Scholarship Program

About the RRCC Foundation Scholarship Program

The Red Rocks Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to supporting Red Rocks Community College in its commitment to students, learning, and excellence. Since 1993, the Foundation Scholarship Program has aided over 2,700 students realize their dreams of going to college. The RRCC Foundation offers a wide variety of scholarships based on both need and merit. An applicant’s grades, academic and professional goals, financial need, community service, and special circumstances are all evaluated in the awarding process.

How to Apply

Application periods are each spring semester. Please email to join our email list for the next application period.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I submitted an application for the 2014-2015 scholarships. When will they let me know if I got one?

A: By August 1, 2014, give or take a few days depending on how far away you live because we send notifications by post mail.

Q: How much are the scholarships?

A: Most awards are $1,500.00, some are more and some are less.

Q: Will my scholarship change my financial aid?

A: Sometimes, and only for a few students. The answer will depend on your personal financial aid package. Please contact the RRCC Financial Aid Department for more information.

Q: My friend got a scholarship and I didn’t. How come?

A: Unfortunately, not all applicants are awarded. We encourage you to discuss additional financial aid opportunities with the RRCC Financial Aid Department.

Q: I have other questions, who should I contact?

A: Please feel free to contact Matt Garcia, Foundation Program Coordinator, at with any other questions you might have regarding the RRCC Foundation Scholarship Program.

Scholarship Program Donors

Generous community support makes the following scholarship funds possible.  Thank you to all of our donors.  For information on starting a scholarship fund, please contact Ron Slinger at 303.914.6417.

Al & Mindy Meiklejohn Endowed Scholarship
American Building Supply Foundation Scholarship
Anchutz Foundation Scholarship
Arvada Elks Community Scholarship
Arvada Sister Cities International Scholarship
Barber Nichols, Inc. Endowed Scholarship
Bill & Elaine Hartong Scholarship
Bob and Margaret Barber Family Endowed Scholarship
Boundless Opportunity Scholarship
Career Stepping Stone Scholarship
Cheryl A. Burgett Memorial Scholarship
Chief George Goldbach Memorial Scholarship
City of Arvada Scholarship
Collier Family Scholarship - Physician Assistant
Credit Union of Colorado Scholarship
Donna Remley Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Dorothy Horrell Presidential Scholarship
Elissa Notarianni-Ditto Endowed Scholarship – Math/Science
Engineering Graphics Scholarship
Exceptional Learners Scholarship
FirstBank of Colorado Scholarship
Gardner Family Foundation Scholarship - ECE
Geiger Family Scholarship
Golden Civic Foundation Scholarship
Grainger, Tools for Tomorrow-Industrial Sciences
Harry & Cris Mathews Family Scholarship
Hazelrigg Family Endowed Scholarship
I Believe I Can Fly Scholarship
John & Yasuko Shimizu Endowed Scholarship
Johnson Foundation Financial Aid Program
Kaiser Permanente Challenge Scholarship
Kingdom Enlightenment Foundation Scholarship
Larry Snyder Scholarship
Les & Sue Metzger Scholarship
Martin Family Foundation Scholarship
Matthew Scott Daniels Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Michelle Keller Memorial Scholarship
Mildred Campbell Endowed Scholarship
Race to the Top Scholarship
Rich Thatcher Scholarship
Rolling Hills Country Club Foundation Endowed Scholarship
RRCC 40th Anniversary Scholarship
RRCC Alumni Give Back Scholarship
RRCC Foundation Scholarship
Stone Family Foundation Scholarship
Suncor Energy Scholarship - Process Technology
“Swede” Johnson Memorial Endowed Scholarship
The Student Voice Endowed Scholarship
Theodore C. Sandquist Endowed Scholarship
Thomas Glennon Memorial Scholarship - Fire/EMS
Tom McMahon Memorial Scholarship - Construction
Troy Wanek Scholarship
Tyler Hagaman Memorial Scholarship
Water Quality Management & Treatment Scholarship