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
$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
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 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
$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
$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
$1,500 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,000.00 C. Gordon Sweet Scholarship, Colorado AIA, Environmental Design
The C. Gordon Sweet Scholarship offered by the Architectural Education Foundation, AIA Colorado is available to a third or fourth year student in...
The C. Gordon Sweet Scholarship offered by the Architectural Education...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
Varies Casey Family Global Grants 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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Catherine B. Wrenn Global Grants 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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Chandler and Melitta Bergen Scholarship
Chandler W. Bergen was raised in New Jersey and was working at IBM’s world headquarters in New York City prior to the outbreak of World War II. In...
Chandler W. Bergen was raised in New Jersey and was working at IBM’s...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies CMCI General Scholarship Fund
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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
$1,000 - $2,000 CU Boulder Center for Inclusion and Social Change Scholarships
The Center for Inclusion and Social Change at the University of Colorado Boulder offers several annual scholarships for students in the LGBTQIA...
The Center for Inclusion and Social Change at the University of Colorado...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Ended
$2,500.00 De Von M. Carlson Scholarship, Colorado AIA, Environmental Design
The De Von M. Carlson Scholarship offered by the Architectural Education Foundation, AIA Colorado is available to a graduating Architecture option...
The De Von M. Carlson Scholarship offered by the Architectural Education...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Gary G. Landin Scholarship, Colorado AIA, Enviromental Design
The Gary G. Landin Scholarship is awarded to an ENVD student demonstrating exemplary academic merit. Students with financial need may also be...
The Gary G. Landin Scholarship is awarded to an ENVD student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
Varies International Affairs Global Grants Scholarship
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Joshua G. and Ilana Levine Global Grants 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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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
$1,000 Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Endowed Arts and Sciences Fellows' Fund
The Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Jones Endowed Arts and Sciences Fellows’ Fund is awarded to students in the College of Arts and Sciences who meet the...
The Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Jones Endowed Arts and Sciences Fellows’...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$0.00 McLellan
The McClellan Scholarship is awarded to engineering majors.
The McClellan Scholarship is awarded to engineering majors.
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 Raymond B. Johnson Memorial Award
The Raymond B. Johnson Memorial Award is made possible by a generous donation in 1971 by Raymond’s widow, Ada May Johnson, with additional gifts...
The Raymond B. Johnson Memorial Award is made possible by a generous...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$0.00 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: $0.00
Ended
Varies White Antelope Memorial Scholarship
In the spring of 1988, the University of Colorado established the White Antelope Memorial Scholarship (WAMS), and it has been instrumental in...
In the spring of 1988, the University of Colorado established the White...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Environmental Studies Undergraduate Scholarships
Scholarships in the Environmental Studies Program are awarded to students declared in the major who meet the following criteria: (1) enrolled...
Scholarships in the Environmental Studies Program are awarded to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 Ethnic Studies Undergraduate Scholarships
The Department of Ethnic Studies offers four undergraduate scholarships of $1,000 each to majors or minors who are in good academic standing and...
The Department of Ethnic Studies offers four undergraduate scholarships...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$2,000 David E. Drutz Scholarship in Psychology
The David E. Drutz Scholarship is awarded to sophomores and juniors with a major in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience who are actively...
The David E. Drutz Scholarship is awarded to sophomores and juniors with...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
$10,000 First Nations Scholarship
The First Nations Scholarship was created in 2006 for out-of-state, tribally enrolled, freshmen and transfer Native American students. This...
The First Nations Scholarship was created in 2006 for out-of-state,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $10,000
Ended
Up to $500 Scholarship in Experiential Education (SEED) in International Affairs
The Scholarship in Experiential Education (SEED) provides support to students participating in the Off-Campus Experience major requirement in...
The Scholarship in Experiential Education (SEED) provides support to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $500
$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:
  • Award: $1,500.00
$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:
  • Award: $2,000.00
$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:
  • Award: $1,000 - $4,000 (depending upon available funding)