Frequently Asked Questions
Grant Award FAQ’s
Who is eligible to apply for these grants?
Must be affiliated with the Colorado National Guard as a member, spouse, dependent child or retiree.
Applicants 24 years of age or older on the application deadline date do not qualify as a Dependent Child.
Applicants must be enrolled at an accredited institution, full or part-time, at a college,university, trade or business school. Undergraduates, graduate students and trade or business school students are eligible for grants.
High school seniors may apply. Award of a grant is dependent upon acceptance into a college, university, trade or business school.
Previous Education Foundation grant recipients may re-apply but must submit a completely new application packet each time they apply.
Is there a minimum GPA requirement for applicants?
No, there is no GPA requirement.
I am a home-school student, am I eligible to apply?
Yes if you are a senior in high school. An award is dependent upon acceptance into a college, university, trade or business school.
How do I apply?
We are now accepting application online. You will need to create an account and submit all the requirements on our website, https://www.efcong.org/ 60 days before the application is due.
When are applications available?
Application form opens in June for Fall semester and November for Spring semesters. You will need to create an account and submit all the requirements on our website, https://www.efcong.org/.
When are applications due?
February 1st for the spring semester and August 15th for the fall semester.
Is there an application fee?
No, there is no application fee.
How are students selected?
Grants are based on both merit and financial need.
How much money is awarded to each recipient?
The Board of Directors establishes the value of the grant funds available based on the amount of donations received. The Award Committee determines the number of grants and individual values based on the quality of the applications received. The committee reserves the right to not distribute funds in a given semester based on the quality of the applicants it has to review.
Where does the donated money go?
70% of funds go towards grants. The remaining 30% are allocated to cover administrative and fund raising expenses.
Are donations tax-deductible?
Yes, The Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization
How can I make a donation?
Education Foundation for the Colorado National Guard
P.O. Box 440889, Aurora, CO 80044-0889
How much can I donate?
There is no limit on donations. If you have more detailed questions contact Bernie Rogoff (contact information above)