Prospective freshmen applying to CU Boulder are automatically considered for these merit scholarships based on the strength and timeliness of their admission application. CU Boulder schools, colleges, and departments also award scholarships to students. View a list of school and college scholarships and how to contact them for information on scholarship opportunities.

Colorado Residents

University of Colorado Boulder Esteemed Scholars Program
The CU Boulder Esteemed Scholars Program is part of CU Boulder's commitment to Colorado and recognizes top Colorado students for their excellent academic achievements. Named for CU Boulder's first presidents, the scholarships include the President Joseph A. Sewall Award, the President Horace M. Hale Award, and the President James H. Baker Award. Awards are based on high school GPA and ACT or SAT test scores.

University of Colorado Boulder Impact Scholarship
The CU Boulder Impact Scholarship is awarded to a select group of Colorado resident students entering CU Boulder as first-time freshmen. This merit scholarship is based on a holistic review of each resident student's admissions application, considering many factors (examples include: ACT/SAT scores, high schools grade point average, extraordinary academic achievements relative to the community, etc.). No single element in a student’s application is a determining factor.

Arts & Humanities Merit Scholarship
The Arts & Humanities Merit Scholarship is awarded to incoming resident and nonresident freshmen who applied and were admitted with a declared A&H major (from the list of eligible majors).

Regent Scholarship
The Regent scholarship is available to entering freshmen who graduate from Colorado high schools. One $1,000 Regent scholarship is awarded each year per Colorado high school based on high academic achievement as measured by GPA, rank in class, level of course work, and test scores.

Out-of-State Students

CU Boulder Chancellor's Achievement Scholarship
The CU Boulder Chancellor's Achievement Scholarship is available to out-of-state students who are in the top 25% of the admitted nonresident class at CU Boulder.

Presidential Scholarship
The Presidential scholarship is available to out-of-state students who are in the top 1-3% of the admitted nonresident class at CU Boulder. Your admissions application must be submitted by January 15 to be considered for this scholarship.

Arts & Humanities Merit Scholarship
The Arts & Humanities Merit Scholarship is awarded to incoming resident and nonresident freshmen who applied and were admitted with a declared A&H major (from the list of eligible majors).