College in Colorado hosts annual college application month

RBC I College In Colorado will host college application month during the month of October. The goal of College Application Month is to provide every graduating high school senior with the preparation and opportunity to apply to college, with the help of the resources available on
While the focus of college application month is particularly on first-generation students and students who may not otherwise apply to college, participating high schools are encouraged to create a school-wide college-going culture, by including activities for freshmen, sophomores and juniors, and even seniors who have already applied to college.
“Applying for college can be very daunting for any student or parent who is not familiar with the process,” said Dawn Taylor Owens, executive director of College In Colorado. “We have broken down the application process, using the tools and resources available on, so students can prepare throughout the entire month. Our hope is that once they sit down at the computer to apply at the end of October, they will have all the necessary elements to do so successfully.”
To help prepare schools for the event, College In Colorado has provided students and educators with a calendar, timeline, checklist, and much more. As an incentive for students participating in college application month, College In Colorado will host a weekly $1,000 scholarship drawing for those who complete the activities each week, as well as one $500 Ikea gift card for one student’s future dorm. Students will also have a chance to win free ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery for participating each week. Educators are also encouraged to get involved in college application month for their own chance to win a $500 Ikea School Improvement gift card.
To learn more about college application month and for more information about the scholarships and giveaways, go to and click on the college application month logo.