The College of Arts and Sciences awards more than 200 scholarships each year to incoming freshmen and continuing students with a major in the Arts and Sciences.

Scholarships are awarded by the Dean’s Office and by many of the departments based on academic merit, financial need, extracurricular activities, leadership experience or other considerations. Eligibility and application requirements are listed in the scholarship details within the CU Boulder Scholarship Application.

  • Important Deadlines: The general application is available year-round, but many scholarships require applications to be submitted as early as February 15. Departmental scholarships may have different deadlines. Please be sure to check the deadline listed for each scholarship.
  • Need-Based Eligibility: To be eligible for need-based scholarship awards, applicants must submit the Free Application for Federal Student AID (FAFSA) to the Office of Financial Aid by February 15 of each calendar year. In order to remain eligible for need-based awards, FAFSA results must be submitted each year.