Student Scholarship Support

Scholarship support is at the core of our mission.
Scholarships allow access to Colorado State University in a tight economy, provide real-world experiences that can change lives, and allow students to participate in research and programs that are impacting our world.

About 45 percent of undergraduate students at Colorado State receive some type of need-based or merit-based scholarship support, and a significant portion of the funds raised by Colorado State University are directed to new and existing scholarships.

  • Scholarships attract students with the highest academic achievement. By sharing their intelligence, work ethic, and innovative spirit, outstanding students raise Colorado State's overall quality of education, research, and service.
  • Scholarships make CSU affordable for many students. As part of its land-grant mission, Colorado State offers students a quality education for a reasonable price, and is often cited as one of the best higher education values in the country. Even so, if not for scholarship support, many students from low-income households could not attend Colorado State. Granting these talented students access to higher education allows them to realize their dreams of achievement.
  • Scholarships reduce the need for many students to work outside jobs rather than concentrate on their studies. By reducing college costs, scholarships also reduce student loan debt – giving new graduates more financial freedom as they embark on their careers.


We believe in our students, we prepare them to graduate, and we expect them to succeed and make Colorado and the world a better place.