Foundation Creates Open Door Scholarship Fund for Undocumented Students

Denver, CO – The Community College of Denver (CCD) Foundation has launched the Open Door Scholarship Fund and committed $45,000 in scholarship funding for the 2015-2016 academic year for CCD undocumented and DACA/ASSET students.

The goal of the program is to provide these students with scholarships that will help them achieve their college goals.

“We know that education is the key to a better future for the student and to a stronger Denver economy,” said Francie Anhut, Executive Director, CCD Foundation. “There are many students already enrolled at CCD, as well as more who want to attend and need financial assistance. We want to encourage them to apply for Open Door Scholarships and to have a shot at a better future.”

Over the next few months, CCD and the CCD Foundation will award scholarships worth over $875,000, including Open Door Scholarships. The priority deadline is April 15th and applications are now being accepted. Scholarships are awarded based on a variety of criteria, including merit, educational interests, and financial need. By filling out a single application, students are considered for all scholarships funded through institutional funds and by the CCD Foundation.

To assist students, CCD will host two Scholarship Challenge events on March 11th from 1 – 4:00 p.m. and April 15th 4 – 7:00 p.m. in CCD’s Confluence Building located at 800 Curtis Street in Denver. These events will provide free guidance and support. Students may also apply for scholarships online at

Donations to support the Open Door Scholarship Fund or other scholarships can be made online  or by contacting the CCD Foundation at 303.556.2411.

Community College of Denver (CCD) is a leading point of entry to higher education for the city and county of Denver. CCD provides a cost effective, high-quality college education, along with access and opportunity for non-traditional students, workforce development, training resources for local organizations, and community partnerships. CCD is a federally funded Hispanic Serving Institution. Learn more at