Scholarship Information

Scholarship Information:

Looking for basic information about scholarships (what they are, who offers them, where to look)? Then check out this powerpoint. 

Scholarship List:
(This is not a comprehensive list of scholarships but only those that have come through the LHS counseling office. For the most comprehensive search, students and families should also be looking at other scholarship resources. For other search resources, see the PowerPoint above.)




03/06/2020   Mount Carbon Elementary  Must have attended Mount Carbon Elementary
Applications available in the Counseling Office
 05/31/2020  ExtraordinAIRy
Treasures Scholarship 2020 - Offered by Plumbline Services
 1. There is NO GPA requirement for these scholarships.
2. ALL career paths are eligible.
3. The student can attend a 4-year college, 2-year college, vocational college, or a trade school.
4. The student has NO PART in applying for these scholarships.
5. Students are nominated with an essay written by a parent, teacher, counselor, neighbor, employer, etc. The essay should convey why this high school senior is an ExtraordinAIRy Treasure to our future by including an overview of the nominee's life skills in action such as perseverance in overcoming difficult circumstances, integrity, kindness, and commitment to community to name a few. Tell us who your nominee is at heart.
 03/20/2020  2020 IBC Scholarship Competition   Min. GPA of 3.0
Must attend a Colorado (or contiguous state) university, college, junior or community college, or vocation/trade school after high school graduation
parents must have a relationship at an IBC member bank or branch for at least 6 months
*Applications can be found in the counseling office
 03/01/20  2020 DriveSafe Scholarship Essay Competition  On April 15th, DriveSafe will award a scholarship of $1,500 to a student who plans to attend college in 2020. To compete for the scholarship, students must complete the application by March 1, 2020, and write an essay (of no more than 500 words) about safe decision-making and the role it plays not only while behind-the-wheel but in all aspects of life.


The scholarship details and requirements can be found on the scholarship web page:

 03/31/20  Bonsai Finance Entrepreneur

Applicants must:

  • Be a high school senior, high school graduate, or registered as undergraduate students at an accredited college or post high school vocational/technical institution.
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Not have previously earned a bachelor’s degree from a college or university.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

 01/31/20 UNIGO 
I Have a Dream Scholarship 

Applicants must:

  • Be thirteen (13) years of age or older at the time of application
  • Be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia
  • Be currently enrolled (or enroll no later than the fall of 2026) in an accredited post-secondary institution of higher education
 03/16/20 Lakewood High School Class of '51 Scholarship  Upper 50% of Class
Participation in school & community activities
Work experience
*Pick application up in the counseling office
 12/29/19 You Deserve It Scholarship  $1,000 - Must be a resident of any of the 50 US states
- Be 16 years of age or older and be enrolled in college or registered in high school.
Application can be found at:
 12/31/19 Knight Essay Scholarship $5,000 - 3 Awards
Must be a US resident attending public, parochial, private
or home school in grade 9-12
Applications can be found by going to:
 12/31/19 GoTranscript Academic Scholarship Program  $1,000 Must be a high school senior or current full time college freshman.
Application can be found at:

 Friday, March 20th  The Manning School PTA Scholarship  Must be an alum of The Manning School.
Applications can be found on the Manning PTA website
 12/2/19 College Fairs of Greater Denver Opportunity Scholarship  Applications in the Counseling office.
Applicants must be a current Colorado high school graduating senior with a minimum 2.5 cumulative unweighted GPA and an 18 ACT score or 940 SAT score.
 11/5/19 Lakewood Elks Lodge #1777 Scholarships  Elks Nations Foundation has two scholarships.  
Most Valuable Student 
Legacy Scholarship
applications can be found at:
 10/6/2019  AES Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarships

AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education.

Scholarship Criteria

Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by an evaluation of the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

How to Apply

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

Amount of award: $500.00
Deadline for entry: October 6, 2019

Submit essay to

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.

Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year

 10/01-11/15/2019  Danielsfund
 Daniels Scholars are selected because they embody the criteria Bill Daniels defined for the program:
  • Strength of character
  • Leadership potential
  • Commitment to serving their communities
  • Academic performance or promise
  • Well-rounded personality
  • Emotional maturity and stability
In addition, there are a number of specific requirements to be eligible for the Daniels Scholarship Program. Please read the Eligibility section below for full details.

To be eligible for the Daniels Scholarship Program, students must meet the following requirements at the time of application:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Be a resident of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming
  • Be a high school senior graduating from a school in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, or Wyoming
  • Earn a minimum SAT Math score of 490 and a minimum Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score of 490 or a minimum ACT score of 18 in each category (writing score not required). All scores must come from a single test. Super scoring is not accepted.
  • Earn a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.0 in high school (on an unweighted 4.0 scale)

5/22/20 B. Davis Scholarship  

The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2020.


