Each year, the foundation awards scholarships to assist with the financial obligations of Commerce City residents seeking a post-secondary education. Each recipient receives up to $4,000 over a four-year period. Scholarships are funded with monies raised from a variety of fundraising events.
Scholarship Program Criteria
- Applicants are required to have been accepted to a college, university, or vocational school located in Colorado.
- Applicants must be residents of Commerce City.
- City Council and relatives of City Council, as well as city employees and relatives of city employees, are not eligible to apply.
- Applicants must provide a concise essay of their proposed field of study, educational goals, career goals, and how their education will benefit the community.
- Applicants must provide information on personal finances and financial planning specifics, if applicable.
- June 2020: Scholarship Awards Announced
Scholarship recipients are recognized during a city council meeting and take part in the city’s annual Memorial Day Parade.
2021 Scholarship Application: TBA
Congratulations QCF 2020 Scholarship Recipients
Ruben Jimenez is a graduate of Adams City High School. He plans to attend Colorado State University and pursue a degree in sociology with a concentration in criminology and criminal justice. “I come from a low-income family and will be the first to attend college. This scholarship will support the cost of my tuition and will help me focus on my academics. Thank you, QCF!”
Elaina De Hoyos graduated from Prairie View High school. She plans to attend Metropolitan State University in the fall and will study exercise science, as her passion gears toward fitness and human performance. “My hope for this degree is to someday help others achieve a healthy lifestyle. This scholarship will help me achieve my goals over the next four years.”
Benjamin Williamson Thomas is a graduate of Eagle Ridge Academy. He will be attending the Colorado School of Mines and plans on pursuing physics. “This scholarship will help me focus on my education instead of focusing on working and paying off student loans.”