Our Opportunities

To view opportunities available through the 21-22 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, 2021 at 11:59 pm MT.
  • The deadline for incoming transfer students to apply for scholarships was June 15th, 2021 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
$1,000 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Varies Annabelle K. Lutz Voss Student Support Fund in Arts and Sciences
The Annabelle K. Lutz Voss Student Support Fund is awarded to students in the College of Arts and Sciences who are on a pre-medical track and...
The Annabelle K. Lutz Voss Student Support Fund is awarded to students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$10,000.00 Arnold and Edna Weber Undergraduate Scholarship
Arnold Weber was President of the University of Colorado from 1980-1985 and created this scholarship to support meritorious undergraduate students...
Arnold Weber was President of the University of Colorado from 1980-1985...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $10,000.00
Ended
$1,500 Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences Undergraduate Scholarships
The Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences offers six scholarship awards of $1,500 each to undergraduate students who have a major in...
The Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences offers six...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$1,000 Bacon Family Scholarship in Sociology
The Bacon Family Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Sociology who meet the following criteria: (1) undergraduate student with...
The Bacon Family Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 - $2,000 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Ended
$4,250.00 Bartkus Family Scholarship
The Bartkus Family Scholarship was established by Tony Bartkus of Bartkus Oil to give back to the community and campus, and to recognize his son...
The Bartkus Family Scholarship was established by Tony Bartkus of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,250.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Bennett Family Scholarship
The Bennett Family Scholarship is for the benefit of former foster care youth who are full-time undergraduate students with declared majors in...
The Bennett Family Scholarship is for the benefit of former foster care...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Berg Family Endowed Scholarship
Distributions from the Fund will be used to provide undergraduate scholarship awards for students enrolled in the College of Media, Communication...
Distributions from the Fund will be used to provide undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Bernice Udick Scholarship in International Affairs
This scholarship opportunity is part of the Global Grants for International Affairs and provides scholarship support to students majoring in...
This scholarship opportunity is part of the Global Grants for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$5,000 Bert and Mary Carollo LEGPWR Scholarship
This fund provides undergraduate scholarship support for full-time students at CU Boulder who are enrolled in a degree-seeking program and who have...
This fund provides undergraduate scholarship support for full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
$1,500.00 Black Alumni Association 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
$975.00 Bradley W. and Lisa Blackwell Endowed Family Scholarship
The Bradley W. and Lisa Blackwell Endowed Family Scholarship is available to full-time undergraduates who are enrolled in either the College of...
The Bradley W. and Lisa Blackwell Endowed Family Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $975.00
Ended
$2,000.00 C. Gordon Sweet Scholarship, Colorado AIA, Environmental Design
The C. Gordon Sweet Scholarship offered by the Architectural Education Foundation, AIA Colorado is available to a third or fourth year student in...
The C. Gordon Sweet Scholarship offered by the Architectural Education...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,000 - $2,000 Cancer Impact Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Cancer Impact Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Arts and Sciences who meet the following criteria: (1) incoming freshman or...
The Cancer Impact Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Ended
$1,500 - $2,500 Caplan-Craig Scholarship in MCDB
The Caplan-Craig Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) who meet the...
The Caplan-Craig Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500 - $2,500
Ended
Varies Carol J Witter Scholarship
The Carol J Witter Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit and financial need, to students without regard to major area of study.
The Carol J Witter Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$2000 Carson Family Endowed Scholarship
The Carson Family Endowed Scholarship provides undergraduate scholarship awards for students enrolled at the University of Colorado Boulder....
The Carson Family Endowed Scholarship provides undergraduate scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2000
Ended
Varies Casey Family Global Grants in International Affairs
This scholarship opportunity is part of the Global Grants for International Affairs and provides scholarship support to students majoring in...
This scholarship opportunity is part of the Global Grants for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Catherine B. Wrenn Global Grants in International Affairs
This scholarship opportunity is part of the Global Grants for International Affairs and provides scholarship support to students majoring in...
This scholarship opportunity is part of the Global Grants for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Chandler and Melitta Bergen Scholarship
Chandler W. Bergen was raised in New Jersey and was working at IBM’s world headquarters in New York City prior to the outbreak of World War II. In...
Chandler W. Bergen was raised in New Jersey and was working at IBM’s...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$500.00 Charles Haertling Scholarship--Environmental Design
The Charles Haertling scholarship is available to a continuing, full time 3rd or 4th year ENVD architecture student, who demonstrates academic...
The Charles Haertling scholarship is available to a continuing, full...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
Varies Charlotte York Irey Scholarship in Theatre and Dance
The Charlotte York Irey Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria: (1) must be a graduate student with a major in Dance....
The Charlotte York Irey Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$5,000 Chen Endowed Family Scholarship in MCDB
The Chen Endowed Family Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB) who meet the...
The Chen Endowed Family Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
$12,500 Cielo Foundation Scholarship
The vision for the Cielo Foundation Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to help students graduate from CU Boulder. The scholarship is...
The vision for the Cielo Foundation Scholarship is to provide financial...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $12,500
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500.00 Cleopatra Jaramillo Estrada Activist Legacy Scholarship
The Cleopatra Jaramillo Estrada Activist Legacy Scholarship is a $500 academic-year award in the Center for Inclusion and Social Change, named for...
The Cleopatra Jaramillo Estrada Activist Legacy Scholarship is a $500...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
Varies CMCI General Scholarship Fund
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,300.00 Colonel Raymond C Hall Occupational Safety Scholarship
The Colonel Raymond C. Hall Scholarship is for the benefit of full-time undergraduate or graduate students whose majors will lead to careers in...
