CU Boulder Scholarships

The CU Boulder Scholarship Application is available year-round offering a wide range of scholarship and funding opportunities to our students. This includes donations from private individuals, corporations, foundations, and the University of Colorado. While the donors specify the award criteria, the selection of recipients is made by the approprate college or department. Any scholarship that has financial need as criteria for eligibility also requires a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit the CU Boulder Scholarship page for detailed instructions, tips, and applications.

Environmental Studies Scholarship

Continuing students can access the scholarship application through BuffPortal under the Financial Aid tab. You will be prompted to complete the general application once you log in. This application is used for multiple scholarships and requires information about extracurricular activities, community service, work and an essay.  For information on accessing the CU Boulder Scholarship Application, consult the Guide to the Scholarship Application for Continuing Students.

  2020 ENVS Scholarship Applications are Due on March 29 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time

Scholarships in the Environmental Studies Program are awarded to students declared in the major who meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled full-time as an undergraduate major in Environmental Studies,
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Environmental Studies Program 
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

ENVS will place an emphasis on applications from students who demonstrate a passion for public service, community engagement, scholarship in the public good, or other forms of civic engagement. In order to apply, students should submit the CU Boulder Scholarship application and complete the supplemental question. Students who apply by the March 29th deadline will be considered for the following available scholarships to be awarded in the Fall Semester:

Wickholm Scholarship 

 Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Wickholm established the fund in memory of their son, Kim Wickholm, a 1976 graduate in Environmental Conservation. The Kim Wickholm Memorial Scholarship annually provides financial aid to an undergraduate student majoring in Environmental Studies major. The fund seeks to encourage and reward those students who demonstrate strong academic performance, show concern for the natural environment, and wish to pursue careers in Environmental Studies. 

Eligibility: Must be a full-time student with a declared major in Environmental Studies. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance and in the case of equal qualifications, financial means will be a consideration. Previous awardees may re-apply if ther still meet the qualifying criteria.

Amount: This award will be at least $1,500. 

Gibson Scholariship 

In the fall of 2005, Nicole Gibson, a recent graduate from the Environmental Studies Program set up the Donald and Marjorie Gibson Scholarship in honor of her grandparents. This scholarship was established to provide need-based scholarships to support undergraduate students in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Eligibility: Undergraduate students majoring in Environmental Studies who demonstrate financial need are eligible for consideration.

Amount: Varies from $500—$1,000.

ENVS Undergraduate Scholarship 

The Environmental Studies Program is happy to receive donations in order to provide scholarship support to students enrolled in the Environmental Studies Program. The accumulation of various donations, combined with funds from the Ruthann H. LeBaron Fund, allow the ENVS Program to award scholarship funds to mutiple students each year. 

Eligibility: Must be a declared major in Environmental Studies and maintain a 3.0 GPA. In the case of equal qualifications, financial means will be a consideration. 

Amount: Ranges from $500—$1000 depending on donations.