Application Process – Continuing BSI Scholars

  1. Prior BSI Scholars will complete an online application, upload their research proposal, and sign their application.
  2. The designated mentor fills out their portion of the online application and signs the application.
  3. The mentor emails their confidential recommendation (available below) directly to BSI.
  4. Student will receive an email from BSI when your application is complete.

  • BSI does not accept hard copies of applications. Applications MUST be submitted online
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered - Both the student and mentor portions of the application must be submitted by the deadline
  • Application decisions will be communicated via email 

For Mentors

Download the Mentor Recommendation questions here

Mentors, email this completed form to BSI at bsischolars@colorado.edu by Tuesday, Sept. 3. 


Detailed Application Instructions for Students

Review Entire Application 

Continuing BSI Scholars Application

Prepare Student Responses (uploaded to Docusign by student)

Download the student proposal prompt here

Send Mentor their Question Prompts (Emailed to BSI)

Your project mentor will write a confidential recommendation and email it directly to BSI. Send them this document well in advance of the deadline. You will not see their responses to these questions. 

Download the Mentor Recommendation questions here

Access the BSI Scholars application by clicking on the "Apply Now" button at the bottom of this page. 

The email addresses you enter on this form determine who receives the form, so ensure your mentor is an eligible person and the email you enter for them is correct. 

Verify the information entered is correct, and click the "Submit" button. You will immediately receive an email from DocuSign to access your application. SAVE THIS EMAIL. 

You will receive an email from DocuSign to access your application. This email will contain an access code. Save this email, as you'll need the link if you want to save progress and return to your application later. 

If you do not complete your application in one sitting, you can save your progress and return later to finish and sign your application.

To save and return later:

A. Click "Other Actions" at the top right of the page

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B. Select "Finish Later" in the drop down menu.

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C. You can use the button "Resume Signing" in the access code email you received to return to your application. 

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When you have completed your portion of the application, sign it and click "Finish." This will then automatically send your application to the mentor you identified in Step 2. Your mentor will receive an email from DocuSign, and they can follow instructions in that email to access your application. 

After receiving email from DocuSign, your mentor will complete their portion and sign it.

You will receive an email from DocuSign when your mentor has signed the application. They will then need to email the confidential recommendation directly to BSI.

BSI will email you and your mentor when your application is complete.

Applications will only be reviewed if both the student and mentor portions of the application are completed by the deadline. 

Award decisions will be emailed to the students 

BSI Scholars uses DocuSign to collect student applications. DocuSign is an online, secure e-signature platform that can also collect text submissions and attachments. It has been evaluated by CU Boulder to host highly confidential data.