In collaboration with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement, Designers Without Boundaries offers a limited number of participation scholarships each year to incoming students. Awards are granted at $1500 per academic year ($750/semester) for four years. Awards are evaluated at the end of each year and renewed annually based on member participation and academic performance. Application deadlines vary. Please contact the program coordinator for further information.


Eligibility for participation scholarships is determined by:

  • Financial need
  • Statement of intent
  • Academic performance
  • Acceptance and enrollment into the Program in Environmental Design
  • Demonstrated commitment to extracurricular activities

Creating Paths to Success
Designers Without Boundaries is home to Environmental Design students involved in one or more of the following academic scholarship programs in order to engage students and integrate with campus and community partners to build community, provide a social and academic support system, and foster persistence and retention through a wide array of programming activities.

Designers Without Boundaries
Academic Excellence Program
Daniels Fund Scholars
Denver Scholarship Foundation
First Generation Scholars
McNeill Academic Scholars
Pre-Collegiate Development Program
White Antelope Memorial Scholarship Program
First Nations Scholarship Program

Participation Requirements

Students accepted into the DWB Scholarship Program are required to sign a Participation Agreement that outlines their commitment to participate in programming activities as well as strive towards academic excellence.

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