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
$5,000 Elizabeth Anne Wilson Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1965 by Eugene and Jane Wilson in loving memory of their daughter, Elizabeth (Betsy) Wilson. Supported by...
This scholarship was established in 1965 by Eugene and Jane Wilson in...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline03/01/2020
$750 Emery and Evelyn Stoops Scholarship Fund
The Stoops Scholarship was established in 1978 by Dr. Emery Stoops, professor emeritus, USC, in memory of Evelyn Fitzsimmons Stoops, a former...
The Stoops Scholarship was established in 1978 by Dr. Emery Stoops,...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $750
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,500.00 Fayne I. and Edward E. Weant Scholarship
Fayne and Edward Weant established this scholarship fund after attending their 50th Reunion Celebration at CU in 1998. Fayne was a teacher and...
Fayne and Edward Weant established this scholarship fund after attending...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000 Fred Anderson Scholarship in History
The Fred Anderson Scholarship, named for Professor Emeritus Fred Anderson, is awarded to an incoming freshman or current undergraduate student with...
The Fred Anderson Scholarship, named for Professor Emeritus Fred...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/01/2020
$3,500.00 Fred Casotti Sports Information Scholarship
The Fred Casotti Sports Information Scholarship was founded by family and friends of the legendary sports information director at the University of...
The Fred Casotti Sports Information Scholarship was founded by family...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $3,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$4,500.00 Gerald C. Bean Memorial Scholarship
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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $4,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$4,900.00 Gladys Van Vranken Parce Scholarship
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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $4,900.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $6,200.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Janau Noerdlinger Scholarship
The Janau Noerdlinger Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students at CU Boulder majoring in Art and Art History and involved...
The Janau Noerdlinger Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,000 Jean Dubofsky Scholarship in Women and Gender Studies
The Jean Dubofsky Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Women and Gender Studies who meet the following criteria: (1) enrolled...
The Jean Dubofsky Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline03/01/2020
$5,000.00 Jeanette L. Dooley Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2005 by Jim and Jackie Colt in honor of Jackie’s mother, Jeanette. Jackie taught as Adjunct/Clinical Professor...
This scholarship was established in 2005 by Jim and Jackie Colt in honor...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Jerry and Lorna Gray Scholarship
The Jerry and Lorna Gray Scholarship will be awarded to students with high academic performance. Preference will be given to students who graduated...
The Jerry and Lorna Gray Scholarship will be awarded to students with...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline03/01/2020
1,500 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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: 1,500
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $6,150.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$0.00 Kevin Kaufman and Wendy Kale Scholarship
“Wendy Kale was a long-time music writer/critic for the Colorado Daily and through the decades Wendy’s work was pivotal in attracting local and...
“Wendy Kale was a long-time music writer/critic for the Colorado Daily...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Knox Fowler Scholarship
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $7,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Lou Ann Bergen Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Lou Ann Bergen Scholarship was established in 2018 by Kim and Eric Belcher (Advert’79) in honor of Lori Bergen, CMCI’s founding dean, and in...
The Lou Ann Bergen Scholarship was established in 2018 by Kim and Eric...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,500 Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Scholarship in Women and Gender Studies
The Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Women and Gender Studies who meet the following criteria: (1)...
The Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $7,750.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,000.00 Nate Duran Memorial Scholarship
The Nathan ‘Nate’ Duran Scholarship was established in memory of Nate (Jour ’13) by his parents, Stan and Lise Duran, benefiting undergraduate...
The Nathan ‘Nate’ Duran Scholarship was established in memory of Nate...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,000.00 New Teacher Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Beth Anderson to provide scholarships to teacher education candidates in the School of Education during their...
This scholarship was established by Beth Anderson to provide...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $9,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Paul Voakes Endowed Scholarship
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,000.00 Peaks Strategies Communications Scholarship
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $3,600.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,200.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$3,500.00 Reilly News-Editiorial Scholarship--CMCI
The Rick Reilly News-Editorial Scholarship was established by Rick Reilly. Reilly is an alumnus and commentator for ESPN. Students interested in a...
The Rick Reilly News-Editorial Scholarship was established by Rick...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $3,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,500 S. Antoinette Bigelow Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The S. Antoinette Bigelow Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Arts and Sciences who meet the following criteria: (1) undergraduate...
The S. Antoinette Bigelow Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/01/2020
$500.00 Sawyer-Ratliff Scholarship
The Sawyer-Ratliff Scholarship was established in 1995 by Stan Ratliff & Suzanne Sawyer-Ratliff as a continuing demonstration of their family’s...
The Sawyer-Ratliff Scholarship was established in 1995 by Stan Ratliff &...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 School of Education Special Tutorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by an anonymous donor in 1986 to provide both financial support to a CU Boulder student pursuing teacher...
This scholarship was established by an anonymous donor in 1986 to...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,500.00 Siegel Scholarship
Paul E. Siegel established this memorial scholarship in 1996 to honor his wife, Rosellen. Both Paul and Rosellen were devoted to Colorado. Rosellen...
Paul E. Siegel established this memorial scholarship in 1996 to honor...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,500.00 Steve Ollanik Endowed Scholarship for Teachers
Steve Ollanik was a software engineer when he decided to pursue his teaching certificate at CU Boulder in 1996 and he then earned his Master’s...
Steve Ollanik was a software engineer when he decided to pursue his...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,000.00 Student Teaching Scholarship
The Student Teaching Scholarship Fund was established by the School of Education in 2013 to help support a teacher licensure student during their...
The Student Teaching Scholarship Fund was established by the School of...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020