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 January 15 – March 15.

  • The deadline for incoming freshmen and continuing students to apply for scholarships is March 15th 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.


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.

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

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
varies PLC Enrichment Fund Scholarship
PLC Enrichment Fund (W. Douglas Endowment) scholarships are awarded to PLC students based on merit and experience based needs. Rising sophomores,...
PLC Enrichment Fund (W. Douglas Endowment) scholarships are awarded to...
  • Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/15/2020
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: 01/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/15/2021
$6,000 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: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $6,000
Deadline02/15/2021
$6,000 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: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $6,000
Deadline02/15/2021
$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: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2021
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: 02/15/2021
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline02/15/2021
$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: 02/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000 - $4,000 (depending upon available funding)
Deadline02/23/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $7,750.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,400.00 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,400.00
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies ACE Jewish Arts Grants
Undergraduate ACE Jewish Arts Grant In partnership with ACE: Arts, Culture and Education, the arts and culture producer at the Boulder Jewish...
Undergraduate ACE Jewish Arts Grant In partnership with ACE: Arts,...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $10,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000 - $5,000 Albert A. Bartlett Award in Physics
The Albert A. Bartlett Award is awarded to students in the Department of Physics who meet the following criteria: (1) enrolled as a full-time...
The Albert A. Bartlett Award is awarded to students in the Department of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000 - $5,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,500.00 Alice Okicich Massaro Scholarship
The Alice O. Massaro scholarship is awarded to a student from either Central High School or South High School in Pueblo, Colorado with a minimum...
The Alice O. Massaro scholarship is awarded to a student from either...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,500 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 in the College of Arts and Sciences who meet the following criteria: (1)...
The Alan R. and Mary C. Taylor Memorial Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/15/2021
$4,500 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $4,500
Deadline03/15/2021
$4,000.00 Alumni Association Board of Advisors Legacy Scholarship
The CU Alumni Association Board of Advisors have generously banded together to prioritize fundraising for the Buffalo Legacy Student Endowment. ...
The CU Alumni Association Board of Advisors have generously banded...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,000.00 Alumni Association Boulder Chapter Scholarship
Forever Buffs comes to life through the Alumni Association scholarship program! Contribution is one of the cornerstones of Forever Buffs and our...
Forever Buffs comes to life through the Alumni Association scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,500.00 Alumni Association Denver Metro Chapter Scholarship
Forever Buffs comes to life through the Alumni Association scholarship program! Contribution is one of the cornerstones of being a Forever Buff and...
Forever Buffs comes to life through the Alumni Association scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,500.00 Alumni Association Gunnison Chapter Scholarship
Forever Buffs comes to life through the Alumni Association scholarship program! Contribution is one of the cornerstones of being a Forever Buff and...
Forever Buffs comes to life through the Alumni Association scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,500.00 Alumni Association Northern Colorado Chapter Scholarship
Forever Buffs comes to life through the Alumni Association scholarship program! Contribution is one of the cornerstones of Forever Buffs and our...
Forever Buffs comes to life through the Alumni Association scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,500.00 Amy Willett Thelander Scholarship
The Amy Willett Thelander Scholarship is available to an entering freshman from Littleton, Colorado. Preference is given to graduates of Columbine...
The Amy Willett Thelander Scholarship is available to an entering...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000 - $2,000 Andermarch Cicogna Endowed Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Andermarch Cicogna Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Arts and Sciences enrolled with a major in Italian or Women and...
The Andermarch Cicogna Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000 Andrea Rhodes and Frederick G. Gluck Scholarship in Cinema Studies
The Andrea Rhodes and Frederick G. Gluck Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts who meet the...
The Andrea Rhodes and Frederick G. Gluck Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Annabelle K. Lutz Voss Student Support Fund in Arts and Sciences
The Annabelle K. Lutz Voss Student Support Fund is awarded to students in the College of Arts and Sciences who are on a pre-medical track and...
The Annabelle K. Lutz Voss Student Support Fund is awarded to students...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,400 Asa Iokepa de Neeve Aloha Memorial Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Asa Iokepa de Neeve Aloha Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria: (1) entering freshman enrolled in the...
The Asa Iokepa de Neeve Aloha Memorial Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,400
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,400.00 Asher H. Galnick Memorial Award
