Colorado Educational Services & Development Association Scholarship

CESDA’s mission is to promote and increase access to post-secondary education for all historically underserved students in Colorado.
CESDA will be awarding seven $1000 (contingent on the availability of funds) awards. Each scholarship is a one time, non-renewable award.

1. Applicant must be a spring 2022 Colorado high school graduating senior, and meet one of the following requirements: identify as a student of color, be the first generation (neither parent/guardian received a bachelor’s degree) to attend college, and/or be a student with financial need.
2. Applicant must be a graduate of a Colorado High School. (Open to all Colorado residents regardless of legal residency or citizenship).
4. Applicant must enroll at a 2 or 4 year Colorado college or university in the fall of 2022 and take a minimum of 6 credit hours.
5. Applicant must have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.80 (non-weighted) or higher.
6. Applicant will be selected by, but not limited to, the following criteria: academic performance, awards and accomplishments, community and school involvement, community service (particularly within underrepresented communities), and financial need.

How to Apply:
Applicant must complete the online scholarship application and submit the following documents via the online application:
Part I- 1 Letters of recommendation
Part II- Personal Resume
Part III- Scholarship essay
Part IV-Unofficial High School Transcript
Part V- Financial Documents

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