BCLL scholarships are for you if:

  1. You are a student attending, or having graduated from, a Boulder County high school;

  2. You are a first generation student (brothers and sisters can have attended college or have college degrees, but parents cannot have a 4-year degree);

  3. You family has a low income (we generally fund families with incomes below $80,000);

  4. You are attending or planning to attend a public college or university in the state of Colorado;  BCLL does not fund students attending out of state institutions or private institutions within Colorado due to the high cost of tuition;  

  5. BCLL scholarships will be given to you if you are/will be enrolled in college for more than 12 credit hours/semester and smaller scholarships will be awarded if you are/will be enrolled for 9 credit hours/semester at community colleges.

 

NOTE: "I Have a Dream” scholarship recipients are not eligible for the BCLL scholarship.  Dreamers (DACA or DACA eligible students) ARE eligible for the BCLL scholarship.  Students with ANY immigration status are encouraged to apply.

 

Dreamers (students who have DACA status or eligible for DACA) Additional BCLL funding may be available if you are a Dreamer as you are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid.  

Scholarship Application links and Essay Questions

Please see the essay questions below each application button (in mint color).   It may be easier to work on these separately then cut and paste into the application where they appear at the end of the application. 

 

High School Essay question prompts 

1. What are your goals in life? How or why did you choose these goals?  How will a college education help you achieve these goals? 

2. Describe how you participate in the Latino community, school community or general community (examples: school, family, religion, clubs, volunteering, work). If you are a DREAMer (you have DACA or would be eligible for DACA or Colorado ASSET status) and you are comfortable writing about it, please include a statement on what being a DREAMer means to you.

3. If your high school GPA is below 2.5, please let us know both what circumstances led to the lower GPA and how you plan to attain at least a 2.5 GPA in college.   

Renewal Essay Question prompt:

 

Tell us about your last year of study.  Be sure to share some successes and challenges that arose. Please let us know of any additional plans or changes in plans you have made for next year. (Must be at least 120 words or about 10 sentences.)

First Time Applicant  for Current College Student Essay prompt:

1. What are your goals in life? How will a college education help you achieve these goals? 

2. Describe how you participate in the Latino community, school community or general community (examples: school, family, religion, clubs, volunteering, work). If you are a DREAMer (you have DACA or would be eligible for DACA or Colorado ASSET status) and you are comfortablewriting about it, please include a statement on what being a DREAMer means to you.

3. So that we may mentor other students: What class/activity was most helpful to you during your first year of college?