Annual awards for Colorado or California residents who are enrolled part- or full-time in a master's or doctorate level program in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or an equivalent program at the University of Denver, the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University, or the University of Colorado at Denver. Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA and financial need. Selection is based on academic achievement, experience in the field, future goals, commitment, and passion. Number of awards and award amount may vary. An interview may be required. Nonrenewable; recipients may reapply. A personal statement and tax return must be included with application packet.