Ambassador Scholarship

The Ambassador Scholarship provides scholarships to high school seniors participating in the African Community Center’s Colorado Refugee Leaders Scholarship Program . The Ambassador Scholarship was created to transform families and communities by providing scholarships to support advanced education.


Students who meet all of the following criteria are eligible to apply:
- Have successfully completed the Refugee Leaders Scholarship Program offered by the African Community Center (ACC) of Denver, Colorado
- Be a graduating high school senior planning to attend an accredited public two-year or four-year Colorado college or university full-time for the upcoming academic year
- Be a Colorado resident who is eligible to pay in-state tuition rates
- Have a cumulative G.P.A. of at least 2.5 at the time of application
- Complete the FAFSA and have unmet financial need
- Apply for at least two additional scholarships

Selection: Scholarships will be awarded once each year through a competitive process based on engagement in the community, resilience and persistence, positive leadership abilities, vision for the future, and academic proficiency.

Award: One student per year will be selected to receive a scholarship covering the student’s unmet need after all other financial aid and scholarships have been applied. Award amounts will vary based on a student’s need, other aid, and the cost of their school. The Ambassador Scholarship is renewable for up to four consecutive years provided that the student completes at least 12 credits per semester, maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, completes the FAFSA, continues to have unmet financial need, and submits a renewal application each year.

Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the recipient’s school and can be used toward tuition, fees, required books and supplies, room and board and other qualified educational expenses. Recipients may also request a one-time reimbursement for a computer and/or other supplies required by their school. Award disbursement is contingent upon the financial aid and scholarship acceptance polices of a recipient’s school.

Runner Up Scholarship: Two additional students will be eligible for a finalist scholarship of $1,500 for one year of college.

Questions: Contact Charmaine Brown at or 303.996.7328.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please list your top three college choices and answer the following questions for each:
    • 1. Name of college/university
    • 2. This college/university is a
    • 3. What is the status of your application for admission at this college/university?
    • 4. What undergraduate degree do you anticipate receiving?
    • 5. What is your anticipated major or program of study?
    • 6. What will be your anticipated graduation? (Ex. Spring 2021)
    • 7. What is the cost of attendance for this college/university for the upcoming academic year?
  2. High School Information
    • 1. Name of High School
    • 2. City, State
    • 3. Dates Attended (Month/Year - Month/Year)
    • 4. Cumulative High School GPA
    • 5. Is your GPA weighted or unweighted?
    • 6. Graduation Date or Anticipated Graduation Date
  3. Residency
    • 1. Are you a Colorado resident?
    • 2. Are you eligible to pay in-state tuition rates?
  4. High School Transcript(s) - Include transcripts from all high schools attended. Scan all transcripts into ONE document before uploading.
  5. List your employment history beginning with your current or most recent job.
    • 1. Employer
    • 2. Position
    • 3. Dates of Employment (month/year - month/year)
    • 4. # of Hours Per Week
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