Funding your graduate or doctoral education should not be a challenge. Let us help you locate the resources you need to find a scholarship or other financial aid program.
Financial aid is managed and awarded to students through the University of Colorado Denver Office of Financial Aid (FAFSA code: 004508). Below are resources to help you understand the cost of attendance and financing your education.
Cost of Attendance
CU Anschutz Office of Financial Aid
Download a Financial Aid Overview for Prospective Students
Public Health Scholarships
The Colorado School of Public Health offers scholarships to incoming and current students based on a variety of factors. Incoming students are considered for merit scholarships based on the information presented within their application to the school; current students are considered based on a specific call for scholarship applications.
The Colorado School of Public Health (ColoradoSPH) Rural Scholarship is made possible by the Hyatt Regency Aurora-Denver Conference Center. It is intended to support students with financial need who plan a professional career working in public health in rural areas. Preference will be given to students who come from and intend to practice in rural areas of Colorado. This scholarship is available to new and continuing students for the 2020-2021 academic year only.
Priority Application Deadline: January 1
Final Application Deadline: February 1
The Judith Albino Diversity Scholarship Fund was created by former University President and Past Dean of the ColoradoSPH, Dr. Judith Albino. The purpose of this scholarship is to support students with diverse backgrounds and experiences, and who have demonstrated financial need, with a preference for supporting students who are members of federally recognized Indian tribes. Students studying public health, medicine, dentistry, and psychology whose goals include research and/or practice with emphasis on the integration of behavioral, cultural, and physical aspects of health and illness are eligible.
Download the Albino Scholarship Application
The ColoradoSPH at CSU program funds a Diversity Award for new students. Awards are given each year and it provides the student with $5,000 per year for two years. The application for this scholarship is sent out to all newly admitted ColoradoSPH at CSU MPH students after admissions decisions are made. “Diversity” is defined very broadly and it’s up to the student to tell the reviewers how they will contribute to a diverse public health workforce.8
The Hoffman Endowment Fund for Public Health Scholarships provides funds for ColoradoSPH MPH and MS students with demonstrated financial need. The goal of this scholarship is to support master's students who contribute to the diversity of the ColoradoSPH, will contribute to the diversity of the public health workforce, and have a professional focus on addressing health disparities.
The awards will range in duration from one to two academic years.
Scholarship offers are currently made in conjunction with the admissions process.
Application Deadline: August 15
This scholarship is awarded to outstanding students currently enrolled in the Epidmeiology PhD or DrPH programs. Download the Hamman-Hoffman Scholarship Application.6
Application Deadline: August 15
This scholarship is awarded to either incoming or currently enrolled students in the Epidemiology masters or doctoral degree programs who 1) demonstrate high academic potential as a student; and 2) aspire to work on the control and prevention of communicable diseases in a federal, state, or local public health agency. Download the Hoffman Infectious Disease Scholarship Application
Established by the generosity of the Colorado Trust, the Moran Scholarship is awarded to students across the three ColoradoSPH campuses. The fund was named in honor of former Trust CEO John Moran Jr. The Moran scholarship is offered to students by each academic department following their acceptance into one of the school's programs. Awards are based on available funds and currently do not require a separate application. Eligibility is determined by the school's scholarship and awards committee in collaboration with department and program faculty. This scholarship is limited to Colorado residents.
Fall Deadline: August 11
Winter Deadline: December 8
Established by Professor Emerita Miriam Orleans, the Orleans Graduate Research Fund supports student research activities and associated costs including travel and conference stipends. Current students are eligible to apply during open calls for proposals - usually published twice per year.
Established by the generosity of ColoHealth, the "Health Care in America" Scholarship is awarded to the student who best outlines their idea of what the health care system should look like in America. Visit ColoHealth for more information about eligibility and submission requirements.5
Global Health Scholarships
The Center for Global Health administers four scholarships for current, enrolled students who, as part of their curriculum, have a global health project that may include international travel. To learn more details about these scholarships, visit the Center for Global Health website.
Out-of-State Funding Opportunities
Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)
This program helps students access graduate education outside of their home state without paying the high price tag of an out-of-state education. Students who are residents of states and territories that are members of the WRGP, and are enrolling in an eligible program at an eligible institution, may qualify for this benefit. Learn more about the WRGP tuition benefit
The Colorado School of Public Health applies for federal training grants to support student scholarship and training opportunities. Eligible students will receive notification from the school during the application process.