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% 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 via the CU Boulder Scholarship Application between Nov. 1 and Feb. 15. There are two kinds of scholarships available for CU Boulder undergraduates: automatic scholarship consideration for incoming first-year students and private scholarships.
- Scholarship offers sent via email: 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
Campus-level merit-based scholarships
- Resident scholarships
- Non-resident scholarships