Our Opportunities

To view opportunities available through the 22-23 CU Boulder Scholarship Application click on Opportunities and then select Ours.  Most 22-23 scholarships will have a deadline between January 15 – March 25.

  • The deadline for prospective first-year students and continuing students to apply for scholarships is March 25th at 11:59 pm MT.
  • The deadline for incoming transfer students to apply for scholarships is June 15th at 11:59 pm MT.
  • Graduate Students should contact the Graduate School for information on scholarship opportunities, deadlines, and notification dates.
  • Colleges and Departments may have different application requirements and open and close dates. For questions regarding deadlines, eligibility criteria, award amounts and application requirements, please refer to your department.
  • You can visit our website for more information.

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 Buff Portal and navigate to the Scholarships card. Click “Apply for & Manage Scholarships” to apply for CU Boulder scholarship opportunities. Learn more on how to apply.

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.

Please contact Scholarships Services if you have any questions.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies ACE Jewish Arts Grant in Jewish Studies
In partnership with ACE: Arts, Culture and Education, the arts and culture producer at the Boulder Jewish Community Center, the Undergraduate ACE...
In partnership with ACE: Arts, Culture and Education, the arts and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
DeadlineEnded
Varies Barry and Sue Baer Graduate Fellowship in Jewish Studies
The Barry and Sue Baer Graduate Fellowship in the Program for Jewish Studies is awarded to graduate students in any discipline at the University of...
The Barry and Sue Baer Graduate Fellowship in the Program for Jewish...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
DeadlineEnded
$500 First-Year and Sophomore Scholarship in Jewish Studies
The Jewish Studies First-Year and Sophomore Scholarship is awarded each semester by the Program in Jewish Studies to a first-year or sophomore...
The Jewish Studies First-Year and Sophomore Scholarship is awarded each...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
DeadlineEnded
Varies Global Initiatives Scholarship in Jewish Studies
The Global Initiatives Scholarship provides scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students engaging in one of the Program in Jewish Studies’...
The Global Initiatives Scholarship provides scholarships for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
DeadlineEnded
$1,000 Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections Undergraduate Scholarship in Jewish Studies
The Program in Jewish Studies and the University Libraries Special Collections and Archives annually hold a competition for a Post-Holocaust...
The Program in Jewish Studies and the University Libraries Special...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
DeadlineEnded
Varies Rabbi Daniel and Ida Goldberger Graduate Fellowship in Jewish Studies
The Goldberger Fellowship for summer research and study is granted annually to one or more graduate students at CU Boulder with plans to study or...
The Goldberger Fellowship for summer research and study is granted...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
DeadlineEnded
Varies Barbara Lynn Bowler Scholarship in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
The Barbara Lynn Bowler Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences who meet the following...
The Barbara Lynn Bowler Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: 01/14/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/14/2022
$2,000 Alex McGuiggan Scholarship
The Alex McGuiggan Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students in the Department of English at the University of Colorado...
The Alex McGuiggan Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline01/31/2022
$1,000 - $4,000 (depending upon available funding) Beardsley Family Scholarship; Center of the American West
The George B. Beardsley Family Scholarship is awarded to students at the University of Colorado Boulder who meet the following criteria: (1)...
The George B. Beardsley Family Scholarship is awarded to students at the...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $1,000 - $4,000 (depending upon available funding)
Deadline01/31/2022
$2,500 Curtis Michael Gimeno Memorial Scholarship
The Curtis Michael Gimeno Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students in the Department of English at the University of...
The Curtis Michael Gimeno Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline01/31/2022
$1,300 Dick Shahan Graduate Fellowships Fund
The Dick Shahan Graduate Fellowship is awarded to an English Department graduate student to assist in completing his or her graduate...
The Dick Shahan Graduate Fellowship is awarded to an English Department...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $1,300
Deadline01/31/2022
$2,500 Dick Shahan UCB Undergraduate Writing Competition
The Dick Shahan UCB Undergraduate Writing Competition is open to all currently enrolled University of Colorado Boulder undergraduate students,...
The Dick Shahan UCB Undergraduate Writing Competition is open to all...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline01/31/2022
$1,600 Donna Robinson Meckley Fellowship
The Donna Robinson Meckley Graduate Fellowship provides funds to PhD students whose dissertation focuses on British studies and/or culture to...
The Donna Robinson Meckley Graduate Fellowship provides funds to PhD...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $1,600
Deadline01/31/2022
$2,200 Edward P. Nolan Fellowship
This fellowship was established in memory of the late Edward P. Nolan, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of...
This fellowship was established in memory of the late Edward P. Nolan,...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $2,200
Deadline01/31/2022
$2,100.00 Frederick C. and Eleanor Ruth Hager Graduate Fellowship in English
