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The College of Engineering and Applied Science awards more than $4 million in scholarships annually to high-achieving students and to ease the financial burden on their families. Scholarships are made possible through private gifts to the college, and they can be used to supplement university scholarships and financial aid packages.
While some merit scholarships are offered under automatic consideration, others require active student application. Additionally, you may also wish to visit Scholarship Services to learn more about campus-wide scholarship opportunities and advice for applying for both CU Boulder and private scholarships. Please explore the categories below to learn more about engineering-specific merit scholarship opportunities.
Colorado residents who applied for admission by November 15, 2017 and received a campus Esteemed Scholarship offer at the Sewall and Hale levels will be automatically offered an Engineering Merit Scholarship.
Students who have received the Sewall Scholarship offer will be offered a $10,000 four-year Engineering Merit Scholarship ($2,500 per academic year). Students who have received the Hale Scholarship offer will be offered a $6,000 four-year Engineering Merit Scholarship ($1,500 per academic year).
Non-Colorado resident students, who applied by the early admission deadline of November 15, 2017, will be offered an Engineering Merit Scholarship if they have a weighted GPA of 3.85 and an ACT/SAT score of 34/1520 (new SAT). This is a $20,000 four-year Engineering Merit Scholarship offer ($5,000 per academic year).
Colorado Boettcher Semi-finalists admitted to the college in 2018 will be offered a $16,000 four-year Engineering Boettcher Semi-finalist Merit Scholarship ($4,000 per academic year) from the College of Engineering and Applied Science instead of the Engineering Merit Scholarships listed above.
Renewal criteria for the Engineering Merit Scholarship is different from the campus scholarships and will be included in the scholarship offer letter.
A limited number of $1,000 scholarships are available for students transferring to the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Students must meet a minimum GPA of 3.600 and have satisfactorily completed 24 credit hours at their former institution immediately prior to their transfer to CU Boulder. Students who meet the criteria will automatically be considered for these one-year scholarships. Students can then subsequently apply for annual scholarships through our Merit Scholarship application for sophomores, juniors, and seniors (see below).
Students who were not offered a four-year New Freshmen Merit Scholarship have an opportunity to earn a college annual merit scholarship after their freshman year. During the period between late October and March 1, freshman, sophomore, junior and 5th year seniorstudents with a cumulative CU Boulder grade point average of at least 3.000 are encouraged to apply for scholarships. The application link will be emailed to you each year at your colorado.edu email address. Most scholarships are funded by alumni and friends of the college, or by companies with an interest in students in a specific major. These scholarships usually range in value from $500 to $1,750 per year. Students are selected to receive these scholarships based upon the criteria established by the donor or in the spirit of the gift to the college. The scholarship application does not ensure an award, and the number of awards depends upon available funding. Students will be notified of the college scholarship award during the month of August. Students must reapply for scholarship consideration each following year. All scholarships are awarded on the basis of the applicant’s scholastic ability and academic achievement, unless otherwise indicated by the donor. Students must submit online scholarship applications by March 1 to be considered for awards in the next academic year. Students must be enrolled in an engineering curriculum and maintain a CU Boulder cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.000.
Renewal criteria varies depending on when you entered the college. Please check the terms listed on your scholarship offer letter.
The BOLD Center offers participation scholarships to students seeking an undergraduate degree in this college. For additional information, visit the BOLD Center Scholarships page.
During the fall semester of each year, the college hosts a Scholarship Dinner to honor donors and scholarship recipients. Students whose donors attend this event are required to attend as well. For additional information concerning this event, contact the college scholarship coordinator at 303-735-2440.