The College of Media, Communication and Information offers a number of automatic-consideration, merit scholarships for first-year students, along with over 45 scholarships for continuing students that require an application. Opportunities and requirements are outlined below.

CU Boulder announced that for admission purposes, ACT and SAT test scores will be optional for first-year students who graduate from high school in 2021. We’re working to address the impact to CMCI merit scholarships and will provide details here as they become available. 

Additionally, all prospective first-year students are encouraged to fill out the Financial Aid Scholarship application to be eligible for campus-wide scholarship opportunities.

Dean’s Scholar is a designation given to entering freshmen in the College of Media, Communication and Information who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement in high school and have received a CU Boulder Chancellor’s Achievement Scholarship, a Presidential Scholarship, or a CU Boulder Esteemed Scholars Scholarship (Hale, Sewell or Baker). All students who apply to CMCI are considered for the designation and students selected as Dean’s Scholars are notified at the time of admission.

Dean’s Scholars are provided with unique opportunities to develop their professional and leadership skills through a workshop opportunity each semester. Dean’s Scholars serve as an advisory group to the Dean providing input on issues such as student programs, advising and leadership opportunities within the college. Additionally, Dean’s Scholars are recognized each semester at a special event, which provides an opportunity to interact with faculty and invited alumni

Continuing students can apply for numerous CMCI and CU-Boulder scholarships —both merit and need-based—through the Office of Financial Aid. In the scholarship search, choose the filter for the College of Media, Communication and Information in the dropdown.

In addition, many organizations across the United States offer scholarships that provide both financial assistance and national recognition. Students can find additional information through CU Boulder Scholarships.

The College of Media, Communication and Information scholarships are made possible through private gifts to the college, and they can be used to supplement university scholarships and financial aid packages.