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Scholarships & Grants

Welcome to CCA’s Scholarship and Grants homepage. Here you will find valuable information on how to apply for grants and scholarships to help you pay for college. To learn more click the links below.

*CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT / and Current ASCENT STUDENTS are not eligible to receive CCA Scholarships.

There are three Scholarship opportunities that students can apply for:

CCA Foundation Scholarships

Summer/ Fall application opens on April 1st and closes May 31st (Summer priority deadline is May 10th).

Spring application opens on October 1st and closes November 30th

Apply for CCA Foundation Scholarships

By filling out a single application, you can be considered for many different scholarships funded through the CCA Foundation. Some scholarships have their own specific qualifications, but all CCA scholarships require that you are meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress and are enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program at CCA.

New CCA Students ONLY - Any student who has never taken a class at CCA or at any Colorado Community College School System (CCCS) in any form, including but not limited to: online, concurrent and/or ASCENT or does not have a CCCS student email address @student.cccs.edu. Follow the instructions below:

  • If this is your first time and you have not created an account before, visit: CCA’s Scholarship Portal and click on the gray “Sign Up” button in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  • Enter your personal email address. This must be the same personal email address that you used on your CCA admissions application.
  • Create a unique password.
  • Click on the gray “Sign Up” button.
  • You will then be prompted to check your personal email for a confirmation link. This link will take you directly to the CCA scholarship application.
  • Complete the application, your essay and upload any required documents.
  • Don’t worry if you do not finish all in one sitting, you can click “Save and Keep Editing” button to come back later.
  • Once you are finished, electronically sign the application including today’s date and click the “Finish and Submit” button.
  • Once your account has been created, the next time you log in, click on the red “Sign In” button option. In order to access your account, please sign in using the personal email you used on your CCA admissions application and the password you created for the scholarship portal.

CONTINUING STUDENTS ONLY - Anyone who has a CCCS student email address @student.cccs.edu or has taken or signed up for a CCCS class in any form. Follow the instructions below:

  • If this is your first time and you have not created an account before, visit CCA’s Scholarship Portal and click in the gray “Sign Up” button in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
  • Enter in your @student.cccs.edu email address.
  • Create a unique password.
  • Click on the gray “Sign Up” button.
  • You will then be prompted to check your email for a confirmation link. This link will take you directly to the CCA scholarship application. Complete the application, your essay and upload any required documents.
  • Don’t worry if you do not finish all in one sitting, you can click “Save and Keep Editing” button to come back later.
  • Once you are finished, electronically sign the application, including today’s date and click the “Finish and Submit” button.
  • Once your account has been created, the next time you log in, click on the red "Sign In" button option. In order to access your account, please sign in using your @student.cccs.edu email address.

CCA Institutional Scholarships and Grants

Fall priority application deadline is May 31st

Spring priority application deadline is November 30th

Apply for CCA Institutional Scholarships and Grants

Colorado Community College System Scholarships

Applications for the upcoming school year are determined by the CCCS Foundation. Please click on the link below for more information.

Apply for CCCS Scholarships

CCA Scholarship Information Center

DACA & Asset Students

If you receive a private scholarship from an external source or are using a third party to pay your tuition, please review policies here.

Scam Alert!

We have heard that our CCA students may be receiving letters or email messages offering help to find grants and scholarships for college. Some of these offers require students to pay a fee. PLEASE BE CAUTIOUS OF THESE OFFERS as students SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO PAY TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID OF ANY TYPE including applications for grants or scholarships. Legitimate financial aid applications do not charge a fee (for example, the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA).

These letters/messages may look very official and may even have a logo that resembles federal government logos, or they may have official-sounding names like “Student Financial Resource Center”. However, they typically have no association with the government or any college, and cannot guarantee that you will receive any type of financial aid. If you are suspicious of any financial aid correspondence that you receive, please contact the CCA Financial Aid Office for help.

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