Scholarships and Awards

Dr. John C. Cottrell Endowment Scholarship

Purpose: To provide undergraduate scholarship support to students who are studying to become physicians and are enrolled in the College of Arts Sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Application Information: This scholarship is only open to students who have been accepted into the Medical Scholars Program.

Richard A. McCray Scholarship

Purpose: To provide one scholarship annually to benefit an Arts and Sciences undergraduate student in natural sciences with at least a 3.5 GPA and demonstrated leadership. Preference given to those with financial need who major in science education.

Application Information: Recipients are selected by a committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Nominations are submitted to the selection committee from the following departments: Applied Mathematics, Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences, EE Biology, MCD Biology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Economics, Environmental Studies Program, Miramontes Arts and Sciences Program, Geography, Geological Sciences, Integrative Physiology, Mathematics, Physics and Psychology. The committee is particularly interested in supporting students who may wish to pursue a career in science education. Awardees must have at least a 3.5 GPA and demonstrated leadership ability. All other information on student scholarships is available from CU-Boulder's scholarships page, or by contacting the Academic Advising Office in Woodbury 109 (303-492-7885).

Fred Murphy Award

Purpose: To recognize outstanding academic achievement (at least a 3.3 GPA) and extra-curricular and/or community service by a graduating senior in the Integrative Physiology Department.

The award's namesake, Professor Fred Murphy, was a faculty member in the department for 29 years. He was known for his athletic, academic, and musical talents and for his caring, nurturing attitude toward undergraduate students. He will always be remembered as a true gentleman who was a fine teacher and one who thought the student should be the focus of education.

The recipient will receive a cash award of $200.00 and a commemorative plaque.

Application Information: To apply for the award, submit one letter of recommendation from faculty or other individual who is familiar with your work or service, and a short essay which describes your goals, achievements, and contributions to the University, department, and/or community.

Applications are typically due in April, so watch for announcements. For additional information about the Fred Murphy Award, contact the Department of Integrative Physiology.

J. Tour Arts and Sciences Scholarship

Purpose: To benefit seniors or graduate students in the study of physical sciences and engineering. The scholarship is awarded based on need.

Application Information: Recipients are selected by a committee appointed by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Nominations are provided by physical sciences departments (Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Astrophysical & Planetary Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geological Sciences, Integrative Physiology, Mathematics and Physics). Awards are given to seniors and graduate students demonstrating financial need. All other information on student scholarships is available from CU-Boulder's scholarships page, or by contacting the Academic Advising Office in Woodbury 109 (303-492-7885).