The CU Boulder Scholarship Application allows undergraduate and graduate first-year, continuing, and transfer students apply for multiple scholarship opportunities with one general application.

When to Apply

The application opens Nov. 1, 2023 for the 2024-25 school year with most applications due between Feb. 15 - March 15. Prospective students will have access after applying for admission.

What Could I Get?

Scholarship Selection & Notification

A scholarship committee does a comprehensive review of applications and selects recipients. Scholarships are highly competitive and selection for one is not guaranteed. 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.

Only students selected to receive a scholarship will be notified by email. Students selected for scholarships will hear by the following:

Incoming first-year student: Early April    

Continuing students: Mid-April 

Transfer students: Mid-July    

Graduate students: Please contact the Graduate School.

If you are a new student and have not received notification by May 1, you were likely not selected for a scholarship. Notification timing varies for recipients of "recommended" scholarships.

 How Do I Check My Status?

Log in to the CU Boulder Scholarship Application. From the My Applications tab, you'll see either Submitted or OfferedAccepted/Awarded status for each scholarship you have applied for. 

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.