Arts & Sciences Honors Program Scholarships

In addition to merit-based scholarships for incoming freshmen, the Honors Program is currently offering one scholarship for continuing Honors Program students:

Diamond Stecher Family Endowed Scholarship

The Diamond Stecher Family Endowed Scholarship is awarded to students in the Honors Program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The scholarship is awarded to one student for the following academic year and is split equally between the fall and spring ($1,000 in the fall and $1,000 in the spring). Students must have an Honors Thesis in progress, must be planning to defend their thesis in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022, and must be planning to graduate in Spring 2022. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Thursday, April 1, 2021.

You must submit your Thesis Registration Form with Prospectus Bibliography and Timeline as a single PDF, but you must also submit this form directly to the Honors Program via email to graduate with Honors. For more information on graduating with Honors, click on the following link to the Honors Program: Graduation with Latin Honors.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Must have an Honors Thesis currently in progress
  • Must submit the Thesis registration packet to the Honors Program by the scholarship deadline
  • Must be planning to defend thesis in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022
  • Must have completed at least three Honors Program courses
  • Must be planning to graduate in Spring 2022

Application Process:

  1. Complete the supplemental questions (below) and personal essay online
  2. Electronically submit your current academic transcript (this may be an unofficial copy)
  3. Electronically submit your Thesis Registration Packet, which consists of your Thesis Registration Form, Prospectus, Bibliography, and Timeline combined into a single PDF
  4. Please also submit your Thesis Registration Packet via email to: by the thesis registration deadlines.  The registration deadline for a Fall 2021 defense is April 27th, 2021 and the deadline for a Spring 2022 defense is October 6th, 2021.  Click here for instructions on how to register your thesis with the Honors Program Office

How to apply for the scholarship:

  1. Visit Buff Portal (
  2. Click the 'Scholarships' card, found within the Finances card group within the main menu
  3. Click the ‘Apply for & Manage Scholarships'. A new tab will open the CU Boulder Scholarship Application
  4. Complete the general application questions and essay, and click ‘Submit’
  5. Click ‘Start Applying’, and a list of scholarships will appear
    •  If you do not see the above scholarships listed, you can search for them in the search field.
  6.  Click ‘Apply’ next to the scholarship name to complete the application and supplemental question.
  7.  You can click on ‘My Applications’ in the menu bar to view the status of your applications.

To see a more detailed step-by-step guide, please click here