We award more than $50,000 in scholarships each year. Scholarships and award criteria may include academic merit, financial need, contributions to the field of environmental design or other requirements.


Current students can use the general CU Boulder scholarship application through the financial aid tab in your Buff Portal. The general application includes completing a resume and general essay. Most program-specific scholarships require separate essays, recommendation letters and design examples.

Students should also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for scholarships and awards that have financial need criteria and requirements. 

For additional information regarding scholarship applications or processes, please contact Nate Jones with the Center for Advising and Student Achievement.