based and student must show financial need by completing a FAFSA demonstrating they would qualify for Pell grant OR by providing a copy of proof of any of the following:

  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) Benefits
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits
  • Medicaid Eligibility
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI), or Disability Benefits
  • Section 8 Housing Voucher
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Benefits
  • An income that is eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch Benefits
  • An income that is too low to require a Federal Income Tax Filing

FRCC Success Scholarship

FRCC Success Scholarship is now closed. 

  • Criteria:
    • Maintaining a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher
    • Must have completed at least 15 credits at FRCC
    • Must be pursuing an eligible certificate / degree
    • Must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours
    • Must be meeting satisfactory academic progress for financial aid

Award amounts are as follows:
9 - 11.5 credit hours:  $500 per semester
12 - 14.5 credit hours:  $750 per semester
15 + credit hours:  $1,000 per semester

Search for College Scholarships Online

Be wary of providing personal information to scholarship sites. Visit the Federal Trade Commission for a list of common scholarship scams. The Financial Aid Office recommends avoiding fee-based scholarship services.

Additional helpful links:

College Scholarship Websites and Search Engines


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