CU-Funded TCP Fellowships

We have attractive financial aid packages for prospective students, ranging from full-rides to substantial offsets of your tuition. Our admissions committee automatically considers admitted entering students for graduate fellowships; there is no separate fellowship application for entering applicants. Fellowship recipients are selected during the admissions process based upon, but not limited to, academic excellence, financial need, leadership, and experience. Contact TCP's advisor for more details.

Externally-Funded TCP Fellowships

Any admitted applicants and continuing TCP students are automatically elgible and considered for these external funding opportunites.

  • Accenture/Butterfield Graduate Fellowship. To provide graduate fellowships to students enrolled in the TCP program at CU Boulder in memory of Brian Butterfield. Restricted to students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 and demonstrated financial need.
  • Amy Barnes Frey Fellowship. To provide graduate fellowship support for the TCP program, and the CU Boulder Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering Department.
  • James Claggett Memorial Fellowship. To provide graduate fellowships in the TCP program at CU Boulder in memory of James Claggett.
  • George A Codding, Jr. Memorial Fellowship. To support scholarships and fellowships for students in the ITCP program at CU Boulder in memory of Dr. George A. Codding, Jr.
  • Esther Sparn Fellowship Fund. To provide scholarships benefiting students in the TCP program at CU Boulder in honor of Esther Sparn.
  • Racal-Milgo Award Excellence. To provide annual scholarships to graduate students in the TCP program at CU Boulder. Students must show financial need.
  • William E. Rapp Fellowship. To provide graduate fellowships to students who show an interest in educational telecommunications in the College of Engineering & Applied Science at CU Boulder.
  • Society of Telecom Scholarship. To provide tuition support for students enrolled in the TCP program at CU Boulder.
  • Tele-Communication Association Graduate Fellowship. To provide tuition support for students enrolled in the TCP program in the College of Engineering & Applied Science at CU Boulder. Awarded to a student with an outstanding academic record and demonstrated financial need.

National Fellowship Programs

We encourage US applicants and students to apply to the following prestigious national programs, typically providing three years of full support.

    Federal Student Aid

    Federal financial aid for domestic graduate students is typically in the form of loans. In most instances, you will be eligible for enough aid to cover 100 percent of your college costs, including tuition, fees, room and board, books and supplies, rent, utilities, medical, transportation, and normal personal expenses. Please note that car expenses (car payment, insurance, repairs), credit card payments, and rent/utilities over the budgeted amount are not included. It is very important to keep your expenses within your alotted budget.

    The CU Office of Financial Aid has full information on federal programs, eligibility, and what you need to do apply.

    Other Funding Considerations

    Master’s students may qualify for TA or RA positions in TCP. There are also hourly student assistant (SA) positions, though these are often offered in the second semester of a student’s first year in the program after meeting certain criteria and qualifications.

    You may consider searching the Graduate School’s webpage on Graduate Student Funding.

    If you are an international student looking for additional funding, some students are successful in finding sponsors from their home country to fund their education here. Alternatively, students apply for loans in their home country.