Spirit of the Springs Scholarship

In an effort to attract high quality recruits and to diversify the corps of first responders and public safety personnel serving the citizens of Colorado Springs, the Mayor has organized an event for the past several years to garner support from across the community to fund scholarships for high achieving students seeking an Associate degree at PPCC. These funds provide scholarships for PPCC students pursuing associates degrees in Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, or in Biology or Chemistry with an intention to pursue a career in Public Safety. This scholarship will fund a maximum of $10,000 over five semesters, at $2,000 per semester for full time (12 credit hours per semester) students. Students must be enrolled at least 6 credit hours per semester. It covers tuition, fees, books, and materials for required courses only. Students must maintain minimum requirements to remain eligible. The recipients of this award must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher to remain eligible for the scholarship.

Student Profile:
• Seeking female students from all racial backgrounds and male students who identify as African-American, Hispanic or Asian
• Preference is given to students who are committed to pursuing careers with the Colorado Springs Fire or Police Departments
• Students must remain in good academic and disciplinary standing at PPCC while receiving the scholarship
• Students must be Colorado residents
• Students must have graduated from a Colorado high school within the past 10 years or separated from the United States Armed Forces with an honorable discharge within the past 5 years

Award
$10,000 over five semesters, at $2,000 per semester for full time (12 credit hours per semester) students
Scopes
Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical, Fire Sciences
Deadline
03/01/2018
Supplemental Questions
  1. What are your plans post-graduation from PPCC?
  2. Are you pursuing associates degrees in Criminal Justice, Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services, or in Biology or Chemistry with an intention to pursue a career in Public Safety?
  3. Please request a second recommendation from one individual who is not a family member and who knows you well; preferably a teacher, school advisor, or employer. This cannot be the same person you used as a reference for the general application. You should notify this individual to expect an email from us. You are responsible for ensuring your reference provider completes this request online before the deadline. You can monitor whether or not a requested reference has been submitted and resend a request to a reference via the "References" button. If using PPCC faculty, send to their ppcc.edu email, NOT their D2L or ucourses.com email address. Your reference provider will be asked the following questions: 1. How long and in what capacity have you known this individual, 2. Please explain whether or not you feel this individual is deserving of a scholarship, and 3. General Comments. They will also be asked to rate you on your dependability, motivation, leadership, ability to get along with others, ethical and moral character and likelihood of academic success.