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 ACE Jewish Arts Grants
Graduate ACE Jewish Arts Grant In partnership with ACE: Arts, Culture and Education, the arts and culture producer at the Boulder Jewish Community...
Graduate ACE Jewish Arts Grant In partnership with ACE: Arts, Culture...
  • Deadline: 04/06/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/06/2021
$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 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
Varies Ayer Romance Languages Scholarship in Spanish and Portuguese
The Ayer Romance Languages Scholarship in Spanish and Portuguese provides scholarship support to students in the Department of Spanish and...
The Ayer Romance Languages Scholarship in Spanish and Portuguese...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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 Steven Berry Memorial Scholarship
The Steven Berry Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support for undergraduate students studying the Japanese language as a major.
The Steven Berry Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support for...
  • 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 Maria Elkin Memorial Scholarship
The Maria Elkin Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support to students in the Art and Art History Department at the University of Colorado...
The Maria Elkin Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Phillips Fine Arts Scholarship
The Philips Fine Art Scholarship provides scholarship support to students majoring in Art and Art History at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The Philips Fine Art Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • 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 Juliana and Sean Crouch Theatre Scholarship
The Juliana and Sean Crouch Theatre Scholarship provides an annual scholarship award for an in-state undergraduate student studying Theatre with a...
The Juliana and Sean Crouch Theatre Scholarship provides an annual...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000 or $5,000
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
Varies AAH Scholarship: Dan Spivak Schlp
The Dan Spivak Endowment Fund in Art and Art History provides need-based scholarship support for college seniors in the visual arts in the...
The Dan Spivak Endowment Fund in Art and Art History provides need-based...
  • 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
$500.00 Charles Haertling Scholarship--Environmental Design
The Charles Haertling scholarship is available to a continuing, full time 3rd or 4th year ENVD architecture student, who demonstrates academic...
The Charles Haertling scholarship is available to a continuing, full...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,250.00 Colorado Garden Foundation Merit & Need Scholarship for ENVD Landscape Architecture Students
Colorado Garden Foundation awards grants to organizations and scholarships to individuals throughout Colorado. In the past 60 years, organizations...
Colorado Garden Foundation awards grants to organizations and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Colorado North Chapter Scholarship, Colorado AIA, Environmental Design
The Architectural Education Foundation, AIA Colorado through the Program in Environmental Design (ENVD) offers a scholarship funded by the North...
The Architectural Education Foundation, AIA Colorado through the Program...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$2,400.00 D.J. Hynek Memorial Scholarship--Environmental Design
The D.J. Hynek Memorial scholarship is for an undergraduate student enrolled full-time in the Environmental Design program, who is facing personal...
The D.J. Hynek Memorial scholarship is for an undergraduate student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,400.00
Ended
$2,900.00 Dana Giffin Soper Scholarship--Environmental Design
The Dana Giffin Soper Memorial Scholarship is available to a continuing full-time ENVD student, enrolled , who will be in his or her third year of...
The Dana Giffin Soper Memorial Scholarship is available to a continuing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,900.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Environmental Design Achievement Scholarship
The Environmental Design (ENVD) Achievement scholarship was created to honor ENVD’s esteemed students. The scholarship is available to continuing...
The Environmental Design (ENVD) Achievement scholarship was created to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Kenneth R Fuller Scholarship, AIA Colorado, Environmental Design
The Kenneth R. Fuller Scholarship offered by the Architectural Education Foundation, AIA Colorado is available to a student graduating in the...
The Kenneth R. Fuller Scholarship offered by the Architectural Education...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
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: Ann E. Jones Memorial Scholarship
The Ann E. Jones Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support for students majoring in Art and Art History at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The Ann E. Jones Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies AAH Scholarship: Art and Art History Graduate Fellowship
The Art and Art History Graduate Fellowship provides graduate student fellowships in Art and Art History at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The Art and Art History Graduate Fellowship provides graduate student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies AAH Scholarship: Art and Art History Scholarship
Th Art and Art History Scholarship provides scholarship support for the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Th Art and Art History Scholarship provides scholarship support for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies AAH Scholarship: Donna Meckley Grad Schlp
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies AAH Scholarship: Eve DreweLowe Fine Arts Scholarship
The Eva DreweLowe Fine Arts Scholarship provides scholarship support to students majoring in painting in the Fine Arts program in the Department of...
The Eva DreweLowe Fine Arts Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies AAH Scholarship: FA Advisory Schlp
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies AAH Scholarship: Garrison Roots Grad Sculpt. Fship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies AAH Scholarship: J. R. Hopes Schlp
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies AAH Scholarship: Janeau Noerlinger
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies AAH Scholarship: Nancy Fedou Getzelman Fellowship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies AAH Scholarship: Phillips Fine Arts Schlp
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies AAH Scholarship: Ralph E. Dakin Award for Outstanding Painting in a Watermedia
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended