Start here to see all scholarships available through the university! Donations from private individuals, corporations, foundations and the University of Colorado are all sources for scholarships. While the donors specify scholarship criteria, the selection of recipients is made by the appropriate college, school or department within CU Boulder.

Automatic Consideration

If you completed an admissions application, you have applied for all automatic consideration scholarships! First-year and transfer students are automatically considered for scholarships based on the strength of their admissions application. New first-year students are notified of scholarship selection along with their admission decision. Transfer students are notified by the Office of Financial Aid.

CU Boulder Scholarship Application

The CU Boulder Scholarship Application allows you to both apply for multiple CU Boulder scholarships with a general application and gain access to additional scholarship opportunities. The application opens Nov. 1 with most scholarship applications due between Feb. 15 to March 15. For more information about how to apply, notifications, etc., view our CU Boulder Scholarship Application web page.

View scholarships available in the CU Boulder Scholarship Application

The CU Boulder Scholarship Application includes a streamlined application for multiple CU scholarships, but it also helps you find additional scholarships to apply for. Scholarships within the application will specify how to apply (including those offered through the general application). Browse through the scholarship opportunities available in the CU Boulder Scholarship Application.

Schools and Colleges

CU Boulder schools, colleges and departments award scholarships to students. Contact the awarding unit directly for information on scholarship opportunities, application requirements and deadlines. You will be notified directly by the school, college or department if you receive one of these scholarships.

Campus Programs

CU Boulder offers a variety of programs to enrich your academic career. Many provide scholarships as a component of either participation in or affiliation with their program.

CU Boulder Faculty/Staff Dependent Scholarship Opportunities

CU Boulder faculty and staff members can submit a single application to be considered for up to three different funds designed to support their dependents who are pursuing higher education.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing an inclusive environment where all individuals can achieve their academic and professional aspirations free from discrimination. As such, students are considered for scholarships based on neutral and non-discriminatory criteria such as academic merit, area of study, financial need, extracurricular activities, and leadership. These scholarships are provided without regard for race, ethnicity, national origin, or other protected class.