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 for residents of Moffat County. Proof of residency is required.

Scholarship Links Johnson advising

Additional Grants and Scholarships-

CNCC Foundation Scholarships

CNCC offers a wide variety of scholarships through the CNCC Foundation, most are program or campus specific. To apply for any of the scholarships below click on the “Application for Foundation Scholarships” link. The CNCC foundation is utilizing AwardSpring management software to facilitate the application process, check your account frequently to see if any new scholarships may be available. 

Scholarships are open from May 22nd thru August 29th.

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 and can be found in AwardSpring using the Foundation Scholarships link above.


Finish What You Started

This new grant is provided through the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship InitiativeFinish What You Started helps Colorado residents go back to school and earn their credential or degree. The program supports returning students by providing both financial assistance and holistic support services throughout their college experience to help students successfully finish their academic program. 

Download the Flyer here.

For more information about CNCC Grants and Scholarships click here.