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Apply for Scholarships

​Your step-by-step guide 

At CU Denver, searching for scholarships has never been easier. We have two main tools to support you in searching and applying for scholarships. Our ScholarLynx Application allows you to apply for scholarships offered by CU Denver. Our Scholarship Universe Application allows you to apply for scholarships offered by private donors. Both applications identify scholarships that would be the best fit for you.

Step 1: Apply for CU Denver Scholarships

·         Our ScholarLynx Application opens October 1 each year and rolling deadlines begin March 1.
·         To be considered for need-based scholarships complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 1.
·         If you do not have a citizenship status that allows you to be considered for financial aid, complete our Alternate Aid Application in lue of the FAFSA.

Step 2: Apply for Scholarships Through Private Donors

·         As a CU Denver student, you have exclusive access to Scholarship Universe. The application allows you to apply for scholarships offered by private donors.
·         Log into Scholarship Universe using your university login credentials.
·         Scholarships deadlines vary by donor and opportunities are available year round.

Step 3: Next Steps

·         Monitor ScholarLynx for updates regarding scholarship decisions. If you are selected for a CU Denver scholarship, we will notify you by university email.
·         If you are awarded a scholarship from a private donor, provide the below address to the donor to allow the check to be mailed to the university.

University of Colorado Denver
Financial Aid & Scholarships Office
Campus Box 125
PO Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217

Scholarship Tips

​​Never applied for scholarships before? Not to worry - find a ton of helpful advice with our Scholarship App Tips​.


Schedule an appointment with a scholarship advisor for help in identifying additional external opportunities.