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. 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 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
$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
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
Ended
Varies AAH Scholarship - Talent & Creativity Award
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies AAH Scholarship: Eve Drewelowe Fine Arts Scholarship Fund
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
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
Ended
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
Ended
Varies Neuman Family Fellowship
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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
Varies Dexter and Gina Williams Endowment for Graduate Students in Art and Art History
The Dexter and Gina Williams Endowment for Graduate Students is awarded to graduate students with demonstrated financial need and enrolled in the...
The Dexter and Gina Williams Endowment for Graduate Students is awarded...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Janau Noerdlinger Scholarship in Art and Art History
The Janau Noerdlinger Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in the Department of Art and Art History based on their involvement in Fine...
The Janau Noerdlinger Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Steven Berry Memorial Scholarship in Asian Languages and Civilizations
The Steven Berry Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations who are studying the Japanese...
The Steven Berry Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Welman Family Endowed Scholarship in Art and Art History
The Welman Family Endowed Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of Art and Art History based on...
The Welman Family Endowed Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Evelyn L. and Jack Katz Endowed Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Evelyn L. and Jack Katz Endowed Scholarship in Arts and Sciences is awarded to undergraduates enrolled full-time in the College of Arts and...
The Evelyn L. and Jack Katz Endowed Scholarship in Arts and Sciences is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Barbara Lynn Bowler Scholarship in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
The Barbara Lynn Bowler Scholarship is awarded to students in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences who meet the following...
The Barbara Lynn Bowler Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,000.00 Estrada Non-Profit Scholarship for PLC
Erik Estrada, a CU Boulder and PLC alumnus, has dedicated his professional career to the non-profit sector and educating others how to succeed in...
Erik Estrada, a CU Boulder and PLC alumnus, has dedicated his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) Scholarship
The Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) four-year program and scholarship for entering freshmen with a strong academic record, leadership...
The Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) four-year program and scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
1,000 Second Point of Entry - Presidents Leadership Class (PLC)
The Second Point of Entry into The Presidents Leadership Class (PLC) program is for rising sophomores, both continuing at CU and transfer students,...
The Second Point of Entry into The Presidents Leadership Class (PLC)...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1,000
Ended
$1,000 - $4,000 (depending upon available funding) Beardsley Family Scholarship; 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: $1,000 - $4,000 (depending upon available funding)
Ended
$2,000-$5,000 University Women's Club Scholarship
In 1982, the University Women’s Club of Boulder established a scholarship fund to help nontraditional students achieve their educational goals. The...
In 1982, the University Women’s Club of Boulder established a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000-$5,000
Ended
$1,000 A Queer Endeavor Kelley Therese Wylder Anderson Scholarship
This scholarship was created in memory of and as a tribute to Kelley Therese Wylder Anderson (October 28, 1990- July 30, 2017). Kelley’s (she/they)...
This scholarship was created in memory of and as a tribute to Kelley...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000 - $5,000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,000 - $2,000 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Ended
$5,000 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: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
$2,000.00 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: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Alumni Association Denver Metro Chapter Scholarship
Forever Buffs comes to life through the Alumni Association scholarship program! Contribution is one of the cornerstones of being a Forever Buff and...
Forever Buffs comes to life through the Alumni Association scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
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 being a Forever Buff and...
Forever Buffs comes to life through the Alumni Association scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$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
Ended
$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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$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
$1,800 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,800
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
$3,000.00 Boettcher Opportunity Scholarship
This generous and prestigious Boettcher Opportunity scholarship was established by the Boettcher Foundation to recognize underrepresented Colorado...
This generous and prestigious Boettcher Opportunity scholarship was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Boundless Opportunity Scholarship
The Daniels Fund created the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship (BOS) to honor and support non-traditional students who recognize the value of an...
The Daniels Fund created the Boundless Opportunity Scholarship (BOS) to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
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
$1,200 Bruce B. Vignery Endowed Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Bruce B. Vignery Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Arts and Sciences who meet the following criteria: (1) incoming...
The Bruce B. Vignery Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,200
Ended
$3,000 Buffalo Bicycle Classic (BBC) Scholarship in Arts & Sciences
The Buffalo Bicycle Classic scholarship is automatically awarded to incoming freshmen enrolling in the College of Arts and Sciences and is...
The Buffalo Bicycle Classic scholarship is automatically awarded to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
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