The Asher H. Galnick Memorial Award is given to an outstanding student studying accounting.
The Asher H. Galnick Memorial Award is given to an outstanding student...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,400.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,500 Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Undergraduate Scholarships
The Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences offers six scholarship awards of $1,500 each to undergraduate students who have a major in...
The Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences offers six...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,100.00 August Werner Memorial Fund
The August Werner Memorial Fund is given to an outstanding incoming or current Leeds student.
The August Werner Memorial Fund is given to an outstanding incoming or...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,100.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,500.00 Aweida Family Scholarship
Given to a Leeds School of Business student as part of the End the Gap initiative who has also demonstrated financial need.
Given to a Leeds School of Business student as part of the End the Gap...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000.00 Bachleda Financial Trek Award
The Bechleda Financial Trek Award is awarded to continuing students who are studying Finance in the Leeds School of Business.
The Bechleda Financial Trek Award is awarded to continuing students who...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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) undergraduate student with...
The Bacon Family Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000 - $2,000 Barbara Abraham Shrauner Endowed Scholarship in Physics
Barbara Abraham Shrauner Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Physics who meet the following criteria: (1) current...
Barbara Abraham Shrauner Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $3,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$500 - $1,000 Barry and Sue Baer Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in Jewish Studies
The Barry and Sue Baer Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to promising undergraduate students in the Program in Jewish Studies who meet...
The Barry and Sue Baer Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500 - $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$4,250.00 Bartkus Family Scholarship
The Bartkus Family Scholarship was established by Tony Bartkus of Bartkus Oil to give back to the community and campus, and to recognize his son...
The Bartkus Family Scholarship was established by Tony Bartkus of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $4,250.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,000.00 Beagle Family Scholarship
The Beagle Family Scholarship is a non-renewable scholarship given to an accounting student with financial need and a GPA above 3.0.
The Beagle Family Scholarship is a non-renewable scholarship given to an...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Bechter Scholarship Fund
The Bechter Scholarship Fund is given to an incoming Freshman with high academic merit.
The Bechter Scholarship Fund is given to an incoming Freshman with high...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,500.00 Bennett Family Scholarship
The Bennett Family Scholarship is for the benefit of former foster care youth who are full-time undergraduate students with declared majors in...
The Bennett Family Scholarship is for the benefit of former foster care...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 Bennett-Demeke Family Endowment
The Bennett-Demeke Family Endowment Scholarship is for students who have demonstrated a substantial commitment to the pursuit of a career in...
The Bennett-Demeke Family Endowment Scholarship is for students who have...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000.00 Berg Family Endowed Scholarship
Distributions from the Fund will be used to provide undergraduate scholarship awards for students enrolled in the College of Media, Communication...
Distributions from the Fund will be used to provide undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Bernice Udick Scholarship in International Affairs
This scholarship opportunity is part of the Global Grants for International Affairs and provides scholarship support to students majoring in...
This scholarship opportunity is part of the Global Grants for...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000.00 Bill McReynolds Memorial Scholarship
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$10,000.00 Bob and Gloria Palmer Scholarship
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $10,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$3,000.00 Boettcher Opportunity Scholarship
This generous and prestigious Boettcher Opportunity scholarship was established by the Boettcher Foundation to recognize underrepresented Colorado...
This generous and prestigious Boettcher Opportunity scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,500.00 Boulder County Business Hall of Fame
The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame is a one year scholarship awarded to outstanding students who graduated from a high school within Boulder...
The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame is a one year scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,500.00 Boundless Opportunity Scholarship
The Daniels Fund created the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship (BOS) to honor and support non-traditional students who recognize the value of an...
The Daniels Fund created the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship (BOS) to...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,500 Bourne/Yaroush Family Scholarship in Psychology
This award is given to a promising Psychology or Neuroscience major with an interest in cognitive psychology. Eligible students must be a...
This award is given to a promising Psychology or Neuroscience major with...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/15/2021
$975.00 Bradley W. and Lisa Blackwell Endowed Family Scholarship
The Bradley W. and Lisa Blackwell Endowed Family Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduates who are enrolled in either the College of...
The Bradley W. and Lisa Blackwell Endowed Family Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $975.00
Deadline03/15/2021