Our Opportunities

To view opportunities available through the CU Boulder Scholarship Application click on “Opportunities” and then select “Ours.”  Most scholarships have a deadline between February 15 – March 6.

To Apply for these Opportunities:

  • Prospective Students: Log in to your Admissions Application Status Page to access a link to “Apply for Scholarships”.
  • Current Students: Log in to MyCUInfo to apply for CU Boulder scholarship opportunities (labeled “Ours”). Get more information on applying.

Tips for Your Search:

  • “Show Filters” allows you to select scholarship opportunities offered by CU Boulder schools, colleges, departments and programs.
  • Use “Search by Keyword” to find scholarships with a specific name or specific criteria. Examples include: “financial need”, “merit”, “freshmen”, “Colorado resident”.
  • Clicking on “External” under “Opportunities” filters for outside scholarship opportunities unaffiliated with CU Boulder with links to the scholarship provider’s website. We do not endorse any of these opportunities. We provide this information to you as a resource; exercise your best judgment in researching scholarship opportunities.

If you have any questions about the scholarship application process, please email scholarships@colorado.edu.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000 or $5,000 Beverly Sears Graduate Student Research Grant
Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grants and Cynthia H. Schultz Small Grants are competitive awards sponsored by the Graduate School that support the...
Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grants and Cynthia H. Schultz Small...
  • Deadline: 10/24/2018
  • Award: $1,000 or $5,000
Deadline10/24/2018
$1,500.00 Silver Buffs Marching Band Alumni Scholarship
Alumni members of the CU Marching Band, in partnership with the Alumni Association, are proud to offer financial support to current marching band...
Alumni members of the CU Marching Band, in partnership with the Alumni...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2018
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline10/31/2018
Varies Carol J Witter Scholarship
The Carol J Witter Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit and financial need, to students without regard to major area of study.
The Carol J Witter Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit and...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2018
Varies Barry and Sue Baer Graduate Fellowship in Jewish Studies
The Barry and Sue Baer Graduate Fellowship supports graduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder as they conduct research, produce...
The Barry and Sue Baer Graduate Fellowship supports graduate students at...
  • Deadline: 11/02/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/02/2018
full support for 1 semester Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship
The Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship is intended to provide outstanding PhD candidates with financial support to assist in the...
The Graduate School Dissertation Completion Fellowship is intended to...
  • Deadline: 11/02/2018
  • Award: full support for 1 semester
Deadline11/02/2018
Monthly stipend equal to that of the current 50% GPTI salary, tuition coverage, mandatory fees, and coverage under the Student Gold health insurance plan Graduate School MFA Completion Fellowship
Co-sponsored by the Graduate School and the Center for Humanities and the Arts, this new MFA Completion Fellowship is intended to provide...
Co-sponsored by the Graduate School and the Center for Humanities and...
  • Deadline: 11/02/2018
  • Award: Monthly stipend equal to that of the current 50% GPTI salary, tuition coverage, mandatory fees, and coverage under the Student Gold health insurance plan
Deadline11/02/2018
$2,500.00 Carol B. Lynch Graduate Fellowship
Note – you must be nominated by your department to apply for this award. The Carol B. Lynch Graduate Fellowship for Graduate Students in the...
Note – you must be nominated by your department to apply for this...
  • Deadline: 11/05/2018
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline11/05/2018
$1,500.00 Figueroa Family Fellowship
The Graduate School is happy to announce the Figueroa Family Fellowship. This $1,500 scholarship is available to a student working in the sciences...
The Graduate School is happy to announce the Figueroa Family Fellowship....
  • Deadline: 11/05/2018
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline11/05/2018
$4,000.00 Sheryl R. Young Memorial Fellowship
Note – you must be nominated by your department to apply for this award. The family of Sheryl R. Young has set up the Sheryl R. Young Memorial...
Note – you must be nominated by your department to apply for this...
  • Deadline: 11/05/2018
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline11/05/2018
$2,000.00 Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections Graduate Research Fellowship
The Program in Jewish Studies and University Libraries’ Special Collections, Archives, and Preservation Department hold a competition for a...
The Program in Jewish Studies and University Libraries’ Special...
  • Deadline: 11/09/2018
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline11/09/2018
$0.00 PLC Enrichment Fund Scholarship
PLC Enrichment Fund (W. Douglas Endowment) scholarships are awarded to PLC students based on merit and project/experience based needs. Rising...
PLC Enrichment Fund (W. Douglas Endowment) scholarships are awarded to...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2018
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline12/01/2018
Varies Barbara Lynn Bowler Scholarship in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
To provide scholarship support to undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences (SLHS) based on...
To provide scholarship support to undergraduate and graduate students in...
  • Deadline: 12/31/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/31/2018
$500 Jewish Studies Freshman and Sophomore Scholarship
Each semester, the Program in Jewish Studies awards a $500 tuition scholarship to a freshman or sophomore who has declared a Jewish Studies major...