Please visit our website at to read about us and to apply for our scholarship.  While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.


Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success.  The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.


The deadline for applications is May 22, 2020


Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at

 2/1/2020  Jackie Robinson Foundation  We are pleased to inform you that the online application for the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship is now available at

To be eligible for a Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Be a graduating, minority high school senior
  • Plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States
  • Show leadership potential
  • Demonstrate a dedication to community service
  • Present evidence of financial need
  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21
  • Not possess a degree from a 2 or 4-year college when applying for the scholarship

 1/17/20  Profiles in Courage Essay Contest - John F. Kennedy  Describe and analyze an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year John F. Kennedy was born. Include an analysis of the obstacles, risks, and consequences associated with the act. The essay may concern an issue at the local, state, national, or international level.
 01/03/2020  GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship  ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.

Semifinalists will be required to provide a recommendation from a community leader, such as a high school principal, elected official or executive director of a nonprofit organization, and must provide documentation to certify academic performance and financial need. Finalists will be interviewed via Skype or telephone by a member of the selection committee.

 02/01/20  Burg Simpson College Scholarship Program

Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition

At Burg Simpson, we recognize the importance of access to a good education. In 2012, we launched the Burg Simpson Scholarship Competition. Each year we encourage Colorado high school seniors from across the state to write a 1,500-word essay about the importance of the civil jury system as the guardian of American rights and liberties.

Partnering with the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) over the past 8 years, we have awarded $92,000 in scholarships to college-bound students.


In an effort to teach the next generation about the importance of the civil jury system, the law firm of Burg Simpson is sponsoring our ninth annual essay competition for high school seniors. Write an original essay of 1,500 words or less that describes:

  1. How the civil jury system in the United States is being threatened;
  2. How the civil jury system protects your rights as a citizen; and
  3. The importance of preserving the civil jury system for future generations.


Civil and criminal law are two separate legal systems with different rules, laws, and standards. Essay submissions about the criminal justice system will not be considered. Not sure what the difference is between the civil justice system and the criminal justice system? 


One scholarship of $2,500 and nine scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to graduating seniors to attend the college of their choice. All 10 winners, their families, and a teacher of their choice will be invited to a dinner held in their honor. Winners will also appear at center court during half-time of the Colorado State Boys Basketball Championship game at the Denver Coliseum Denver, Colorado.


Any graduating high school senior enrolled in a Colorado accredited school can enter.

 02/15/20  Pinnacol Foundation Scholarship Program  Go to to apply

To be eligible for a Pinnacol Foundation scholarship, you must:

Be the natural child, adopted child, stepchild or full dependent of a worker who was injured or killed in a compensable work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with a Colorado-based employer and was entitled to receive benefits under the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act. It doesn’t matter which insurance company covered your parent’s claim.

Be between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of the application deadlineHave and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher

Have a high school diploma or GED, or be a high school senior

Submit a complete application

Reapply each year

If this is the first time you are applying for a Pinnacol Foundation scholarship, you must submit the following:

Completed application

 Most recent cumulative grade transcript (does not have to be official): high school transcript, GED certificate or college transcript

 Student Aid Report (SAR) from completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

 Information about your volunteer, extracurricular and employment experiences

 Personal essay

 Documentation of your parent's workplace injury, including a First Report of Injury and a Final Admission of Liability (if the claim is closed) or a General Admission of Liability (if the claim is still open). These are official insurance documents. If your parent's injury was fatal, an official death certificate is required. If you have a sibling who has previously applied for the scholarship and supplied this information, you do not need to submit these documents.

 01/13/20 Halston's Hope Foundation   Applicants must be currently seeking an education in a pet service industry.  This includes and is not limited to:
  • Veterinarian

  • Service Dog Trainer

  • Vet Assistant/Tech

  • Groomer

  • Trainer

  • Zoologist

  • Seeing-Eye Dog Trainer

  • Animal Nutritionist 


Applicants must submit an application detailing the following:

  • What obstacles and challenges have you experienced and how did you overcome these challenges?

  • What can one do to find happiness, joy, contentment, or peace during difficult life circumstances?

  • Why have you chosen the specific education path?

  • In what ways do you take care of yourself and boost your wellbeing? 

  • Give 1 example of a time that you portrayed kindness to someone.

  • Why should you be chosen for this scholarship?


 02/27/20  The Dream Scholarship  - Partnered by MSU Denver

Criteria for Scholarship:  2. 5 GPA , have graduated or will graduate by end of the 2019 -20 year, intend to enroll full-time at a partner college no later than Spring 2021, Have DACA /TPS or meet

The DREAM.US’ immigration eligibility criteria, have significant unmet financial need, and must not have previously attended a 4-year institution or program (excluding concurrent enrollment).

