Ambassador Scholarship

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

Eligibility:

Students who meet all of the following criteria are eligible to apply:
- Have successfully completed the Ambassador 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.

If an applicant is selected to move on to the final round, finalists will be expected to provide a final presentation on a topic of their choice in front of the selection meeting.

Award: Two students 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: Four additional students will be eligible for a finalist scholarship of $2,500 for one year of college.

Questions: Contact Charmaine Brown at cbrown@denverfoundation.org or 303.996.7328.

Award
Varies
Deadline
03/02/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Which location do you attend a majority of the Ambassador Program meeting sessions?
  2. Please list your top 3 college choices (if applicable) that you anticipate enrolling in. For each school, please be sure to complete the following information as requested:
    • 1. What is the name of the college/university you plan to enroll at?
    • 2. As of today, my application status is:
    • 3. This college/university is my:
    • 4. At this school I anticipate my major/program area of study to be:
    • 5. I will attend:
    • 6. What is your anticipated graduation date from this school? (MM/YYYY)
    • 7. Please share the financial aid you anticipate receiving from this school. Be sure to include any grants, work study, institutional scholarships, and/or other scholarships. Also, please share if this financial aid is pending or if it has been confirmed for the upcoming year.
  3. 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
  4. Residency
    • 1. Are you a Colorado resident?
    • 2. Are you eligible to pay in-state tuition rates?
  5. High School Transcript(s) - Include transcripts from all high schools attended. Scan all transcripts into ONE document before uploading.
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