Scholarships Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do scholarships work at the NOCO Foundation?

    Thanks to the generosity of our community, the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado oversees the administration of diverse scholarship funds established by individuals, families, and businesses. These scholarships cover a wide range, spanning high school and college students. The scholarship opportunities available can be based on merit, financial need, or a student’s interests and background. To discover a scholarship that aligns with your goals and aspirations, you can explore the scholarship database and follow the necessary steps to apply.

  • Am I eligible for a scholarship?

    Eligibility requirements vary by scholarship. Opportunities can be based on merit, financial need, student interests, and background. See our list of opportunities to find a scholarship for you.

  • When does the next scholarship cycle open?

    Our scholarship cycle opens every year in mid-January.

  • When will applicants be notified of their award?

    Applicants will be notified beginning in May.

  • When will I receive my scholarship funds?

    Scholarship funds are sent directly to your school or university by the end of July. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

  • Can I apply for more than one scholarship?

    Yes! We have a universal application; after filling that out, scholarship opportunities will populate for which you qualify.

  • How do I create an account or reset my password?
  • How do I apply?

    We have an online portal that allows applicants to save and edit their work and apply for multiple opportunities without having to re-enter their basic personal information. View an online tutorial on how to complete your application. 

  • What happens after I fill out the initial application?

    After an application is submitted and the deadline to apply passes, our wonderful volunteers review and score applications. Once their scores are tallied, and the winner is chosen, we will alert the chosen students to fill out acceptance paperwork. After completing this paperwork, we will alert those students who didn’t receive a scholarship. We will send the award directly to your school in the summer before the Fall semester.

The 2024-2025 scholarship application cycle will open on January 15, 2024!

Don’t see your question?

Ask it here. Email our scholarship team or give us a call at 970.224.3462.

Ainhoa Flores Anzola
2022 Fort Collins High School Alumni Scholarship Recipient
Thank you so much for choosing me as the recipient of the Fort Collins High School Alumni Scholarship. I feel very blessed to have received this generous scholarship and extremely excited to be able to start  this new chapter in my life. Thanks to your help, I will be able to study Biomedical Sciences at CSU with the hope of preparing for Med School to achieve my dream of becoming a doctor