CSEC Growth Fund Scholarship Competition Guidelines
We are pleased to announce that for the 2017-18 school year, CSEC will again be offering an exciting opportunity for CSEC students. This year CSEC and the Colorado Early College network will continue to incorporate the theme of GRIT and Building a Growth Mindset, and have added an additional theme of “Championing Your Future”. To support these themes and other system-wide goals and based on the tremendous success of last year’s competitions, students are again invited to participate in the GRIT and Growth Mindset Scholarship Competitions.
CEC used the following mission statement and concept framework as guides in establishing this scholarship fund:
Mission: To encourage students to display Grit and a Growth Mindset by funding the Colorado Early Colleges Growth Fund with specific funding for students.
Concept: Many students are running out of funding for college classes. The $4,200 is not able to cover all the costs of a student’s tuition. Using the Grit and Growth Mindset themes Colorado Early Colleges is creating a dedicated fund for the purpose of enhancing the $4,200 CEC tuition voucher with additional funding.
For the 2017-2018 school year, there will be three separate scholarship competitions. Two competitions will be open to students of all grade levels, while the third competition will be solely for 2018 graduates. One competition will be held in the fall semester and one will be held in the spring semester. There will be a separate graduate competition to be held in April. The semester based scholarship awards will be $2500 and the graduate scholarship award will be $3000.
In order to be eligible for this scholarship, students must:
Students who are interested in competing in the CSEC Scholarship Fund Competition must complete the webform application on the website (available when the submission window opens.) On the application, students will also denote which media they will use for the competition based on the following approved media:
Eligible students who are interested in applying should review the CEC Growth Fund Rubric Competition Guidelines. There will be a submission window to submit materials for the scholarship competition and a firm deadline each semester. *Late submissions will not be eligible.