The 2021-22 CU Boulder Scholarship Application is NOW OPEN! The CU Boulder Scholarship Application allows you to apply for multiple scholarship opportunities with one general application.

Who Can Apply?

Incoming freshmen, continuing undergraduates, transfer students and graduate students.

Application Open Nov. 1, 2020 - Mar. 15, 2021

Deadlines, eligibility criteria, award amounts and application requirements vary for each scholarship and are listed within the application. Colleges and Departments may have different open and close dates, please see the applicaton deadlines below and refer to your department for questions. Applications must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time on deadline.

What Could I Get?

Scholarship Selection & Notification

A scholarship committee evaluates submitted applications and selects recipients. The selection process is highly competitive and award offers are not guaranteed. Applications are reviewed holistically and selection criteria may include, but is not limited to, your academic record, leadership experience, extracurricular involvement, community service, employment, essays, and in some cases, financial need.

Students selected to receive a scholarship will be notified by:

Incoming freshmen: Early April    

Continuing students: Mid-April 

Transfer students: Mid-July    

Graduate students: Please contact the Graduate School

If you are an incoming freshman and have not received notification of an award by May 1, you most likely did not receive a scholarship. Notification will vary for recipients of "recommended" and external scholarships.

How it Works

Step 1: General Application

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 essays.

Step 2: Recommended Opportunities

After you submit the general application, departmental scholarships and additional recommended scholarship opportunities may display. These opportunities require writing a special essay, submitting reference letters, or documenting eligibility.

Step 3: Other Opportunities

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.