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 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
$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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $9,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $6,000
Deadline02/15/2020
$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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $6,000
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Paul Voakes Endowed Scholarship
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,000.00 Peaks Strategies Communications Scholarship
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $3,600.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,200.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$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: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $3,500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,500.00 Richard L. Crowther Memorial Scholarship--Environmental Design
The Richard L. Crowther Memorial scholarship is for an ENVD student who intends to pursue research in environmental design.
The Richard L. Crowther Memorial scholarship is for an ENVD student who...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$15,000 Woodruff Memorial Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Woodruff Memorial Scholarship is a prestigious four-year scholarship awarded to students in the College of Arts and Sciences who meet the...
The Woodruff Memorial Scholarship is a prestigious four-year scholarship...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $15,000
Deadline02/15/2020
Varies (covers study abroad fees in excess of regular tuition and fees) Writing Abroad Scholarship in the Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR)
The Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR), with support of the Calderwood Foundation, is providing financial assistance to students traveling for...
The Program for Writing and Rhetoric (PWR), with support of the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: Varies (covers study abroad fees in excess of regular tuition and fees)
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,400.00 Zach Martin Memorial Scholarship--CMCI
The Zack Martin Memorial Scholarship honors the life of Zack Martin, a passionate, gifted, funny, political and athletic photojournalism student....
The Zack Martin Memorial Scholarship honors the life of Zack Martin, a...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,400.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,900.00 Zimmer Sports Announcing Scholarship-CMCI
The Zimmer Sports Announcing Scholarship recognizes Larry Zimmer, long-time sports radio announcer, Voice of the Buffs, and Colorado Sports Hall of...
The Zimmer Sports Announcing Scholarship recognizes Larry Zimmer,...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,900.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$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
$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
$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 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
$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
$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
$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
$2,500.00 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
$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
$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
$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
$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
1,500 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
$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
$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 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
$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
$1,500.00 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: $1,500.00
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
$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
$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