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FRCC Foundation Scholarship

New students who plan to attend FRCC in the Fall of 2016, as well as all current FRCC students, are highly encouraged to apply for merit-based and financial need scholarships through the FRCC Foundation.

Scholarship application is currently closed and will be open for submissions in December. 

Award Amount

Scholarship awards vary depending on the type of scholarship. However, most FRCC Foundation scholarships typically range from $1,000 - $5,000 for full-time students and $500 - $1,000 for part-time students. Scholarships are awarded for the academic school year and will be split between the Fall and the Spring semesters.


  • Preferred GPA 2.5 or higher
  • Enrolled in a degree or certificate program at FRCC
  • Must be a Colorado Resident
  • Must complete the FAFSA
  • Must be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours as full-time student, or six to eleven credit hours as part-time student
  • Some scholarships, such as named scholarships, may require the student to meet additional qualifications

Frequently Asked Questions

The FRCC Foundation scholarship application will open in December.
The FRCC Foundation has a multitude of scholarships available for just about every student. While some scholarships may require different eligibility requirements, the FRCC Foundation general eligibility criteria is:
  • Students must attend FRCC during the 2016-2017 academic school year.
  • Students must be seeking a degree and/or certificate.
  • Students must be Colorado residents. Students must complete the FAFSA.
  • It is preferred that students have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • Students must be taking a minimum of 6 credit hours.
Students must have an active FRCC student email address in order to apply. The FRCC Foundation application is available online.
  • Students who have not previously applied need to select “Sign Up” using their FRCC student email address.
  • Once the student has signed up, an email will be sent to their student email address.
  • This email will contain a link to activate their account and select a password.
  • Once activation is successfully completed, students can use their student email address and the password they created to log in and apply for scholarships.

It is important to note that a student can receive a maximum of two scholarships per academic year from the FRCC Foundation.

Students may also use the FRCC Foundation general application to apply for many other scholarships. Although students may use the same application, they may be asked to complete additional application materials such as submitting additional letters of recommendation, transcripts, and/or additional essay/short answer questions.

The FRCC Foundation scholarship application will ask students a series of questions in order to determine their eligibility for various scholarships. We ask that students answer the questions honestly and to the best of their ability. We understand that some questions, such as enrollment status for the upcoming year, may be challenging to determine so far in advance. As such, we ask students to answer based on what their intended plans are. Additionally, the application requires students to submit two letters of recommendation along with an essay.
Letters of recommendation can come from a multitude of sources. Students are encouraged to ask for letters of recommendation from sources who know the students well. Some suggestions would be from a current, or former, employer, a current academic instructor, a mentor etc. but should not come from a family member. Letters of recommendation should come from sources who know the student well and can speak to why they would be a good candidate to receive a scholarship.
It is advisable to give someone three to four weeks minimum to write a letter of recommendation. When asking for letters of recommendation, asking in person, through email or by phone is always best. Be sure to use professional and appreciative language when making the request.
The FRCC Foundation essay question will be available by December 1, 2015. The essay should be two, double-spaced pages maximum and should answer the questions thoroughly. The essay portion is the most important part of the application process. Students are encouraged to have their essay reviewed by outside sources and to spend a considerable amount of time preparing their essay before it is submitted.

Students will not be notified until after the application closes on March 1, 2016. Notifications are typically made by June 15.

  • Applications will be reviewed and eligibility requirements will be determined.
  • Once that has been completed, students will be notified though their FRCC student email, if they have been selected to receive a scholarship through the FRCC Foundation.
  • Selected students will be given further instructions about how to accept their scholarship (also through their FRCC student email).
Contact FRCC Foundation

3645 West 112th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80031
(303) 404-5463  ⃒  Email Us