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 February 15 – March 6.

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 MyCUInfo to apply for CU Boulder scholarship opportunities (labeled “Ours”). Get more information on applying.

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
$1,500.00 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: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000 Gentian Ascension Scholarship
The Gentian Ascension Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate juniors or seniors in the Department of English at the University...
The Gentian Ascension Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2019
$4,500.00 Gerald C. Bean Memorial Scholarship--CMCI
The Gerald C. Bean Scholarship was created by Katherin Bean Howell to honor her father, Gerald Bean, a comptroller and treasurer for Speidel...
The Gerald C. Bean Scholarship was created by Katherin Bean Howell to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $4,500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$4,900.00 Gladys Van Vranken Parce-CMCI
The Gladys Van Vranken Parce Scholarship was created by family and friends of Gladys Van Vranken Parce, who was an active member of the Denver...
The Gladys Van Vranken Parce Scholarship was created by family and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $4,900.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000.00 Grieder Scholarship
The Grieder Scholarship in Education was established in 1993 by Calvin (Cal) and Florence (Flo) Grieder. Calvin was a professor of education at CU...
The Grieder Scholarship in Education was established in 1993 by Calvin...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$500 Harold D. Kelling Undergraduate Essay Prize
The Harold D. Kelling Undergraduate Essay Prize provides an annual award, in memory of Harold D. Kelling, for the best essay written for an English...
The Harold D. Kelling Undergraduate Essay Prize provides an annual...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/15/2019
$6,200.00 Heidi L. Wagner Endowed Scholarship--CMCI
The Heidi L Wagner Endowed Scholarship Fund was created by Heidi L. Wagner (_86) Vice President of Global Government Affairs for Alexion...
The Heidi L Wagner Endowed Scholarship Fund was created by Heidi L....
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $6,200.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000.00 Hideo Sasaki Scholarship in Interdisciplinary Design
The Hideo Sasaki Scholarship in Interdisciplinary Design benefits an outstanding undergraduate student demonstrating financial need and academic...
The Hideo Sasaki Scholarship in Interdisciplinary Design benefits an...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000.00 Hubert L. "Hooks" Jones Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Endowed Scholarship
This fund was established to honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American men who served our country with distinction...
This fund was established to honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, a...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,500.00 J. Ember and Agnes P. Sterling Memorial Scholarship--CMCI
The J. Ember and Agnes P. Sterling Memorial Scholarship is funded by Ruth Sterling Schmitt and Darwin Schmitt. J. Ember Sterling was editor and...
The J. Ember and Agnes P. Sterling Memorial Scholarship is funded by...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000.00 J. Winton Lemen Memorial Scholarship--CMCI
The J. Winton Lemen Memorial Scholarship was founded by friends and family of J. Winton Lemen. J. Winton Lemen had a passion for photography. ...
The J. Winton Lemen Memorial Scholarship was founded by friends and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Jacqueline Frischknecht Endowed Scholarship
CU Boulder alumna Jacqueline Frischknecht committed over 30 years of her life to education, from serving as a first-grade school librarian, a...
CU Boulder alumna Jacqueline Frischknecht committed over 30 years of her...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000 James K. Folsom Scholarship in English
This award provides support to English PhD students in their doctoral studies. The award is offered in memory of Professior James K. Folsom. One...
This award provides support to English PhD students in their doctoral...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,200.00 John Leach Endowed Scholarship-CMCI
The John Leach Endowed Scholarship was established by John F. Leach, a distinguished alumnus of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at...
The John Leach Endowed Scholarship was established by John F. Leach, a...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$500 Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Competition
The Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Competition provides an annual award for excellence in poetry, fiction, playwriting, or nonfiction prose to...
The Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Competition provides an annual award...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000 Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Graduate Award
The Creative Writing Program Announces the Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Awards Competition. The Jovanovich prize is an annual award for...
