Scholarships! – Part II
If you read my post last week, I talked about scholarships available for all CU students through the Office of Financial Aid. Because the College of Arts & Sciences has the largest enrollment of the various schools, I gave some info for A&S-specific scholarships. But don’t feel gipped if you’re not in Arts & Sciences – this post will be devoted to you. In fact, you’ll probably need scholarships MORE than an A&S student will, because A&S has the cheapest tuition! Descriptions of the scholarships and their application processes are below each picture:
- This school gives out over $350,000 each year to approximately 200 students. Like with the MyCU scholarships I mentioned last week, Leeds has one application for all of their scholarships. The application period will open December 17, 2012 and will end March 11, 2013 at midnight. It will be available on the website given above. To get more details and see the application on December 17th, go HERE.
- The School of Engineering gets a very large amount of money from alumni, friends, and industry groups to put towards scholarships. The school offers a whopping $2,000,000 in scholarships to its students each year. Most are merit-based – head to THIS page to learn more about them.
- Applications for scholarships from this school are due in early April. For an idea of what it will look like for the 2013-2014, look at last year’s application HERE .
- This school has no formal scholarship application. Freshmen are considered automatically for merit-based scholarships, as long as the application materials are turned in by their deadline. Continuing students are also considered automatically every year.
- Like the College of Music, the CU Law School automatically considers their students for scholarships. The school also maintains a website with links to private scholarships HERE.
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- This school has some friends in high places, because it has $185,000 to give out as scholarships each year. In addition to these, you can receive 1 of 7 awards worth $10,000 if you’re a junior or senior in the school. These are new, and will be funded for at least th enext 18 years. Applications will be available early in the spring semester. Read more about it HERE.
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.
Office of Financial Aid: These are available to all CU students.
- 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.
- If you’re an incoming freshman, look HERE.
- If you’re a transfer Student, look HERE.
- 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:
College of Arts and Sciences: As the name implies, these are available only to A&S students. Like with the Office of Financial Aid scholarships, some are “Automatic Consideration”. For most that require an application, they use the MyCUInfo application given above. However, there are also:
- 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.
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