Private Scholarships

The Financial Aid office at ACC has been made aware of the following scholarships (which are sorted by general category) for use by its students. These scholarships are not in any way affiliated with the institution. Thus, the Financial Aid office is not responsible for the application or awarding process in any way. Please make sure to research each scholarship for which you desire to apply to ensure that the scholarship is up-to-date. Happy scholarship hunting!

Scholarship Categories

Contests & Sweepstakes
Merit Scholarships
Minority Scholarships
Scholarships by Area of Study
Scholarships by Company
Scholarships by Type

Contests & Sweepstakes

American Fire Sprinkler Association Scholarship
American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) National High School Essay Contest
Best Decision Scholarship (essay contest)
Optimist International
Promises Treatment Centers (essay contest)
Redfin Scholarship (essay contest)
Resume Companion Scholarship
Smart Monkey Fitness (essay contest)
Summer Scholarship Program by LolEpicShop (essay contest)
TechiesPad Scholarship (essay contest)
Weisblatt Law Firm, LLC Scholarship (essay contest)

WyzAnt College Scholarship

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Merit Scholarships

Boettcher Scholarship
Elks National Foundation - Most Valuable Student Scholarship
Highlands Ranch Community Association
Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

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Minority Scholarships


CESDA Scholarship
Diversity Jobs Scholarship Program
Gates Millennium/Bill Gates Scholarship
Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarships

African American

Sachs Foundation Scholarship

American Indian

American Indian College Fund
American Indian Education Foundation
American Indian Science & Engineering Society (AISES) Scholarships
Catching the Dream
Citizen Potawatomi Nation Tribal Rolls Scholarship
Navajo Nation

Asian Pacific

Organization of Chinese Americans - UPS Gold Mountain Scholarship


Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Latin American Education Foundation
LatPro Scholarships
Migrant Farm Worker Scholar


AAUW of Douglas County, CO (Women)
Colorado Women's Education Foundation Scholarship (Women)

Daughters of the American Revolution
National Council of Jewish Women Scholarship (Jewish Women)
Shattering Glass Ceilings (Women, First Generation College Students)

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Scholarships by Area of Study

4 Wheel Online (Automotive)
Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance (Accounting/Finance)
American Medical Technologists (AMT) Scholarship (Medical Technologist)
American Muscle Scholarship Program (Automotive)
Art and Design-Associate Degree Scholarship (Art/Design)
CDA Foundation (Dental)
Computer Technology and Information Systems-Associate Degree Scholarship (Computer Technology)
Console & Hollawell Legal Scholarship (Law)
Inbound Boulder Scholarship (Computer Technology)
Kaiser Permanente Colorado Diversity Scholarship Program (Medical)
Log Cabin Rustics Scholarship (Architecture/Design)
Novus Biologicals Scholarship Program (Science)
Nursing and Medical Assisting-Associate Degree Scholarship (Nursing)
Online Associate Degree Scholarship (Online Associates)
Reiff & Bily Legal Scholarship (Law)
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (Education/History/Nursing)
Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program (Science)

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Scholarships by Company

Active Data Scholarship
American Association of University Women Scholarships (Aurora, Colorado Branch)
Arapahoe Credit Union
Colorado Ski Authority Annual Scholarship Scholarships
Wal-Mart Associate Scholarship

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Scholarships by Type

Alexander Foundation (LGBT)
American Association of University Women (AAUW) (Aurora, CO residents)

American Foundation for the Blind (Blind)
American Veterans (AMVETS) National Scholarship Program (Military)
Anchor Scholarship Foundation (Military)
Boomer Benefits scholarship (50+)
College in Colorado (Colorado)
College Invest (Colorado)
Colorado Authors League Scholarship (Writing)
Colorado Council Volunteerism & Community Service Scholarship (Volunteer/Community Service)
Corporation for National & Community Service - Segal AmeriCorps Education Award (AmeriCorps Alum)
Craig Hospital Alumni Scholarship (Hospital Alum)
Credit Union of Colorado Foundation (Volunteer/Community Service)
Dell Scholars Program (Dell Scholar Participant)
Denver Foundation (Colorado)
NAEHCY Scholarship Program (Homeless Youth)
National Federation of the Blind (Blind)
Orphan Foundation of America (Adoption/Foster Care/Orphan)
Passageway Scholarship Foundation (Rite of Passage Program)
PBK-Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship Program (Phi Beta Kappa)
Pinnacol Foundation (Worker's Compensation)
SeniorAdvice Caregiver and Volunteer Scholarships (Volunteer/Caregiver)
Stephen T. Marchello Scholarship Foundation (Cancer Survivor)
Surety Bonds - Small Business Scholarship (Small Business)
U.S. Air Force R.O.T.C. (Military)

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