University of Colorado-Boulder First-Generation Scholarship

March 15, 2025
Awards Available: Varies

Scholarship Description

The First Generation Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate residents and nonresidents who have financial need and whose parent(s) or legal guardians do not have a bachelor's degree. During the first year, recipients are required to participate in the First Generation Scholars Program, offered through the Center for Inclusion & Social Change.

Applicants must be incoming first-year resident or nonresident, or resident transfer student and neither of their parent has received a bachelor's degree. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (or apply for aid as an undocumented student) and demonstrate significant financial need and complete the CU Boulder Scholarship Application, and when prompted, complete the CU Boulder First Generation Scholarship application by March 15th. Scholarship application and essay will be considered as part of holistic review; not all students who are eligible will be awarded the First Generation Scholarship. Nonresidents must be offered the Presidential Scholarship or CU Boulder Chancellor's Achievement Scholarship Scholarship Search