Each year, the English Department awards a number of scholarships to undergraduate students. Eligible students may apply for scholarship awards annually.  Students can apply for 2021-22 English scholarships and awards between January 2 and February 15, 2021.

The combination of all financial aid awarded including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study cannot exceed your total cost of attendance. If you receive a scholarship, it may impact your other financial aid awards. CU Boulder will use private scholarships to replace loans and/or work-study before adjusting any university grants or scholarships. Students will receive a revised award letter if there are any changes to their financial aid. 

A note about the taxation of scholarships: Scholarships received that exceed your total cost of tuition and required fees, books, and educationally related supplies and equipment are subject to federal income tax. Scholarships, fellowships or grants that are designated for room and board, transportation, and personal expenses may be taxable as income. Keep your receipts and copies of university bills. Questions regarding taxation of scholarships should be addressed to the local IRS office where you can obtain IRS Publication 970.

Scholarships & Financial Aid: https://www.colorado.edu/scholarships/scholarship-essentials/scholarships-financial-aid

Scholarships & Your Bill: https://www.colorado.edu/scholarships/scholarship-essentials/scholarships-your-bill

Complete List of Undergraduate Scholarships & Eligibility Requirements

To apply, students must first complete the university’s general scholarship application in BuffPortal, following these step-by-step instructions.  Once the general application is complete, applicants will be able to view and apply for the English scholarships for which they are eligible.

Applicants who complete their general application before January 2 will need to log back into the application interface between January 15 and February 15 to view and apply for English Scholarships. 

For more information on CU’s scholarship processes, visit CU Boulder Scholarships.


Scholarships are also available to graduate students and can be found at Graduate Scholarships and awards.

Questions? Contact English Student Services at ssengl@colorado.edu