To find out about the requirements, deadlines, and various scholarships Red Rocks Community College has to offer visit our AcademicWorks Scholarship Application System. For questions or help regarding RRCC Scholarships contact the Financial Aid office at 303.914.6256; for RRCC Foundation scholarships visit their website or call 303.914.6426; or through email at

RRCC Scholarship Information

  1. To be eligible for RRCC scholarships or awards, a student must be a U.S. citizen, eligible non-citizen, or a DACA participant; 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, qualified 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, as deadlines vary, with most applications due in the spring. For grants, loans, Colorado Scholars scholarships and work-study deadlines contact our Financial Aid Office. For Student Hourly questions, contact Student Employment Services in Room 1025 or call them at 303.914.6300.

  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 recognize a reduction to their original scholarship award.

  • Maintain a RRCC minimum grade point average of 2.0, or higher as determined by the type of award offered via the administering department or donor. Any semester in which the scholarship student drops below the minimum grade point average may result in a cancellation of the scholarship, or reimbursement for current awards issued as determined by the administering department. The Financial Aid Office is the initial 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 to further their education. They are awarded on various criteria usually reflecting the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Most scholarships have application deadline dates. It is imperative students pay attention to the deadline dates of each scholarship to increase chances of being selected for the aid.

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

Scholarship Search Engines and Sites:

Listed below are some of the most common avenues for students at Red Rocks Community College to locate scholarships. When using the Internet to search and apply for scholarships, please be mindful of how and who you provide your personal information to. Students searching for money to attend school often times make easy targets for scammers.

Visit the Federal Trade Commission's website on common scholarship scams. While there is legitimate fee based scholarship search engines, any information they contain will be available for free elsewhere. The Financial Aid Office recommends avoiding fee based services. – A free scholarship search engine, students create a login and a profile to search for scholarship applications. We recommend you review any 3rd party privacy policies prior to giving personally identifiable information. – A free scholarship search engine. We recommend you review any 3rd party privacy policy prior to giving personally identifiable information.

Student Aid on the Web – Your source for free info from the U.S. Dept. of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.

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

Hispanic Scholarship Fund – A provider for college financial aid for Latino Students. – A free online search engine for scholarships.

Students can utilize regular search engines to find scholarships by entering common terms they'd expect to see on an application specific to their area of study.

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