Scholarships below are for resident, first-time freshmen admitted to a degree-seeking program on CSU’s main campus in Fort Collins.

  • All scholarships are for students starting in the fall, unless noted otherwise;  scholarships are not awarded to students starting in the spring or summer terms.
  • Students must be degree-seeking through CSU’s main campus. CSU Online students are not eligible for these scholarships.
  • Students who have attended another college or university after high school graduation are not eligible.

Notification of scholarship awards begins early-October and continues through March. Students who meet eligibility requirements and are selected for the award, will be notified via mail. The award will also be posted to RAMweb in the Financial Aid Awards section.

Scholarships Awarded Based on the the Application for Admission

Alliance High School Partnership

Award Amount and Renewal

For 2017-2018, the Alliance High School Partnership Award will be $20,000 ($4,000 per year for a maximum of five years).

Students who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and document financial need may qualify for grants up to the student’s share of Colorado resident tuition and fees, which may be met by the Colorado Tuition Assistance Grant. Students must submit a complete application for admission by the February 1 priority date, as funding may be limited, and be admitted as a new Colorado-resident, first-time freshman.

Eligibility

To be considered for the Alliance Partnership Award students must be a graduate of an Alliance High school and:

  • Be admitted to a full-time degree seeking program on Colorado State University’s main campus for the fall term. Students starting in the spring or summer terms are not eligible.
  • Submit a complete application for admission by the priority date of February 1. Admitted students can submit new test scores and transcripts until March 1 to strengthen their application for admission, however, funding may be limited after February 1.
  • Graduates from an Alliance high school who transfer to CSU may be eligible for a scholarship. See Partnership Award under Transfer Scholarships for criteria.
  • CSU Online students are not eligible.

Students who have been involved with multiple CSU Partnership organizations will receive only one Partnership Award.

Alliance High Schools

  • Adams City High School
  • Centauri High School
  • Fort Lupton High School
  • Hinkley High School
  • John Mall High School
  • Montezuma-Cortez High School
  • Pueblo Central High School
  • Rocky Ford High School
  • Sierra High School
  • Trinidad High School

Merit Scholarships for Colorado Residents

Merit Scholarships for Colorado Residents

Colorado Merit Scholarship Color Key

Award Amount and Renewal

For 2017-2018, $16,000 to $4,000 ($4,000 to $1,000 per year). Merit scholars who meet the selection and renewal criteria may receive this award for up to a total of eight (8) semesters, or until their degree is complete, whichever comes first.

  • Be an admitted to full-time degree seeking program on Colorado State University’s main campus for the fall term. CSU Online students are not eligible and award are not made to students starting in the Spring nor Summer terms.
  • Meet the stated academic criteria. SAT scores refer to critical reading and math only; super-scoring may be used on ACT & SAT combined scores. Written sections are not considered for the SAT or the ACT.
  • Submit a complete application for admission by the priority date of February 1. Students who met the February 1 application date can submit new test scores and transcripts until May 1 to strengthen their scholarship eligibility.
  • Boettcher Scholars, finalists and semifinalists; National Merit finalists who list CSU as their first-choice institution with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation; National Hispanic Scholars and National Achievement Scholars who do not meet these criteria, will receive a Ram Recognition Award.
  • Students can only receive either the Green & Gold or the Colorado Merit Scholarship (not both); if a student is awarded one scholarship and later qualifies for a higher award, the lower award will be cancelled.

Ram Recognition Award

Award Amount and Renewal

For 2017-2018, $1,000 to $2,000 annual award.  Students who meet the selection and renewal criteria may receive this award for up to a total of eight (8) semesters, or until their degree is complete, whichever comes first.

Eligibility

Top consideration to students who do not meet the Green and Gold or Colorado Merit Scholarship requirements, but have demonstrated outstanding citizenship through leadership, community service, special talents, or extracurricular activities based on a holistic review. Student must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. High school location is also considered.

Scholarships based on a competitive selection; not all qualified applicants will be awarded.

Honors Scholarship

Award Amount

For 2017-2018, $4,000 ($1,000 per year) awarded to students who are admitted to, and participate in, the University Honors Program.

For more information about the Honors Program, please visit the University Honors Program website.

Partnership Award

Award Amount

For 2017-2018, $12,500 ($2,500 per year for up to 5 years). Partnership scholars who meet the selection and renewal criteria may receive this award for up to a total of ten (10) semesters, or until their degree is complete, whichever comes first.

