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Scholarships for undergraduate students

Alumni Association Undergraduate Scholarship

Award to one SEHD student each academic year. See your portal for deadline and more information. 

Scholarship criteria: CU Denver undergraduate, resident, degree-seeking student  (not second degree) who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in their University of Colorado career. 

Education and Counseling Scholarship Fund

Awards vary year to year

Scholarship criteria: Admitted and registered in SEHD's undergraduate programs. You must demonstrate financial need and be eligible to receive federal aid by the successful completion of the FAFSA. Preference will be given to students enrolled in one of SEHD's pipeline programs. SEHD defines the pipeline programs as their pre-college programs that expose students to education and mental health as an academic interest, major or career area. These programs include but are not limited to: Pathways2Teaching, Community College Urban Education Pipeline Initiative and the Summer Institute for Leadership and Educational Equity. 

Robert Noyce Scholarship

Awarded in the Spring for up to two years in the amount of $14,000/year (math) or $12,000/year (science) for undergraduates. Post-baccalaureate students receive funding to cover up to one year of attendance.

The CU Denver Robert Noyce Scholarship Program promotes secondary teaching as a career for undergraduates and post-baccalaureates majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, the program aims to respond to the critical need for high quality math and science teachers by providing scholarships, research and teaching experiences, and professional development for talented students.

Scholarship criteria: All Noyce Scholars must teach for two years in a high needs setting per year of financial support awarded. They must also attend the bimonthly seminars and dedicate eight hours per semester to help with program recruiting efforts. All applicants must: be a United States citizen, national, or permanent resident at the time of application; demonstrate financial need; have a minimum GPA (overall and in major) of 3.0.; enroll full time at CU Denver; be a current math or science major OR have appropriate credits in math and science as a baccalaureate; be on track to complete the requirements of the secondary science or math certifications within two years; and demonstrate a commitment to pursue a teaching career in a high needs school district and to meeting the employment conditions of the Noyce Scholarship Program.

T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) Early Childhood

T.E.A.C.H. (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) Early Childhood® provides comprehensive scholarships for coursework leading to degrees and credentials in early childhood education. More than just a scholarship program, T.E.A.C.H. is an important tool for providing low-income child care workers with an opportunity to improve their education, increase their earnings, and work toward self-sufficiency. In addition, numerous research studies have linked the education level of early childhood teachers with higher-quality care and improved outcomes for children. Qualistar Colorado has administered the T.E.A.C.H. program in Colorado for the past 17 years, for the benefit of 2,000 educators and more than 200,000 children.

Colorado T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® currently provides eligible ECE professionals with scholarships that include:

  • 90 percent of the tuition
  • Book reimbursement and travel stipend
  • Bonus upon successful completion of coursework
  • Paid release time to attend classes (in some cases).

Thank-A-Teacher Scholarship

$500.00 awarded to 2- 4 recipients in Fall and Spring
Scholarship criteria: Admitted and registered in the Teacher Education licensure program. Your cover letter should address your ability to be a learner advocate and/or agent of change in a positive, professional and culturally responsive manner.

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