CU Classics is pleased to be able to offer financial support, in the form of fellowships and employment, to its most highly achieving and promising undergraduates.

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  • For undergraduates, in each year since 1999-2000 we have been able to award a set of generous fellowships to help cover some of the costs of in-state tuition at CU ($4,000), participation in our field school ($4,000), and approved study abroad programs ($10,000 or more). These fellowships, the Nichols Fellowships, have been funded each year by a generous CU alumna and classics major, Ann Nichols. We are delighted and grateful each time our donor renews her gift, and whenever we learn that funds will be available we announce an application process for the fellowships.
  • We are delighted to be able to offer a prize to undergraduates for the best translation of an unseen Greek and/or Latin text during a timed translation exam in the spring, thanks to the Dwyer Translation Prize provided by CU classics alumnus Matthew Dwyer. We do not assume that these prizes will always be available.
  • Undergraduates eligible for work-study support through Financial Aid may apply for positions in our main reception area for 10 to 15 hours per week.
  • Through special academic relationships developed with the faculty, undergraduates may be employed as research assistants for an hourly stipend.
  • Undergraduates with outstanding language skills may be sponsored by the department as tutors in Latin or Greek.
  • The CU residence halls employ tutors for their resident students, especially for the larger courses such as Latin, Myth, and Trash and Treasure. Flexibility is an asset for gaining these positions.

The call for scholarship applications is announced in late January for awards made the following academic year.  Please contact the Undergraduate Faculty Advisor for additional information.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

UROP funds undergraduate research, scholarly and creative work with several types of grants. In other words, students get paid for participating in academic enrichment--scholarly activity which generally occurs outside the classroom (with some exceptions). UROP projects are essentially partnerships between CU's outstanding faculty and highly motivated and engaged students.

Special Undergraduate Enrichment Program

Including, Boettcher Scholars and Norlin Scholars, Professional and Academic Conference Endowment, and Top Scholarships.

McNair Scholars

McNair Scholars are from underserved backgrounds and demonstrate strong academic potential for graduate school. They are first-generation and low-income students, or students historically underrepresented in graduate education, who are interested in earning a doctoral degree in their field.

CU Boulder Scholarship Application

The CU Boulder Scholarship Application is available year-round through the student portal; however, the majority of scholarships are available to view October 1 - February 15. Prospective students can complete the scholarship application once they have applied for admission and requested access through their Admissions Application Status Page. The scholarship application is optional and completely separate from the admissions process. Completing the application has no impact on your chances of admission. A scholarship committee evaluates submitted applications and selects recipients. Scholarships are highly competitive and award criteria may include academic merit, financial need, extracurricular activities, leadership, or other requirements.

The CU Boulder Scholarship Application includes both a streamlined application for multiple CU scholarships, but it also helps you find additional scholarships to apply for. Scholarships within the CU Boulder Scholarship Application will specify how to apply (including those offered through the general application). To apply using the tool, students will need to log in to MyCUInfo.


Students are encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15.