Since 1998, “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County (IHDF) has awarded more than $3 million in post-secondary scholarships to low-income students in Boulder County, helping them pursue their academic dreams of attending college or another post-secondary opportunity.

In 2016, IHDF was awarded more than $500,000 in funding from the Colorado Department of Higher Education’s Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI). This funding has led to additional post-secondary scholarships for Dreamer Scholars and other low-income students in Boulder County.

Please check the eligibility before applying for any scholarship opportunity, and call the College & Career Department (303-444-3636 x11) with any questions.

“I Have A Dream” promises each Dreamer Scholar a four-year, last-dollar tuition scholarship after high school graduation. Scholarships are only available to Dreamer Scholars, and are awarded in $2,500 increments per year, up to $10,000. To qualify, Dreamer Scholars should:
  • Have graduated from high school or a GED program
  • Be enrolled in a postsecondary program, and have started within one year of high school graduation (two of high school graduation date for Iris and Phoenix Dreamer Scholars)
Apply with this application if you meet the requirements. Applications are due July 15th, 2021.
Fill out the interest form here if you would like to be considered for the program. Complete el formulario de interésaquí si te gustaría ser considerado para el programa.
Scholarship awardees, please fill out this form in order to request that "I Have a Dream" send a check to your University or Postsecondary Program. Please allow at least three weeks for payments to be processed through our office, sent, and then processed through your school's Bursar's office. Tax disclaimer: scholarship money refunded to you from your school may have tax implications if used towards the cost of room and board. Fill out this application.
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