The CU Boulder Scholarship application is available year-round, with the majority of scholarships being available from October 1 to February 15. Incoming undergraduate students can request access to the application on his/her admissions application status page. Continuing students (undergraduate & graduate) can access it through MyCUInfo.

The general application requires information about extracurricular activities, community service, work and an essay. Additional recommended scholarship opportunities may display that require writing a special essay, submitting reference letters, or documenting eligibility. Any scholarship that has financial need as criteria for eligibility also requires completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the scholarship deadline. Eligibility and application requirements for each scholarship vary and are available in the portal or the CU Boulder Scholarship Search Tool.

Important Deadlines & Reminders:

  • Most scholarships were due February 15. You will be able to access the application after the deadline; however, changes will not be reviewed unless you are applying for a scholarship with a later deadline.
  • Complete the FAFSA by February 15 (for most scholarships)
  • Submit all supporting documents by February 15 (for most scholarships)
  • Requests for reference letters are made through the scholarship application
    • We strongly encourage you to request references (as necessary) at least one week before the application deadline.
    • Reference letters submitted after the deadline may or may not be considered for review depending on each scholarship's review timeline.
  • Follow best practices for winning a scholarship