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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
  • Chicago, IL
  • Colorado Springs, CO

To apply for any of the following scholarships please use your Admissions "Application Status Page". 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 Application "Application Status Page". Look at the step by step guide.

Buffalo Legacy Scholarship (Freshman)

When a family makes it a tradition to attend CU Boulder, it's something to be proud of. The Alumni Association's Buffalo Legacy program honors students who had a parent, step-parent, or grandparent graduate from CU Boulder. This scholarship application is open to incoming first-time students with a GPA of 3.5+ who demonstrate, through their essays, a strong connection to the University of Colorado Boulder and their Buffalo Legacy.

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 
  • Washington, D.C.

To apply for any of the following scholarships, please use your MyCUInfo portal.

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
  • Veterans Alumni Association 

To apply for any of the following scholarships, please use your MyCUInfo portal.

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 upcoming 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 MyCUInfo portal.

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.