Our Opportunities

To view opportunities available through the CU Boulder Scholarship Application click on “Opportunities” and then select “Ours.”  Most scholarships have a deadline between January 15 – March 15.

  • The deadline for incoming freshmen and continuing students to apply for scholarships is March 15th at 11:59 pm MT.
  • The deadline for incoming transfer students to apply for scholarships is June 15th at 11:59 pm MT.
  • Graduate Students should contact the Graduate School for information on scholarship opportunities, deadlines, and notification dates.


To Apply for these Opportunities:

  • Prospective Students: Log in to your Admissions Application Status Page to access a link to “Apply for Scholarships”.
  • Current Students: Log in to Buff Portal and navigate to the Scholarships card. Click “Apply for & Manage Scholarships” to apply for CU Boulder scholarship opportunities. Learn more on how to apply.

Tips for Your Search:

  • “Show Filters” allows you to select scholarship opportunities offered by CU Boulder schools, colleges, departments and programs.
  • Use “Search by Keyword” to find scholarships with a specific name or specific criteria. Examples include: “financial need”, “merit”, “freshmen”, “Colorado resident”.
  • Clicking on “External” under “Opportunities” filters for outside scholarship opportunities unaffiliated with CU Boulder with links to the scholarship provider’s website. We do not endorse any of these opportunities. We provide this information to you as a resource; exercise your best judgment in researching scholarship opportunities.

If you have any questions about the scholarship application process, please email scholarships@colorado.edu.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$4,000.00 Alumni Association Board of Advisors Legacy Scholarship
The CU Alumni Association Board of Advisors have generously banded together to prioritize fundraising for the Buffalo Legacy Student Endowment. ...
The CU Alumni Association Board of Advisors have generously banded...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $4,000.00
$500.00 Cleopatra Jaramillo Estrada Activist Legacy Scholarship
The Cleopatra Jaramillo Estrada Activist Legacy Scholarship is a $500 academic-year award in the Center for Inclusion and Social Change, named for...
The Cleopatra Jaramillo Estrada Activist Legacy Scholarship is a $500...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500.00
$1,000 Ethnic Studies Undergraduate Scholarships
The Department of Ethnic Studies offers four undergraduate scholarships of $1,000 each to majors or minors who are in good academic standing and...
The Department of Ethnic Studies offers four undergraduate scholarships...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$2,000.00 Hubert L. "Hooks" Jones Chapter Tuskegee Airmen Endowed Scholarship
This fund was established to honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of African American men who served our country with distinction...
This fund was established to honor the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen, a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000.00
$2,000.00 Lilly Family Scholarship
In honor of Michael Lilly and the Lilly family legacy, the Lilly Family Scholarship was established to provide undergraduate scholarship awards for...
In honor of Michael Lilly and the Lilly family legacy, the Lilly Family...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000.00
$800 Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Jones Endowed Arts and Sciences Fellows' Fund
The Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Jones Endowed Arts and Sciences Fellows’ Fund is awarded to students in the College of Arts and Sciences who meet the...
The Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Jones Endowed Arts and Sciences Fellows’...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $800