Colorado scholarship deadline around the corner

$200,000 in college cash available from CollegeInvest

Online PR News – 24-March-2010 – – The deadline to apply for one of 65 higher education scholarships from CollegeInvest, a not-for-profit division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education, is just weeks away. CollegeInvest has $200,000 available for Colorado students but the deadline to apply is April 1.

CollegeInvest is offering 27 Service Scholarships that provide $6,000 to students over two years. CollegeInvest will also award 38 $1,000 Opportunity Scholarships.

“Scholarships bring the reality of a college education one step closer for students,” said Janet Gullickson, chief outreach and client relations officer at CollegeInvest. “We’ve made it easy to apply with a simple online form.”

Students can learn how to apply by going to Both scholarships are based on financial need, so students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA to receive a scholarship.

The Service Scholarship also requires that students spend 40 hours volunteering at a children-centered program annually for two years. There are no grade or essay requirements, making applying quick and easy.

“Applications only take a few minutes and students can potentially receive thousands of dollars as a result,” said Gullickson.

About CollegeInvest
CollegeInvest is a not-for-profit division of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. Since 1979, CollegeInvest has helped more than half a million families break down the financial barriers to college by providing expert information, simple planning tools, college savings plans, and scholarships. For more information, visit or call 1-800-448-2424 or contact your financial advisor.

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