The Quantum Scholars program provides a fellowship and opportunities to help students learn about the quantum field, including connecting students with local industry and quantum technology. The program supports undergraduates in physics, engineering and computer science with the aim to advance quantum education and workforce development through professional development, co-curricular activities, and industrial engagement.

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  • Professional development opportunities with talks from leading scientists in the quantum field
  • Tours of national labs and local quantum companies
  • Connections to internship and employment opportunities through the Physics and Quantum Career & Internship Fair
  • Community-building activities through regular meetings
  • Educational opportunities such as the Quantum Hackathon

Joining the program

Join a cohort of leading CU Boulder students committed to learning more and advancing our efforts in quantum sciences and engineering. Earn a fellowship, learn more about the quantum sector, and build community with like-minded students, staff and faculty.

Students selected for a fellowship will receive $2,500 over the academic year, but opportunities to join the cohort and engage in all aspects of the program will be available to all students selected for the program. Applications for the 2024-2025 are due by May 6, 2024. 

Quantum Scholars Eligibility Requirements and Application

Funding for Quantum Scholars

Quantum Scholars is supported by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Department of Physics, and by generous contributions from alumni, industry, and other external partners. 

  • SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics
  • Tim Valle 

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  • Tom Bliska and Gray Boyce
  • Joe and Cindy Mitchell
  • Chris Monroe
  • Myatt/Hatcher Family

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Atom Computing, Bridger Photonics, Honeywell, IonQ, KM Labs, LongPath Technologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Meadowlark Optics, NIST, Quantinuum, Sandia National Laboratory, RadiaSoft, Stable Laser Systems, ThorLabs

Quantum Scholars Sponsorship Levels