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.)




04/15/2020   Colorado Second Chance

To qualify, individuals must verify that they were committed to the Division of Youth Services within the past five years, demonstrate financial need, and be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a student at an institution that offers postsecondary credentials, among other criteria. Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation, complete the scholarship application, including personal statements and financial need demonstration form, and participate in an interview with the scholarship selection committee, if invited.

 OppU Achievers Scholarship OppU Achievers Scholarship

Eligibility: High school seniors, college students, graduate students; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; U.S. citizen or resident

 03/01/2020 DriveSafe Scholarship   Must be completed 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
 03/31/2020  Bonsai Finance
Be a high school senior, hs graduate, or 
registered as undergraduate students at an
accredited college or post high school
vocational/technical institution
Be a U.S. Citizen
Not have a previously earned a bachelor's
degree from a college or university
Possess a cum. GPA of at least 3.0/4.0
03/06/2020 Mount Carbon Elem Must have attended Mount Carbon Elementary
Applications available in the Counseling Office
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 
parents must have a relationship at an IBC member
bank or branch for at least 6 months
*Applications can be found in the LHS
Counseling Office
 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 &
 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:
 04/09/2020 Midnight

Lakewood High School PTSA Scholarship

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 2020

Application Process

Applications will be available online on March 20th, 2020

Applications will be due on April 9th, 2020 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.


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

Email to:

Full details are available on our site.

 04/15/2020 Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship  Must have:
Completed High School by spring 2020
Will be enrolled in eligible program in Fall 2020
Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue & 
  complete a career/technical program at an
  accredited non-profit post secondary inst.
Demonstrate financial need
Demonstrate perseverance in overcoming
Be under the age of 30
Be a U.S. citizen

Go to:
for application

 April 5, 2020  The George Bailey
Purpose: To recognize a graduate of Lakewood High School who has made an outstanding contribution to his/her school or community and is pursuing studies towards a medical or public health career. This scholarship is in memory of George E. Bailey, a Lakewood HS Class of 1951 graduate, and his father, Dr. George P. Bailey.

Criteria for Awarding Scholarship:
* Character
* School and community activities
* Work experience

Primary consideration will be given to students who have demonstrated service and leadership in school and community activities, with priority towards activities related to public health or medicine.

 3:20pm Friday, April 3, 2020  Beth Kramer Memorial Science
The family of Beth Kramer, a former biology teacher at Lakewood High School (LHS), announced their commitment for an annual, ten-year scholarship program in her honor in 2017 for graduating seniors at LHS. Beth Kramer loved science as a way of knowing about our natural world and biological life in it, and she loved teaching high school students about the discipline of science. The scholarship program is intended to facilitate and motivate the successful study and award of an undergraduate college degree in science by the selected student. The tuition award will be made this year by Lakewood High School in the amount of $5,500.00 to be applied to tuition and fees of the college selected by the recipient. In addition, two scholarship awards of $2,500.00 each (one year only) will also be made to deserving applicants.

 04/13/2020  Fairmount Elementary PTA  The Fairmount Elementary School PTA is
once again offering the CAMPBELL-DEANE
SCHOLARSHIP in the amount of $1,000.00​
for tuition to be awarded to the high school
 senior selected by our committee.  This
scholarship is available to any high school
senior that was enrolled at Fairmount
Elementary School for a period of three
years or more, has a satisfactory grade
standing, citizenship record, and
community service experiences. We
would like to stress that we feel this
scholarship is particularly for that ​ young
man or young lady ​with a good citizenship
record and positive community service
experiences. Scholastic standing is
important but not the determining factor.
Applications in LHS Counseling
 04/03/2020  The LHS Foundation Ron Castagna Scholarship 2020  To recognize a graduating LHS senior who has 
made a contribution to his/her school
community and who has shown potential to
move forward with higher education.
Applications can be found:

 03/31/2020 Jefferson County Council PTA/PTSA University/College
 Must be:
Graduating senior of a Jefferson County PTA/PTSA
high school in good standing
Intend to further education at an institution of higher
learning as a full time student
Be a member of the PTA/PTSA at their school at the time of  
Student should have character, GPA of at least 3.0, leadership,
community service, extracurricular activities at school during
the last 4 years
Applications can be found in the LHS Counseling Office
 03/15/2020  ScholarshipPoints 
 Go to:  Enter here
11:59pm PT
 National Catholic College Admission Association Scholarship The National CCAA will award 16 one-time $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors graduating in Spring 2020 who will be attending one of the National CCAA member institutions as a first-year student in Fall 2020 or to undergraduate transfer students who will be transferring colleges and will attend one of the National CCAA member institutions in Fall 2020. Students who opt to defer their first year of college (to enter in Fall 2021) are not eligible for the scholarship.
 03/15/2020  Beyond The Boroughs National Scholarship Must be high school senior accepted to an 
accredited four-year college, university or equivalent
Must be from a low income household
Go to:
 03/13/2020  Truman D. Picard Scholarship Must be a graduating senior
Must be a Native American student 
interested in studying Natural Resources
Go to:
 03/01/20 Microsoft Disability Scholarship Must be a current high school senior living with a disability (as defined by WHO)
 03/01/2020  SEG Scholarships Must be a high school senior planning to
attend college next year 
Must pursue a college curriculum directed toward 
a career in applied geophysics
 02/24/2020 Information Security Undergraduate Scholarship  Must be pursuing or plan to pursue a
degree with a focus on cybersecurity or
information assurance.
Have a GPA of at lease 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
Applications can be found:

 03/01/2020  National Italian American Foundation Scholarship Must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited institution
of higher education for the Fall 2020 semester
Have at least one ancestor who had
Immigrated from Italy

