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Important dates   Available scholarships

All undergraduate applicants admitted to the CU College of Music are automatically considered for merit-based music scholarships after completing the audition process. Undergraduate music scholarships come from state/tuition sources as well as private donor/foundation sources, and may be designated as one-year awards or renewable awards (up to a maximum of four years). In a typical year, 50-55 percent of incoming undergraduate music students are receiving music scholarship support. An additional 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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