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The CU Parents Association has two separate scholarship programs; one for entering freshmen and another for continuing students.

CU Parents Association Freshmen Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to entering freshmen with a minimum 3.5 GPA. It is based on academic excellence, extra curricular activities, and a personal essay. Advanced or challenging high school courses are desirable and full-time enrollment at CU while receiving this scholarship (12 credit hours) is required.

Ten to twenty $1,000 merit based, non-renewable scholarships are awarded annually. Recipients are expected to help with Family Weekend volunteering and attend the December Parents Association holiday lunch.

The 2010-11 application form and instructions are available on-line with link below.

To apply for the freshmen scholarship, download the application below, complete the application (including all required attachments) and e-mail your electronic files to: The application must be received by 5:00 p.m., March 2, 2010 . We prefer that applications and essay be sent electronically. Please convert your documents to either Word or .pdf prior to sending. If you are having difficulty submitting your files electronically, please call Parent Relations at 303-492-1380.

High school transcripts received by fax at 303-492-0039 must be clearly official with a signature, stamp and/or visible seal. Transcripts can also be mailed to Office of Parent Relations, University Club Suite A-4, 120 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309. For more information, phone 303-492-1380 or email

Download Freshmen Scholarship Application (MS Word document)

Alumni Association and Parents Association Scholars Award

This scholarship is offered to continuing sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled full time with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Awards are based on academic merit, leadership, and involvement with university and community programs. Applications from qualified students are reviewed by alumni clubs from the applicant's home town, and/or the members of the Parents Association if there is no alumni club.

Thirty $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually. Renewal is through competitive application.

For more information, go to the CU Alumni Association scholarship webpages or contact the CU-Boulder Alumni Association, 303-492-8484 or Applications will be available January 25, 2010.

Application deadline is February 26, 2010.

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