Helping the Homeless Colorado College Scholarship Awards Program Application
Helping the Homeless College Scholarship Awards Program is designed to highlight the incredible potential of Colorado’s young people as well as the challenges which prevent too many of them from succeeding. Helping the Homeless Colorado awards multiple, $1,000 scholarships to college-bound Colorado public high school seniors who have shown incredible performance in high school by succeeding in school despite daunting obstacles.
Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA Unweighted, have succeeded in spite of hardships such as poverty or homelessness, and have participated in activities that are helpful to others. Financial need must be demonstrated as well. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
Applicants will be asked to write an essay, receive a minimum of 3 letters of recommendation, and for their high school transcript. The selection process is very strict and the committee will be looking for individuals who have excelled and shown their willingness to put in hard work. If you are selected you will be notified and you may be asked to come in for an interview. If you are not selected you will be notified by email.
Your application MUST be done online (link below). If this cannot happen for you please contact us. Your application will be reviewed by a selected committee. Your endorsers will be contacted personally along with your school. Please make sure all of the information you provide is correct. Applications with incorrect information will be removed from the process.
Applications are due by April 20, 2017. All external documents must be mailed in by this date as well. Anything that is received after this date will be removed from the selection process. There are no extensions under any circumstances unless notified by Helping the Homeless Colorado.
Thank you for applying and best of luck to you! Helping the Homeless Colorado admires all individuals who are attempting to prosper in this difficult time of their life!

Email address *
Your Full Name (First, Middle, Last) *
Date of Birth *
Gender *
Race/Ethnicity *
Cumulative High School GPA (unweighted) *
Cumulative High School GPA (weighted) *
Estimated Annual Household Income *
Number of Persons in Household *
What is the highest Education Completed by father? *
What is the highest Education Completed by mother? *
How did you hear about this Scholarship?
What is the best phone number to contact you? *
What is the second best phone number to contact you? *
Your Full Address (include City, State, and Zip Code)
Your High School Full Address (include City, State, and Zip Code) *
Name of Principal at your High School *
Principals Phone Number *
Principals Email Address *
Use the space below to write your personal statement. This personal statement is your opportunity to show our selection committee who you are and what you are about. This is your chance to show why you deserve this scholarship.Your essay should:1) Have a minimum of 500 words, but no more than 2,500 words.2) Address the role that education has played in helping you overcome hardships such as poverty, disability, homelessness or personal tragedy.3) Explain your future educational and career goals.4) Elaborate about any volunteer work, community service, and extracurricular activities that you are involved in and why they are important. 5) Be as free of grammar and spelling errors. 6) Reflect on your personality and include anything that you would like us to know. *
Below please upload your 3 letters of recommendations. As an applicant, you must submit at least 3 letters of recommendation from a person who knows you well. This individual must not be a family member. Your endorser should elaborate on what makes you an excellent Scholarship candidate and why he/she believes you will be successful in college. You need to upload all 3 of these letters into this form. Please make sure that your endorsers leave all of their contact information at the bottom of their endorsement letter. You will not be allowed to submit video or audio files. *
Below please upload your high school transcript. *
Using the space below, please explain how you are going to produce funds for your education. Considering, this scholarship will NOT cover your entire tuition, rather, a small portion, how will you allocate funds for the rest of your tuition? Please be very specific, this will improve your chances of being selected. *
Using the optional space below, please leave anything else you would like us to know about you. *
I accept that the following information that I have presented on this form is true to the best of my knowledge. *
I understand that this form is only one part of the application and I may be asked to elaborate more on the information that I have presented above; whether through an in person interview or more forms. *
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