The Creative Writing Program Announces the Jovanovich Imaginative...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,500.00 Judy Carol Crites Herron Scholarship
David ‘Lee’ Herron, a distinguished education alumnus, created the Judy Carol Crites Herron Scholarship in 1989 in loving memory of his late wife,...
David ‘Lee’ Herron, a distinguished education alumnus, created the Judy...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$6,150.00 Karsh and Hagan Advertising Scholarship--CMCI
The Karsh and Hagan Advertising Scholarship was created by Phil Karsh and Tom Hagan with the intent of encouraging diversity among advertising...
The Karsh and Hagan Advertising Scholarship was created by Phil Karsh...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $6,150.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$4,000.00 Katinka Ponce Clough Elementary Spanish Teaching Scholarship
This scholarship, created in 2015, is named in honor of Silvia Katinka Ponce Gallegos de Clough, who had a passion for both Spanish language and...
This scholarship, created in 2015, is named in honor of Silvia Katinka...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$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: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Knox Fowler Scholarship
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$7,000.00 Lehman Communications Corporation Scholarship--CMCI
The Lehman Communications Corporation scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the Lehman Communications Corporation, former...
The Lehman Communications Corporation scholarship is made possible...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $7,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$3,000.00 Lester C. Thomas Schlp-CMCI
The Lester C. Thomas Scholarship was created with a bequest from the Diane H. Lester estate to recognize Lester C. Thomas. Students in the College...
The Lester C. Thomas Scholarship was created with a bequest from the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Lillian Gutierrez Scholarship
In 1987, then-Congressman David Skaggs created an endowment in honor of Lillian Gutierrez with the purpose of supporting students in the teacher...
In 1987, then-Congressman David Skaggs created an endowment in honor of...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000.00 Lorrie Shepard Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the CU Boulder community to honor Distinguished Professor and Dean Emerita Lorrie Shepard. In her 40+ years on...
This scholarship was established by the CU Boulder community to honor...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Luke Dunivant Scholarship
The Luke Dunivant Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 in loving memory of Luke Dunivant with the purpose of assisting graduate...
The Luke Dunivant Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2012 in...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$7,750.00 Mabee Memorial Scholarship--CMCI
The Mabee Memorial Scholarship was founded by family and friends of the late Zel Mabee. Mabee was a longtime professor in the Journalism & Mass...
The Mabee Memorial Scholarship was founded by family and friends of the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $7,750.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$0.00 Make a Teacher a Leader Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Robert and Karen Herz in 2014 to support current teachers who are pursuing a Master’s degree at the School of...
This scholarship was established by Robert and Karen Herz in 2014 to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$3,000.00 Marcella G. Hertzog Scholarship--CMCI
The Marcella G. Hertzog Memorial Scholarship is made possible through a bequest of Georgene Carlson, longtime secretary at Journalism & Mass...
The Marcella G. Hertzog Memorial Scholarship is made possible through a...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$500.00 Marcia Miller Memorial Scholarship--Environmental Design
The Marcia Miller Memorial Scholarship was created to provide assistance to a married ENVD student with demonstrated financial need in her or his...
The Marcia Miller Memorial Scholarship was created to provide assistance...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Martha Reilly Smith Education Scholarship
This scholarship was established by alumna Martha Reilly Smith and her husband Scott Smith in 2003 to provide support for Master’s students in the...
This scholarship was established by alumna Martha Reilly Smith and her...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$5,000.00 Mary Kay Brown Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2008 by Mary Kay (Benyon) Brown, a Denver Public Schools music teacher for over 30 years. She created this...
This scholarship was established in 2008 by Mary Kay (Benyon) Brown, a...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000.00 Nate Duran Memorial Scholarship
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000.00 New Teacher Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Beth Anderson and Kevin Smith to provide scholarships to teacher education candidates in the School of...
This scholarship was established by Beth Anderson and Kevin Smith to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$9,000.00 Nonie Lann Scholarship--CMCI
The Nonie Lann Scholarship is made possible by alumna Nonie Lann who lives in California. This scholarship is open to juniors enrolled in the...
