Our Opportunities

To view opportunities available through the 21-22 CU Boulder Scholarship Application click on Opportunities and then select Ours.  Most scholarships have a deadline between January 15 – March 15. You must complete the General Application (and Departmental Application if applicable) before you can apply to any Recommended opportunities.

  • The application has closed for incoming freshmen and continuing students. The deadline was March 15th, 2021 at 11:59 pm MT.
  • The deadline for incoming transfer students to apply for scholarships was June 15th, 2021 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
$4000 CU Boulder First Generation Scholarship
The purpose of the First Generation Scholarship is to encourage participation in higher education by first generation college students who have...
The purpose of the First Generation Scholarship is to encourage...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $4000
$0.00 James Jacob Cram Endowed BOLD Engineering Scholarship Fund
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
$0.00 L3Harris Eng Endow Schol Fund
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
$1,000.00 Charles Schwab CFP Scholarship
The Charles Schwab CFP Scholarship is for 5 outstanding students interested in pursuing a career as a personal financial planner through the Leeds...
The Charles Schwab CFP Scholarship is for 5 outstanding students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Scholarship for Opportunities
This fund was established by Dean Kathy Schultz in May of 2017 to provide scholarship awards for students enrolled in the School of Education who...
This fund was established by Dean Kathy Schultz in May of 2017 to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
Varies Charles Francis Truscott Scholarship in Humanities
The Charles Francis Truscott Scholarship provides scholarship support to students majoring in the Humanities or Fine Arts at the University of...
The Charles Francis Truscott Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Eve Verderber Undergraduate Support Fund
The Eve Verderber Undergraduate Support Fund provides support for undergraduate scholarships to students in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology...
The Eve Verderber Undergraduate Support Fund provides support for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies George and Clara Moreno Scholarship in Mathematics
The George and Clara Moreno Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students in the Department of Mathematics at the University...
The George and Clara Moreno Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Jose De Onis Achievement Award
The Jose De Onis Achievement Award provides scholarship support to graduate students in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
The Jose De Onis Achievement Award provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Marion and Gordon Alexander, and Anne Alexander Bingham Memorial Scholarship
The Marion and Gordon Alexander, and Anne Alexander Bingham Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support to upper division undergraduate or...
The Marion and Gordon Alexander, and Anne Alexander Bingham Memorial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Mel Cundiff Endowment in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
The Mel Cundiff Biology Endowment provides scholarship support to outstanding undergraduate students who are graduating in Ecology and Evolutionary...
The Mel Cundiff Biology Endowment provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Merle Colglazier Scholarship
The Merle Colglazier Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the...
The Merle Colglazier Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies William Segal Memorial Fund
The William Segal Memorial Fund was established in honor of Professor Emeritus William “Willie” Segal to provide scholarship support to students...
The William Segal Memorial Fund was established in honor of Professor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Archive - Bri Fera Scholarship in the Department of Art and Art History
The Bri Fera Scholarship provides scholarship support to graduate students studying studio art and art history in the Department of Art and Art...
The Bri Fera Scholarship provides scholarship support to graduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Archive - Ellen M. Tallman Endowed Scholarship
The Ellen M. Tallman Endowed Scholarship provides undergraduate and graduate scholarship support for students enrolled in the Arts Practices...
The Ellen M. Tallman Endowed Scholarship provides undergraduate and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Gail Pokoik Dance Scholarship
The Gail Pokoik Dance Scholarship provides scholarship support to graduate students in the Dance Division of the Theatre and Dance Department at...
The Gail Pokoik Dance Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 James and Anne de Castro Dance Scholarship
The James and Anne de Castro Dance Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the...
The James and Anne de Castro Dance Scholarship provides scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Varies Patricia Elliott Endowed Scholarship Fund for Theatre
The Patricia Elliott Endowed Scholarship Fund for Theatre provides scholarship support to graduate and doctoral students studying Theatre in the CU...
The Patricia Elliott Endowed Scholarship Fund for Theatre provides...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Theatre Graduate Student Scholarship
The Theatre Graduate Student Scholarship provides graduate student scholarships for Theatre majors at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The Theatre Graduate Student Scholarship provides graduate student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Theatre Scholarship Fund
The Theatre Scholarship Fund provide scholarship support for Theatre majors at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The Theatre Scholarship Fund provide scholarship support for Theatre...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2500 for 4 years Delta Eta Boule
Delta Eta is the Denver chapter of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, the oldest African American fraternity in the country. The Delta Eta Boulé Scholarship...
Delta Eta is the Denver chapter of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, the oldest...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2500 for 4 years
Ended
$1,500.00 Alumni Association Washington DC 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$5,000.00 APS VISTA/UCB Scholarship
The APS/VISTA Scholarship is for entering freshmen from the following Aurora, Colorado high schools: Aurora Central HS, William C Hinkley HS,...
The APS/VISTA Scholarship is for entering freshmen from the following...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Martin Luther King, Jr. Housing Prize Scholarship
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Housing Prize Scholarship provides annual scholarships to undergraduate Environmental Design students at the University...
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Housing Prize Scholarship provides annual...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
varies AAH Scholarship: Garrison Roots Grad Sculpt. Fship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies AAH Scholarship: Janeau Noerlinger
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1000 Debbie and Mark Kennedy First Generation Scholarship
Mark and Debbie Kennedy have established this fund in honor of their parents, Alvina and Eugene Kennedy and Eleanor and Stanley Miller, whose...
Mark and Debbie Kennedy have established this fund in honor of their...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000
Ended
$1,000 Shelby Anne Wolf Flatirons Fund
This scholarship honors Shelby Anne Wolf, a long-time beloved and celebrated Professor in Literacy Studies in the School of Education. Shelby’s...
This scholarship honors Shelby Anne Wolf, a long-time beloved and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,500.00 Alumni Association Los Angeles 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Steven Berry Memorial Scholarship in Asian Languages and Civilizations
The Steven Berry Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations who are studying the Japanese...
The Steven Berry Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Welman Family Endowed Scholarship in Art and Art History
The Welman Family Endowed Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Art and Art History based on...
The Welman Family Endowed Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,000.00 Estrada Non-Profit Scholarship for PLC
Erik Estrada, a CU Boulder and PLC alumnus, has dedicated his professional career to the non-profit sector and educating others how to succeed in...
Erik Estrada, a CU Boulder and PLC alumnus, has dedicated his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Martin Luther King Jr. Housing Prize Scholarship
The Martin King Jr. Housing Prize Scholarship was established to perpetuate the memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to encourage a...
The Martin King Jr. Housing Prize Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Oscar R. Sanchez, AIAS Scholarship
The Oscar R. Sanchez Scholarship was founded in 2009 to introduce underserved students in the local metropolitan community of Denver to the art and...
The Oscar R. Sanchez Scholarship was founded in 2009 to introduce...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: 1,000
Ended
$2,000-$5,000 University Women's Club Scholarship
In 1982, the University Women’s Club of Boulder established a scholarship fund to help nontraditional students achieve their educational goals. The...
In 1982, the University Women’s Club of Boulder established a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000-$5,000
Ended
$1,000 A Queer Endeavor Kelley Therese Wylder Anderson Scholarship
This scholarship was created in memory of and as a tribute to Kelley Therese Wylder Anderson (October 28, 1990- July 30, 2017). Kelley’s (she/they)...
This scholarship was created in memory of and as a tribute to Kelley...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000 - $5,000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Alumni Association NYC 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended