Encourage women you know to apply for a scholarship!

CWEF’s scholarship program is as strong as its demand. CWEF’s goal is to provide more scholarships to non-traditional aged women throughout Colorado. As more women learn about this scholarship opportunity, the need will grow along with the Foundation’s ability to increase its support.

CWEF is now an online scholarship application process. The online application will be open to eligible applicants starting January 2023 with a completion date of April 30, 2023, for fall 2023 and/or spring 2024 semester/quarter awards. Applicants will be emailed in June once their application is processed and notified about scholarship awards in August. Scholarships are at least $2,000. Scholarship funds awarded by CWEF will be applied to the recipient’s account at her school.

Help CWEF spread the word to eligible women! Applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic ability, leadership skills, career goals, and community involvement. Eligibility includes being a woman at least 25 years old and resident of Colorado for at least 12 months before the application deadline of April 30. Applicants need to be accepted and enrolled in accredited higher education institutions and be seeking vocational certifications or an associates, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree. Women must reside in Colorado while earning their certification or degree.

CWEF’s scholarship application process continues to evolve over time. Each year the application is edited for consistency and updated to clarify any parts that applicants expressed difficulty with or had lots of questions about. In fact, we have even taken the opportunity to reach out to former scholarship recipients to review and discuss proposed changes and additions in the application. It has proven to be highly beneficial to get former recipients’ reactions, input, and ideas about new additions and modifications into the application.

As well, the Scholarship Committee takes on the task of revising and updating the scoring protocol used by the Board of Trustees when reviewing applications. Changes are made to ensure the scoring aligns with and reflects what is asked for in the application process.

Go here to read some success stories about former scholarship recipients. CWEF’s scholarships have supported women becoming professionals in business, criminal justice, education, engineering, healthcare, human services, nursing, psychology, and many other fields.