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
$2,500.00 Aweida Family Scholarship
Given to a Leeds School of Business student as part of the End the Gap initiative who has also demonstrated financial need.
Given to a Leeds School of Business student as part of the End the Gap...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000.00 Bachleda Financial Trek Award
The Bechleda Financial Trek Award is awarded to continuing students who are studying Finance in the Leeds School of Business.
The Bechleda Financial Trek Award is awarded to continuing students who...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$3,500.00 Barrie Hartman News Editorial Scholarship--CMCI
The Barrie Hartman News-Editorial Scholarship is made possible by the Boulder Daily Camera, family and friends. Hartman was a longtime editor at...
The Barrie Hartman News-Editorial Scholarship is made possible by the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $3,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500 - $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $4,250.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,000.00 Beagle Family Scholarship
The Beagle Family Scholarship is a non-renewable scholarship given to an accounting student with financial need and a GPA above 3.0.
The Beagle Family Scholarship is a non-renewable scholarship given to an...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Bechter Scholarship Fund
The Bechter Scholarship Fund is given to an incoming Freshman with high academic merit.
The Bechter Scholarship Fund is given to an incoming Freshman with high...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 Bennett-Demeke Family Endowment
The Bennett-Demeke Family Endowment Scholarship is for students who have demonstrated a substantial commitment to the pursuit of a career in...
The Bennett-Demeke Family Endowment Scholarship is for students who have...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000.00 Bill McReynolds Memorial Scholarship
The Bill McReynolds Memorial Scholarship is funded by family and friends. Professor McReynolds was a faculty member in the former School of...
The Bill McReynolds Memorial Scholarship is funded by family and...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$10,000.00 Bob and Gloria Palmer Scholarship
The Bob and Gloria Palmer Scholarship was made possible by a generous donation by Bob and Gloria Palmer. Bob Palmer had an outstanding career in...
The Bob and Gloria Palmer Scholarship was made possible by a generous...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $10,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,500.00 Boulder County Business Hall of Fame
The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame is a one year scholarship awarded to outstanding students who graduated from a high school within Boulder...
The Boulder County Business Hall of Fame is a one year scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,500 Bourne/Yaroush Family Scholarship in Psychology
This award is given to a promising Psychology or Neuroscience major with an interest in cognitive psychology. Eligible students must be a...
This award is given to a promising Psychology or Neuroscience major with...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $975.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$0.00 Braun Family Scholarship
The Braun Family Scholarship is for engineering students who have been in foster care or recently graduated from foster care. This award is...
The Braun Family Scholarship is for engineering students who have been...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$6,400.00 Brian Hostetler Memorial Scholarship
The Brian Hostetler Memorial Scholarship is funded by family, friends and colleagues of Brian Hostetler, a photographer at 9News in Denver who died...
The Brian Hostetler Memorial Scholarship is funded by family, friends...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $6,400.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,200
Deadline03/15/2021
$2000.00 BSW Wealth Partners
The BSW Wealth Partners Scholarship is awarded to an upperclassman at Leeds who is studying in the Personal Financial Planning program.
The BSW Wealth Partners Scholarship is awarded to an upperclassman at...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$3,000.00 Buffalo Bicycle Classic (BBC) Scholarship--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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,200.00 Business General Scholarship
The Business General Scholarship is given to an outstanding student studying at the Leeds school of Business
The Business General Scholarship is given to an outstanding student...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,000.00 Butler Family Scholarship
The Butler Family Scholarship is awarded to a Leeds School of Business student enrolled in Marketing, Management, Accounting, or Finance who also...
The Butler Family Scholarship is awarded to a Leeds School of Business...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$3,200.00 C. & A. Saunders Memorial Scholarship
The Saunders Memorial Scholarship is given to a recipient with a high interest in entrepreneurship.
The Saunders Memorial Scholarship is given to a recipient with a high...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $3,200.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$10,000.00 Calvin Duncan Scholarship
The Duncan Scholarship is awarded to a Leeds student who is from the State of Colorado and a first generation student.
The Duncan Scholarship is awarded to a Leeds student who is from the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $10,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Campbell Scholarship
The Campbell Scholarship is given to an incoming freshman. Preference is given to students who identify as first generation and are a graduate of...
The Campbell Scholarship is given to an incoming freshman. Preference...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500 - $2,500
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2000
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Carter Scholarship Fund
The Carter Scholarship Fund is given to an outstanding student studying Accounting.
The Carter Scholarship Fund is given to an outstanding student studying...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Charles Schwab Scholarship
The Charles Schwab Scholarship is for Finance students active in the Personal Financial Planning program at the Leeds School of Business.
The Charles Schwab Scholarship is for Finance students active in the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $12,500
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021