We believe strongly in access to quality education for all and are dedicated to making this a possibility for more and more students each year. Thanks to our generous supporters who share in this belief, we offer over 60 scholarships to help students achieve their dreams of becoming leaders in education.
Scholarship applications are open from November 1 through March 15
How to Apply?
Application instructions and step-by-step information is accessible through CU Boulder's scholarship app.
Current students already admitted to the School of Education can access the scholarship app directly through their Buff Portal.
Incoming undergraduate first-year students (applying for Summer and Fall) must first complete their admissions application to CU Boulder, as well as to the School of Education, before accessing the scholarship app. After submitting your application you will need to create a Student ID Number in order to recieve an IdentiKey. Your IdentiKey is what will give you access to the Buff Portal, where you can access the Scholarship Application. Follow the steps below to complete this process.
Incoming master’s graduate students will be considered automatically for a handful of one-time scholarships at the time of admission. Automatic-consideration scholarships for MA students are only available for applicants to the Fall or Summer terms. Details about these specific opportunities can be found on each program page.
Incoming doctoral graduate students will receive a generous and supportive funding package, details below.
If you have any questions or concerns along the way, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Submit a CU Boulder admissions application
- Submit the "Scholarship Application Access Request" form
- Log in to Buff Portal and complete the Scholarship App
Important Dates for Scholarships
Financial Aid and Loan Forgiveness
All students are encouraged to apply for need-based financial aid.
The University of Colorado Boulder’s Office of Financial Aid website offers information about how to apply for financial aid and additional resources. To discover your eligibility, you can submit a free application on the Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website.
Teachers may also be eligible for loan forgiveness programs.
TEACH Colorado Scholarship and Fee Reimbursement
The CU Boulder School of Education is a partner with TEACH Colorado, which offers support for prospective teachers plus scholarship and fee reimbursement opportunities for students enrolled in partner teacher preparation programs. TEACH Colorado offers a limited number $1,000 scholarships for tuition to teacher education programs. All eligible submissions will be entered into a random drawing. Individuals who enroll in and begin a partner educator preparation program between Sept. 1, 2020 and Sept. 1, 2021 are eligible.
TEACH Colorado also offers up to $100 in reimbursements for applicants to partner educator preparation programs for application and enrollment-related fees and expenses. This includes testing and fingerprinting fees associated with applying to teacher education programs. Individuals who subscribe to TEACH Colorado before applying to and beginning a partner educator preparation program between Sept. 1, 2020 and Sept. 1, 2021 are eligible.
All TEACH Colorado aid programs require creation of a TEACH account, which includes a free, all-access pass to TEACH Colorado tools and services. Learn more via TEACH Colorado's How to Become a Teacher webpage.
PhD Program Funding Details
All incoming and accepted PhD students will receive a generous and supportive funding package. A typical package will include a total of a 50% appointment (~20hr/week) through a Graduate Research Assistantship and/or Teaching Assistantship, full tuition remission and a fellowship to assist with student fees, the majority of the CU Student Health Gold Insurance Plan, and a stipend of approximately $21,400 per academic year. Please note that these figures are subject to change and summer funding is not guaranteed.
For more information about financial aid at the University of Colorado Boulder, visit the Office of Financial Aid website or email email@example.com.
For questions about scholarships contact 303-492-4533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.