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Scholarships & Awards

National Scholarship Programs


You must be nominated and supported through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the following scholarships. Eligible students will be selected by committee and invited to apply. Please contact the Scholarship Resource Office at 303-352-3608 for more information.

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship is designed to attract outstanding students into careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to student who are sophomores or juniors during the current academic year and who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum $7,500 per academic year. Junior scholarship recipients can expect to receive a maximum of two years of scholarship support. Senior scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.

To be considered for nomination as a Goldwater Scholar, a student must :

  • Be a U.S. citizen or resident alien.
  • Be a sophomore or junior pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis at UC Denver.
  • Have demonstrated interest in a career in research in the Natural/Physical Sciences, Mathematics, or Engineering fields.
  • have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher and be in the upper fourth of his or her class (this is a merit based scholarship).
  • plan to pursue full‑time academic course work for the following academic year if awarded the Goldwater Scholarship.

The Truman Scholarship Foundation seeks students who have demonstrated leadership abilities; excellent writing and analytical skills; quality academic performance; and an extensive record of public and community service and government involvement. Students must plan to attend graduate school and seek employment in the public service sector.

To be considered for nomination as a Harry S. Truman scholar, a student must: 1. be a U.S. citizen or a U.S National. 2. be a degree-seeking student pursuing a career in government or elsewhere in public service. 3. be a junior in the academic year of application and plan to be a full-time student for his/her senior year. 4. be in the upper quarter of his/her junior class. 5. have an extensive record of public service and community service. 6. have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills.

The Morris K. Udall and Stewart Udall Foundation seeks future leaders across a wide spectrum of environmental fields, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, and economics. The Foundation also seeks future Native American and Alaska Native leaders in public and community health care, tribal government, and public policy affecting Native American communities, including land and resource management, economic development, and education.

Scholarships are offered in these three categories:

  • To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care.

To be considered for nomination as a Udall Scholar, a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien.
  • Be a sophomore or junior at UC Denver for the upcoming academic year.
  • Be a degree-seeking student pursuing a plan of study in environmental public policy, health care or tribal public policy.

In the case of scholarships in the areas of tribal public policy and health care, nominees must be:

  • Of Native American or Alaska Native descent.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.6 or higher.
  • Plan to pursue full-time academic course work for the subsequent year if awarded the Udall Scholarship.