Financial Aid & Scholarships


Please review the following notes on financial aid.

Environmental Studies Scholarships

Applications for Academic Year 2016-2017 are currently being accepted. Deadline for submitting a 2016-2017 ENVS Scholarship application is March 31, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. MDT.

Application and essay should be submitted to as one document.

Qualified applicants must be currently enrolled Environmental Studies Majors with at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average in addition to the eligibility requirements listed below.

Wickholm Scholarship 

The Kim Wickholm Memorial Scholarship annually provides financial aid to a student in the Environmental Studies program. The fund seeks to encourage and reward those students who qualify academically, show concern for the natural environment, and wish to pursue careers in Environmental Studies. Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Wickholm established the fund in memory of their son, Kim Wickholm, a 1976 graduate in Environmental Conservation.

AMOUNT: The scholarship amount is approximately $1,000.

ELIGIBILITY: Only full-time students with a declared major in Environmental Studies are eligible. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance and in the case of equal qualifications, financial means will be a consideration. Previous awardees may re-apply in subsequent years but must compete each year with all of that year’s applicants.

Gibson Scholarship 

In the fall of 2005, Nicole Gibson, a recent graduate from the Environmental Studies Program set up the Donald and Marjorie Gibson Scholarship in honor of her grandparents.

AMOUNT: $1,000.

ELIGIBILITY: Students majoring in Environmental Studies who register for a full-time load for the academic year as a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences who exhibit financial need are eligible for consideration.

Tour Scholarship 

In 1966, funds were made available to establish the Mr. and Mrs. J. Tour Scholarship to benefit full-time “needy senior class or graduate students in the advancement of the study of physical sciences and engineering.”

AMOUNT: One student from each eligible department including Environmental Studies can be awarded a Tour Scholarship of $1,000 ($500 per semester), or two students can be awarded Tour Scholarships of $500 each ($250 per semester for both students) to be applied to tuition bills through the UCB Office of Financial Aid.

ELIGIBILITY: Seniors or graduate students who will be enrolled full-time and who can demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA and are nominated by the ENVS program for the scholarship.

Other Resources

Morris K. Udall Undergraduate Scholarships
Contact: Deborah Viles
VCAA: Assoc VC Undergrad Educ
University of Colorado at Boulder
365 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0365
Office: 303-735-6801

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