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
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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.
Application Deadline: February 1
Established by president emerita and past dean Judith Albino, PhD, the fund supports students pursuing health-based programs. Scholarship support is provided to students based on financial need and interests; who are studying public health, medicine, dentistry, or psychology, including psychology interns. Preference will be given to students studying in Colorado School of Public Health and who are members of federally recognized Indian tribes.
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 Master's Scholarship provides funds for ColoradoSPH 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.
This scholarship is awarded to outstanding students currently enrolled in the school's doctoral level degree program in epidemiology6
This scholarship is awarded to either incoming or currently enrolled students in the School's 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.7
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
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.