HOPE Scholarship 
Helping Other People Emerge 

Each year, Minority Enterprise & Educational Development, Inc. (MEED) awards Helping Other People Emerge (HOPE) Scholarships to middle school students who have achieved academic excellence or shown significant improvement in their studies.  The HOPE Scholarship is unique because while the student matures and succeeds, so does the scholarship. The HOPE Scholarship is a $500 scholarship, which is deposited into a trust account where it draws interest until the student’s high school graduation.  The student can then apply the matured trust to their college of choice.  

Additionally, the HOPE Scholarship, in partnership with Community College of Denver, awards up to 15 credit hours at a community college of choice to the parents of the recipient. 

MEED has awarded over $650,000 in HOPE Scholarships since its inception.


Conservation Award 

Designated Colorado 501(c)3 organization

The MEED Board of Directors would like to offer its deep appreciation 
to the following grantors who 
have contributed greatly to 
the success of the 
HOPE Program

  • Anschutz Foundation
  • Kenneth King Foundation
  • Wells Fargo
  • Gannett Foundation
  • Denver Water

P.O. Box 740715 I  Arvada  I  CO  I  80006 I  303-523-5754 I  info@meedcolorado.org
"Impacting Disadvantaged Students & Minority Businesses for Success"
Funding from Denver Water enables MEED to award 8 special scholarships to students in our middle schools.  The Denver Water Conservation Award helps to educate our HOPE nominees and awardees about the benefits of water conservation. The theme for the essays and projects presented, in each school, asks student's to present their innovative ideas about water conservation. 

Denver Water put together the video for water conservation and it includes one of MEED's HOPE Scholarship winners from Kepner Middle School. 

 Denver Water Conservation Video

We thank Denver Water for their continued support of our HOPE scholarships program.