Eligibility

  • Students must meet ONE of the following criteria:
    • Participated in one of the CSU Partnership Programs
    • Graduated from an Alliance High School (see details under Alliance High School Partnership)
    • Recipient of a Denver Scholarship Foundation scholarship
    • Graduate from Rangeview High School AND participated in the College Track Colorado program
    • Graduated from KIPP Denver Collegiate High School

    AND

  • Be admitted to full-time degree seeking program on Colorado State University’s main campus for the fall term. CSU Online students are not eligible and awards are not made to students starting in the Spring nor Summer terms.
  • Submit a complete application for admission by the priority date of February 1. Admitted students (who met the February 1 application date) can submit new test scores and transcripts until March 1 to strengthen their application for admission, however funding may be limited after February 1.

Students who have been involved with more than one organization but will receive only one Partnership Award.

Eligible students, who are offered an award, need to accept their award in the Financial Aid section of RAMweb.

Scholarships Requiring a Separate Application

Creative and Performing Arts Award

Award amounts vary and are awarded to students with talent in art, creative writing, dance, music, or theater. To apply, contact the department from which you wish consideration.

Art: Department of Art
Undergraduate students majoring in art are eligible and are automatically considered
G100 Visual Arts, 1770 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1770
(970) 491-6774

Creative Writing: Department of English
Deadline: October of award year

359 Eddy, 1773 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1773
(970) 491-6428

Dance: Dance Program
Dance majors only. Auditions held during high school visitation days and the first week of the fall semester.

120 University Center for the Arts, 1778 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1778
(970) 491-5562

Music: Music Program
Auditions held with the faculty appropriate to instrument or vocal range. Preference given to music majors. Please contact the Music Program at the number listed above for the current schedule of Audition Days.

120 University Center for the Arts, 1778 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1778
(970) 491-5529

Theatre
Auditions or portfolio reviews held during high school visitation days with appropriate faculty and the first week of each semester. Theatre majors only.

120 University Center for the Arts, 1778 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1778
(970) 491-5562

First Generation Award

For 2017-2018, $16,000 ($4,000 per year) awards to students who demonstrate financial need, are admitted by March 1, and demonstrate potential for academic success.

  • Student’s parents must not have received a bachelor’s degree.
  • Students must complete and submit the First Generation Application (available in January) through the Collaborative for Student Achievement website by March 1 (a separate application – not the CSUSA).
  • Students must also submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and/or the CSU Institutional Aid Application no later than March 1.

Monfort Scholarships

The Monfort Scholarship award amount includes the student’s share of tuition and fees, a room and board stipend and a book allowance. Students who meet the selection and renewal criteria may receive this award for up to a total of eight (8) semesters, or until their degree is complete, whichever comes first.

Eligibility

  • Submit a complete application for admission by the priority date of February 1 and be admitted to a full-time degree seeking program on CSU’s main campus for the fall term. CSU Online students are not eligible and awards are not made to students starting in the Spring nor Summer terms.
  • Rank in the upper 5% of graduating class or #1 or #2 in a class of fewer than 40 students, and SAT combined critical reading and mathematics composite score of at least 1300 or ACT of 30.

Application Requirements

  • Complete the Colorado State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA).
  • The CSUSA is available online at RAMweb beginning December 1.  Login to ramweb.colostate.edu using your eID, then select the CSU Scholarship Application link in the Financial Aid section.
  • Complete the Monfort Scholarship section of the CSUSA including evidence of leadership, service to community and school, and outstanding character.
  • The Monfort scholarship requires two additional letters of recommendation. These must be postmarked by March 1.

For more information, visit the CSUSA as soon as possible on or after December 1.

Anschutz Foundation Scholarship

The Anschutz Foundation Scholarship is an $9,000 (2016-2017 amount) annual award. Students who meet the selection and renewal criteria may receive this award for up to a total of eight (8) semesters, or until their degree is complete, whichever comes first.

Eligibility

  • Submit a complete application for admission by the priority date of February 1 and be admitted to a full-time degree seeking program on CSU’s main campus for the fall term. CSU Online students are not eligible and awards are not made to students starting in the spring nor summer terms.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.8 or higher at the time of application and SAT combined critical reading and mathematics composite score of at least 1230 OR an ACT composite score of 27 or higher during one test sitting.

Application Requirements

  • Complete the Colorado State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA). The CSUSA is available online at RAMweb beginning December 1. Login to ramweb.colostate.edu using your eID, then select the CSU Scholarship Application link in the Financial Aid section.
  • Complete the Anschutz Foundation Scholarship section of the CSUSA and include evidence of leadership, service to community and school, and outstanding character.
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 and demonstrate financial need.

Colorado State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA)

Use the CSUSA to apply for scholarships from your academic college (your major), from the Office of Financial Aid, and from other departments on campus. The application is available on RAMweb on December 1 and the deadline is March 1.