Community Leaders Scholarship

The 2020-2021 Community Leaders Scholarship is merit- and community service- based, intended for Colorado high school students who have academically succeeded in high school by earning a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and have demonstrated a personal commitment to community service.

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicants must be at least 17 years old, a Colorado resident or ASSET student, and be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Requirements include: Colorado high school graduate of the 2019-2020 academic year; nomination by a high school counselor or teacher; minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 grading scale (freshmen year through senior year in high school); transcripts from high school; and significant community involvement or volunteer participation.

If your high school does not provide a transcript with grades, you must provide two sources of information to be considered for this scholarship:
o ACT sub test scores with ENGL 18, READ 17, MATH 23 (for placement in College Algebra) or SAT test scores Verbal 470, MATH 580 or higher
o Proof of a competitive process at your high school, or portfolio

Additional Scholarship Information:
• Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 toward an associate degree at RRCC each semester to retain the award.
• Recipients must enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester the award is received.
• Scholarships or financial awards issued by the College or Foundation Office may be reduced if the student qualifies for a need based financial aid award, according to federal or state guidelines.
• Students may only be eligible for one RRCC funded scholarship; Foundation awards excluded.
• Incomplete scholarship applications will not be considered.
• Completion of this scholarship application does not guarantee an award. All eligible scholarship applications will be reviewed after the deadline.

Covers two academic years (Fall and Spring), $2,000 per semester
Supplemental Questions
  1. NOMINATION LETTER: Please provide the name and email address of ONE high school counselor or teacher who can speak to your strengths and goals
  2. Please attach your high school transcript.
  3. What is your high school graduation date / expected graduation date?