Each semester, the Program in Jewish Studies awards a $500 tuition...
  • Deadline: 01/04/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline01/04/2019
$1,000 Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections Undergraduate Scholarship
The Program in Jewish Studies and the University Libraries Special Collections, Archives, and Preservation annually host competition for a...
The Program in Jewish Studies and the University Libraries Special...
  • Deadline: 01/04/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/04/2019
$7,750.00 A. Gayle Waldrop Scholarship--CMCI
The A. Gayle Waldrop Scholarship was founded by family and friends of this former program director and professor, and is given to recognize A.Gayle...
The A. Gayle Waldrop Scholarship was founded by family and friends of...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $7,750.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$10,000.00 ACS-Hach Land Grant Scholarship
Deeply devoted to chemistry, Clifford and Kitty Hach established the Hach Scientific Foundation in 1982 to encourage students to pursue chemistry....
Deeply devoted to chemistry, Clifford and Kitty Hach established the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $10,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Alice Marine Memorial Scholarship
Alice died tragically before her 25th birthday. She loved people, especially children, traveled widely and valued diversity. This scholarship,...
Alice died tragically before her 25th birthday. She loved people,...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Allan R. and Mary C. Taylor Memorial Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Alan R. and Mary C. Taylor Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria: (1) senior enrolled in the College of...
The Alan R. and Mary C. Taylor Memorial Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Allison Preston Goodheart Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Allison Preston Goodheart Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria: (1) undergraduate or graduate enrolled in the...
The Allison Preston Goodheart Scholarship is awarded to students who...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Anthony and Judith Cuzzucoli Scholarship
Christopher Cuzzucoli established this scholarship in 1999 as a tribute to his parents who have devoted their lives to teaching. Judith was an...
Christopher Cuzzucoli established this scholarship in 1999 as a tribute...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,500.00 Arthur B. Levis Scholarship--CMCI
The Arthur B. Levis Scholarship was founded by the family of Arthur B. Levis, who served as editor-in-chief of Video Magazine from 1989-1991. The...
The Arthur B. Levis Scholarship was founded by the family of Arthur B....
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000 Bacon Family Scholarship in Sociology
To provide scholarship support to undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology who meet the following eligibility criteria: (1) have a...
To provide scholarship support to undergraduate students in the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2019
$3,500.00 Barrie Hartman News Editorial Scholarship--CMCI
The Barrie Hartman News-Editorial Scholarship is made possible by the Boulder Daily Camera, family and friends. Hartman was a longtime editor at...
The Barrie Hartman News-Editorial Scholarship is made possible by the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $3,500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Bill McReynolds Memorial Scholarship--CMCI
The Bill McReynolds Memorial Scholarship is funded by family and friends. Professor McReynolds was a faculty member in the former School of...
The Bill McReynolds Memorial Scholarship is funded by family and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$10,000.00 Bob and Gloria Palmer Scholarship--CMCI*
The Bob and Gloria Palmer Scholarship was made possible by a generous donation by Bob and Gloria Palmer. Bob Palmer had an outstanding career in...
The Bob and Gloria Palmer Scholarship was made possible by a generous...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $10,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$6,400.00 Brian Hostetler Memorial Scholarship--CMCI*
The Brian Hostetler Memorial Scholarship is funded by family, friends and colleagues of Brian Hostetler, a photographer at 9News in Denver who died...
The Brian Hostetler Memorial Scholarship is funded by family, friends...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $6,400.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,200 Bruce B. Vignery Endowed Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Bruce B. Vignery Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria: (1) undergraduate enrolled in the College of Arts...
The Bruce B. Vignery Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students who meet...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,200
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Carol Robinson Reynolds and Charles L. Reynolds Endowed Scholarship
Carol and Charles Reynolds formed this scholarship in 2007. Carol is a CU alumna, earning her BA in Math in 1958, her MA in Guidance and Counseling...
Carol and Charles Reynolds formed this scholarship in 2007. Carol is a...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Carolyn L. and James R. Topping Endowed Scholarship
CU Boulder alumna Carolyn Topping and husband James Topping established this scholarship in 2015. Carolyn served nearly 25 years in education as a...
CU Boulder alumna Carolyn Topping and husband James Topping established...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Ceal Barry Education Scholarship
Alumna Joanne E. Arnold was professor emerita of Journalism and Mass Communication and retired from the faculty in 1995 after serving the campus...
Alumna Joanne E. Arnold was professor emerita of Journalism and Mass...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Charles and Mildred Nilon Endowed Teacher Education Scholarship
Established in 2016, this scholarship honors two beloved members of the local community, Charles and Mildred Nilon. Professor Emeritus Charles...
