The CU Boulder Scholarship Application allows you to apply for multiple scholarship opportunities with one general application. Scholarships are available for incoming freshmen, continuing undergraduates, transfer students and graduate students. The application is available year-round, with the majority of scholarships being available November 1 and most applications due between February 15 - March 13. Deadlines, eligibility criteria, award amounts and application requirements vary for each scholarship and are listed within the application.
Scholarship Selection & Notification
A scholarship committee evaluates submitted applications and selects recipients. The selection process is highly competitive. Applications are reviewed holistically and selection criteria may include, but is not limited to, your academic record, leadership experience, community service, employment, and in some cases, financial need.
Students selected to receive a scholarship will be notified by:
Early April - Incoming freshmen
Mid-April - Continuing students
Mid-July - Transfer students
Graduate students may contact the Graduate School for specific award notification dates.
How it Works
You will be prompted to complete the general application first. This application is used for multiple scholarships and requires information about extracurricular activities, community service, work and an essay.
After you submit the general application, additional recommended scholarship opportunities may display. These opportunities require writing a special essay, submitting reference letters, or documenting eligibility.
Within the application, you can browse through additional external scholarships. Eligibility and application requirements for each scholarship vary and are listed in the scholarship details within the application.