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Important Dates   Available Scholarships

All applicants admitted to the College of Music after completing the application and audition process are automatically considered for merit-based financial aid. Undergraduate music scholarships normally range from $1,000 to full tuition, and are renewable for four years. In addition, a scholarship is available for participants in the Diverse Musicians' Alliance. Find more information on the DiMA page.

In addition to College of Music aid, you are also encouraged to submit the Secondary Scholarship Application on your MyCUBoulder Account between Oct. 1 and Feb. 15. There are two kinds of scholarships available for CU Boulder undergraduates:

Automatic scholarship consideration for incoming first-year students

Private scholarships 

Note: For more information about financial aid at the University of Colorado Boulder, visit the Office of Financial Aid website or email financialaid@colorado.edu

Important Dates

  • Scholarship offers mailed: Late March - Early April
  • Scholarship acceptance deadline: May 1
  • Scholarships posted to student financial aid account: July
  • Scholarships dispersed and applied to student tuition bill: August

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Campus-Level Merit-Based Scholarships

There are two kinds of scholarships available for CU Boulder undergraduates, automatic scholarship consideration for incoming first-year students and private scholarships.

  • Resident scholarships

Esteemed Scholars Program
Norlin Scholars Program (separate application required)
Presidents Leadership Class (separate application required)

  • Non-resident scholarships

Presidential Scholarship
CU Boulder Chancellor's Achievement Scholarship
Norlin Scholars Program (separate application required)
Presidents Leadership Class (separate application required)

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