Greeley Central High School students --empowered to use their voices-- take ownership of their futures, become contributing leaders of society, and develop as resilient, culturally competent citizens. Students are socially, emotionally and academically prepared individuals who choose an appropriate career or college path and experience their best lives in tomorrow's world.
THE GCHS SCHOOL COUNSELING
While providing a safe, nurturing environment, all school counselors collaborate and advocate with students, families and community stakeholders supporting a challenging and equitable education. We empower all students to become leaders and the best versions of themselves socially, emotionally, and academically reflecting Pride, Class, and Dignity in an ever-changing society.
College/University Application Deadlines for Fall 2021
University of Northern Colorado Scholarships: March 1st
Aims Community College Scholarships: March 1st
Colorado State University Scholarships: March 1st, 11 pm
Colorado State University Application: February 1st
CU-Boulder Scholarships: February 15
CU Boulder Application (Common App): January 15
FAFSA (Free application for federal student aid)
THIS APPLICATION GETS YOU ACCESS TO $$$! but, YOU MUST HAVE AN fsa id FOR BOTH YOU AND YOUR PARENT FIRST! vISIT THE FAFSA WEBSITE. Click on "Create Account"; "Get Started"
EARN A SCHOLARSHIP FOR COMPLETING THE FAFSA (and more) IN OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER!! College Board Scholarship
Aims Foundation Scholarship: Now open to ALL students accepted to Aims. Complete application to qualify for multiple scholarships. Due Feb. 28!
JBS Aims Scholarship: for children of parents who work at JBS. FREE two-year tuition and fees! (Limit one child per household)
The Dream Scholarship: We offer two scholarships to all immigrants. The National Scholarship is for high school or community college graduates. The Opportunity Scholarship is for students who live in targeted, locked-out states where they cannot get in-state tuition. Your eligibility for both is based upon where you live. Due February 25, 2021.
Born To Ride Scholarship This scholarship will support Weld County high school students who have earned a minimum high school GPA of 2.5, demonstrate need for financial assistance for college, university, or technical school, and who embody Cesar’s legacy by demonstrating a positive attitude, determination, and a drive towards accomplishment. Due March 1st
Project Teacher Find Scholarship for students who want to attend the University of Northern Colorado to major in Education. Provide evidence of acceptance to UNC, transcript, and a 1000 word essay on "Why I Want to Be a Teacher". Submit items to Mrs. Villarreal in the Counseling Office. Due March 5
Greeley Rotary Club Announcement describes the Greeley Rotary Club Scholarship application (click on both links). Turn in brief essay (see announcement), letters of recommendation, application form, and transcripts. Due March 12.
PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) Scholarship: : PFLAG Greeley will award one $1000 scholarship to a graduating high school student who attends a public, private, homeschool, or charter school in Greeley, Evans, or Windsor, Colorado and identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer. Scholarship Instructions Link and Letter of Reference Instructions Link. Due March 12th
Open both links. The goal of the Zonta International Young Women in Public Affairs (YWPA) Award Program is to encourage young women to participate in public affairs by recognizing the candidate’s commitment to the volunteer sector, evidence of volunteer leadership achievements and a dedication to empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. Due March 14th.
PEO "I" On Women's Scholarship: Up to $2000. Graduating women in Greeley area. Application, transcript, 2 page essay, two letters of rec required. Due March 15th.
Sason's Fund Scholarship: SasonsFund distributes scholarships on an annual basis in April/May of each year. For the 2020-2021 school year, two (2) scholarships, each worth up to $2,000, will be awarded: one to a senior from Greeley West High School and one to a senior from Greeley Central High School. Awards will be made on the basis of academic merit, financial need, character, teamwork, and potential that is respected by high school teachers. All scholarship candidates must apply for the scholarship by answering all the questions on the application form. Each scholarship recipient is selected by a group of local teachers and coaches and must have plans to attend a 4-year university in the year following their high school graduation. Due March 15.
Winograd Family Scholarship: The Winograd family has always felt strongly about philanthropy and education and has supported the Greeley community for more than 50 years with grants and scholarships. The Winograd family’s commitment to funding education has been recognized in areas including the University of Northern Colorado, Aims Community College, and Greeley/Evans School District 6 that named one of their schools Harold S. Winograd Elementary School. Due March 15.
Greeley Education Association Lori Maag Teacher Scholarship awarded to seniors who will be attending college in the fall to major in Education. Submit application, transcripts, and 1000 word essay on "Why I Want to Be a Teacher". Due by 5:00 pm on March 26th.
West Greeley Conservation District Scholarship hosts a scholarship award program annually for eligible graduating high school seniors whose families live within WGCD boundaries and are taxpayers to the District. Applicants must be enrolled full-time to attend a Colorado institution of higher learning with studies focused on agriculture, conservation, natural resources or related degree fields in the Fall. Student has earned a 3.0 or better grade point average (GPA). $5000 Scholarship Application packets are due by 4 p.m. Friday, March 26th; no exceptions.
Holly McDonald Memorial Scholarship The family of Holly McDonald is honoring their mother and grandmother with a memorial scholarship in her name. Holly served 31 years as Office Manager and Financial Secretary at Greeley Central from 1978-2009. This $1,000 non-renewable scholarship will be given to a 2021 graduate who plans to further their education after high school at a trade school, two-year college or four-year university. Students who have financial needs, students who have been a part of any activities including athletics, performing arts magnet program, performing on stage, clubs and/or involved in church activities will be given preference for this scholarship. Due March 30.
National Council of Jewish Women Scholarship The scholarship is available to all eligible women that will be attending an accredited higher education institute in the Fall of 2021. This includes women that will either be attending a college/technical school for the first time, perhaps continuing their education, or might be returning later in life to an accredited higher education institute in the Fall of 2021. This summer, we will be awarding a number of scholarships to those that identify as Jewish women and are Colorado residents. The Awards Brunch will be held in Denver on Sunday, June 13, 2020 (COVID protocols allowing). We encourage all eligible women within the state to apply. Due April 7th.
B. Davis Scholarship: Available to juniors and seniors. No age restriction, but include your name and the school you are attending this year and next. Write an essay of 1000 words on this topic: Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most. Discuss why you believe these traits are so important and how you feel they are developed in an individual. Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 22.
PB&J Scholarship: For students who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically. Examples may include medical, peer issues, or family issues. (High GPA is not needed to qualify!) Due May 26
Big Sun Athletic Scholarship: Send an essay answering: (500 - 1,000 words)
- How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
- Has your participation influenced your career goals? to athleticawards at bigsunathletics.com
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