The University of Colorado Boulder is participating in a program called PIPs for School utilizing the PIPs Rewards mobile app. Students who download the app and log in using their CU Boulder login can earn Positive Impact Points (PIPs) for actions that benefit personal wellness, the environment and community good. Using the PIPs for School feature on the app, students can then turn the PIPs they earn into a scholarship to pay toward tuition and fees.
How to Earn PIPs for School
To learn more about the PIPs Reward program at CU Boulder, visit CU PIPs Rewards mobile app.
How many PIPs for School do I need for a Scholarship?
Once you have committed at least 5,000 PIPs to PIPs for School, you are eligible for a PIPs for School Scholarship. 5,000 PIPs for School = $50 scholarship. If funds are available, it is also possible to double the dollar value of your scholarship. See ‘Double Your Amount’ below for more details.
The maximum number of PIPs a student can use toward a PIPs for School Scholarship in an academic year is 50,000 (the equivalent of $500).
Minimum PIPs required to be eligible for a PIPs for School Scholarship. If funds are available, you may also be eligible for a matching scholarship. See details below.
Maximum PIPs that can be committed to PIPs for School in one academic year.
Double Your Amount
The PIPs Education Fund (PEF), a 501(c)(3) public charity, may be able to provide matching funds to more than double the amount of PIPs you put toward paying tuition and fees.
For example: 10,000 PIPs = $100 + doubled matching award ($200) = $300 total
To be considered for a matching award, you must commit a minimum of 10,000 PIPs to your PIPs for School account and request that it be redeemed for scholarship money. PEF matching awards are dependent on funding availability.
Optimal Use of PIPs for School
We recommend you contact CU Boulder’s Office of Financial Aid to discuss with a counselor whether your PIPs for School scholarship will have any negative impact on your other financial aid. Counselors are available for by phone.