CU Boulder offers a variety of programs to enrich your academic career. Many provide scholarships as a component of either participation in or affiliation with their program. The program name below will bring you to their website for eligibility criteria, application procedures and deadlines, and contact information.

  • Academic Excellence Program
    A federal TRiO program to support retention and graduation of low-income, first generation and/or students with disabilities.
  • CU Alumni Association
    The Alumni Association, in partnership with Forever Buffs chapters and clubs across the country, offers scholarships to incoming first-year students and continuing CU students. Apply for most scholarships through the CU Boulder Scholarship Application.
  • New Student & Family Programs
    New Student & Family Programs offers scholarships to continuing or transfer CU Boulder students.
  • CU LEAD Alliance and Scholarship Program
    A set of multidisciplinary academic neighborhoods promoting diversity and educational excellence through access for underrepresented and first-generation students
  • Disability Services
    Provide students with disabilities the tools, reasonable accommodations, and support services to participate fully in the academic environment.
  • First Generation Scholarship
    Scholarships are offered to undergraduate residents and nonresidents who have financial need and whose parent(s) or legal guardians do not have a bachelor's degree.
  • GLBTQ Resource Center
    Promote equal opportunity for successful academic, social, and personal development for all GLBTQIA students, staff, faculty, and their allies in a safe and supportive environment.
  • Guardian Scholars
    A program to enable foster youth to earn their undergraduate degree at CU Boulder. Apply through the CU Boulder Scholarship Application.
  • Honors Program
    Provide special education opportunities for academically prepared, highly motivated undergraduate students.
  • McNeill Academic Program
    A program to support PCDP and other students' academic, personal, and professional development at CU Boulder.
  • Norlin Scholars Program
    An interdisciplinary academic neighborhood for intellectually curious, active learners who embrace creativity, and apply their learning toward the betterment of society. Apply through the CU Boulder Scholarship Application.
  • Presidents Leadership Class
    A four year leadership development program that offers leadership courses and networking opportunities to develop the next generation of leaders in Colorado and around the world. Apply through the CU Boulder Scholarship Application.
  • Puksta Scholars Program
    A special enhancement opportunity program to develop civically engaged citizens within our society. Puksta Scholars serves as a catalyst for bringing about positive change in the campus culture and in local communities. Apply through the CU Boulder Scholarship Application.
  • Office of International Education Study Abroad Programs
    Resources to assist with financing a study abroad program.
  • Reserve Officer Training Corps
    College programs to prepare students to become leaders in the military.
  • Air Force ROTC
    Information: 303-492-8352
  • Army ROTC
    Information: 303-492-3549
  • Naval & Marine, ROTC
    Information: 303-492-2582
  • Top Scholarship Office
    To help high-achieving students already enrolled at CU prepare thoughtful applications to some of the most prestigious, nationally competitive scholarships offered.
  • Veterans Services
    Resources for veterans and military members living, working and receiving their education and CU Boulder