CU-Boulder Esteemed Scholars Program Continues for 2014-15 Applicants

October 1, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder announced a new merit-based scholarship program in 2013 to recognize top entering Colorado freshmen for outstanding academic achievement. This program will continue for 2014-15 applicants.

Under the CU-Boulder Esteemed Scholars Program, a select group of entering Colorado resident freshmen will receive scholarships ranging from a total of $10,000 to $20,000 over four years based on a combination of their high school grade-point average and test scores.

“As the state’s flagship university, CU-Boulder has a special responsibility to ensure that Colorado’s best and brightest students enroll and graduate here, and move on to productive lives in Colorado,” said CU-Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano. “We’ve created this scholarship program with an investment of over $2 million, which we think is a down payment on the students’ futures as well as the state of Colorado’s.”

All Colorado residents who apply as freshmen for the fall semester at CU-Boulder by the Jan. 15 admission application deadline will automatically be considered for the scholarship program. Students who receive the award will be notified by the CU-Boulder Office of Admissions in their mailed admitted student packet. 

The awards are named in honor of CU’s first three presidents -- Joseph A. Sewall, Horace M. Hale and James H. Baker:

• The President Joseph A. Sewall award is a four-year, renewable scholarship for $5,000 a year, totaling $20,000. To qualify, students must have a 4.0 high school grade-point average and a 33 ACT or a 1440 SAT (Critical Reading, Math).

• The President Horace M. Hale award is a four-year, renewable scholarship for $3,500 a year, totaling $14,000. To qualify, students must have a 4.0 high school grade-point average and a 31 ACT or a 1350 SAT (Critical Reading, Math).

• The President James H. Baker award is a four-year, renewable scholarship for $2,500 a year, totaling $10,000. To qualify, students must have a 3.9 high school grade-point average and a 28 ACT or a 1240 SAT (Critical Reading, Math) or a 3.8 high school grade-point average and a 30 ACT or a 1310 SAT (Critical Reading, Math).

In addition to the CU-Boulder Esteemed Scholars Program, the university offers a range of other merit- and need-based financial aid opportunities.  For more information on financial aid visit http://www.colorado.edu/finaid. For complete information, visit the Esteemed Scholars Program website.