 June 19, 2020  BigSun Scholarship  The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.

Amount of Award  -        $500.00

 The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community..

 Please visit our website at to learn how to apply.


 01/31/20 Colorado State PEO Scholarship  Must be:
Colorado resident and U.S. citizen
2019-2020 high school or GED graduate
complete application by deadline
include 2 letters of recommendation
description of school & community activities & involvment
 03/15/20  Colorado Garden Foundation Scholarship  Applicants must:
major in one of the specified fields of study
complete a face to face interview
2.5 gpa  with a 12 credit hours per semester
20 documented hours of annual volunteer community service

 2/1/20  Society of Mayflower Descendants - Colorado   DO NOT NEED TO BE A  DESCENDANT-
Essay and application  required

Stop by the counseling office to pick up
 02/28/2020  Sentient Scholarship  Eligibility
  • All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited US college or university for the semester that they are applying to receive the scholarship. 

  • Applicants are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA. 

  • Applicants are not required to have a specific Major.

  • Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply.

  • Students attending online universities are welcome to apply.

  • Applicants must have the ability to communicate original and creative thinking in their essays.


 02/21  Self Publishing Scholarship  Self-Publishing School has a scholarship open for Lakewood High School students with literary skills. Our business has given the opportunity for many young people of all ages to self-publish their work; we were just featured on Good Morning Sacramento with one of our young self-publicists demonstrating what we do. We also extend our influence on young people further by providing a scholarship to those who are currently studying at an undergraduate and graduate-level every year. Our scholarship is in its third year and we’d like it to gain the momentum it deserves so more young people have access to our opportunity and we can continue growing the award. Applications must be submitted by February 21st every year, and the applicant must have at least a 2.5GPA. The applicant will need to submit a 500-word-maximum essay which can be on anything they like. The idea is to assess how well they demonstrate their skills within a tight-word-limit within their chosen context.
Jackie Chambers Self-Publishing School
12/16/2019   Edison Scholars Program  Must be a high school senior with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA; plan to pursue studies in the STEM field at a 4-year college/university; show financial need
Go to:

Lakewood High School PTSA Scholarship

The essay topic this year is

“If you were to create a time capsule from your time at LHS that would be opened 20 years after graduating, what are three things you'd put in the time capsule and why?" 

Who can apply?

To be eligible for the Lakewood PTSA Scholarship, student must:

Be a Lakewood High School Graduating Senior

Have a 2.0 GPA

​Plan to attend a college, university or technical school in Fall 2019

Application Process

Applications will be available online and in the Counseling office on March 20th, 2019.

Applications will be due on April 9th, 2019 by 3:20pm if submitting hard copy to the counselor's office or by midnight if submitting online.

The application will include:

  • General contact information about applicant.

  • Response to essay question.

  • Copy of acceptance letter to college, university or technical school.

Scholarship recipients will be selected based on essays compared to the entire applicant pool by a group of judges consisting of LHS staff, parents, community members and business professionals.  Judging is conducted blind. Winning essays and recipients will be announced at the LHS Award Ceremony in April as well as posted online after the ceremony.


June 12, 2020

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Application Process

$1000 award

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:

Email to:

Full details are available on our site.

 03/31/19  College Raptor Scholarship  $2,500 College Raptor Scholarship DEADLINE is March 31

The deadline of our current scholarship is quickly approaching on March 31! We believe this is a truly unique opportunity as it helps students with their college search while also providing a potential scholarship. To expand our commitment to a better college discovery process, we’ve added a $1,000 runner-up prize to our scholarship program. Don’t let your students miss this application!

 Meet Kaylee Aber, our most recent winner, here.

 Application link: March 31, 2019


 6/30/19  Classroom to Classroom Scholarship  

        Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident.

·         Open to students from all states.

·         Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

·         Accepted as a full-time student at a 2-year, 4-year, or technical vocational college or university in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic year. We will require proof of enrollment.

·         Intent to pursue an Education or closely related degree

·         Proof of strong academic performance, leadership, and community service (see scholarship page for details)
Opens January 2020 - Closes March 31, 20 Financial Steward Assoc., LLC
We are delighted to offer this annual benefit to our community.  If you would like to receive an application or more information, please contact Lindsay Monasmith at (303) 444-5440 or The application can also be downloaded through our website under the events tab at
 Eligibility: The scholarship is available to any graduating high school student. The student must have plans to attend any post-secondary educational institution. The scholarship will be limited to the first-year cost of tuition not to exceed $1,000.

April 1, 2018

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority


The applicant must:

Be an African-American Female

Be a graduating senior attending a       Denver/Lakewood high school

Have an unweighted GPA of 3.0+

Have applied to a 4-year college or university

Not be a daughter of a Delta

April 6, 2018

Lakewood Police Athletic League

*Application in the LHS Counseling Office

March 30, 2018

ABC Build Your Future Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Intent to register at or attending an accredited college/university or post-secondary vocational school of his/her choice.

