Scholarships - Local

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    LocalAdams County Opportunity Scholarship$15,000Must attend 27J school district, have a 2.5 GPA, must demonstrate and verify financial need as determined by FAFSA. The student must have been actively involved in community service and show a resume that includes such service, awards, accomplishment, work history. Must write an essay on what opportunity means to them, their family and community. Recipient must enroll in a Colorado public university, college, community college or vocational school. Contact 27J Education Foundation for application and more information.
    LocalAims Community College ScholarshipsVariesScholarships through Aims Community College
    LocalBrighton Housing Authority$5,000Five $1,000 scholarships are available to high school juniors, seniors or non-traditional students. 
    LocalCity of Brighton Employee Charities Scholarship$500Must attend 27J School District, have a 2.5 GPA, letter of acceptance from a college, university, technical or vocational school. Documentation of community service, letter of recommendation, 500-word essay on positive community service. Must not be related to a BEC Committee Member. Contact Sheryl Johnson at for the application.
    LocalLucile Knaus Memorial Scholarship$5,000Applicant must be due to enrolled in an accredited college, university, technical or trade school, have a 3.0 GPA and reside within School District 27J. More information may be found here:
    Local Quality Community Foundation Scholarship Opportunity$4,000Applicant must be a Commerce City resident, be enrolled or due to be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or vocational school in Colorado and have a 2.0 GPA. For more information and to apply, visit
    LocalUnited Power Scholarship$20,500Total of 18 scholarships available. For students whose families are served by United Power or dependents of members.