 02/29/2020 Pinnacle Scholarship Must be at least 13 years old and enrolled
or will enroll in a college or university in the U.S.
Be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico
 03/20/2020  National Council of Jewish Women 
2019-2020 Scholarship Program
 Student must be enrolled in an accredited post-secondary education institution 
Must be a Jewish woman who is at least 16 years of age
Must be a Colorado resident
Must demonstrate financial need and community involvement
 04/01/2020  South Lakewood Elementary School PTA Scholarship  Must have attended South Lakewood Elementary
Must be enrolled full time at an institution of higher 
learning within 6 months of graduation.
Applications available in the LHS Counseling Office

Deadline: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31


Scholarship Name: OppU Achievers Scholarship


Eligibility: High school seniors, college students, graduate students; cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; U.S. citizen or resident

Deadline: March 31, June 30, September 30, and December 31

To Apply: Students submit a short response to the question "What makes you an achiever?"

 Unigo March Scholarships
Nitro Student
Niche "No Essay"
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 02/29/2020  Niche "No Essay" College Scholarship
$2,000 Sweepstakes
 Eligibility: All high school and college students.
To Apply: Just create an account to start your application.

 The Dream Scholarship - Partnered by MSU Denver  Criteria for scholarship
2.5 GPA
Graduated or will graduate by the end of the 2019-2020 year
Intend to enroll full-time at a partner college no later than Spring 2021.
Have DACA/TPS or meet the Dream.US' immigration eligibiltiy criteria Have significant unmet financial need.

 06/19/2020 BigSun Scholarship  All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.  Can be a player, coach or official. 
Award amount - $500
visit to learn how to apply
 04/10/2020  Celebration of Teaching Scholarship  A $500 Scholarship to be awarded annually to a graduating senior, attending a Jefferson County high school, who is going into the teaching profession.
Must be planning to enter the teaching profession
Must be in good standing in all areas with a 3.0 GPA+
Must be graduating from a Jefferson County high school
 03/06/2020 Mount Carbon Elementary Scholarship Application

This $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior who attended Mount Carbon Elementary School.

Application in the Counseling office. 
 05/22/2020  B. Davis Scholarship  Amount of Scholarship - $1,000
to read about how to apply for our scholarships
Questions -
3/20/2020   The Manning School PTA Scholarship The Manning School PTA offers two $500 scholarships
to Manning Alumni graduating in 2020.  Students must
have attended Manning both years and demonstrate
excellence in academics character.
Applications can be found on the Manning PTA website
Questions - 
 04/07/2020  LHS Senior First Generation Scholarship  Email your counselor for an application!

The First Generation Scholarship Committee seeks to recognize and award one $500 scholarship to a high school senior who will be pursuing higher education following graduation.  Applications will be judged on high school educational achievement, school and community involvement, essay content, and letters of recommendation.

 Applicant must be the first member of their immediate family to pursue higher education.

Applicant must be a spring 2019 Graduate of Lakewood High School with a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average (GPA).

 Applicant must have already been accepted to a 2 or 4 year college within the United States and must begin school as a full-time freshman in the fall of 2019 with a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester

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1.  Be a United States citizen
2.     At least 16 years of age
3.     A member of a Colorado credit union
4.     Pursuing a degree in business (major or minor)

5.     Beginning freshman, sophomore, junior or senior at a
four-year accredited institution conferring bachelor degrees 
located in the U.S.

6.     Applicants may reapply in subsequent years

7.     Scholarship funds must be used for the applicant’s tuition, room, board and student fee account by January 31 of the year following the award, or the funds will be forfeited

8.     Complete and submit the three page application with all required documentation

9.     Ensure full application is post-marked, emailed or faxed by the deadline

 04/22/2020  Student-View Scholarship Program  Survey must be completed regarding colleges in
your area.
The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing
of all completed applications.  The scholarship winner will 
be announced in May, 2020.
Simply log on to and complete
a 15-20 minute survey.
 04/17/2020 at 4:00pm MST  Kit Faragher Foundation  Must have:
Cumulative 2.5 GPA
Strong need for financial assistance 
demonstrates positive attitudes
strong commitments
drive towards accomplishment
Applications can be found at:
 4:00 PM 03/27/2020  JCRSEA - Jefferson County Retired School Employees Association  Essay questions
Statement related to academic, employment, 
leadership and volunteer activity
Statement of financial need
Two letters of recommendation
Applications can be found in the counseling office
 03/09/2020  Columbine Memorial Scholarship  Eligibility:
Students who meet ALL of the following criteria are encouraged to apply.
- Graduating from a public high school in the Jefferson County School District
- Have an unweighted cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at the time the application is submitted
- Planning to begin classes at an accredited university, college, community college, or technical school in the United States in the summer or fall of 2020.
 April 3, 2020  JCEA Scholarships
*JCEA Excellence Fund Scholarship
*Sue Anne Berger Physical Science Scholarship
*JCEA Shermita West Student of Color Scholarship 
 03/16/2020 Lakewood High School Class of '51 - Mary Beach Jones Scholarship  Upper 50% of class
School & Community Activities
Work Experience
Female student who plans to enter the field of engineering
 03/16/2020  Lakewood High School
Class of '51
 Criteria for Awarding Scholarship:
Upper 50% of class
School & Community Activities
Work Experience
Submit to LHS Counseling office by 12pm, March 16th
 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 3, 2020

Lakewood Police Athletic League (Not a sports scholarship) - must be of high academic standing, have extracurricular and community involvement, family income is a factor.

*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
 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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