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 13.

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
$3,000-$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: 02/28/2020
  • Award: $3,000-$5,000
Deadline02/28/2020
$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: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/29/2020
$2,000 - $4,000 Beardsley Family Scholarship in the 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: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $2,000 - $4,000
Deadline02/29/2020
$1,000 Cinema Studies Scholarship for Excellence in Critical Studies
The Cinema Studies Scholarship for Excellence in Critical Studies is awarded to students in the Department of Cinema Studies and Moving Image Arts...
The Cinema Studies Scholarship for Excellence in Critical Studies is...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/29/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $7,750.00
Deadline03/01/2020
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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: Donna Meckley Grad Schlp
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: FA Advisory Schlp
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: Garrison Roots Grad Sculpt. Fship
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: J. R. Hopes Schlp
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: Janeau Noerlinger
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: Nancy Fedou Getzelman Fellowship
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: Phillips Fine Arts Schlp
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: Ralph E. Dakin Award for Outstanding Painting in a Watermedia
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: Ronald M. Bernier Scholarship
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: Susan Irey Byrne Memorial Scholarship
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $10,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,000.00 Alice Marine Memorial Scholarship
Alice died tragically before her 25th birthday. She loved people, especially children, traveled widely and valued diversity. This scholarship,...
Alice died tragically before her 25th birthday. She loved people,...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $3,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $10,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$6,400.00 Brian Hostetler Memorial Scholarship
The Brian Hostetler Memorial Scholarship is funded by family, friends and colleagues of Brian Hostetler, a photographer at 9News in Denver who died...
The Brian Hostetler Memorial Scholarship is funded by family, friends...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $6,400.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,500.00 Carol F. Holzer Scholarship Fund
Carol Holzer was a Colorado native. She was born in Denver, May 6, 1931, to Charles and Frances Holzer. Her father, who served as Mayor of Aurora...
Carol Holzer was a Colorado native. She was born in Denver, May 6, 1931,...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Carol Robinson Reynolds and Charles L. Reynolds Endowed Scholarship
Carol and Charles Reynolds formed this scholarship in 2007. Carol is a CU alumna, earning her BA in Math in 1958, her MA in Guidance and Counseling...
Carol and Charles Reynolds formed this scholarship in 2007. Carol is a...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Carolyn L. and James R. Topping Endowed Scholarship
CU Boulder alumna Carolyn Topping and husband James Topping established this scholarship in 2015. Carolyn served nearly 25 years in education as a...
CU Boulder alumna Carolyn Topping and husband James Topping established...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Ceal Barry Education Scholarship
Alumna Joanne E. Arnold was professor emerita of Journalism and Mass Communication and retired from the faculty in 1995 after serving the campus...
Alumna Joanne E. Arnold was professor emerita of Journalism and Mass...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Charles and Mildred Nilon Endowed Teacher Education Scholarship
Established in 2016, this scholarship honors two beloved members of the local community, Charles and Mildred Nilon. Professor Emeritus Charles...
Established in 2016, this scholarship honors two beloved members of the...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,000.00 Charlotte Spengler Westfall Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Ralph Westfall in 2014 to honor his wife, Charlotte. Charlotte graduated from the School of Education in 1939...
This scholarship was established by Ralph Westfall in 2014 to honor his...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1000-$1500 Clifford Houston Scholarship
Professor Emeritus Clifford Houston established this scholarship in 1984 to assist graduate students in the completion of their degree. Houston...
Professor Emeritus Clifford Houston established this scholarship in 1984...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1000-$1500
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies CMCI General Scholarship Fund
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000 Colton G. Erickson Scholarship in History
The Colton G. Erickson Scholarship was established by the History Department in memory of former student Colton G. Erickson (1994 – 2018), who...
The Colton G. Erickson Scholarship was established by the History...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/01/2020
$4,900.00 Courtney Erin Klee Memorial Scholarship
The Courtney Erin Klee Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Courtney Klee, who graduated with honors in 1991 while battling...
The Courtney Erin Klee Memorial Scholarship was established by the...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $4,900.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,500.00 Dan Creedon Sports Scholarship
The Don Creedon Sports Internship Fund was established in honor of Dan Creedon, sports editor of Boulder’s Daily Camera, to provide stipends for...
The Don Creedon Sports Internship Fund was established in honor of Dan...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$30,000-$35,000 David & Margaret Grohne Education Scholarship
David and Margaret Grohne are both alumni of the University of Colorado. David majored in civil engineering and Margaret, elementary education....
David and Margaret Grohne are both alumni of the University of Colorado....
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $30,000-$35,000
Deadline03/01/2020
$0.00 DeLuca Family Endowed Scholarship
The DeLuca Family Scholarship was established by Peter DeLuca (Advert’83) and his wife, Wendy. Peter had a successful career in marketing, branding...
The DeLuca Family Scholarship was established by Peter DeLuca...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 DiStefano Family Endowed Scholarship
CU Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, his wife, Yvonne, and their family established this scholarship in 2012 to provide an annual award of...
CU Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano, his wife, Yvonne, and their...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 DiStefano Honor Scholarship
In 1995, a student group called the Teacher Education Association established a scholarship fund to help support teacher education students during...
In 1995, a student group called the Teacher Education Association...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Don Ridgway Scholarship
The Don Ridway/Colorado High School Press Association scholarship is made possible through retired professor Don Ridgway_s daughters and friends....
The Don Ridway/Colorado High School Press Association scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,000.00 Dorcas Diana Wolf Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dorcas Diana Wolf in 1995 to benefit future elementary education teachers. Wolf earned her Master’s degree in...
This scholarship was established by Dorcas Diana Wolf in 1995 to benefit...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,800.00 Ed Sardella Broadcast Scholarship
The Ed Sardella Broadcast News Scholarship was founded by family, friends and 9News colleagues. Sardella was a well-known news anchor and senior...
The Ed Sardella Broadcast News Scholarship was founded by family,...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,800.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,500.00 Edythe V. Billingslea Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1991 through estate of Edythe Billingslea estate to provide need-based support to graduate students in the...
This scholarship was established in 1991 through estate of Edythe...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Efrem Zimbalist Endowed Media Scholarship
This scholarship is established in honor of Efrem “Skip” Zimablist, former Chairman and CEO of Active Interest Media. The Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist...
This scholarship is established in honor of Efrem “Skip” Zimablist,...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020