The Nonie Lann Scholarship is made possible by alumna Nonie Lann who...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $9,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$6,000 Norlin Rising Junior Scholars (for second-year college students)
The Norlin Rising Junior Two Year Scholars Program is for students who show strong academic commitment, exceptional creativity, intellectual...
The Norlin Rising Junior Two Year Scholars Program is for students who...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $6,000
Deadline02/15/2019
$6,000 Norlin Scholars (for high school seniors)
The Norlin Scholars Program is for students who show strong academic commitment, exceptional creativity, intellectual curiosity and a desire to...
The Norlin Scholars Program is for students who show strong academic...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $6,000
Deadline02/15/2019
$400.00 North American Journalist Scholarship--CMCI
The North American Journalism Scholarship was founded by the North American Snowsport Journalists Association. This scholarship is designed to...
The North American Journalism Scholarship was founded by the North...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Paul Voakes Endowed Scholarship
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000.00 Peaks Strategies Communications Scholarship
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Pearl McPherson Spencer Scholarship
The Pearl McPherson Spencer Scholarship was established in 2003 by her daughter, Thelma Spencer, in honor of her mother’s love of education. Pearl...
The Pearl McPherson Spencer Scholarship was established in 2003 by her...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,500 PhD & MA Dissertation Underutilized Monetary Benefit (DUMB) Grant
The DUMB Grant provides funds to PhD and MA program students to enable them to continue researching and writing their dissertation or thesis. The...
The DUMB Grant provides funds to PhD and MA program students to enable...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,000 PhD & MA Windfall Archival Research (WAR) Grant
The WAR Grant provides funds to PhD and MA program students to conduct research for their dissertation or thesis. The grant can be used for things...
The WAR Grant provides funds to PhD and MA program students to conduct...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/15/2019
$6,000 PhD and MFA Summer University Recognition Fellowship (SURF) Grant
PhD and MFA Summer University Recognition Fellowship (SURF) Grant The SURF Grant provides funds to PhD and MFA program students over the summer to...
PhD and MFA Summer University Recognition Fellowship (SURF) Grant The...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $6,000
Deadline02/15/2019
$3,600.00 Philip John Coffey Scholarship--CMCI
The Philip John Coffey Scholarship is made possible through the Philip John Coffey estate. The scholarship is awared to provide financial aid to...
The Philip John Coffey Scholarship is made possible through the Philip...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $3,600.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$2,200.00 Pierce Endowed Scholarship-CMCI
The Miller Dandridge Pierce Scholarship was established in recognition of Miller Pierce, a graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass...
The Miller Dandridge Pierce Scholarship was established in recognition...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $2,200.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,000.00 Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) Scholarship
The Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) program and scholarship is for entering freshmen with a strong academic record, leadership initiative, depth...
The Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) program and scholarship is for...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,500.00 Professor Janette Kettmann Klingner Doctoral Fellowship
This fellowship honors Janette Kettmann Klingner, a beloved longtime Professor of Bilingual/Special Education. Klingner devoted her distinguished...
This fellowship honors Janette Kettmann Klingner, a beloved longtime...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies (covers study abroad fees in excess of regular tuition and fees) Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) Writing Abroad Scholarship in the College of Arts and Sciences
The Program for Writing and Rhetoric with support from the Calderwood Foundation is proud to offer financial assistance to students traveling for...
The Program for Writing and Rhetoric with support from the Calderwood...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies (covers study abroad fees in excess of regular tuition and fees)
Deadline02/15/2019
$1,100.00 Ralph Allen Memorial Scholarship--CMCI
The Ralph Allen Memorial Scholarship is funded by family and friends at CBS4. Ralph Allen was a political reporter. Students interested in...
The Ralph Allen Memorial Scholarship is funded by family and friends at...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $1,100.00
Deadline02/15/2019