Ryan J. Smith Scholarship

The Ryan J. Smith Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students at CU Boulder, with preference given to students who are members of a Federally recognized Native American tribe. This scholarship was created by the family of Ryan J. Smith to honor his life. Ryan graduated from CU in 1996 with a B.A. in American Studies and Philosophy. Ryan was a best friend to many and a loving son and brother to his family. This scholarship was established to continue his positive influence on his fellow humankind. Awards are based on both merit and financial need and the scholarship is renewable for up to four years total as long as the student remains in good academic standing.

For consideration, students must:

up to $3,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Tell us about your sense of connection to your indigenous community and how this applies to your life, studies or future goals.