A scholarship is a monetary award given to a student who meets certain criteria. These criteria vary by scholarship. Scholarship money does not need to be repaid.

Scholarship Research

A great place to start looking for scholarships is the Financial Aid Office at each college/university. Typically, the Financial Aid Office page on the University’s website will list student scholarship opportunities. Many institutions require students to be admitted before being considered for scholarships. Please make sure to submit all supplemental financial aid/scholarship applications required by each college.

Scholarships are offered by many other sources as well. Check your Naviance account for Mead High School’s list of local scholarships, which are harder to find on other search websites.
Click here to visit Naviance.

The following sites may also be used to search for scholarships:
FinAid, FastWeb, CollegeBoard,, CU Boulder’s Scholarship List,, CollegeNet, Peterson’s Scholarship Search Engine

Boettcher Scholarship

The Boettcher Foundation offers merit-based scholarships for Colorado high school seniors that provide what is essentially a full-ride to any four-year institution in Colorado. Students that are interested in applying should look for emails and advertised information sessions from their counselor in September-October. Click here to go to the Boettcher Foundation website to learn more.

Daniels Scholarship

The Daniels Scholarship Program is a four-year annually-renewable need-based college scholarship for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities. Click here to visit the Daniels Foundation website to learn more.

Local SVVSD Scholarships

How do the SVVSD local scholarships work?

There are two lists (I and II).

List I: you fill out ONLY the one application, which works for all the scholarships on List I. If you are applying for more than one scholarship from List I, you must make a copy of the application for every scholarship for which you are applying.

List II: the scholarships on List II have separate applications. You must check deadlines and where you turn the application in. Some applications are turned into your home high school, some are sent directly to the organization. This is very important and it’s your job to do it right.

List I Application: 2016 List I Application

List I Scholarships and their requirements: 2016 List I Scholarship Descriptions

List II Scholarships (must use each scholarship’s own application) and their requirements: 2016 List II Scholarships

All Longmont Community Foundation Scholarships must be accessed online only. These scholarships are: St. Vrain Valley Community Service Award, Madeline Marie Molzahn Sherrod Memorial Scholarship, Philip McClelland Scholarship, and the Catherine Owen Scholarship.