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There are many scholarships available to you and sometimes it's hard to know where to begin. Please follow the steps below when searching for scholarships:
  1. Search the websites of colleges you are interested in attending.  Typically you will find this information under Financial Aid or Scholarships.  Many of these scholarships are online, and you can usually begin applying in November.  Don’t forget to check on first generation scholarships (if neither parent has a bachelor’s degree).  The majority of scholarship money comes directly from the college.

  2. Check out scholarships we have compiled on Career Cruising. Put in your Pinnacle number to get registered and see your counselor if you have problems registering. This is the BEST PLACE to find scholarships listed by month and deadline date.  Additional information about these scholarships can be found in the College and Career Center.

  3. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form as soon as possible after October 1st of your senior year.  In order to be eligible for some scholarships, you must fill out the FAFSA.  The FAFSA is the easiest way to be considered for some college specific scholarships, grants, work-study and loans.

  4. Look for the local scholarship packet in December .

  5. Research the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program.

  6. Use different scholarship websites' search suggestions.

  7. Check with your employer and your parent’s employer.

  8. Ask any clubs or organizations in which you are involved (Boy Scouts, 4-H, etc).

What is the Boettcher Scholarship program?

The Boettcher Foundation Scholarships are offered “to keep the best and brightest in Colorado by awarding a four-year scholarship to any college or university in the state.”  Scholarships pay tuition, fees, books, and a stipend for room and board. 

Applicants must meet these requirements to be considered:

  • Be a graduating Colorado high school senior who has lived in Colorado for your junior and senior years of high school, and

  • Be a citizen, legal permanent resident, or lawfully present (including through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA))  in the United States

Selection is based on:

  • Superior Scholastic Ability

  • Evidence of Potential Leadership

  • Service to Community and School

  • Outstanding Character

All application materials are due to College and Career Center in October. Finalists will be interviewed in January. For more information please see your counselor, Ms. Fassnacht or visit the Boettcher Foundation website at https://boettcherfoundation.org/colorado-scholarships/

Local Scholarship Application:

The PSD Local Scholarship Packet will be available in December.

Apply for over 30 scholarships in one packet.

PSD does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, age or disability in access or admission to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. A lack of English speaking skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation.