Published: May 17, 2021

The Sharer Scholars Program is a scholarship offered to newly admitted resident transfer students who are transferring to CU Boulder in Fall 2021 from a Colorado college or university and plan to graduate within two years.

The scholarship donors believe transfer students with grit, talent, motivation and drive can succeed at CU Boulder and that financial need should not be a barrier to success. The Sharer Scholars Program for Transfer Students will provide talented students with the financial, social and emotional support needed to successfully complete their degrees and prepare for careers after graduation.

Scholarship Amount:

$14,000 total ($7,000 per year)

Deadline to Apply

Extended to June 25, 2021 – Fall 2021 transfer students

  • Must have 2021-22 FAFSA and any requested information on file with CU Boulder by June 25


To qualify for the Sharer Scholars Program for Transfer Students, an applicant must:

  • Be a Colorado resident
  • Transfer to CU Boulder from a Colorado college or university. Preference will be given to students transferring from a Colorado community college.
  • Transfer in at the junior level and plan to graduate within 2 years
  • Have financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have a strong GPA demonstrating academic potential
  • Be goal-oriented and have a career plan to positively impact humanity

How to Apply

  1. Complete and submit the CU Boulder Scholarship Application, open November 1.
  2. After completing the general application, the Sharer Scholars Program for Transfer Students will appear as a recommended scholarship opportunity.
  3. Complete the FAFSA and list CU Boulder’s school code (001370) by the deadline. If you already applied, but didn’t include CU Boulder’s school code, you can log back in and add it.

Program Requirements

Recipients of the Sharer Scholarship will be required to participate in a one credit 'Transfer Success Seminar' and participate in periodic meetings about the program. Recipients will sign an agreement to provide feedback to help shape the program for future transfer students. Second year Sharer Scholars also agree to become mentors to first year Sharer Scholars.