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1000 MORE

The CU Denver Scholarship Challenge

Extraordinary Opportunities

In just over 40 years, the University of Colorado Denver has evolved from a small satellite campus to a thriving urban research university that educates more than 14,000 students. We help tomorrow's policy-makers, teachers, civil engineers, and entrepreneurs Learn with Purpose every day.

Our goal is to increase support for scholarships that :

  • Ensure our talented, hard-working students are not thwarted by a lack of
    financial resources.
  • Give older students a second chance and first-generation students an opportunity
    to realize their dreams.
  • Reward high achievers, fueling the passion and innovation that strengthens
    CU Denver's academic environment.
  • Are critical to CU Denver's future - and Colorado's as well.


Meanwhile, major economic and cultural changes have changed the calculus of higher education across the nation. Declining state support for higher education has strained our revenue streams and our ability to provide optimal financial aid—and 60 percent of our undergraduates demonstrate need for assistance. Such financial challenges saddle students with formidable post-college debt, force others to add extra years to their degree path, and keep still others from ever reaching graduation.

To meet CU Denver's goal of fostering student success regardless of background, we are launching CU Denver's largest scholarship initiative ever to help students afford a college education: 1,000 MORE. We hope to provide financial support for 1,000 more CU Denver students every year, and triple private support for scholarships by the year 2020.

 Watch how scholarships are impacting our students:


Read more about CU Denver students (pdf) whose dreams are coming alive thanks to scholarships—and students who can go further with your support.

Scholarships Depend on You

This is a critical time in CU Denver history to support talented, high-achieving students who have committed to pursuing higher education. Annual gifts of any amount to fund scholarships are sought and welcomed. In addition, scholarships may be named for the donor or someone the donor wishes to honor. Endowment gifts, also named, are encouraged to help ensure the long-term viability of the program. Gifts at this level provide support for a scholarship in perpetuity, and allow generations of students to realize their educational goals.

Thank you for supporting 1000 MORE!

CLICK HERE to make a gift, or contact:

University of Colorado Denver
Development Office


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