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.

  • The deadline for incoming freshmen and continuing students to apply for scholarships is 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
varies AAH Scholarship: Ronald M. Bernier Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
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varies AAH Scholarship: Susan Irey Byrne Memorial Scholarship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
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$4,000 Beardsley Family Scholarship in the Center of the American West
The George B. Beardsley Family Scholarship is awarded to students at the University of Colorado Boulder who meet the following criteria: (1)...
The George B. Beardsley Family Scholarship is awarded to students at the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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$1,500.00 Alumni Association NYC 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
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$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
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Varies Dexter and Gina Williams Endowment for Graduate Students in Art and Art History
The Dexter and Gina Williams Endowment provides scholarship support for graduate students with financial need in Art History at the University of...
The Dexter and Gina Williams Endowment provides scholarship support for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Emma Strain Memorial Scholarship
The Emma Strain Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support for students majoring in Art and Art History at the University of Colorado...
The Emma Strain Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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$5,000.00 Puksta Scholars Program
Each year, the Puksta Scholarship with the explicit purpose to serve as catalysts for positive change on campus, or in our local, national or...
Each year, the Puksta Scholarship with the explicit purpose to serve as...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
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
Varies Welman Family Endowed Scholarship
The Welman Family Endowed Scholarship provides scholarship support based on scholastic talent and financial need to undergraduate and graduate...
The Welman Family Endowed Scholarship provides scholarship support based...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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$1,500.00 Alumni Association Boulder 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
Varies Alumni Association Denver Metro 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: Varies
Ended
$1,500.00 Alumni Association Gunnison 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
$1,500.00 Alumni Association Los Angeles 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
$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
Varies Hoffman-Binger Student Support Fund
The Hoffman-Binger Student Support Fund is for the benefit of an undergraduate or graduate student with an excellent academic record and high...
The Hoffman-Binger Student Support Fund is for the benefit of an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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$1,500.00 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer 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
Varies Jacob Van Ek Scholars Award in Arts and Sciences
The Jacob Van Ek Scholars Award is awarded to the most outstanding students in the College of Arts and Sciences who meet the following criteria:...
The Jacob Van Ek Scholars Award is awarded to the most outstanding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Latino 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: Varies
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Varies AAH Scholarship - Talent & Creativity Award
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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$2,500.00 New Student & Family Programs Scholarship for Transfer Students
New Student & Family Programs offers scholarships to CU Boulder students who have transferred into the institution. These $2,500, merit based,...
New Student & Family Programs offers scholarships to CU Boulder students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
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varies AAH Scholarship: Eve Drewelowe Fine Arts Scholarship Fund
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
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Varies Fine Arts Advisory Support Scholarship
The Fine Arts Advisory Support Scholarship provides merit based scholarship support for an undergraduate or graduate Fine Arts major in the...
The Fine Arts Advisory Support Scholarship provides merit based...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies J. R. Hopes Art Scholarship
The J.R. Hopes Scholarship provides scholarship support to students who are full-time art majors at the University of Colorado Boulder. Students...
The J.R. Hopes Scholarship provides scholarship support to students who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies AAH Scholarship: Charles Francis Truscott Scholarship in Fine Arts
The Charles Francis Truscott Scholarship provides scholarship support to students majoring in the Fine Arts or Humanities at the University of...
The Charles Francis Truscott Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Neuman Family Fellowship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Susan Irey Byrne Memorial Scholarship
The Susan Irey Byrne Memorial Scholarship provide scholarship support to undergraduate students pursuing a degree in the Art and Art History...
The Susan Irey Byrne Memorial Scholarship provide scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,000.00 HA Arnold CU LEAD
INCOMING FRESHMAN: Due to your years of dedication to participating in the Pre-Collegiate Development Programs, we are proud to offer you a CU LEAD...
INCOMING FRESHMAN: Due to your years of dedication to participating in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
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$0.00 Pre-College Scholarship CU LEAD
INCOMING FRESHMAN: Due to your years of dedication to participating in the Pre-Collegiate Development Programs, we are proud to offer you a CU LEAD...
INCOMING FRESHMAN: Due to your years of dedication to participating in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
Varies Barry and Sue Baer Graduate Fellowship in Jewish Studies
The Barry and Sue Baer Graduate Fellowship supports graduate students at the University of Colorado Boulder as they conduct research, produce...
The Barry and Sue Baer Graduate Fellowship supports graduate students at...
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  • Award: Varies
$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:
  • Award: $1,500
$1,000 - $5,000 Albert A. Bartlett Award in Physics
The Albert A. Bartlett Award is awarded to students in the Department of Physics who meet the following criteria: (1) enrolled as a full-time...
The Albert A. Bartlett Award is awarded to students in the Department of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000 - $5,000
$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:
  • Award: $1,500
$1,500.00 Alice Okicich Massaro Scholarship
The Alice O. Massaro scholarship is awarded to a student from either Central High School or South High School in Pueblo, Colorado with a minimum...
The Alice O. Massaro scholarship is awarded to a student from either...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500.00
$1,500 Allan R. and Mary C. Taylor Memorial Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Alan R. and Mary C. Taylor Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Arts and Sciences who meet the following criteria: (1)...
The Alan R. and Mary C. Taylor Memorial Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
$4,500 Allison Preston Goodheart Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Allison Preston Goodheart Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria: (1) undergraduate or graduate enrolled in the...
The Allison Preston Goodheart Scholarship is awarded to students who...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $4,500
$4,000.00 Alumni Association Board of Advisors Legacy Scholarship
The CU Alumni Association Board of Advisors have generously banded together to prioritize fundraising for the Buffalo Legacy Student Endowment. ...
The CU Alumni Association Board of Advisors have generously banded...
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  • Award: $4,000.00
$1,500.00 Amy Willett Thelander Scholarship
The Amy Willett Thelander Scholarship is available to an entering freshman from Littleton, Colorado. Preference is given to graduates of Columbine...
The Amy Willett Thelander Scholarship is available to an entering...
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  • Award: $1,500.00
$1,000 Andermarch Cicogna Endowed Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Andermarch Cicogna Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Arts and Sciences who meet the following criteria: (1)...
The Andermarch Cicogna Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
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  • Award: $1,000
$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...
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  • Award: $1,000
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...
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  • Award: Varies
$1,400 Asa Iokepa de Neeve Aloha Memorial Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Asa Iokepa de Neeve Aloha Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria: (1) entering freshman enrolled in the...
The Asa Iokepa de Neeve Aloha Memorial Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,400
$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:
  • Award: $1,500
$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:
  • Award: $1,000
$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:
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
$500 - $1,000 Barry and Sue Baer Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship in Jewish Studies
The Barry and Sue Baer Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to promising undergraduate students in the Program in Jewish Studies who meet...
The Barry and Sue Baer Endowed Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500 - $1,000
$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:
  • Award: $4,250.00
$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:
  • Award: $2,500.00