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 Dale’s career as an educator. The scholarship was created to support undergraduates majoring in social sciences, music, arts, journalism, humanities, or education.

Eligibility is based on merit, university or community involvement, financial need and an interview. Non-traditional students (those who have been graduated from high school or equivalent for 5 or more years) are encouraged to apply. Preference is given to students going into helping professions (excluding medicine, law, engineering and business) who demonstrate strong potential for success. Students identified as finalists will be invited in the spring to interview with the Bartkus Scholarship Selection Committee which includes family and CU Boulder staff.

To be eligible for consideration, students must:

This is a renewable scholarship awarded for a maximum of 3 years (6 semesters) provided you each semester you enroll in and earn a minimum of 12 credit hours and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. Renewal is based on your academic progress, fund availability, and the submission of an annual plan of study and public service to provide an update to the scholarship donors on your activities over the last year and plans for next year.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Looking ahead to your future, write an essay describing the kind of person you wish to be and imagine yourself not as career pursuant but describe what you hope to have accomplished, the impact you hope to have made, and the future you hope to have created. (500 word limit)
  2. Please upload a copy of your resume.
  3. If you are planning to go into a helping profession, what is your drive to do so and what impact do you hope to make? How is your degree going to help you accomplish your goals?
  4. Submit one letter of recommendation from University faculty, staff, community leaders, or mentors who can attest to your accomplishments and potential for success.