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Private Scholarships

Private scholarships are provided by organizations unaffiliated with CU-Boulder such as community foundations, civic organizations, your local high school, national groups, family foundations, businesses and others. For these scholarships, you will apply directly to the sponsoring organization. CU-Boulder encourages students to apply for privately-funded scholarships.

Learn more on remitting private scholarship payments to CU-Boulder.

Private Scholarship Resources

Scholarship Services often receives notices from donors unaffiliated with CU-Boulder wanting to advertise their scholarships to our students. We maintain a list of these scholarships as well as frequently referenced private scholarship websites. Learn more

Scholarship Search Engines

Private scholarships are awarded on a wide range of eligibility criteria. Several websites maintain databases of private scholarships making it easier to find ones that match your strengths. Deadlines vary; the majority of deadlines will fall between early November and mid-July. Learn more

Search Tips

Maximize your chances of winning a scholarship with these tips. Learn more

Beware of Scholarship Scams

Scholarship Services does not endorse any private scholarship or web site listed on our web pages. We provide this information to you as a resource; exercise your best judgment in researching scholarship opportunities. Learn more