Check out Goodwill's blog site for youth. On this site you will find some useful resources and information: http://goodwillrocks.blogspot.com/
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2016
College Goal Sunday is a national volunteer-based organization dedicated to helping students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.
You can find more information (including locations) here: http://www.collegegoalcolorado.org/our-team/
MANY of our students are ELIGIBLE!!
To nurture the potential of our country’s future leaders, activists and philanthropists, ALL WAYS UP established a scholarship program in 2009, focused on youth who, without financial support, might would not be able to attend college.
In addition to assistance with school tuition, college-prep seminars and leadership workshops, ALL WAYS UP offers ongoing support services to ensure that scholarship recipients matriculate through and graduate from college. These services include tutoring, creating community college transfer plans and major selection advice.
The ALL WAYS a Scholar scholarship is renewable every year for up to four years while the scholars are enrolled in a college or university. To date All Ways Up has provided more $500,000 in scholarships to over 150 students.
Eligibility: High school senior, 2.5 GPA, Plan to enroll in a two or four-year college, financial need, able to attend summit on June 22-26
Go to their website for more information and the application:
Hey, DUS Seniors!
Western State University in Gunnison, CO will be running a free charter bus from Denver to their campus for a free campus visit day. Information about the event and how to register is listed below:
Thedream.us foundation is offering a scholarship for up to 100% of college tuition, fees, and books at a partnering school. You need to write an essay, provide one letter of recommendation, transcripts, and a copy of your DACA or TPS information. This is NOT an entirely merit based scholarship! The application deadline is February 15th. To find more information about the different scholarships and how to apply look at their website: http://www.thedream.us/scholars/scholarship-guidelines/
Here you will find a link to a great site for writing a great essay:
Greetings, high school seniors!
Believe it or not, now is the time to start thinking about applying for federal financial aid and submitting the FAFSA. This free form requires income tax information, which means filing your taxes early allows you to submit your FAFSA early as well. If you need help with taxes, the Denver Asset Building Coalition offers free assistance with taxes. Check out their website:
Additionally, local organizations will be holding FAFSA application workshops where trained professionals can assist you in completing financial aid forms. The Denver Scholarship Foundation will be hosting FAFSA application workshops early in 2016. We will post the dates, times, and locations of these workshops to our blog as soon as they become available.
Happy New Year, scholars! We hope your 2016 is off to a great start.
The Denver Scholarship foundation has created a list of scholarships high school seniors can apply to that are broken up by deadline. This list is a great resource, and allows you to see what financial aid options are currently available. While there are scholarship opportunities listed that don't pass deadline until summer 2016, we highly encourage all of you to check this list as soon as you can. The earlier you apply, the more opportunities there are!
Here's a link to the Denver Scholarship Foundation's scholarship list:
Even if you meet with a mentor, a high school guidance counselor, or a program coordinator at Denver Urban Scholars, questions will still come up regarding college and building your future career. This is perfectly normal, and luckily there is a free online tool that provides guidance on everything from career planning to financial aid in college.
CollegeInColorado.org is a website that allows students to create a profile; complete quick online tests about their strengths, personality, and interests; explore schools with programs that match their interests; and come up with plans on how to pay for school. Creating an account is free of cost and students can log back in at any time to build on their existing profile.
While the staff and supports available through Denver Urban Scholars are always more than happy to work with you on all of these topics, CollegeInColorado is a great resource that you can use on your own (or with an adult!) to brainstorm for the future.
Interested in Attending Emily Griffith Technical College? Enter to Attend a Free Orientation Wed., December 9th!
Hello students! An opportunity to get your foot in the door at Emily Griffith Technical College was recently forwarded our way, and we wanted to spread the word. This potential opportunity is for students graduating from high school who speak English as a second language. More details can be found below:
Vocational Transitions prepares non-native English speakers for technical college and a new career. The class helps students improve the test score needed to enroll in college certificate programs at Emily Griffith Technical College. Interested students must attend one of the orientation times on December 9.
What to Expect
Visit EmilyGriffith.edu/Vocational-Transitions for more info.
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