The Aurora Gives Scholars program was created to provide select graduating high school seniors with debt-free access to an Associate Degree from the Community College of Aurora (CCA). The Scholarship will fund the cost of tuition, books and fees through completion of an Associate Degree at CCA, and provide students with a Chromebook, providing they forego federal loans during their enrollment in the program. Award packages will be funded through the CCA Foundation, as well as applicable federal and state financial aid.

This scholarship requires each recipient to: forego application for and receipt of federal or private student loans; maintain a GPA of 2.5; take consecutive semesters; declare a major; complete his/her degree in two years or less; and participate in financial literacy course while enrolled at CCA. Recipients of scholarship are also required to meet with advisors regularly.

*Application for this scholarship requires prior involvement in one of our partner organizations:

(AURORA LIGHTS, Aurora Youth 4 Success, ACE Scholarships, Boys and Girls Club, Boys Hope Girls Hope, Colorado Uplift, Denver Urban Scholars, ELK (Environmental Learning for Kids), Goodwill, KIPP Colorado, Lotus School for Excellence, New America Schools, Ridge View Academy, Teen Court, YAASPA (Young Americans Aspiring for Social and Political Activism, and YMCA)

Before you apply for the Aurora Gives Scholarship, please make sure you have done the following: