Scholarships Awarded Based on the the Application for Admission

Partnership Transfer Award for Alliance High School Graduates

For 2018-2019, $20,000 ($4,000 per year up to 5 years) awarded to students who graduated from an Alliance high school in spring 2007 or after. Must have enrolled in a Colorado public community/junior college after graduation from an Alliance high school, within nine months of high school graduation, prior to enrollment at CSU, and have not attended a four year college or university. The students who fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and document financial need may qualify for up to the student’s share of Colorado resident tuition and fees (which may be met by the Tuition Assistance Grant). Must submit a complete application for admission by June 1.

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

Eligible students, who are offered an award, will need to accept their award on RAMweb (Financial Aid section).

Students involved with more than one organization will receive only one Partnership award.

Partnership Transfer Award for Student Support Services Participants

For 2018-2019, $12,500 ($2,500 per year) awarded to Colorado residents transferring from a Colorado two-year, or community college institution, that have successfully participated with that institutions TRIO – Student Support Services (SSS) program for one year prior to their enrollment at CSU. Students must also have completed the required ENG 121, 122 and a gtPathways mathematics course with a C- or better. Students will be required to apply for, participate in, and receive services from CSU’s Community for Excellence and the Academic Advancement Center (AAC) TRIO – Student Support Services program. SSS programs will submit documentation for each of their eligible students who have applied to CSU by March 1. Students must submit a complete application for admission by June 1 to be considered. Student must also submit a complete application for AAC participation by June 1, application can be found online at www.aac.colostate.edu.

Eligible students, who are offered an award, will need to accept their award on RAMweb (Financial Aid section).

Students may be involved with more than one organization but will receive only one Partnership Award.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

For 2018-2019, $12,000 ($6,000 per academic year) for non-residents and $4,000 ($2,000 per year) for residents awarded to students transferring to Colorado State University to pursue a first bachelor’s degree.

All transfer students who submit a complete application for admission by June 1 for fall and November 1 for spring and meet the criteria will be considered for the award. Applicants must have been a member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) for at least one full academic term (fall or spring) prior to the semester they would attend CSU, and submit proof of membership to The Office of Admissions by June 1 for fall and November 1 for spring. No separate scholarship application required, though students need to check the PTK box on the Admissions application.

*Students cannot receive the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship with the Ram Transfer Scholarship, the Native American Legacy Award, Yellow Ribbon, GI Promise, HB 15-1294 GI Benefits or WUE Transfer Award.

Honors Transfer Scholarship

For 2018-2019, $2,000 ($1,000 per academic year) for resident and non-resident students who transfer to Colorado State University to pursue a first bachelor’s degree, who are admitted to, and participate in, the Honors Program. There are a limited number of scholarships available in this competitive pool. To be considered for this scholarship, transfer students must submit a complete application for admission by June 1. The Honors Transfer Scholarship is only offered for Fall start students. For more information about the Honors Program, please visit the University Honors Program website

Ram Transfer Scholarship

For 2018-2019, $10,000 ($5,000 per academic year) for non-residents and $2,000 ($1,000 per year) for residents awarded to students transferring to Colorado State University to pursue a first bachelor’s degree. Must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. There are a limited number of scholarships available in this competitive pool. To be considered for this scholarship, transfer students must submit a complete application for admission by June 1. No separate scholarship application required.

*Students cannot receive the Ram Transfer Scholarship with the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, the Native American Legacy Award, Yellow Ribbon, GI Promise, HB 15-1294 GI Benefits or WUE Transfer  Award.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Transfer Award

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Transfer award offers a select number of students a reduced tuition rate, in recognition of their academic achievement and ability to contribute to their chosen field.  WUE Transfer scholars who meet the selection and renewal criteria can receive this award for up to a total of six (6) consecutive fall and spring semesters or until their degree is complete, whichever comes first.  Transfer students who are selected for the WUE Transfer award will receive a letter (to their mailing address on file) stating they have received the award; this letter will also list the terms and conditions of the award. It will also be noted that they are a WUE scholar on the financial aid “Awards” page of their RAMweb. Students cannot receive the WUE Transfer award with the Phi Theta Kappa or Ram Transfer Scholarships, or the Native American Legacy Award, GI Promise, HB 15-1294 GI Benefits or Yellow Ribbon programs. The lower valued award will be cancelled.

