Residents of Weld County who graduate from high school or receive their high school equivalency may apply for the Bright Futures stipend. Students should talk with their counselors for additional detals.
- Annual amount a student can receive each year up to $2,000.
- Proof of Weld County residency.
- Complete a Bright Futures application.
- Attend a meeting which will explain application process, requirements, and provide a highlight of local career opportunities and training that may be required in those careers.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- The stipend must begin within two years and completed within six years.
- Move the stipend from "first dollar in" to "last dollar in". This means that the Bright Futures stipend will be applied in conjunction with all other scholarships or stipends instead of initially.
- Require an annual 16 hours of community service in Weld County from each student in the program. Eight hours completed by June 30, and the other 8 hours by October 31. Hours may be completed early and combined with any community service hours required as part of graduation or other organization requirement (ie., Student Council, National Honor Society, Sports, etc.).
- The stipend may be used to include only schools/institutions within Colorado and its bordering states that Bright Futures has or will have a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with.
- Donations - Bright Futures is subject to available funds. Consider donating at www.brightfuturesco.com
For more information, please visit www.brightfuturesco.com