Skip to main content


rangely fall

Scholarship Central

Paying for College

There is a wide array of scholarship opportunities available at Colorado Northwestern. From Athletics and Academics to Foundation Grants and Community Scholarships, CNCC strives to make world-class higher education a reality for every student with a desire to learn. In addition to scholarships, CNCC has a wide range of financial assistance including loans, grants, and work-study. For more information, click this link: Financial Aid.

Local Scholarships

The local college districts supporting CNCC have created scholarships designed specifically for permanent residents. The Rangely Junior College District offers a 100% tuition buy-down for residents of western Rio Blanco County. The Moffat County Board offers a 100% tuition buy-down. Proof of residency is required.

Scholarship Links Johnson advising

Additional Grants and Scholarships-

Foundation Grant and Scholarships

CNCC offers a wide variety of scholarships through the CNCC Foundation. Most are program-specific or are based on specific campuses or plans of study. Applications for Foundation Scholarships are emailed to students within their programs of study. Due to the wide variety of scholarships, applications are sent out to student email accounts at various times throughout the year. It is crucial for students to check their student email account in a regular basis.Here are some of the CNCC Foundation Scholarships:

  • Chevron General Scholarship
  • Chevron Natural Resources Scholarship
  • CNCC Foundation Scholarship
  • Johnson Foundation Scholarship
  • CNCC Albin Salton Scholarship (Moffat County)
  • Brett Stearns Memorial Scholarship (Craig Campus)
  • COSI Scholarship:

The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) Scholarship provides financial assistance for higher education for low-income and first generation families as well as provides students support in order to increase student success. Students must be 250% Pell Eligible and be Colorado residents. There are special scholarships available for Aviation Flight and Aviation Maintenance Technology students as well. If chosen as a COSI Scholar, one agrees to attend various workshops throughout the academic year and meet one-on-one with the Director of COSI Support. These workshops are intended to promote personal growth and development, academic achievement, and the fostering of community. Applications are accepted all year long. Application


Program Based Scholarships

  • Chuck and Maxine Enterline Memorial Scholarship (Dental Hygiene)
  • Deborah Sherman-Hurst Memorial Scholarship (Dental Hygiene)
  • Luke Stoeber Memorial Aviation Scholarship (Aviation)
  • Aviation Foundation Scholarship (Aviation)
  • Viola Moore Searcy Memorial Scholarship (Aviation)
  • National Western Scholarship (Nursing)
  • Joanne Gerow Memorial Nursing Scholarship (Nursing)
  • Kaiser Permanente Scholarship (Health Fields)


Early Enrollment Scholarships

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Open to all students.
  • Must enroll half-time or greater (6 or more credits) for fall 2020 by 6/26/2020 and to receive payment must remain at half-time through fall census date 9/9/2020.
  • Returning students must be in good academic standing as of the first day of the fall 2020 semester.
  • There is no fee or entry form to participate in this drawing.  All students meeting the eligibility guidelines will automatically be entered.


  • One student winner will be selected at random from students meeting eligibility guidelines by the college. 

General Information and Guidance:

  • Students that may currently have registration holds on their accounts, or are not in good academic standing, should work directly with the Bursar, the Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid and/or their Academic Advisors to identify possible resolutions to their situation so they may enroll and meet eligibility criteria for this prize opportunity.
  • Students not currently in good academic standing may be awarded an Early Enrollment Scholarship, however they will need to meet academic standards by the start of the Fall 2020 semester to be eligible for payment.
  • Students do not need to complete a 2019/2020 or 2020/2021 FAFSA to qualify. However, ALL students are strongly encouraged to submit a financial aid application each year to maximize their potential to receive educational funding.
  • Early Enrollment Scholarships are set at a flat $500 no matter the student’s enrollment level provided the minimum 6 credit hour requirement is maintained.
  • The scholarship must be used for fall 2020.  It cannot be used for summer 2020 or deferred to spring 2021.
  • If awarded, this prize will be made part of a student’s total financial aid award package and will count against the overall budget/cost of attendance.  The award will be credited to the student’s account after census.
  • Winners will be sent a follow up email letting them know they were chosen for the award and reminding them of eligibility criteria.

If a student initially registers for 6 credits, but drops and is enrolled at less than 6 credit hours on 9/9/2020, that student will not be eligible for prize consideration.


For more information

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,800 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.

©2021 Colorado Northwestern Community College • 1-800-562-1105
500 Kennedy Drive • Rangely CO 81648 / 2801 West 9th Street • Craig, CO 81625