The CU Boulder Scholarship Application allows you to apply for multiple scholarship opportunities with one general application.

Who Can Apply?

Incoming first-year students, continuing undergraduates, transfer students and graduate students.

When to Apply

The application opens Nov. 1, 2022 for the 2023-24 school year with most applications due between Feb. 15 - March 15. Propsective students will have access after applying for admission.

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.

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

Waiting to Hear Back?

Notifications will begin in April. If you’re an incoming first-year students and you don’t hear by May 1, you haven’t been selected. Notification will vary for recipients of "recommended" and external 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.