Viking Scholarship

The Viking Scholarship was created to provide a scholarship to a graduating North High School or North Engagement senior who will be attending Metropolitan State University of Denver or any public Colorado community college or technical school.

Eligibility
High school seniors graduating from North High School or North Engagement Center in May of 2021 who meet all of the following requirements are eligible:
- Is considered a first-generation college student;
- Has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 during junior and senior years;
- Demonstrates the following personal success factors: tenacity, curiosity, and social intelligence;
- Demonstrates financial need through completion of the FAFSA or need-assessment questions (students with an Expected Family Contribution of $8,000 or less are strongly encouraged to apply);
- Intends to enroll at Metropolitan State University of Denver or any public Colorado community college or technical school on a full-time basis (minimum enrollment of 12 credit hours); and
- Is eligible for in-state college tuition.

Selection:
Recipients will be selected based on their GPA & academic achievements, scholastic potential & community engagement, and commitment to personal success factors such as tenacity, curiosity, and social intelligence.

Awards:
One student per year will be selected to receive a scholarship of up to $10,000 per year to be used towards tuition, fees, books, health insurance, transportation, and other educational supplies as defined by the college/university’s Cost of Attendance. The Viking 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 or similar need-assessment tool, continues to have unmet financial need, and submits an annual report to The Denver Foundation each year to confirm renewal eligibility. Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the recipient’s college/university. Award disbursement is contingent upon the financial aid and scholarship acceptance polices of a recipient’s school.

Questions?
Contact Jack Czarniecki at jczarniecki@denverfoundation.org

Award
$10,000.00
Deadline
05/13/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. High School Information
    • 1. Name of High School
    • 2. City, State
    • 3. Dates Attended (Month/Year - Month/Year)
    • 6. Graduation Date or Anticipated Graduation Date
  2. High School Transcript(s)
  3. College Information
    • 1. What college/university do you plan to attend this fall?
    • 2. When will you start classes? (Ex. Fall 2020)
    • 3. Anticipated Major or Program
    • 4. Will you attend part-time or full-time?
    • 5. Anticipated Graduation (ex. Spring 2025)
    • 6. Expected Degree
  4. FAFSA Information - Please answer the following questions if you have completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid for the upcoming academic year.
    • 1. Have you completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the next academic year?
    • 2. If you have completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the next academic year, please upload a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR).
  5. Non-FAFSA filers - Please answer the following questions if you HAVE NOT completed your most recent FAFSA application. If you submitted your Student Aid Report (SAR) in the previous question, DO NOT enter any information in the questions below.
    • 1. What is your parent's marital status? (If you are over the age of 25 mark "n/a")
    • 2. What was your Household Income (Adjusted Gross Income as reported to the IRS) for the last calendar year?
    • 3. What is your anticipated household income for the current calendar eyar?
    • 4. How many people are supported by the reported income listed (including yourself)?
    • 5. What are the names, ages, and relationship of the individuals supported by the household income?
    • 6. Of those listed in question #5, what is the number of people in your household who will be enrolled in a college degree/certification program for the upcoming academic year?
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