The Pikes Peak Community Foundation offers a number of scholarship programs for which high school seniors can apply:
Nina P. Bell Memorial Scholarship Award
PPCF offers the Nina P. Bell Memorial Scholarship Award. This annual scholarship honors Colorado Springs native Nina Bell, who was killed in the World Trade Center attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The scholarship is given to a minority female student attending/or a graduate of a public high school in El Paso County, Colorado who has demonstrated academic, civic, and social excellence. The award provides one year tuition and fees. The award may be applied to any four-year public institution of higher learning in Colorado. Please Download (.pdf) the Application. Application Deadline: April 15, 2013, 5:00 p.m.
2013 Pikes Peak Kiwanis Club Foundation Scholarship - Deadline has now passed, please check back next year.
We are worldwide group of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one community and one child at a time. As part of our mission, we are pleased to offer this scholarship opportunity to deserving applicants who will be attending Colorado colleges and universities beginning in the fall of 2013.
The scholarships are for a maximum of $2,500 each year for 4 years. Between 1 and 3 scholarships will be awarded in 2013. We value scholastic aptitude and performance, supporting financial need, and adherence through values similar to our Kiwanis club, as evidenced by activities, volunteerism, or other forms of community improvement.
Please call 963-6285 for questions or for more details.
Bobbie Anderson Scholarship; Chapter BO, P.E.O. - Deadline has now passed, please check back next year.
P.E.O. is a philanthropic, educational organization with chapters throughout the United States and Canada, founded in 1869.
This scholarship has come about because Chapter BO of P.E.O. had a member whose husband wanted to honor her memory by granting two $2,450 scholarships in her name. He requested that our chapter search for candidates. We will review all applications and interview a number of the candidates. The committee will select the outstanding two whose names we will send to the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. The Foundation will disperse the scholarships by fall 2013.
The chapter committee is looking for female candidates through contact with high schools and members of P.E.O. chapters. Attached is the application complete with criteria. A contact name and address to which the applications must be emailed is at the bottom of the second page along with the name of the chapter scholarship chairman.
LEAD Foundation Scholarship (Learning and Education About Disabilities) - Deadline has now passed, please check back next year.
Learning and Education About DisabilitiesThe LEAD foundation sponsors this onetime $1000.00 scholarship to students with specific learning disabilities and ADHD, with or without hyperactivity, i.e. Dyslexia, ADHD, perceptual or communicative disabilities, etc. The goal is to recognize and reward students with learning disabilities and ADHD who have worked hard and accomplished their individual goals. The ideal candidate for this scholarship is a student who has faced the challenges of having a learning disability and understands that self-advocacy and self-knowledge are more powerful tools in overcoming those challenges; and is willing to serve as a role model for other students with learning disabilities.
For information on establishing a scholarship fund, please contact Jamie Brown at 719-389-1251.