Adult Learner and Veteran Services Scholarships

Adult Learner and Veteran Services offers several scholarship opportunities: Deb Peterson Outstanding Adult Student of the Year Award, Dream Scholarship for Single Parents, Pamela Zimdahl Scholarship for Single Parents, Don Banks Endowment for Veterans, David B. Greene Memorial Scholarship, Osher Re-Entry Scholarship, ALVS & CSU Bookstore Textbook Awards, and the Veterans’ Scholarship. Visit their website: ALVS

Air Force Reserve Office Training Corps (AFROTC) Scholarships

Four-, three-, and two-year scholarships available in various amounts up to and including student’s share of base tuition and fees, book allowance, and variable monthly stipend ($300-$500). Selection is based on academic record, major, extracurricular activities, and leadership potential. Must enroll in Aerospace Studies class. No active duty commitment/obligation until scholarship or incentive is awarded. Students are not required to be on scholarship to complete program. Freshmen and sophomores contact the Department of Aerospace Studies, 204 Military Science, (970) 491-6476.

Air Force Reserve Office Training Corps website.

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarships

Two-year through 3 1/2-year merit based scholarships are available and cover full tuition and mandatory fees (regardless of state of residency), an annual book allowance of $1200, and a graduated tax-free monthly stipend of $300-$500 (amount depends on academic year). A limited number of four-year scholarships may be available for students enrolled in a 4 1/2-year or five-year academic program (example: Engineering). The minimum cumulative GPA for consideration is a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Selections are competitive and are based on academic record, participation in extracurricular activities, and demonstrated leadership over the previous three years. For additional information contact: Colonel (Retired) Pete Bleich at or by phone at (970) 491-1640. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)

  • Other Available Financial Assistance: Non-scholarship contracts that provide the tax-free monthly stipend for up to 10 months per academic year, beginning as either a sophomore ($350/month) or a junior ($450/month), are available for students who do not receive or qualify for an ROTC scholarship, but maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Tuition assistance of up to $4500/year is available from the U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) or the Colorado Army National Guard through the Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP). Students who enlist in either the Army National Guard or Army Reserve and participate in the SMP will receive the tax-free monthly stipend (in addition to the tuition assistance) upon contracting with Army ROTC.

Bernard Osher Re-Entry Scholarship

Minimum requirements are:

  • ideally between 25 and 50 years old
  • working towards first bachelor’s degree (regular on-campus degree program; not online degree program)
  • minimum GPA of 2.75 for all college credits taken
  • minimum of 60 credits towards degree major
  • at least 5 years cumulative gap in college enrollment
  • demonstrate financial need
  • anticipate workforce participation of at least 10+ years following graduation

The Osher Re-Entry Scholarship is applied for via the CSU Scholarship Application (CSUSA).

For more information, contact:

Adult Learner and Veteran Services

(970) 491-3977

Colorado State University's Women's Association Scholarships

($1,000—$3,000) All students are encouraged to apply. There are 10 different scholarships with varying criteria. To apply, complete the CSU Scholarship Application (CSUSA), available online beginning December 1. The deadline is March 1 at 11 p.m (MST). Go to RAMweb and login using your eID. Then select the CSU Scholarship Application link. Be sure to complete the CSU Scholarship Application.

Educational Opportunity Center

For currently enrolled students, contact the Educational Opportunity Center for individualized assistance, (970) 221-4421.

Gil Gutierrez Memorial Scholarship

The Gil Gutierrez Memorial Scholarship is awarded each academic year based on the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be registered as a full-time student in an undergraduate degree program at Colorado State University. Applicants may be enrolled in any major and must be in good academic standing.
  • Applicants may not have already completed a baccalaureate degree.
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need. The academic year FAFSA application must be on file with Colorado State University Student Financial Services.
  • First Generation students meeting the above criteria will be given preference.

Current CSU students, especially first generation college students with financial need, are encouraged to apply by completing the CSU Scholarship Application.

Reisher Scholarship for Sophomore Students

  • $4,000 – $11,000 annually for up to two years
  • Be a Colorado resident
  • Be enrolled as a full-time college student with an expected graduation date of three years from the date you are first selected as a Reisher Scholar
  • Have 24-45 credits completed and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Show financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st
  • Deadline varies.  Complete and submit the Reisher Scholarship Application by deadline on linked application

Robert Noyce Scholarship

The Robert Noyce Scholarship is a conditional $10,000 scholarship per year for up to 2 years.

  • Applicants must be enrolled as full-time Colorado State University students.
  • Applicants should have a desire to become a middle or high-school teacher in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) field.
  • Applicants must have completed at least 60 credits and be at least 1½ – 2 years from student teaching.
  • Applicants must have and maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • Recipients must agree to teach in a designated high-need school district upon graduation; two years for each year of scholarship.
  • Applicants must complete a Noyce Scholarship application form available on Scholarship applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on March 1. Award notifications will be announced by the end of April.
  • Applicants must obtain two letters of recommendation (at least one must be from a CSU STEM faculty member).