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. 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 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
$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: 04/24/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline04/24/2021
$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: 04/24/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline04/24/2021
$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: 04/24/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/24/2021
$1,000 Carol J. Ehlers Scholarship in History
The Carol J. Ehlers Scholarship is a multi-year scholarship awarded to incoming first-year students with a major in History who display a strong...
The Carol J. Ehlers Scholarship is a multi-year scholarship awarded to...
  • Deadline: 06/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline06/15/2021
$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: 06/15/2021
  • Award: $2000 to $4000
Deadline06/15/2021
$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: 06/15/2021
  • Award: $10,000
Deadline06/15/2021
$1,000.00 Louise L Noble Scholarship
The Louise L. Noble Scholarship is awarded based on merit and financial need to incoming transfer students. Eligible students must have 24-90...
The Louise L. Noble Scholarship is awarded based on merit and financial...
  • Deadline: 06/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline06/15/2021
Varies Maxine A and FM Gray Scholarship
The Maxine A. and FM Gray Scholarship is available to incoming transfer students and awarded based on both financial need and merit. Eligible...
The Maxine A. and FM Gray Scholarship is available to incoming transfer...
  • Deadline: 06/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/15/2021
$1,000 Robert C. Rogers Scholarship in History
The Robert C. Rogers Scholarship, established in memory of Robert C. Rogers, is awarded to an incoming transfer or current first-year transfer...
The Robert C. Rogers Scholarship, established in memory of Robert C....
  • Deadline: 06/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline06/15/2021
$5,000.00 Rothberg Family Community College Opportunity Scholarship
The Rothberg Family Community College Opportunity Scholarship is available to transfer students from a member institution of the Colorado Community...
The Rothberg Family Community College Opportunity Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 06/15/2021
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline06/15/2021
$6000 per year Sharer Scholars Program for Transfer Students
The Sharer Scholars scholarship is awarded to newly admitted resident transfer students who are transferring to CU Boulder from a Colorado college...
The Sharer Scholars scholarship is awarded to newly admitted resident...
  • Deadline: 06/15/2021
  • Award: $6000 per year
Deadline06/15/2021
Covers In-State Tuition (Approx. $10,728) Polly and Mark Addison Endowed Scholarship in Art and Art History
The Polly and Mark Addison Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Art and Art History (AAH) who meet the following...
The Polly and Mark Addison Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: Covers In-State Tuition (Approx. $10,728)
Deadline06/30/2021
$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 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 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
$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
$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: 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: Janeau Noerlinger
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies AAH Scholarship: Nancy Fedou Getzelman Fellowship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies AAH Scholarship: Ralph E. Dakin Award for Outstanding Painting in a Watermedia
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies AAH Scholarship: Ronald M. Bernier Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies AAH Scholarship: Susan Irey Byrne Memorial Scholarship
  • 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
Varies Rose Ann Fritz Bershenyi Art and Art History Endowed Scholarship
The Rose Ann Fritz Bershenyi Art and Art History Endowed Scholarship provides scholarship support to Art and Art History majors at the University...
The Rose Ann Fritz Bershenyi Art and Art History Endowed Scholarship...
  • 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