BOLD:The Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity Center Scholarship in Engineering

The Broadening Opportunity through Leadership and Diversity (BOLD) Center is housed within the College of Engineering & Applied Science to serve academic, programmatic, and diversity and inclusion efforts for the entire college. This application is for currently enrolled Engineering students interested in joining the BOLD Center.

BOLD Center Mission
We commit to Broadening Opportunities through Leadership and Diversity (BOLD) by cultivating an inclusive, equitable, educational experience and community for underrepresented students to thrive in engineering and applied sciences. We dismantle oppressive systems and remove barriers that limit access to resources for historically underserved and underestimated populations including, but not limited to, Native American/American Indian/Indigenous, Black/African-American, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA), Hawaiian, Women, First-Generation, Low-Income, undocumented, LGBTQIA, and Disabled populations.

If you have any difficulty with this application or any questions please contact the Engineering Scholarship Administrator at

Supplemental Questions
  1. The BOLD Center strives to create a supportive community for students from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in STEM (including students from minority racial and ethnic backgrounds, women and non-binary students, LGBTQIA+, First Generation in college, low-income students and students with disabilities, etc). BOLD Scholars are involved in our mission to create a more diverse and inclusive environment in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at CU Boulder. BOLD Scholars are connected with a community of peers and many resources to support them academically, personally and professionally. Choose ONE of the following prompts and write a response of 500 words maximum.
    • Essay A. How have your multiple identities (e.g. race, gender, citizenship, social economic or income, sexual orientation, ability, etc.), family history, and life experiences shaped your future goals and interest in engineering? How would your identities, history, and experiences help you contribute to the BOLD community?
    • Essay B. Why is diversity, specifically with regard to race and gender, important in Engineering? How do you plan to contribute to the BOLD Center community and our goal to create an inclusive environment in the College of Engineering & Applied Science? Use examples of how you have already done this in other communities you have been part of.
  2. BOLD Scholars are required to participate in one of the following student societies for their scholarship. Please select the societies in which you are interested in joining and in a short essay explain why.
  3. Please select any of the following BOLD Partner Organizations that you have been involved with and your type of involvement (participant, leadership role, volunteer, etc).
    • BOLD Partner Organization
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  4. The BOLD Center offers three scholarship opportunities: the Annual, Engagement, and Leadership Scholarships. To renew these awards annually, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8, participate in BOLD activities & student societies once selected into the program, remain enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours) each semester in the CU College of Engineering & Applied Science, and maintain enrollment in a degree-seeking undergraduate program. I certify that I have read and understand these requirements.
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