CU Boulder First Generation Scholarship

The CU Boulder First Generation Scholarship was established to encourage participation in higher education by first generation college students who have significant financial need. A first generation college student is one whose parents have never earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.

To be eligible to receive a First Generation Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a first generation student (neither parent nor student has received a bachelor’s degree or higher)
  • Be a newly admitted freshman or transfer student
  • Be a Colorado resident
  • Demonstrate significant financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or submitting the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA) , along with requested financial aid documents
  • Priority is given to those who apply by March 25, 2022; if funds remain applications submitted after this date may be considered.

For consideration, students must:

If selected to receive a scholarship, recipients will receive $4000/year for up to 4 additional years.

Additionally, during the first year, recipients will be required to participate in the First Generation Program. The First Generation Program is dedicated to supporting first-generation students with innovative programming that amplifies their diverse voices and builds community at CU Boulder.