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
$1,000.00 Virginia L. Sakala Memorial Scholarship
This memorial scholarship was established in 1995 by the friends and family of Virginia Lynn Sakala, a CU Boulder alumna who dreamt of becoming a...
This memorial scholarship was established in 1995 by the friends and...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$2,000.00 Women Investing in the School of Education (WISE) Scholarship
The Women Investing in the School of Education (WISE) Scholarship was established in 2017 to provide student support including, but not limited to:...
The Women Investing in the School of Education (WISE) Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,400.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,900.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$1,000.00 Zola Family Endowed Scholarship for Social Studies Teachers
John and Jaye Zola, both former secondary social studies instructors in the School of Education, established this scholarship in 2007 to support...
John and Jaye Zola, both former secondary social studies instructors in...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
$3,000.00 Accenture Scholarship Fund
The Accenture Scholarship Fund is a one-year scholarship that is given to rising Junior who is specializing in Finance or Information Management.
The Accenture Scholarship Fund is a one-year scholarship that is given...
  • Deadline: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline03/13/2020
Varies ACE Jewish Arts Grants
Undergraduate ACE Jewish Arts Grant In partnership with ACE: Arts, Culture and Education, the arts and culture producer at the Boulder Jewish...
Undergraduate ACE Jewish Arts Grant In partnership with ACE: Arts,...
  • Deadline: 03/13/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/13/2020
$2,000 - $4,000 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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $2,000 - $4,000
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/13/2020
$3,600 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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $3,600
Deadline03/13/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$1,500.00 Alumni Association Chicago 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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$1,500.00 Alumni Association Colorado Springs 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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$1,500.00 Alumni Association Northern Colorado 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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$1,500.00 Alumni Association St. Louis 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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$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...
  • Deadline: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/13/2020
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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/13/2020
Varies Archive - Dexter and Gina Williams Endowment
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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/13/2020
$1,500 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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/13/2020
$2,000.00 Asher H. Galnick Memorial Award
The Asher H. Galnick Memorial Award is given to an outstanding student studying accounting.
The Asher H. Galnick Memorial Award is given to an outstanding student...
  • Deadline: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/13/2020
$2,500.00 August Werner Memorial Fund
The August Werner Memorial Fund is given to an outstanding incoming or current Leeds student.
The August Werner Memorial Fund is given to an outstanding incoming or...
  • Deadline: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
Varies 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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/13/2020
$1,000 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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $4,250.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$1,000.00 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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$2,000.00 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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $975.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$1,200 Bruce B. Vignery Endowed Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Bruce B. Vignery Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students who meet the following criteria: (1) enrolled full-time as an undergraduate or...
The Bruce B. Vignery Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students who meet...
  • Deadline: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,200
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$2,500.00 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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$2,500.00 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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
$1,000 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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $1,500 - $2,500
Deadline03/13/2020