The Colonel Raymond C. Hall Scholarship is for the benefit of full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,300.00
Ended
$1,250.00 Colorado Garden Foundation Merit & Need Scholarship for ENVD Landscape Architecture Students
Colorado Garden Foundation awards grants to organizations and scholarships to individuals throughout Colorado. In the past 60 years, organizations...
Colorado Garden Foundation awards grants to organizations and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Colorado North Chapter Scholarship, Colorado AIA, Environmental Design
The Architectural Education Foundation, AIA Colorado through the Program in Environmental Design (ENVD) offers a scholarship funded by the North...
The Architectural Education Foundation, AIA Colorado through the Program...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,000 Colton G. Erickson Scholarship in History
The Colton G. Erickson Scholarship was established by the History Department in memory of former student Colton G. Erickson (1994 – 2018), who...
The Colton G. Erickson Scholarship was established by the History...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000.00 Cora Vorhang Memorial Scholarship
The Cora E. Vorhang Memorial Scholarship was established by a bequest from the estate of Cora E. Vorhang to provide an annual merit scholarship to...
The Cora E. Vorhang Memorial Scholarship was established by a bequest...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$3,000.00 Craig E. Rubinstein Memorial Scholarship
The Craig E Rubinstein Memorial Scholarship was created by Richard and Pamela Rubinstein in memory of their son, Craig. The scholarship is for...
The Craig E Rubinstein Memorial Scholarship was created by Richard and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$500-$1000 CU Alumni Buffalo Legacy Scholarship for Freshmen
When a family makes it a tradition to attend CU Boulder, it’s something to be proud of. The Alumni Association’s Buffalo Legacy program honors...
When a family makes it a tradition to attend CU Boulder, it’s something...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500-$1000
Ended
$1,000.00 CU Book Store Textbook Scholarship
The CU Book Store is offering two textbook scholarships. Open to incoming and continuing undergraduate students who are enrolled at least...
The CU Book Store is offering two textbook scholarships. Open to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000 - $2,000 CU Boulder Center for Inclusion and Social Change Scholarships
The Center for Inclusion and Social Change at the University of Colorado Boulder offers several annual scholarships for students in the LGBTQIA...
The Center for Inclusion and Social Change at the University of Colorado...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Ended
Varies CU in D.C. Scholarship Fund
To provide scholarship support to students participating in the CU in D.C. Program. Students do not need to submit a scholarship application to...
To provide scholarship support to students participating in the CU in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 D.H. Merkowitz Book Scholarship--Arts & Sciences
The D. H. Merkowitz Book Scholarship was created by David R. Merkowitz in memory of his son, Douglas Harvey Merkowitz, who died suddenly and...
The D. H. Merkowitz Book Scholarship was created by David R. Merkowitz...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$2,400.00 D.J. Hynek Memorial Scholarship--Environmental Design
The D.J. Hynek Memorial scholarship is for an undergraduate student enrolled full-time in the Environmental Design program, who is facing personal...
The D.J. Hynek Memorial scholarship is for an undergraduate student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,400.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Dan Creedon Sports Scholarship
The Dan Creedon Sports Internship Fund was established in honor of Dan Creedon, sports editor of Boulder’s Daily Camera, to provide stipends for...
The Dan Creedon Sports Internship Fund was established in honor of Dan...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$2,900.00 Dana Giffin Soper Scholarship--Environmental Design
The Dana Giffin Soper Memorial Scholarship is available to a continuing full-time ENVD student, enrolled , who will be in his or her third year of...
The Dana Giffin Soper Memorial Scholarship is available to a continuing...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,900.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Daniel Mauser Memorial Scholarship
The Daniel Mauser Memorial Scholarship Fund was established with gifts in memory of Daniel Mauser to provide a scholarship to a graduate of...
The Daniel Mauser Memorial Scholarship Fund was established with gifts...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies David A. Busse Scholarship in Theatre and Dance
The David A. Busse Scholarship provides support to students in the area of costume design in the Department of Theatre and Dance and the Colorado...
The David A. Busse Scholarship provides support to students in the area...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,500.00 De Von M. Carlson Scholarship, Colorado AIA, Environmental Design
The De Von M. Carlson Scholarship offered by the Architectural Education Foundation, AIA Colorado is available to a graduating Architecture option...
The De Von M. Carlson Scholarship offered by the Architectural Education...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$2,600.00 Dean and Janet Graves Scholarship
The Dean and Janet Graves scholarship is for the benefit of entering freshmen graduating from Longmont High School in Longmont, Colorado. The award...
The Dean and Janet Graves scholarship is for the benefit of entering...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,600.00
Ended
$0.00 DeLuca Family Endowed Scholarship
The DeLuca Family Scholarship was established by Peter DeLuca (Advert’83) and his wife, Wendy. Peter had a successful career in marketing, branding...
The DeLuca Family Scholarship was established by Peter DeLuca...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Donny Bridgman Scholarship
The Donny Bridgman Scholarship is for an incoming freshman. Preference is in the following order: a student from Newport Harbor High School,...
The Donny Bridgman Scholarship is for an incoming freshman. Preference...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$5,000.00 Doris and Robert Muchow Scholarship
The Muchow Scholarship is for the benefit of graduates of Otis High School, Otis, Colorado, who attend the University of Colorado.Students may...
The Muchow Scholarship is for the benefit of graduates of Otis High...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
Ended