Sharer Scholars Program for Transfer Students

The Sharer Scholars scholarship is awarded to newly admitted resident transfer students who are transferring to CU Boulder from a Colorado college or university and plan to graduate within two years. Students must demonstrate financial need, have a strong GPA demonstrating academic potential, and be goal oriented with a definitive career plan. The scholarship is $7000 per year, for up to two years total.

The scholarship donors believe transfer students with grit, talent, motivation and drive can succeed at CU Boulder and that financial need should not be a barrier to success. The Sharer Scholars Program for Transfer Students will provide talented students with the financial, social and emotional support needed to successfully complete their degrees and prepare for careers after graduation. Recipients will be required to participate in a one credit “Transfer Success Seminar” in their first semester (tentatively on Tuesdays from 11:10am – 12:00pm), and provide feedback during periodic meetings about the program. Second-year Sharer Scholars agree to become mentors to first-year Sharer Scholars.

To be considered for the Sharer Scholars Program, students must meet with a pre-transfer advisor or department/school/program advisor to create an estimated graduation timeline that shows it can be completed in no more than 2 years (4 semesters) at CU Boulder. This estimated timeline must be submitted with the scholarship application OR you must have an appointment scheduled within one week after the application deadline. Pre-transfer advisors meet with transfer students in majors within the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the College of Media, Communication and Information, and the Program in Exploratory Studies. If your major of interest is within the College of Music, Leeds School of Business, Program in Environmental Design or the School of Education, please click here to find the appropriate contact.

$7000 per year
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please describe how you have overcome personal obstacles and how this has strengthened and/or influenced your resolve to pursue your educational goals. (500 word limit)
  2. How do you plan to benefit society with your degree? (500 word limit)
  3. Educational background (list most recent first)
    • Dates attended
    • Institution attended
    • Number of transferable credit hours
  4. The Sharer Scholarship for Transfer Students focuses on students transferring in their junior year who have a plan to graduate within two years. Please upload the graduation timeline you received after meeting with a pre-transfer or college/school/program advisor OR upload a document indicating the date of your scheduled meeting with a pre-transfer advisor taking place no later than July 2.