Volunteerism/Community Service Scholarship


The Colorado Council is comprised of many dedicated individuals throughout the state who give generously of their time and talents to help students achieve their higher educational goals. Without these volunteers, the Council would not exist.


To encourage and reward college-bound youth who likewise are committed to volunteerism and community service, the Council awards $1,500 one-time scholarships to 14 deserving Colorado high school seniors each year to assist with defraying the cost of tuition and fees at one of the member institutions.

2011 Scholarship Winners

2010 Scholarship Winners

2009 Scholarship Winners

2008 Scholarship Winners


  1. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior
  2. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident and a resident of Colorado for his or her final two years of high school
  3. Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time student at a Colorado Council member institutions within six months of graduating from high school
  4. Applicant must demonstrate significant experience in volunteerism/community service
  5. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale


The Colorado Council is a voluntary organization and therefore the primary selection criterion for this scholarship is volunteerism and community service. Recipients will be selected by, but not limited to, the following considerations: volunteerism/community service, extracurricular activities, and dedication to others. Applicants are required to submit:

  • A complete application
  • A personal essay
  • Two recommendation forms (one from a high school official and the other from someone who knows the applicant through involvement in community service)
  • An official high school transcript

Application and Instructions

The deadline to apply is January 30, 2014.

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