Be First is a student support program at CU Boulder, which seeks to provide its participants with the space and resources to achieve success during their time at CU. This includes academic advising, financial literacy, social engagement, personal growth and much more.  We are most interested in helping participants gain access to all that the University has to offer.  Be First students have intentional conversations and experiences to help them understand their strengths so that they can make the most of their college experience. Each year, Be First offers different experiences that progressively prepare its students to take ownership of their learning and become more competitive for their career after college. Be First also offers its participants an increasing 4-year scholarship!

The Be First Program features:

  • 4 year scholarship, which increases annually
  • Academic Advising
  • 1-on-1 attention and personal advising​
  • ​Student Employment opportunities
  • Weekly activities and events to enhance the overall first-year experience
  • Resume development and interview coaching
  • Access to move to campus early for no additional charge

Be First Program:

All inquiries regarding the Be First program, please direct them to Justina Boyd ( or contact the CUE at (303) 492-5667.