2022-2023 RRCC scholarship applications are currently open through March 4, 2022.

10 Tips for Student Applying for Foundation Scholarships

Application requirements, deadlines, and various scholarship opportunities are also listed here. For questions or help with RRCC scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Office at 303.914.6256.  For RRCC Foundation scholarships, visit their website, call 303.914.6426, or email

RRCC Scholarship Information

  1. To be eligible for RRCC scholarships or awards, you must be a U.S. citizen, eligible non-citizen, or a DACA/ASSET recipient; and a legal Colorado resident.

  2. Apply for admission to Red Rocks Community College.

  3. Applicable scholarship applications are available through the Financial Aid Office and the Red Rocks Community College Foundation. Each of these scholarships has different criteria and deadlines, but all are available to qualified RRCC students. Additionally, eligible new and current Red Rocks students may qualify for various forms of financial aid options.

  4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available in high school counseling offices (as of October 1st of each year) or online at

  5. Call our Financial Aid Office 303.914.6256 to clarify any questions about financial aid and to ensure you have the correct documentation to complete your file. Financial Aid is located in Student Services at our Lakewood campus and Arvada Campus.

  6. Ensure you meet each applicable deadline for scholarships.  Scholarship deadlines vary, and most applications are due in the spring. The priority deadline to apply for grants, loans, Colorado Scholars scholarships, and work-study is April 15 each year for the upcoming fall semester.

  7. Upon receiving an award, ensure you consistently meet the following criteria:

  • A Red Rocks Community College or Red Rocks Community College Foundation scholarship will only be valid for students enrolled at this college. Red Rocks Community College defines "full-time" enrollment as 12 credit hours per semester. Annual scholarships are defined as fall and spring semesters in the same academic year. Scholarship students who receive need-based financial aid or other additional awards may see a reduction to their original scholarship award.

  • Maintain a RRCC minimum grade point average of 2.0, or higher, as determined by your scholarship requirements. A GPA below 2.0 may result in a scholarship being canceled.  The Financial Aid Office is the first point of contact for all scholarship questions.

  • Red Rocks Community College does not unlawfully discriminate in its admissions, education programs, activities, or employment policies on the basis of race, age, sex, religion, color, national origin, or disability, and is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended. Red Rocks Community College also complies with the Veterans Readjustment Act of 1973, sections 503 and 504.

Outside Scholarships

Scholarships are free money used to pay for tuition and fees and are awarded to students based on various criteria.  Scholarship criteria may include academic achievement, personal qualities, or financial need, and usually reflect the values of the donor. Most scholarships have application deadline dates. It is imperative to pay attention to the deadline dates of each scholarship to increase your chances of being selected for the award.

To view various outside scholarships, visit our AcademicWorks Scholarship Application System and select External, located under the Opportunities tab. 

Click here for a list of private scholarships.

Scholarship Search Engines and Sites:

Listed below are some of the most common avenues for you to locate scholarships. When searching and applying for scholarships online, be mindful of sharing your personal information. Students searching for money to attend school may seem like easy targets for scammers.

Visit the Federal Trade Commission's website on common scholarship scams. While there are legitimate fee-based scholarship search engines, you can find the same information for free elsewhere. We recommend avoiding fee-based services. – A free scholarship search engine, students create a login and a profile to search for scholarship opportunities. We recommend you review any 3rd party privacy policies before giving your information. – A free scholarship search engine. We recommend you review any 3rd party privacy policies before giving your information.

Student Aid on the Web – Your source for free information from the U.S. Dept. of Education to help you prepare for funding your college education.

Latin American Education Foundations – Online resource for Latinx students in Colorado.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund – A provider of college financial aid for Latinx students.

We recommend searching for scholarships that are specific to your area of study, interest, and personal qualities.

Other Scholarship Resources

  • High school counseling offices
  • Public libraries
  • Place of worship
  • Businesses
  • Professional organizations
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Clubs (VFW, Elks, etc.)
  • Friends and family
  • Student and parents' employers