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 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
$7,000.00 Lehman Communications Corporation Scholarship--CMCI
The Lehman Communications Corporation scholarship is made possible through the generosity of the Lehman Communications Corporation, former...
The Lehman Communications Corporation scholarship is made possible...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $7,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$3,000.00 Lester C. Thomas Schlp-CMCI
The Lester C. Thomas Scholarship was created with a bequest from the Diane H. Lester estate to recognize Lester C. Thomas. Students in the College...
The Lester C. Thomas Scholarship was created with a bequest from the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000.00 Lou Ann Bergen Endowed Scholarship Fund
The Lou Ann Bergen Scholarship was established in 2018 by Kim and Eric Belcher (Advert’79) in honor of Lori Bergen, CMCI’s founding dean, and in...
The Lou Ann Bergen Scholarship was established in 2018 by Kim and Eric...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$7,750.00 Mabee Memorial Scholarship--CMCI
The Mabee Memorial Scholarship was founded by family and friends of the late Zel Mabee. Mabee was a longtime professor in the Journalism & Mass...
The Mabee Memorial Scholarship was founded by family and friends of the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $7,750.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$500.00 Marcia Miller Memorial Scholarship--Environmental Design
The Marcia Miller Memorial Scholarship was created to provide assistance to a married ENVD student with demonstrated financial need in her or his...
The Marcia Miller Memorial Scholarship was created to provide assistance...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,000.00 Nate Duran Memorial Scholarship
The Nathan ‘Nate’ Duran Scholarship was established in memory of Nate (Jour ’13) by his parents, Stan and Lise Duran, benefiting undergraduate...
The Nathan ‘Nate’ Duran Scholarship was established in memory of Nate...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/15/2020
$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
$2,500 PhD & MA Dissertation Underutilized Monetary Benefit (DUMB) Grant
The DUMB Grant provides funds to PhD and MA program students to enable them to continue researching and writing their dissertation or thesis. The...
The DUMB Grant provides funds to PhD and MA program students to enable...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline02/15/2020
$2,000 PhD & MA Windfall Archival Research (WAR) Grant
The WAR Grant provides funds to PhD and MA program students to conduct research for their dissertation or thesis. The grant can be used for things...
The WAR Grant provides funds to PhD and MA program students to conduct...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/15/2020
$6,000 PhD and MFA Summer University Recognition Fellowship (SURF) Grant
PhD and MFA Summer University Recognition Fellowship (SURF) Grant The SURF Grant provides funds to PhD and MFA program students over the summer to...
PhD and MFA Summer University Recognition Fellowship (SURF) Grant The...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $6,000
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
$2,000 Rebecca V. Knoettge Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This award provides fellowships to graduate students in the MFA and PhD programs in the English Department at the University of Colorado Boulder,...
This award provides fellowships to graduate students in the MFA and PhD...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $2,000
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
$1,000 Robert Manford Tobin, Jr. Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship benefits students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The scholarship was generously established by Adrianne Wonnacott in memory...
This scholarship benefits students in the College of Arts and Sciences....
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2020
$1000 The Levitt Writing Award
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline02/15/2020
$1,000 Trotsky Family Undergraduate Writing Award
The donors of the Trotsky Family Undergraduate Writing Award wish to reward gracefully written arguments and analyses produced by undergraduate...
The donors of the Trotsky Family Undergraduate Writing Award wish to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000
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
Varies AAH Scholarship: Ann E. Jones Memorial Scholarship
The Ann E. Jones Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support for students majoring in Art and Art History at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The Ann E. Jones Memorial Scholarship provides scholarship support for...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies AAH Scholarship: Art and Art History Graduate Fellowship
The Art and Art History Graduate Fellowship provides graduate student fellowships in Art and Art History at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The Art and Art History Graduate Fellowship provides graduate student...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies AAH Scholarship: Art and Art History Scholarship
Th Art and Art History Scholarship provides scholarship support for the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Th Art and Art History Scholarship provides scholarship support for the...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies AAH Scholarship: Dan Spivak Schlp
The Dan Spivak Endowment Fund in Art and Art History provides need-based scholarship support for college seniors in the visual arts in the...
The Dan Spivak Endowment Fund in Art and Art History provides need-based...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: Donna Meckley Grad Schlp
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies AAH Scholarship: Eve DreweLowe Fine Arts Scholarship
The Eva DreweLowe Fine Arts Scholarship provides scholarship support to students majoring in painting in the Fine Arts program in the Department of...
The Eva DreweLowe Fine Arts Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: FA Advisory Schlp
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: Garrison Roots Grad Sculpt. Fship
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: J. R. Hopes Schlp
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: Janeau Noerlinger
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: Nancy Fedou Getzelman Fellowship
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: Phillips Fine Arts Schlp
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: Ralph E. Dakin Award for Outstanding Painting in a Watermedia
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: Ronald M. Bernier Scholarship
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
varies AAH Scholarship: Susan Irey Byrne Memorial Scholarship
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$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