2022 Colorado NAHRO Scholarship Application is now closed. Check back in early 2023 for more details. Colorado NAHRO's College Scholarship Program is funded in part through proceeds and participation from our annual conference and corporate sponsorships. $1,000 scholarships for college tuition are then awarded as funding becomes available. In 2019, we awarded four $1,000 educational scholarships!
Eligible individuals must be a graduating high school senior, possess a high school diploma or GED, and must be applying to or attending an accredited institution of higher education. If currently attending college, applicants must be registered for at least two (2) classes.
How to Apply Listed below are the documents required for a complete application. Please review this material carefully. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Scholarship Applicants fill out and gather all required documents for the application. This includes:
Information form: To be considered, all sections of the application must be completed. If a section is not applicable, write N/A (not applicable) in the section; do not leave any sections blank. Any application that has blank sections, or that is missing appropriate submittals or signatures will be disqualified.
One letter of character recommendation: Please attach a letter of recommendation from a non-relative. Letters of recommendation will be accepted from a representative from the local housing authority or community organization, an employer, or a school professional such as a teacher, principal, or guidance counselor. Recommendations from family members will NOT be considered. All recommendations should include the writer’s name; relationship to the applicant; and the length of time the writer has known the applicant.
An unofficial transcript from high school and/or the academic institution the applicant is currently attending. A digital copy or scanned in hard copy are both acceptable.
Verification of acceptance/attendance at an accredited institution of higher education.
An essay (750-1,000 words) written by the applicant. Essay prompt: Please tell us about yourself and how this scholarship will help you achieve his/her goal of attending and graduating from college.
A clear, high-resolution headshot photo of the applicant.