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The PPSC Foundation is pleased to present students with several scholarship opportunities.

As a PPSC student, you will receive notice through your student email when the scholarship application opens each year.  

When the time comes, fill out the general scholarship application to be matched with available scholarship opportunities.  Because many of our scholarship programs are needs-based, it is in your best interest to complete the FAFSA each academic year.

Additional scholarship opportunities outside of PPSC are available to students and have different application dates. 

PPSC Foundation General Scholarship Application

We will accept applications for the 2024-2025 Academic year between March 18, 2024, and June 9, 2024.

The application is open to certificate or degree seeking students who have not already received a Foundation scholarship for the 2024-2025 academic year.

How to Apply

Step 1: Make sure you are registered as a student at PPSC.

  • If you are not yet registered as a student, click the red “Apply” button on the top right-hand side of this page to get started.

Step 2: Log into Your Student Portal.

  • Go to PikesPeak.edu, click “MyPikesPeak Portal Login” on the top right.
  • Click the “Student Tab”.
  • Click the “Scholarship Management” Link, near the center of the page.

Step 3: Complete the Application.

  • Select the “Start Application” Link.
  • Review all pre-filled fields to make sure they are correct.
  • Answer all blank questions.
  • Write a short personal statement. 
  • Complete Acknowledgements.
  • Submit your application.

Step 4: Check for additional applications.

  • Once you have submitted the General Scholarship application, you may see scholarship applications with additional requirements listed on your Scholarship Management page.
  • Please review the specifications on these applications before completing the additional forms.

For Assistance: Please contact the PPSC Foundation Office at Scholarships@PikesPeak.edu

 

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Current COSI Scholars are encouraged to speak with their coaches prior to completing the general scholarship application as they may be eligible to renew their scholarship award for one academic year.

The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) grants aim to support Coloradans who experienced an economic loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic (such as lost or adverse changes in employment, increased food or housing insecurity, forced withdrawal from college after March 13, 2020, or suffered another form of economic loss). 

PPSC is proud to offer the Back to Work and the Finish What You Started Scholarship opportunities to students who meet the eligibility requirements. Learn more about how we can help you get Back to Work or help you Finish What You Started with a financial scholarship, dedicated coaching, and more! 

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Opportunity Next

Class of 2024! As a graduating senior, you could qualify for a $1,500 scholarship for Fall 2024 through the Opportunity Next program.

How It Works

To be eligible for the Opportunity Next Scholarship, you must:

  1. Be a 2024 Colorado high school graduate or equivalent.
  2. Enroll in and maintain enrollment in at least six credit hours at PPSC for the Fall 2024 semester. 
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) / Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA). Although submitting the FAFSA or CASFA is required, this scholarship will be awarded regardless of demonstrated need.  
  4. This scholarship will prioritize those who enroll in one of the high-priority programs listed below.

What You'll Receive

You'll receive a one-time scholarship of up to $1,500 for the 2024 fall semester. This scholarship can be used to help cover tuition, fees, books, and equipment and will prioritize those who enroll in a high-priority program.

High Priority Programs

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Computer & Information Sciences
  • Construction
  • Education (Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education programs only)
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Family & Social Sciences (Dietetics/Dietary Management)
  • Health Professions


More About Opportunity Next

Brought to you by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT),  we aim to ensure Colorado's workers possess the skills and training needed to excel in the state's in demand industries, thereby fostering continued economic prosperity and success. Learn more about the program.

 

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PPSC is grateful for the overwhelming generosity the Kane Family Foundation has shown in supporting students here at PPSC. This scholarship will cover tuition, fees, and required books for up to four semesters. It will be available to highly successful non- traditional students who are committed to:

  • Completing at least 12 credit hours per semester or more
  • Maintaining a 3.0 gpa at PPSC
  • Graduating within two years of beginning their program at PPSC

The Kane Family Foundation scholarship will be open during the regular scholarship application period and can be completed after the general application is submitted.

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Thanks to generous donors, the CCCS Foundation offers many scholarship opportunities for students attending or planning to attend any of the 13 Colorado Community College System colleges each academic year.  The CCCS Foundation Scholarship application is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year.  

The application is easy to complete, and the CCCS Foundation offers scholarships for every type of student, with a holistic selection process that considers student’s goals and circumstances, including a review of their financial need and short written responses about their education, career plans, and community involvement.

 

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. MT, Tuesday, April 30, 2024.

External Scholarship Opportunities

Once on the page, you can filter to PPSC Foundation scholarships or external scholarships by selecting the + beside the scholarship category on the left side of the page.

To apply for PPSC Foundation Scholarships, you must be admitted as a student at PPSC. Log into your student account to view and apply for available scholarships.

To apply for external scholarships, go to the scholarship sponsor’s website for further information and instructions on how to apply. Outside scholarship providers are not under the jurisdiction of PPSC, therefore the college assumes no obligation for verification of the legitimacy of such providers listed on this website. 

You can also look for additional scholarship opportunities through scholarship search websites, professional associations, local service organizations, credit unions and banks, Colorado Foundations, The Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, Veterans Service Organizations and Military Associations.

***Remember to carefully review an organization’s scholarship requirements and read their privacy policy before submitting any personal information to avoid possible scams. Please be aware of potential scholarship scams. 

Many private organizations offer scholarships to students.  Outside scholarship providers are not under the jurisdiction of PPSC.  PPSC does not in anyway endorse or administer the scholarship or participate in the scholarship award process.  PPSC assumes no obligation for verification of the legitimacy of such providers listed on this website. 

 

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