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 Engineering Scholarships

The University of Colorado Denver offers a number of scholarship opportunities for students.

Undergraduate engineering students can apply for scholarships designated specifically for engineering students as a way to recognize and encourage academic excellence.

In addition, the College of Engineering and Applied Science has several National Science Foundation scholarships available to new and financially eligible CU Denver students enrolled full-time in one of the four engineering majors. 

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College of Engineering Scholarships

The College of Engineering and Applied Science makes available a variety of undergraduate scholarship funds generously given by industry, alumni and other donors to support the education of engineering students.


  • All recipients must be registered for 6 or more credit hours in the semester during which the awards are made.
  • Although some industry donor contracts allow recipients to have GPAs as low as 2.75, students with GPAs below 3.0 are generally not awarded scholarships because of competition.
  • Dean’s scholarship applicants must be paying in-state tuition and have at least a 3.0 GPA, but they do not need to show unmet financial need.

How to apply:

Once admitted, students may apply for college-based scholarships through the student portal​. A list of scholarships for which the student is eligible automatically populates. 

Funding Opportunities

The Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) makes high quality, distinctive graduate programs available to residents of the West at in-state tuition rates. As part of the Student Exchange Program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, WRGP helps place students in a wide range of graduate programs, all designed around the educational, social, and economic needs of the West.

Through WRGP, residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are eligible to enroll in available programs outside of their home state at resident tuition rates. Students need not demonstrate financial need. Degree programs in the College of Engineering that are eligible for enrollment in this program include:

  • MS, Biomechanics
  • MS, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • MEng, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • MS, Environmental and Sustainability Engineering
  • MEng, Sustainable Infrastructure
  • PhD, Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Systems, in GIS, Environmental and Sustainability Engineering, or Sustainable Infrastructure

Students that meet the eligibility requirements of the WRGP program will be able to apply for this funding when submitting an application for admission.

For further information on the WRGP program, visit their website at:

The CU Denver Scholarship Resource Office provides information about scholarships and offers guidance in the general scholarship application process.

For more information, visit the Scholarship Resource Office website.

The University of Colorado has a long established practice of designating students as being on the Dean’s List based on their performance in the previous semester. CU Denver uses a fixed criterion across all colleges for determining eligibility for the Dean’s List. This policy applies to undergraduate students.

For fall and spring semesters, students must successfully complete nine (9) hours in the semester upon which the grade point average is determined. These courses can be both within and outside of the college. Pooled courses will not be included in the calculation nor will they count toward the nine (9) hours required for consideration. The GPA set for inclusion in the Dean’s List is 3.75.

For summer semesters, students must complete six (6) hours as a basis for inclusion in the Dean’s List. Course inclusion will be the same as in fall and spring semesters. The GPA for the Dean’s List in the summer semester will also be 3.75

The Registrar’s Office will calculate the semester GPAs for all students two weeks after the due date for semester grades. Those GPAs will be the basis for determining the Dean’s List. Incompletes will not be considered in the calculation of minimum number of hours. The Dean’s List will not be recalculated to include completed incompletes.

Spring 2018 Dean's List (pdf)

Fall 2017 Dean's List (pdf)

Summer 2017 Dean's List (pdf)

Spring 2017 Dean's List (pdf)

Fall 2016 Dean's List (pdf)

Spring 2016 Dean's List (pdf)​

Fall 2015 Dean's List (pdf)

Spring 2015 Dean's List (pdf)

Fall 2014 Dean's List (pdf)

Spring 2014 Dean's List (pdf)​

Fall 2013 Dean's List (pdf)

Dean’s List Scholarships

The College of Engineering and Applied Science will award up to five scholarships each academic year to recognize outstanding achievement. These scholarship funds are provided to the college by the State of Colorado and are administered through the CU Denver Office of Financial Aid. Scholarship amounts vary based on the funds provided by the state. Students receiving financial aid who are awarded a Dean’s List Scholarship may have their financial aid package adjusted.  

To be eligible, student must:

  • be an undergraduate student enrolled in a College of Engineering and Applied Science degree program (declared major in the college).
  • intend to graduate with a baccalaureate degree in the college (undeclared engineering students must declare a major; pre-engineering students are not eligible).
  • have been named to the fall and spring semester Dean’s List for the academic year immediately preceding the Dean’s List Scholarship award.
  • have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in their University of Colorado course work.
  • be a resident of Colorado for tuition purposes.
  • meet the state benefits eligibility requirements under HB 1023 (visit the Registrar’s website for more information on Colorado House Bill 1023).
  • meet the requirements of the CU Denver Financial Aid Academic Standards Policy.
  • not be in default on any student loan nor owe a repayment of aid grant.

The scholarships are based solely on academic performance. Students must meet all eligibility requirements to be awarded the engineering Dean’s List scholarship.