Academic Excellence

Recognition of Scholarship

As a professionally oriented school, the College of Architecture and Planning provides an atmosphere for study and creative investigation in which the attainment of quality is held in the highest esteem. In recognition of high scholarship and professional attainment, the college grants scholarly honors at graduation.

Honors at Graduation

Students achieving a grade point average of 3.500 to 3.749 (honors) and 3.750 to 4.000 (special honors) are recognized at commencement. Honors are based on course work completed at the University of Colorado.

Scholarships, Loans, Awards, and Prizes

A wide range of scholarships, prizes, and other awards are available to the college’s BEnvd undergraduate students. They are sponsored by the college, the campus, the professions, and other foundations and donors. A list of available scholarships and awards, together with application information and the application schedule for all scholarships and awards, is published at the beginning of the spring semester in the ENVD office and on the college website. 

In addition to these scholarships, interested students may participate in faculty-student research projects funded by the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) and by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) programs, or in other research projects funded by one of the college’s four research centers. The college does offer a substantial recruitment scholarship for incoming freshmen.