The Department of Art and Art History offers merit-based awards for undergraduate and graduate students that are made possible through the generosity of our donors. Typically, the funds associated with these awards defray tuition expenses and are posted to the student's bill. A faculty committee reviews the applications each spring semester and determines the number and amount of awards. Scholarships vary from $500 – $2,000.

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Deadline: March 22, 2021


  • Undergraduate students: Majors and minors in Art History or Arts Practices may apply
  • Graduate students: MFA Arts Practices students only
  • Students must be currently enrolled in Art and Art History courses

Art & Art History, CU Boulder Scholarship Application:

Log in to Buff Portal and navigate to the Scholarships card.
Click ‘Apply for & Manage Scholarships’ to apply for CU Boulder scholarship opportunities

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Step-by-step guide from Financial Aid: Step-by-Step Guide to the Scholarship Application for Continuing Students