Applications for the 2024-2025 Quantum Scholars Program are now open! Apply by May 6, 2024 at 11:59pm MT.

2024-2025 Quantum Scholars Application

  • Open to any full time undergraduate beyond first term at CU Boulder.
    • Majoring in a field that overlaps with Quantum Sciences / Engineering (e.g., Physics, Engineering Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, etc.)
  • Must be in good academic standing.

  • Participation in the program is contingent upon remaining in good academic standing through spring of 2024.
  • Students must commit to engaging roughly twice per month in activities related to quantum sciences and engineering (with speakers from industry, national labs and academia; along with visits to local quantum labs and companies, and participating in activities such as the Physics and Quantum Career and Internship Fair and the Quantum Hackathon). 
  • Students must commit to building an inclusive and mutually supportive community as well as to advancing this program.
  • To receive the fellowship over the full academic year, students must fulfill all of these obligations.

  • Unofficial CU Transcript - Find out how to access transcripts at the Office of the Registrar Transcripts Page.
  • Resume (3pp max) - see resources and examples at the College of Engineering Career Services Page.
  • Answer the following 4 short essay prompts, in one paragraph less than 300 words each: 
    • Q1: Why are you interested in quantum sciences/ engineering? 
    • Q2: How will this scholarship (funding, programming and community) benefit you? 
    • Q3: What are the next steps in your career plan? Are you thinking of going into industry, to grad school, teaching, other?  Why? 
    • Optional: Clarify anything you would like about your application, e.g. anything interesting about yourself, your academic path, or academic record, etc.
  • Previous Quantum Scholars are encouraged to reapply. You will be given a separate set of questions.
  • One academic reference, your relationship to them, and their contact email. (We do not need letters but please let them know we might contact them).