Established in 2016, this scholarship honors two beloved members of the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000.00 Charlotte Spengler Westfall Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Ralph Westfall in 2014 to honor his wife, Charlotte. Charlotte graduated from the School of Education in 1939...
This scholarship was established by Ralph Westfall in 2014 to honor his...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Chris M. & Chris J. Burns Memorial Scholarship--CMCI*
The Chris M. and Chris J. Burns Memorial Scholarship is made possible by friends of Dorothy Burns. Dorothy is the wife of the late Chris J. Burns,...
The Chris M. and Chris J. Burns Memorial Scholarship is made possible by...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1000-$1500 Clifford Houston Scholarship
Clifford Houston established this scholarship in 1984 to assist graduate students in the completion of their degree. Professor Emeritus Clifford...
Clifford Houston established this scholarship in 1984 to assist graduate...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1000-$1500
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies CMCI General Scholarship
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,600 College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Endowed Scholarship
The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Endowed Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences....
The College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Endowed Scholarship is awarded...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,600
Deadline02/15/2019
$4,900.00 Courtney Erin Klee Memorial Scholarship--CMCI
The Courtney Erin Klee Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Courtney Klee, who graduated with honors in 1991 while battling...
The Courtney Erin Klee Memorial Scholarship was established by the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $4,900.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$4,000.00 CU Alumni Association Directors Club Scholarship
The CU Alumni Directors Club Scholarships are funded by generous contributions to the Scholarship Fund by members of the Directors Club. The...
The CU Alumni Directors Club Scholarships are funded by generous...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$30,000-$35,000 David & Margaret Grohne Education Scholarship
David and Margaret Grohne are both alumni of the University of Colorado. David majored in civil engineering and Margaret, elementary education....
David and Margaret Grohne are both alumni of the University of Colorado....
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $30,000-$35,000
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,800 David Prescott Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The David Prescott Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria: (1) undergraduate enrolled in the College of Arts and...
The David Prescott Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,800
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Davies Memorial Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Davies Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria: (1) entering freshman enrolled in the College of Arts and...
The Davies Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Dewitt and Billie Brennan Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Dewitt and Billie Brennan Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Dewitt and Billie Brennan Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 DiStefano Family Endowed Scholarship
CU Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, his wife, Yvonne, and their family established this scholarship in 2012 to provide an annual award of...
CU Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, his wife, Yvonne, and their...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 DiStefano Honor Scholarship
In 1995, a student group called the Teacher Education Association established a scholarship fund to help support teacher education students during...
In 1995, a student group called the Teacher Education Association...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Dominic Mazanares Memorial Scholarship--CMCI
The Dominic Manzanares Memorial Scholarship is made possible by family and friends of a courageous student who earned two degrees: a BS in...
The Dominic Manzanares Memorial Scholarship is made possible by family...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,300.00 Don Ridgway Scholarship--CMCI
The Don Ridway/Colorado High School Press Association scholarship is made possible through retired professor Don Ridgway_s daughters and friends....
The Don Ridway/Colorado High School Press Association scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,300.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000.00 Dorcas Diana Wolf Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dorcas Diana Wolf in 1995 to benefit future elementary education teachers. Wolf earned her Master’s degree in...
This scholarship was established by Dorcas Diana Wolf in 1995 to benefit...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Dorothy Westby Moore Pate Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Dorothy Westby Moore Pate Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria: (1) undergraduate enrolled full-time in the...
The Dorothy Westby Moore Pate Scholarship is awarded to students who...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,800.00 Ed Sardella Broadcast Scholarship--CMCI
The Ed Sardella Broadcast News Scholarship was founded by family, friends and 9News colleagues. Sardella was a well-known news anchor and senior...
The Ed Sardella Broadcast News Scholarship was founded by family,...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,800.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,500.00 Edythe V. Billingslea Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1991 through estate of Edythe Billingslea estate to provide need-based support to graduate students in the...
This scholarship was established in 1991 through estate of Edythe...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline02/15/2019