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 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: 01/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2021
$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: 02/05/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline02/05/2021
$2,000 Alex McGuiggan Scholarship
The Alex McGuiggan Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students in the Department of English at the University of Colorado...
The Alex McGuiggan Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/15/2021
$2,400 Curtis Michael Gimeno Memorial Scholarship
The Curtis Michael Gimeno Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate students in the Department of English at the University of...
The Curtis Michael Gimeno Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $2,400
Deadline02/15/2021
$1,000 Dick Shahan Graduate Fellowships Fund
The Dick Shahan Graduate Fellowship is awarded to an English Department graduate student to assist in completing his or her graduate...
The Dick Shahan Graduate Fellowship is awarded to an English Department...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2021
$1,000 Dick Shahan UCB Undergraduate Writing Competition
The Dick Shahan UCB Undergraduate Writing Competition is open to all currently enrolled University of Colorado Boulder undergraduate students,...
The Dick Shahan UCB Undergraduate Writing Competition is open to all...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2021
$2,000 Donna Robinson Meckley Fellowship
The Donna Robinson Meckley Graduate Fellowship provides funds to PhD students whose dissertation focuses on British studies and/or culture to...
The Donna Robinson Meckley Graduate Fellowship provides funds to PhD...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/15/2021
$1,500 Edward P. Nolan Fellowship
This fellowship was established in memory of the late Edward P. Nolan, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of...
This fellowship was established in memory of the late Edward P. Nolan,...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/15/2021
$3,000 Frederick C. and Eleanor Ruth Hager Graduate Fellowship in English
This award provides support to English PhD students in their doctoral studies. This award is offered in memory of Frederick C. and Eleanor Ruth...
This award provides support to English PhD students in their doctoral...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline02/15/2021
$1,000 Gentian Ascension Scholarship
The Gentian Ascension Scholarship provides scholarship support to undergraduate juniors or seniors in the Department of English at the University...
The Gentian Ascension Scholarship provides scholarship support to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2021
$1000 Harold D. Kelling Undergraduate Essay Prize
The Harold D. Kelling Undergraduate Essay Prize provides an annual award, in memory of Harold D. Kelling, for the best essay written for an English...
The Harold D. Kelling Undergraduate Essay Prize provides an annual...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline02/15/2021
$2,000 James K. Folsom Scholarship in English
This award provides support to English PhD students in their doctoral studies. The award is offered in memory of Professor James K. Folsom. One (1)...
This award provides support to English PhD students in their doctoral...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/15/2021
$1,000 Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Competition
The Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Competition provides an annual award for excellence in poetry, fiction, playwriting, or nonfiction prose to...
The Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Competition provides an annual award...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/15/2021
$2,000 Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Graduate Award
The Creative Writing Program Announces the Jovanovich Imaginative Writing Awards Competition. The Jovanovich prize is an annual award for...
The Creative Writing Program Announces the Jovanovich Imaginative...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/15/2021
Up to $4,000 Markward English Scholarship
This award provides fellowships to graduate students in the MA, MFA and PhD programs in the English Department at the University of Colorado...
This award provides fellowships to graduate students in the MA, MFA and...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Up to $4,000
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Norlin Rising Junior Scholars (for second-year college students)
The Norlin Scholars Rising Juniors Program is for creative and curious students from all majors interested in developing their whole selves in a...
The Norlin Scholars Rising Juniors Program is for creative and curious...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
Varies Norlin Scholars (for high school seniors)
The Norlin Scholars Program is for creative and curious students from all majors interested in developing their whole selves in a supportive...
The Norlin Scholars Program is for creative and curious students from...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2021
$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: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline02/15/2021
$1,500 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: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/15/2021
$1,500 Robert Manford Tobin, Jr. Scholarship
The Robert Manford Tobin, Jr. Scholarship provides scholarship support to full-time students with a major in the College of Arts and Sciences at...
The Robert Manford Tobin, Jr. Scholarship provides scholarship support...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/15/2021
$2,500 Ruth Murray Underhill Award
The Denver Woman’s Press Club is once again offering the Ruth Murray Underhill Scholarship. Established in 1985, this fellowship provides support...
The Denver Woman’s Press Club is once again offering the Ruth Murray...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline02/15/2021
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: 02/15/2021
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline02/15/2021
Up to $4,000 Summer University Recognition Fellowship (SURF) Grant
The SURF Grant provides funds to PhD, MA, and MFA students over the summer to support their studies. The grant can be used for things such as...
The SURF Grant provides funds to PhD, MA, and MFA students over the...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: Up to $4,000
Deadline02/15/2021
$1,500 The Levitt Writing Award
The donors of the Paul Levitt Undergraduate Writing Award wish to reward gracefully written arguments and analyses produced by undergraduate...
The donors of the Paul Levitt Undergraduate Writing Award wish to reward...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/15/2021
$1,500 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: 02/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/15/2021
$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: 02/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000 - $4,000 (depending upon available funding)
Deadline02/23/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$7,750.00 A. Gayle Waldrop Scholarship--CMCI
The A. Gayle Waldrop Scholarship was founded by family and friends of this former program director and professor, and is given to recognize A.Gayle...
The A. Gayle Waldrop Scholarship was founded by family and friends of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $7,750.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,400.00 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,400.00
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $10,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000 - $5,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
3,000 Alvin G. Flanagan and Walker Family Scholarships
The Walker Family and Alvin G. Flanagan Fund scholarships are awarded to students with a strong academic record, extensive campus and program...
The Walker Family and Alvin G. Flanagan Fund scholarships are awarded to...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: 3,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000 - $2,000 Andermarch Cicogna Endowed Scholarship in Arts and Sciences
The Andermarch Cicogna Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Arts and Sciences enrolled with a major in Italian or Women and...
The Andermarch Cicogna Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000 - $2,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,500.00 Arthur B. Levis Scholarship--CMCI
The Arthur B. Levis Scholarship was founded by the family of Arthur B. Levis, who served as editor-in-chief of Video Magazine from 1989-1991. The...
The Arthur B. Levis Scholarship was founded by the family of Arthur B....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,400
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,400.00 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,400.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,100.00 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,100.00
Deadline03/15/2021