This award provides support to English PhD students in their doctoral studies. This award is offered in memory of Frederick C. and Eleanor Ruth...
This award provides support to English PhD students in their doctoral...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $2,100.00
Deadline01/31/2022
$1,000 Gentian Ascension Scholarship
The Gentian Ascension Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate juniors or seniors in the Department of English at the University...
The Gentian Ascension Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline01/31/2022
$1300 Harold D. Kelling Undergraduate Essay Prize
The Harold D. Kelling Undergraduate Essay Prize provides an annual award, in memory of Harold D. Kelling, for the best essay written for an English...
The Harold D. Kelling Undergraduate Essay Prize provides an annual...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $1300
Deadline01/31/2022
$2,000.00 James K. Folsom Scholarship in English
This award provides support to English PhD students in their doctoral studies. The award is offered in memory of Professor James K. Folsom. Two (2)...
This award provides support to English PhD students in their doctoral...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline01/31/2022
$2,000 Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Competition
The Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Competition provides an annual award for excellence in poetry, fiction, playwriting, or nonfiction prose to...
The Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Competition provides an annual award...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline01/31/2022
$2,000 Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Graduate Award
The Creative Writing Program Announces the Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Awards Competition. The Jovanovich prize is an annual award for...
The Creative Writing Program Announces the Jovanovich Imaginative...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline01/31/2022
$2,700 Rebecca V. Knoettge Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This award provides fellowships to graduate students in the MFA and PhD programs in the English Department at the University of Colorado Boulder,...
This award provides fellowships to graduate students in the MFA and PhD...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $2,700
Deadline01/31/2022
$2,200 Robert Manford Tobin, Jr. Scholarship
The Robert Manford Tobin, Jr. Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students with a major in the College of Arts and Sciences at...
The Robert Manford Tobin, Jr. Scholarship provides scholarship support...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $2,200
Deadline01/31/2022
Varies Ruth Murray Underhill Award
The Denver Woman’s Press Club is once again offering the Ruth Murray Underhill Scholarship. Established in 1985, this fellowship provides support...
The Denver Woman’s Press Club is once again offering the Ruth Murray...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2022
Up to $5,000 Summer University Recognition Fellowship (SURF) Grant
The SURF Grant provides funds to PhD, MA, and MFA students over the summer to support their studies. The grant can be used for things such as...
The SURF Grant provides funds to PhD, MA, and MFA students over the...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: Up to $5,000
Deadline01/31/2022
$3,000 The Levitt Writing Award
The donors of the Paul Levitt Undergraduate Writing Award wish to reward gracefully written arguments and analyses produced by undergraduate...
The donors of the Paul Levitt Undergraduate Writing Award wish to reward...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline01/31/2022
$2,700 Trotsky Family Undergraduate Writing Award
The donors of the Trotsky Family Undergraduate Writing Award wish to reward gracefully written arguments and analyses produced by undergraduate...
The donors of the Trotsky Family Undergraduate Writing Award wish to...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2022
  • Award: $2,700
Deadline01/31/2022
Varies Norlin Rising Junior Scholars (for second-year college students)
The Norlin Scholars Rising Juniors Program is for creative and curious students from all majors interested in developing their whole selves in a...
The Norlin Scholars Rising Juniors Program is for creative and curious...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2022
Varies Norlin Scholars (for high school seniors)
The Norlin Scholars Program is for creative and curious students from all majors interested in developing their whole selves in a supportive...
The Norlin Scholars Program is for creative and curious students from...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2022
$1,000.00 Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) Scholarship
The Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) four-year program and scholarship for entering freshmen with a strong academic record, leadership...
The Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) four-year program and scholarship...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2022
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2022
1,000 Second Point of Entry - Presidents Leadership Class (PLC)
The Second Point of Entry into The Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) program is for rising sophomores, both continuing at CU and transfer students,...
The Second Point of Entry into The Presidents Leadership Class (PLC)...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2022
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline02/15/2022
$2,000 Jean Dubofsky Scholarship in Women and Gender Studies
The Jean Dubofsky Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Women and Gender Studies who meet the following criteria: (1) current...
The Jean Dubofsky Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2022
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline03/01/2022
$8,000.00 Justice Byron R. and Marion S. White Memorial Scholarship
The Justice Byron R. and Marion S. White Memorial Scholarship was established by family, friends and former law clerks in remembrance of Justice...
