2017 Legacy Scholars

2017 legacy scholars

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Many students can’t put into words what it means to receive financial aid. For some, a scholarship symbolizes the hope of obtaining a degree. For others, it’s the jumpstart they need to truly follow their dreams. But even if they can’t say it, they can show it when they march through Folsom Field during Commencement and triumphantly toss their cap to the sky.

We are able to support student scholarships through the fundraising efforts and support of our Forever Buffs alumni chapters, the Directors Club and individual alumni. Each donation helps us grow our classes of scholars, and ultimately contribute in a meaningful way to the lives of Buffs.  

Scholarships Available

Geographically Based

In order to be eligible for these Incoming Student Scholarships you must maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA. These scholarships are one-time awards of no less than $1,500 per academic year. Incoming freshmen applying to the University of Colorado Boulder for the 2018-2019 academic year who will be graduating from a high school in the following areas are eligible to apply:

  • Boulder, CO
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Nevada
  • Seattle/Puget Sound, WA

To apply for any of the following scholarships please use your MyCUBoulder Portal. Look at the step by step guide.

Affinity Based

These scholarships are based on the interest of our alumni clubs and are available for incoming students applying to the University of Colorado Boulder for the 2018-2019 academic year. In order to be eligible you must maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA.  These scholarships are a one-time award of no less than $1,500 per academic year. Alumni Clubs offering scholarships are:

  • CU Boulder Black Alumni Club
  • CU Boulder Latino Alumni Association

To apply for any of the following scholarships please use your MyCUBoulder Portal. Look at the step by step guide.

Buffalo Legacy Scholarship (Freshman)

The Alumni Association's Buffalo Legacy program honors students, parents and grandparents who share the bond of being Buffs. The scholarship is a one-time scholarship awarded to incoming first-time students who demonstrate a strong connection to the university and their Buffalo Legacy. Awards may vary between $500-$1,000 for one academic year. 

Geographically Based

In order to be eligible for these Continuing Student Scholarships you must maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA. These scholarships are a one-time award of no less than $1,500 per academic year. Continuing students who will be sophomores, juniors and seniors at the University of Colorado Boulder for the 2018-2019 academic year who graduated from a high school in the following areas are eligible to apply:

  • Denver, CO
  • Gunnison, CO
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • New York City, NY 
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Washington, D.C.

To apply for any of the following scholarships please use your MyCUBoulder Portal. Look at the step by step guide.

Affinity Based

These scholarships are based on the interest of our alumni clubs and are available for continuing students who will be sophomores, juniors and seniors at the University of Colorado Boulder for the 2018-2019 academic year. In order to be eligible for these Continuing Student Scholarships you must maintain a minimum 3.25 GPA. These scholarships are a one-time award of no less than $1,500 per academic year.  Alumni Clubs offering scholarships are:

  • CU Boulder Black Alumni Club
  • CU Boulder Latino Alumni Association
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender, Queer Alumni Association

To apply for any of the following scholarships please use your MyCUBoulder Portal. Look at the step by step guide.

Buffalo Legacy Scholarship (Continuing)

The Alumni Association's Buffalo Legacy program honors students, parents and grandparents who share the bond of being Buffs. The scholarship is a one-time scholarship awarded to continuing students who demonstrate a strong connection to the university and their Buffalo Legacy. Rising sophomore and junior applicants are eligible for a $2,000 award, and rising graduating senior applicants are eligible for a $4,000 award. 

To apply for any of the following scholarships please use your MyCUBoulder Portal. Look at the step by step guide.

Directors Club Scholarship

This three-year scholarship is for continuing students who will be entering their sophomore year at the University of Colorado Boulder for the 2018-2019 academic year and who have a minimum 3.5 GPA. Applicants must have graduated from a Colorado high school and be enrolled full-time (12 hours minimum). The scholarship is a $4,000 scholarship renewable for three years based on recipient maintaining a 3.5 GPA. The scholarship award begins sophomore year.

To apply for any of the following scholarships please use your MyCUBoulder Portal. Look at the step by step guide.

Donate to a scholarship fund

Please visit the CU Foundation's website to find a scholarship program you'd like to contribute to. You can also contribute to the Alumni Association scholarship by purchasing a CU license plate in Colorado.

Contact information

For more information about the scholarship program, contact Beth Lietaert via email or call 303-735-2382.