We strive to provide as many opportunities as possible for students to develop personally, creatively, academically and professionally.

Boettcher Scholars will participate in one or two service projects per year in the campus, Boulder or Denver metro community. Scholars on the Service Committee will choose and organize the projects in collaboration with the Boettcher Scholar Mentor. 

The University of Colorado (rather than the Boettcher Foundation) provides fifth-year tuition for eligible Boettcher Scholars toward the first year of a CU Boulder graduate school program or a Bachelor's-Accelerated Master's degree program. Write scholarshipadvisor@colorado.edu for more information.

There are a few ways to develop leadership and professional skills within UEP as a Boettcher Scholar. First, there is both a social and a service committee. Students in the former plan events and activities, within a designated budget, for the scholars. Some activities will be in collaboration with Daniels and Norlin peers. Students may also help organize service activities for Boettcher Scholars (one activity is required by the Boettcher Foundation per semester). Watch for email invitations from current committee members at the start of the academic year. All activities must be coordinated with and approved by the UEP office. Finally, students may apply to be a UEP Office Intern. Interns have a more structured work environment, performing tasks crucial to the department’s functioning, including event planning, social media/communications, and more. They are hired, supervised and evaluated by the UEP Office Manager. The term of employment is the academic year, from fall through spring semesters, with possible summer employment as well. Interns learn what it means to work in a higher education context, and interns will work with each other and in collaboration with the Office Manager and Director of UEP.

Boettcher Scholars are eligible to take Norlin Scholars courses including NRLN 2000, Constructions of Knowledge and NRLN 3500, Construction of Knowledge in the Fields on a space-available basis.

The University of Colorado Law School has an agreement with Undergraduate Enrichment Programs (UEP) to provide law school networking events. To encourage and aid in the application process for Boettcher Scholars, the Law School will do the following:

  • Provide an application fee waiver to each interested applicant, for a $65 savings. Applicants should contact the admissions office at lawadmin@colorado.edu to request a fee waiver prior to submitting their application.
  • Guarantee automatic admission for any scholar applicant with at least a score of 164 on the LSAT and a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. An automatic two-year deferral is available for anyone who is admitted to the Law School and then participates in either the Peace Corps or Teach for America.
  • Offer a special information session for scholars at the Law School to introduce these students to our community and give them the opportunity to talk with Law School faculty, students, and administrators.
  • Invite interested scholars to attend special events at the Law School throughout the school year, including special speakers and conferences.

The JD application is available at lsac.org beginning October 1 of each year. Please contact Kristine Jackson, Senior Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management, for any questions at kristine.jackson@colorado.edu or 303-492-7085.

As a Boettcher scholar, you’re eligible to apply for educational enrichment grants (up to $3000) and/or international education grants ($10,000) from the Boettcher Foundation for special projects or Study Abroad. Detailed information, deadlines and sample proposals are found in the Boettcher Foundation scholars’ portal.  Additionally, two information sessions are held in UEP at the start of each semester.


For those interested in research, scholarly or creative work, we work closely with Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program which offers a research workshop series.