Scholarships! – Part I
I think it’s always a good idea to apply for scholarships, because they help everyone involved. If you get a scholarship, obviously you have to pay less tuition (or your parents pay less). The people who set up the scholarship fund want nothing more than to see their money go to work. Private funds have a lot of money to give out, but I’ve found that applying individually can take a lot of time. And even after spending time writing essays and getting letters of recommendation, I’m still not guaranteed to get it. CU Boulder has a number of scholarship resources that make the application process easier. In this post, I describe the scholarship options available to all CU students through the office of Financial Aid, and those specifically available for students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.
- Automatic Consideration: These are available to incoming freshmen and transfer students. They don’t require applications (hence the “automatic” consideration), but some have credit-hour and GPA requirements.
- MyCU Scholarships: These are available to all undergraduates, but consideration is not automatic. The application covers all scholarships for which you are eligible. To find the application, head to the Financial section of the Student tab in MyCUInfo:
- Arts & Sciences Department Scholarships: To be eligible for these, you must have a major within the department. Many of these, like the Adele V. Leonhardy Memorial Scholarship for math majors, have a special application through the respective department. Many of them also use the MyCUInfo scholarship application. To find scholarships for your major in Arts & Sciences, go HERE and navigate to your department’s name.
If you are enrolled in Leeds, the School of Education, Engineering, Law, Music, Environmental Design, or Journalism, my post next week will be for you.Share on Facebook