The CU Boulder Scholarship application is available year-round, with the majority of scholarships being available from October 1 to February 15. Incoming students (freshmen, transfer students) will receive acess if the student requests it on his/her admissions application status page. Continuing undergraduate & graduate students 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:

  • The general application for 2018-19 scholarships is due February 15 at 11:59 p.m.
    • You will be able to access the application after the deadline; however, changes will not be reviewed.
  • Complete the FAFSA by February 15
  • Submit all supporting documents by February 15
  • Requests for reference letters are made through the scholarship application
    • Reference letters submitted after the deadline may be considered for review
  • Follow best practices for winning a scholarship