Refugee Leaders Scholarship

Each year, ACC Youth Programs accepts 10 refugee youth who have arrived in the USA in the last 5 years. Of these 10 applicants, each will receive a scholarship of $1,000,  to use toward tuition or educational expenses.and are immediately eligible to apply for the Ambassador Scholarship. The Ambassador Scholarship recipient will get a full ride scholarship to a 4 year college in the state of Colorado. The Refugee Leaders Scholarship applicants will become a part of an 8 week program that focuses on public speaking, community engagement, youth advocacy and leadership skills.

In 2015, the Colorado Refugee Youth Scholarship Fund awarded its first Ambassadorial Scholarship due to the enormous generosity of a Denver community member. Going forward, one individual from the annual RLS program will be awarded a full four years of tuition to a Colorado institution of higher learning.

Thanks for the generosity of our donors, we have awarded over $150,000 in scholarship funds to refugee youth.

The  Refugee Leader Youth Scholarship Fund has relied upon and benefited from the unwavering support of our Denver community and others in helping refugee youth pursue higher education. Your contributions support the ongoing success of a highly motivated and inspiring group of students from around the world, allowing them to flourish as leaders in our community, now and into the future.