FROM HOMELESS TODAY TO COLLEGE TOMORROW – AND BEYOND
In 2021-2022, over 16,500 students in Colorado K-12 schools lacked a reliable place to sleep at night. These students struggle with attendance, academic performance and often empty bellies, but they are full of potential and aspiration for the future.
By supporting Aspire Scholarships, you can put college and other post high school education within their reach.
Aspiring students facing
adversity need a hand up,
not a hand out.
Aspire Scholarships is a springboard to post high school education for students facing insurmountable obstacles. Our scholarships go beyond tuition, fees, and books by assisting with the cost of food, housing, transportation and technology. We partner with businesses and community organizations to remove barriers and create new possibilities for these young people.
Since 2015, Aspire has awarded over
$800,000 in scholarship assistance to
nearly 300 students.
· Education as the path to lifelong success
· Respect for all individuals
· Perseverance in our students
· Integrity in all that we do
· To grow our resources and increase our impact
· To steward and celebrate the contributions of all donors, volunteers, and staff
· To prudently manage and effectively use all resources entrusted to the organization
· To practice excellence in nonprofit management and board governance
HOW ASPIRE SCHOLARSHIPS WORKS
We partner with high schools to identify and refer promising students to our program. Although these students initially find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, post high school education is their path to self-sufficiency and success.
Students apply for an Aspire scholarship and tell us their stories. Volunteers assist Aspire with a thoughtful online review process that scores applicants based upon financial need, academic record, and demonstrated resilience.
Once awarded, Aspire supports these students until they graduate. Throughout the course of their education, Aspire engages with them on a regular basis and offers personal and professional development opportunities.
Change lives. Change futures. Get involved with Aspire Scholarships.
Our scholarships fill the gap that our students face between what financial aid covers and how much they actually need to go to college.
Aspire requires applicants to document their financial need, their academic history, and their personal stories so that we can ensure that the students we award are the MOST PROMISING and the MOST NEEDY in our community.
Invest in their lives and futures today!