  • Have a minimum accumulative grade point average of 2.0 from high school.
  • Provide two (2) letters of recommendations (the persons providing the recommendations should include a phone number where they can be reached for verification

  • Be an American citizen or naturalized citizen
  • Currently be enrolled in a high school located in Colorado.

 March 1, 2019  Colorado PTA  
  • Be a graduating high school senior and a member of an affiliated PTA/PTSA high school in good standing.

  • Plan to enroll as a full-time college student taking a minimum of 12 semester hours at a Colorado college or a Colorado vocational school.

  • Have been a legal Colorado resident for the last two (2) years.

  • Have maintained a 2.5-grade point average on a 4.0-point scale.

Criteria:  Scholastic record, school/community service/work experiences, financial need, recommendations, student plan essay.

May 15, 2019

Carrie King & Troy Lyles Memorial Scholarship

To Be Eligible:

Played baseball for a team in Lakewood Junior Baseball Assoc., program or have played a sport at Lakewood High School.  Application in LHS Counseling office.

 May 31, 2018  Mahin and Saifulla Salemy High School Scientific
 $1000 scholarship available to high school seniors. This is

the second year that he has offered this scholarship! It will be awarded to a
senior who has been accepted to college (either 4-year or community) and has
interest in the sciences. The money will be issued to the accepting college.

The application process for the Mahin and Saifulla Salemy High School Scientific

Scholarship includes:

·       Written application

·         Personal statement

·         3 references (teachers or employers)

·         Interview
 Noon, April 1, 2018  W.P. Clarahan Memorial Athletic Scholarship
*Applications can be found in the LHS Counseling Office
 W.P. Clarahan Memorial Athletic Scholarship Award
Athletic scholarship fund was established to honor the memory of W.P. Clarahan, who dedicated his life to athletes and athletics & honor the athlete who pursues excellence through athletics.
Student must be a basketball letter winner and involved in at least one other sport at a high school level.
Must demonstrate leadership qualities
A graduating senior
Demonstrate sufficient academic success to succeed in college
Finalist must interview with committee members
NCAA scholarship recipients are exempt.
Applications can be found in the LHS Counseling Office.
 April 22, 2018  2018 Student-View Scholarship Program  * NO minimum SAT or ACT score

* NO minimum grade point average

* NO lengthy, time-consuming paperwork

* NO essays

* NO application fees

Simply complete a 15-25 minute online survey about local colleges. You will then be automatically entered into a random drawing for a scholarship award.

 April 27, 2018  The Rooney Ranch PTA Scholarship  The Rooney Ranch PTA would like to recognize and award a former Rooney Ranch student for his or her contributions to the Green Mountain community. This $500.00 scholarship will be awarded to one graduating Jeffco senior to apply toward costs for continuing his or her education. The student selected for the 2018 Rooney Ranch PTA Scholarship will be announced in May via the Rooney Ranch PTA Facebook page.

Scholarship Eligibility:

To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must:

1) be a graduating senior of a Jefferson County School District high school.

2) have a minimum high school grade point average of 2.75

3) have attended Rooney Ranch Elementary for a minimum of four years

4) be enrolled as an undergraduate student in a postsecondary university (public or

private), fine arts school, community college or vo-tech for the 2018-2019 year.

Eligibility must be confirmed by the student’s counselor with the attached signed counselor verification form.

Scholarship Criteria:

1) Completed application form with signature of counselor verifying eligibility

2) Letter of recommendation from one adult that has been an influence in your life (not a

family member)

3) Essay- In a 1-2 page narrative, please answer the following prompt.

 4/2/2018  Excelsior Scholarship

The Denver Foundation

Students who meet all of the following criteria in one of the qualifying categories are eligible to apply:
1.  Must be a high school senior graduating from a public high school in Colo. (students identified as emancipated and/or foster care youth are encouraged to apply)
2.  Must be a Colo. resident
3.  Min. 2.5 GPA
4.  Will be enrolling at an accredited vocational/technical school, community college, or college or university -public or private in the upcoming academic year
 March 19, 2018  2018 Project PAVE Transformations Scholarships

What is the Transformations Scholarship?
Project PAVE's annual Transformations Scholarship recognizes personal transformation, and honors youth attending schools where PAVE does work who are making, positive contributions towards ending the cycle of relationship violence by raising awareness and empowering themselves and others in their schools and community. Through the scholarship process, we hope to empower more youth to take a stand against relationship violence, and encourage youth to continue their activist work in post-secondary education and beyond.
 What are examples of personal transformation rela
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