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CU-Boulder Scholarship Application - Scholarships Available for Prospective Freshmen

Apply for these scholarships through the student portal MyCUBoulder. Please note: the scholarship amounts are estimates based on previous awards. The scholarship amounts and availability are subject to change.


Scholarship Name Residency Award Criteria Amount FAFSA?
G Christopher Andersen Business Scholarship Colorado
  • High academic merit
  • Leeds School of Business
  • Financial need
$1,500 FAFSA required
HH "Bud" Arnold Memorial Scholarship Colorado
  • Graduates of a Colorado high school
  • Leadership skills in public or community service
  • Financial need
varies FAFSA required
APS VISTA/CU-Boulder Scholarship Colorado
  • Graduates of Aurora high schools: Aurora Central, Gateway, Hinkley, and Rangeview
  • Academic merit with minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Exemplify the principles of the Colorado Creed (www.colorado.edu/creed)
  • Renewable up to 4 years
$5,000  
Louis F and Jean H Bein Memorial Scholarship Colorado
  • Graduates of Berthoud HS, Berthoud, CO
  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
$500-$1,000 FAFSA required
Bennett Family Scholarship No criteria
  • First-generation
  • Major in mathematics, engineering, or the hard sciences (such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Geology)
  • Demonstrated commitment to giving back to the community and being a role model
$1,000  
Eloise Pollard Bruen Scholarship Colorado
  • Merit to a B student
  • History of responsibility and community involvement
  • Financial need
$500-$750 FAFSA required
Chase Memorial Scholarship US citizen
  • Majors in Women and Gender Studies
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Financial need
$3,000 FAFSA required
Alan Cogen Scholarship US citizen
  • Financial need
$12,500 FAFSA required
Marci Glazer Crosby Memorial Scholarship US citizen
  • Special academic or medical needs
  • Financial need
$500 FAFSA required
Davies Memorial Scholarship Colorado
  • High academic performance
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Financial need
$3,000 FAFSA required
Idris (Joe) and Lillian Davies Scholarship US citizen
  • Michigan residents
  • Other non-residents may be considered
  • Financial need
$500-$1,500 FAFSA required
Frank and Gina Day Scholarship Colorado
  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
$2,000-$2,500 FAFSA required
Henry and Leslie Eaton Scholarship Colorado
  • Graduates of Boulder HS, Boulder, CO
  • Academic promise, academic merit, leadership through student or
  • community activities
  • Financial need
  • Renewable up to 4 years with 3.00 GPA
varies FAFSA required
Elevations Scholars at CU Colorado
  • Academic merit
  • College of Arts & Sciences or Leeds School of Business
  • Significant financial need
  • Participate in a service project annually with Credit Union staff
  • Renewable up to 4 years with 2.50 GPA
$8,000 FAFSA required
William J Elliot Scholarship Colorado
  • HS graduates from Pueblo, CO
  • Academic promise, school involvement, leadership, and community service
$500-$750  
Vincent and Lorraine Feik Scholarship Colorado
  • Academic merit
  • Participation in outside activities
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Financial need
  • Renewable up to 8 semesters with a 2.80 GPA
$4,000 FAFSA required
Patty Feist Undergraduate Scholarship No criteria
  • Survivor of childhood, adolescent, or young adult cancer (cancer diagnosis up to age 21)
varies  
Hiram C Gardner Scholarship Colorado
  • Dependents of former employees of Hiram C. Gardner Insurance Co. or dependents of an employee of an insurance business in Colorado
varies  
Hazel Anderson Gilman Scholarship US citizen
  • Academic promise
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Financial need
$1,000 FAFSA required
Gochman Fund Scholarship US citizen
  • First generation college students
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Financial need
$2,000 FAFSA required
Allison Preston Goodheart Scholarship US citizen
  • Major in history, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, archaeology, or English literature
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Academic merit with minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Complete 40 hours of community service each semester
  • Renewable through competitive reapplication
$,1000-$2,500  
Dean and Janet Graves Scholarship Colorado
  • Graduates of Longmont HS, Longmont, CO
  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
$500-$1,000 FAFSA required
Guardian Scholars Program Scholarship Colorado
  • Students who are former foster youth
  • Participation in the Guardian Scholars program is required
  • Financial need
  • Renewable up to 4 years with a 2.5 GPA
Amount varies FAFSA required
Hainlen Las Animas Scholarship Colorado
  • Graduates of Las Animas County high schools
  • Major in science, math, or engineering
  • College of Engineering or the College of Arts & Sciences
  • Financial need
$,1000-$3,000 FAFSA required
LN Herrick Scholarship Colorado
  • Students with a disability
  • academic record
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Renewable through competitive reapplication
$500-$1,400  
Hossack Family Scholarship Colorado
  • Graduates of Ponderosa or Legend HS, Douglas County, CO
  • Demonstrate commitment to pursuing education by having overcome difficult circumstances in high school
  • Financial need
$1,000 FAFSA required
Intergovernmental Employees Association (IEA) Student Scholarship US citizen
  • Children or grandchildren of current or retired U.S. federal, state, or local government employees
  • Academic merit with a minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Renewable with a 2.50 GPA and good standing
$1,500  
Karon Johnson General Academic Scholarship Colorado
  • Academic merit
  • Colleges of: Arts & Sciences, Architecture & Planning, Engineering, and Music
  • Financial need
$1,500 FAFSA required
Julia Klug Scholarship US citizen
  • Academic merit with minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Financial need
$1,000 FAFSA required
Peter G. and Helen P. Koclanes Scholarship Colorado
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Greek community
  • Academic merit, leadership, and community service
  • Financial need
Amount varies FAFSA required
Korczak Boulder County Latino Community Scholarship Fund Colorado
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Latino community
  • Preference to first generation college students
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Renewable through competitive reapplication with a 2.80 GPA
$6,000 towards tuition only  
Merle Lefferdink Memorial Scholarship Colorado
  • Graduates of Boulder HS, Boulder, CO
  • Academic promise, character, and leadership skills in student and community activities
  • Financial need
Up to 50% of tuition and fees FAFSA required
John R Little Scholarship Colorado
  • Graduates of rural Colorado high schools
  • Academic merit with minimum 3.00 GPA
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Financial need may be considered
  • Renewable through competitive reapplication
$500-$1,000 FAFSA required
Janet S Meeker Memorial Scholarship Colorado
  • Graduates of Chatfield HS, Littleton, CO
  • Academic merit with minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Major in English or pre-Journalism
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Preference to students who intend to be teachers
$1,000  
Moerhke Educational Advancement Fund Colorado
  • Academic merit with a minimum 3.30 GPA
  • Either a student with disabilities; non-traditional; served in military; or actively involved as a volunteer or pursuing a career in public service.
