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 16. The deadline for incoming transfer students to apply for scholarships is Monday, June 15th at 11:59 pm MT.

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
$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: Ended
  • Award: $500 - $1,000
DeadlineEnded
$4,000 CHA - Jewish Studies Post-Holocaust American Judaism Summer Fellowship
The Center for Humanities and the Arts and the Program in Jewish Studies annually award the CHA – Jewish Studies Post-Holocaust American Judaism...
The Center for Humanities and the Arts and the Program in Jewish Studies...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000
DeadlineEnded
Varies Global Initiatives Scholarship
The Global Initiatives Scholarship provides scholarship support for CU Boulder graduate students engaging in one of the Program in Jewish Studies’s...
The Global Initiatives Scholarship provides scholarship support for CU...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
DeadlineEnded
$4,000 History-Jewish Studies Archives Summer Fellowship
The Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of History annually award the History – Jewish Studies Archive Summer Fellowship, which provides a...
The Program in Jewish Studies and the Department of History annually...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000
DeadlineEnded
$500 Jewish Studies First-Year and Sophomore Scholarship
The Jewish Studies First-Year and Sophomore Scholarship is awarded each semester by the Program in Jewish Studies to a first-year or sophomore...
The Jewish Studies First-Year and Sophomore Scholarship is awarded each...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
DeadlineEnded
Varies Rabbi Daniel and Ida Goldberger Graduate Fellowship
The Goldberger Fellowship for summer research and study is granted annually to one or more graduate students at CU Boulder with plans to study or...
The Goldberger Fellowship for summer research and study is granted...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
DeadlineEnded
$2,000 - $4,000 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: 04/13/2020
  • Award: $2,000 - $4,000
Deadline04/13/2020
$1,000 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: 04/13/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/13/2020
$1,000 - $2,000 Leon and Mitzi Shands Endowed Scholarship in Physics
The Leon and Mitzi Shands Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Physics who meet the following criteria: (1) current...
The Leon and Mitzi Shands Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in...
  • Deadline: 04/13/2020
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Deadline04/13/2020
$2,000 Morris Judd Scholarship in Philosophy
The Morris Judd Scholarship in Philosophy provides support to undergraduate Philosophy majors. In selecting recipients, the department will take...
The Morris Judd Scholarship in Philosophy provides support to...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline04/15/2020
$1,500 A. David Hill Endowed Scholarship in Geography
The A. David Hill Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Geography who meet the following criteria: (1) a full-time senior for the...
The A. David Hill Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department...
  • Deadline: 04/20/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline04/20/2020
$1,500 Albert W. Smith Scholarship in Geography
The Albert W. Smith Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Geography who meet the following criteria: (1) a full-time senior for...
The Albert W. Smith Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department...
  • Deadline: 04/20/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline04/20/2020
$1,000 DigitalGlobe/Maxar Scott Smith Memorial Award in Geography
The DigitalGlobe/Maxar Scott Smith Memorial Award is awarded to students in the Department of Geography who meet the following criteria: (1) a...
The DigitalGlobe/Maxar Scott Smith Memorial Award is awarded to students...
  • Deadline: 04/20/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/20/2020
$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: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $10,000
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,500.00 ENVD Designers Without Boundaries Scholarship for Current Students
Designers Without Boundaries (DWB) is an academic scholarship program for first-generation and underrepresented students in the Program in...
Designers Without Boundaries (DWB) is an academic scholarship program...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline06/01/2020
$2000 to $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: 06/15/2020
  • Award: $2000 to $4000
Deadline06/15/2020
$6000 per year Sharer Scholars Program for Transfer Students
THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FOR STUDENTS ENTERING SUMMER OR FALL 2020. The Sharer Scholars scholarship is awarded to newly admitted resident transfer...
THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FOR STUDENTS ENTERING SUMMER OR FALL 2020. The...
  • Deadline: 06/15/2020
  • Award: $6000 per year
Deadline06/15/2020
Varies BOLD:The Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity Center Scholarship in Engineering
The Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity (BOLD) Center is housed within the College of Engineering & Applied Science to serve...
The Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity (BOLD)...
  • Deadline: 09/04/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/04/2020
Varies BOLD:The Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity Center Scholarship in Engineering
The Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity (BOLD) Center is housed within the College of Engineering & Applied Science to serve...
The Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity (BOLD)...
  • Deadline: 09/04/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline09/04/2020
$7,000.00 Karen Bajgert Memorial Scholarship
The Karen Bajgert Memorial scholarship is available to graduating seniors from Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado attending CU Boulder based...
The Karen Bajgert Memorial scholarship is available to graduating...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $7,000.00
$0.00 Shea Family Foundation Scholarship (Pre-Collegiate Program)
Distributions from the Fund will be used to provide an undergraduate scholarship award for a student enrolled in the Pre-Collegiate Program at the...
Distributions from the Fund will be used to provide an undergraduate...
  • 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 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 John H. "Jack" Hodges Scholarship in Mathematics
The John H. “Jack” Hodges Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students in the Department of Mathematics at the University of...
The John H. “Jack” Hodges 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 Marlene Massaro Pratto and David Pratto Scholarship in Mathematics
The Marlene Massaro Pratto and David Pratto Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students in the Department of Mathematics at...
The Marlene Massaro Pratto and David Pratto Scholarship provides...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Mel Cundiff Biology Endowment
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 J. R. Hopes Art Scholarship
The J.R. Hopes Scholarship provides scholarship support to students who are full-time art majors at the University of Colorado Boulder. Students...
The J.R. Hopes Scholarship provides scholarship support to students who...
  • 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
$2,000.00 Post-Holocaust American Judaism Collections Graduate Research Fellowship
The Program in Jewish Studies and University Libraries’ Special Collections, Archives, and Preservation Department hold a competition for a...
The Program in Jewish Studies and University Libraries’ Special...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
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