Weld County

Bright Futures

Creating opportunities by investing in our future.

Honorably Discharged US Veterans

HOW TO APPLY

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clip_image001 Submit your completed Post-Secondary Education Release Form to Michelle Jensen, at mkjensen@weldgov.com

  • To download this form click on Option One (1) above, or on the eScholarship portal.
  • This form provides us with necessary access to determine whether you meet the criteria for the program, and allows us to pay your post-secondary school directly.

clip_image001[1] Once the release form has been completed and emailed to Michelle Jensen at mkjensen@weldgov.com it will be processed and you will receive your username and password, via email. You are now ready to SIGN-IN to the eScholarship portal by clicking Option Two (2) above. You will be asked to change your temporary password the first time you sign in.

clip_image001[2] In the application you will enter in and approve your demographic data in the My Account tab. You will upload your proof of residency at the time you graduated from high school, such as utility bills, leases, tax forms, or property ownership. You will need to also upload your high school transcript, proving graduation or GED certificate and GED transcript. The documents to prove your honorable discharge from service, are either the DD214 or NGB-22. All of these electronic documents can be uploaded in to the eScholarship application in the Documents tab. You will add the post-secondary school or schools you are interested in attending in the Schools tab. The program will provide you with information to determine if you are ‘tentatively approved’, ‘Ineligible’, or just need to provide some additional information, to fulfill eligibility requirements. You can return to the eScholarship site at any time to review your eligibility status, by clicking on Option Three (3)

· The DD214 or NGB-22 are the only two documents that are recognized as official verification of service to be called a veteran. It will also identify the type of discharge, which is a criteria of the program.

· Application Deadline for Fall, 2016 is August 1st, 2016

· Once you are enrolled in your Title IV school of choice, we will verify your enrollment and the number of credit hours you are taking.

· You, and the post-secondary school you have chosen to attend, will receive your grant award letter once full eligibility is approved. This notification will be sent to you via email.

· Funds will be electronically disbursed to the post-secondary school, the day after your schools final drop/add date for the semester.

Contact Information

Michelle Jensen
Bright Futures Program Administrator
email:
phone:
(970) 400-3258

Heidi Becker
Bright Futures Program Administrator
email:
phone:
(970) 400-3267