The Justice Byron R. and Marion S. White Memorial Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2022
  • Award: $8,000.00
Deadline03/01/2022
$1,500 Karen Raforth Scholarship in LGBTQ Studies
The Karen Raforth Scholarship is awarded to currently enrolled full-time undergraduate or graduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder....
The Karen Raforth Scholarship is awarded to currently enrolled full-time...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2022
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/01/2022
$1,500 Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Scholarship in Women and Gender Studies
The Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Women and Gender Studies who meet the following criteria: (1)...
The Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2022
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/01/2022
$1,000 - $3,000 S. Antoinette Bigelow Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The S. Antoinette Bigelow Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria: (1) incoming or current undergraduate enrolled in the...
The S. Antoinette Bigelow Scholarship is awarded to students who meet...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2022
  • Award: $1,000 - $3,000
Deadline03/01/2022
$1,000 Bacon Family Scholarship in Sociology
The Bacon Family Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Sociology who meet the following criteria: (1) current undergraduate...
The Bacon Family Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2022
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/11/2022
$1,500 - $2,500 Caplan-Craig Scholarship in MCDB
The Caplan-Craig Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) who meet the...
The Caplan-Craig Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2022
  • Award: $1,500 - $2,500
Deadline03/11/2022
$5,000 Chen Endowed Family Scholarship in MCDB
The Chen Endowed Family Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) who meet the...
The Chen Endowed Family Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2022
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline03/11/2022
$1,000 Internship or Language Study Grant in the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization
The Internship or Language Study Grant is awarded to undergraduate or graduate students at CU Boulder by the Benson Center for the Study of Western...
The Internship or Language Study Grant is awarded to undergraduate or...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2022
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/11/2022
$1,500 John J. Wehman Scholarship in the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization
The John J. Wehman Scholarship is awarded by the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization to undergraduate students who are working in...
The John J. Wehman Scholarship is awarded by the Benson Center for the...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2022
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/11/2022
$4,000 June Harper PhD Fellowship in the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization
The June Harper PhD Fellowship is awarded by the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization to support CU Boulder PhD students interested...
The June Harper PhD Fellowship is awarded by the Benson Center for the...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2022
  • Award: $4,000
Deadline03/11/2022
$5,000 Nancy Guild PhD Endowed Scholarship in MCDB
The Nancy Guild PhD Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) who meet...
The Nancy Guild PhD Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2022
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline03/11/2022
$1,000 - $2,000 Thomas F. Marsico Scholarship in MCDB
The Thomas F. Marsico Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) who meet the...
The Thomas F. Marsico Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: 03/11/2022
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Deadline03/11/2022
$15,000 (Covers In-State Tuition & Fees) Woodruff Memorial Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Woodruff Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria: (1) incoming freshman enrolled in the College of Arts and...
The Woodruff Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2022
  • Award: $15,000 (Covers In-State Tuition & Fees)
Deadline03/15/2022
$1,000 A Queer Endeavor Kelley Therese Wylder Anderson Scholarship
This scholarship was created in memory of Kelley Therese Wylder Anderson. At 26, Anderson lost her battle with bipolar disorder and alcohol...
This scholarship was created in memory of Kelley Therese Wylder...
  • Deadline: 03/25/2022
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/25/2022
$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: 03/25/2022
  • Award: $7,750.00
Deadline03/25/2022
Varies AAH Scholarship: Charles Francis Truscott Scholarship in Fine Arts
The Charles Francis Truscott Scholarship provides scholarship support to students majoring in the Fine Arts or Humanities at the University of...
The Charles Francis Truscott Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: 03/25/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/25/2022
$1,600.00 Accenture Scholarship Fund
The Accenture Scholarship Fund is a one-year scholarship that is given to rising Junior who is specializing in Finance or Information Management.
The Accenture Scholarship Fund is a one-year scholarship that is given...
  • Deadline: 03/25/2022
  • Award: $1,600.00
Deadline03/25/2022
$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: 03/25/2022
  • Award: $10,000.00
Deadline03/25/2022
Varies Adele V. Leonhardy Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics
Are you planning a teaching career in mathematics? The Adele V. Leonhardy Scholarship provides support to outstanding undergraduate or graduate...
Are you planning a teaching career in mathematics? The Adele V....
  • Deadline: 03/25/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/25/2022