To be considered for the WUE Transfer award, Transfer students must be seeking a degree through Colorado State University’s main campus (not CSU Online), be a resident of a WUE eligible state, have their primary major as a WUE eligible major (listed below), and have submitted a complete Application for Admission by June 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring (WUE will not be awarded to students starting in the summer semester). Admitted students receive priority consideration when they’ve earned a minimum 3.0 GPA in at least 30 transferable credits and they’ve demonstrated work/volunteer experience relevant to their major/career goal.

For 2018-2019, the annual estimated value of the WUE award is $9,600 (based on 2017-2018 tuition and fees); amount subject to change based on tuition and fees for each year.  To view the WUE tuition and fee schedule, please review the tuition and fee tables.

WUE eligible states include:

Alaska
Arizona
California
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Montana
Nevada
New Mexico
North Dakota
Oregon
South Dakota
Utah
Washington
Wyoming

Western Undergraduate Exchange States

 

WUE eligible majors include:

(Students must have a WUE eligible major as their primary major, and remain in one of the WUE eligible majors)

Agricultural Business
Agricultural Education
Animal Science
Apparel & Merchandising
Construction Management
Ecosystem Science & Sustainability
Environmental Health
Environmental Horticulture
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Family and Consumer Sciences
Forestry
Horticulture
Hospitality Management
Interior Design
Landscape Architecture
Microbiology
Natural Resource Tourism
Nutrition & Food Science
Rangeland Ecology
Soil & Crop Sciences
Watershed Science

Native American Legacy Award (NALA)

This award reduces non-resident tuition (for any semester), to Colorado resident base tuition plus $250/semester, for qualified non-resident transfer students who are transferring from tribal colleges, are citizens of a federally recognized tribe, and have at least 30 transferable credits.

  • It cannot be combined with the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), Yellow Ribbon Award, GI Promise, HB 15-1294 GI Benefits, or other non-resident institutional scholarships.
  • You must submit proof of tribal citizenship to receive this award.
  • All University scholarships are for regular on-campus credits.
  • Details, eligibility and application information

Scholarships Awarded After Admission, Based on the CSUSA

Bernard Osher Reentry 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).

More Information
Adult Learner and Veteran Services
(970) 491-3977

Reisher Scholarship for Transfer Students

The Reisher Scholars Program awards scholarships to Colorado students based upon demonstrated financial need and academic merit. Transfer candidates should meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Colorado resident.
  • Be a “junior” with 54-75 transferable credits (towards your major) from a junior or community college by Fall 2017.
  • Plan to enroll as a full-time student at CSU through graduation.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at by the end of the spring 2016 semester and in subsequent semesters.
  • Demonstrate specific financial need as determined by FAFSA results and Office of Financial Aid including an EFC <$9,000
  • Expected to graduate within two years (spring 2019) of receiving the Reisher Scholarship.

Details and application information

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
G100 Visual Arts, 1770 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1770
(970) 491-6774

Undergraduate students majoring in art are eligible and are automatically considered.

Creative Writing
Department of English
359 Eddy, 1773 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1773
(970) 491-6428

Deadline: October of award year

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Griffin Foundation Scholarship

For the upcoming academic year, $20,000 ($10,000 per academic year) awarded to qualified applicants. Must have an associate degree or at least sixty academic hours from a junior or community college, be seeking to complete a baccalaureate degree, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and be a Colorado resident. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis by ranking applicants in the following areas: Scholarship, Leadership and Service, Personal Traits, Financial Need. Applications can be downloaded from the Griffin Foundation website. Deadline is March 1.

For more information, contact:

The Griffin Foundation
303 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
(970) 482-3030