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

Norlin Scholars can develop leadership and professional skills as UEP Office Interns. Interns have a 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.

When available, Norlin Scholars program can provide additional funding for special academic or professional activities or projects. If funds are available, students will receive an email indicating that is the case. It's a good idea to track all of your extra-curricular involvement within the community so that you can make a case for funding. You will find the guidelines here.

The University of Colorado Law School has an agreement with UEP to provide law school networking events. To encourage and aid in the application process for Norlin 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.

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