  • Financial need
$1,000 - $2,500 FAFSA required
Steven M Moses Memorial Scholarship Colorado
  • Graduate of Denver Public Schools (excluding charter schools)
  • Major in Art or Art History with an emphasis in painting or drawing
  • Financial need
$1,000 FAFSA required
Mulligan Scholarship Fund Colorado
  • Interest in public policy and/or public service
  • Financial need
$2,000-$3,000 FAFSA required
Norlin Scholars No criteria
  • Show strong academic commitment, exceptional creativity, intellectual curiosity and a desire to apply disciplinary learning toward the betterment of humanity
  • Renewable if make good progress toward Norlin requirements, participate in the scholar community, and adhere to CU's professional, academic and personal codes of conduct
  • Application deadline is February 15
$4,000  
Laverne Noyes Scholarship US citizen
  • Blood descendants of World War I veterans who enlisted in the US Army or Navy before May 11, 1918 or served overseas before November 11, 1918
  • Financial need
$250-$500 FAFSA required
Thomas Pazik, MD Scholarship Colorado
  • Graduates of a high school in Greeley
  • Participated in cross-country and/or track & field during the last year of high school
varies  
Rubin Rabinovitz Memorial Scholarship US citizen
  • Major in one of the humanities
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Academic merit with a minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Financial need
  • Renewable through competitive reapplication
$1,000 FAFSA required
Joseph F and Virginia J Ruggerio Scholarship US citizen
  • Science majors with preference for geological science
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Financial need
$1,000 FAFSA required
Scherpenseel Scholarship Colorado
  • Students with a documented disability
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Financial need
$1,500 FAFSA required
Shultz-Spangler Memorial Scholarship Colorado
  • Colorado natives
  • Academic merit with minimum 3.0 GPA
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Financial need
$2,500 FAFSA required
Shoe-Smith Scholarship Colorado
  • Graduates of a high school in the city and county of Denver, CO
  • Ranked in top third of high school class
  • College of Arts & Sciences or College of Engineering
  • Renewable up to 4 years with a 3.25 GPA
$2,000  
Marjorie Skiff Rose Scholarship Colorado
  • Strong academic record
  • Evidence of personal integrity and good citizenship
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Financial need
  • Renewable up to 4 years with a 2.00 GPA
$6,450 FAFSA required
Vi Sorrels Memorial Scholarship US citizen
  • Academic merit with minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Financial need
$500-$1,000 FAFSA required
Starika Family Foundation Scholarship Colorado
  • Graduates of Centennial or Central HS, Pueblo, CO
  • Academic merit with a minimum 3.00 GPA
  • Participation in school and community activities, leadership, and work experiences
  • Renewable up to 4 years with a 2.5 GPA
$2,500  
Jeffrey Douglas Stephens Memorial Scholarship Colorado
  • Academic merit
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Financial need
  • Renewable through competitive reapplication
$1,000 FAFSA required
Thelander Family Scholarship Colorado
  • Graduates of Columbine HS, Littleton, CO
  • Active involvement in school and community
  • Leeds School of Business
  • Financial need
$100 FAFSA required
Vollintine Scholarship Fund US citizen
  • Major in areas which support the public welfare (i.e. teaching, education, criminal justice, health care, sciences, etc.)
  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
$2,500 FAFSA required
Helen Werth Smith Memorial Scholarship US citizen
  • Honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. armed forces
  • Academic merit
  • Financial need
$1,000 FAFSA required
Justice Byron and Marion White Memorial Scholarship Colorado
  • Academic merit with a minimum 3.75 GPA
  • High entrance exam scores
  • Record of extensive public service and involvement with varsity sports
  • Financial need may be considered among equally qualified candidates
  • Renewable up to 4 years with a 3.25 GPA and continued public service
$7,000 FAFSA required
W Philip Woodward Scholarship in honor of Charles R Middleton US citizen
  • Non-Colorado resident
  • Academic merit may be considered
  • College of Arts & Sciences
  • Financial need
$1,000 FAFSA required