Scholarships are gifts, and in most cases, do not need to be repaid. Scholarships may be offered by schools, employers, individuals, private companies, nonprofits, communities, religious groups, and professional and social organizations.
Scholarships may be merit-based and/or need-based. Merit-based scholarships are earned by meeting or exceeding certain standards set by the scholarship donor, which may include academic achievement, a special talent, trait, or interest. Need-based scholarships are based on financial need. Financial need is determined by subtracting your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from your cost of attendance (COA).
To learn about CU Anschutz scholarships for which you might be eligible, please contact your program's admissions and/or student services office. All institutional scholarship applications are available through your program. Scholarship recipients are selected by the programs; the Financial aid & Scholarships Office does not make scholarship decisions.
If you are expecting a scholarship from your department, please contact your school or department to confirm that they have sent the award information to the CU Anschutz Financial Aid & Scholarships Office. If the information has been sent, please allow 10 business days for the scholarship to show on your financial aid offer in the UCDAccess Student portal. Scholarships will pay automatically once added to your financial aid offer, but no earlier than 10 days before the start of each term.
If you are expecting a scholarship from a private (off campus) donor, please provide the mailing information below to your donor. If you are waiting to see your private scholarship on your financial aid offer, please contact your donor to confirm that they have sent the payment to the CU Anschutz Financial Aid & Scholarships Office. If the payment has been sent, please allow 15 business days for the scholarship to show on your financial aid offer in the UCDAccess Student portal. Scholarships will pay automatically once added to your financial aid offer, but no earlier than 10 days before the start of each term.
NOTE: All scholarships must be included as part of your financial aid package and may reduce your eligibility for other types of financial aid.
Make scholarship checks payable to The Regents of the University of Colorado.
Send checks to:
Financial Aid & Scholarships Office
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Mail Stop A088, Education 2 North
13120 E. 19th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
If your concern has not been addressed above, you may email Fin.Aid@CUAnschutz.edu
You can learn about scholarships from many sources, including by mail and on the internet. But be careful and avoid scholarship scams. Make sure any scholarship information and offers you receive are legitimate, and remember you don’t have to pay to find, apply for, or receive scholarships or other financial aid.
Most scholarships at CU Anschutz, including need-based and merit-based, are offered by the schools and colleges. If you have any scholarships questions, please contact your school or program. Below are links to scholarship information for each school or program.
The total amount of aid from all sources, including scholarships, grants, work-study and loans, cannot exceed your COA. The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office may need to adjust other financial aid awards to resolve any overaward situations.
The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office does award a small number of need-based institutional scholarships as part of the initial financial aid package based on information from the FAFSA. No additional application is required.
Try these other free resources for additional scholarship opportunities: