Scholarships Make Dreams a Reality
When you invest in students, you expand opportunities for the next generation of thinkers, problem solvers, artists, and leaders. You set the stage for current and future Rams to follow their dreams and positively change our world. Thank you for your belief in the transformative power of higher education!
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Establishing a Scholarship at CSU
Want to learn more about establishing a scholarship? Email email@example.com.
How You Can Help
Check out examples of our scholarships below, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and see how you can make an impact.
First Generation Program
Help first-generation college students who have significant financial need.
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The MyState Scholarship allows CSU to continue to attract and retain the highest-caliber students by sustaining their educations with scholarships. Established to meet the financial needs of exceptional low-middle income students ineligible for Pell Grants, the MyState Scholarship awards academically strong students.
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Metro Denver Scholarship
This CSU Alumni Association scholarship supports junior or senior undergraduates from the Metro Denver area who demonstrate financial need.
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Contact us for more ways to support CSU.
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Our Scholarship Philosophy
Students are our partners in scholarship stewardship. University Advancement regularly invites and encourages scholarship recipients to share what scholarships mean to them in a variety of engaging ways. Many scholarship recipients are eager to participate, but we cannot require their participation. This practice aligns with our Principles of Community.
What to Expect: In addition to being notified of the scholarship’s recipient(s) on an annual basis, donors who establish named scholarships receive ongoing communications about the impact of the scholarships, such as impact reports and videos. At CSU, it is our honor and privilege to update donors about the incredible difference scholarships make in the lives of our students. Please see the frequently asked questions below for additional information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Accessibility Transcript 1: Scholarship Infographic
Thirty-four percent of scholarship recipients are first-generation students. 5,500-plus community members support scholarships each year. $21.2 million was given to support scholarships at CSU during academic year 2022-2023. Eighty-nine percent is the graduation rate of scholarship recipients.
Accessibility Transcript 2: Establishing a Scholarship
Criteria for a University scholarship is a $25,000 minimum for an endowed scholarship and $1,000 for an annual scholarship. Criteria for a presidential scholarship is a $50,000 minimum for an endowed scholarship and $2,500 for an annual scholarship. The CSU Foundation receives, manages, and prudently invests the funds for the benefit of CSU. There is a 1.7% CSU Foundation administrative fee – 1% which goes to enhance student support, and .7% to cover administrative expenses. For all gifts, there is a 5% advancement investment fee. Colorado State University spends private support in accordance with donor intent, and CSU students benefit from scholarship support, unlocking their potential to become the leaders, innovators, and changemakers of tomorrow.
Accessibility Transcript 3: Scholarship Timeline
March 1 is the gift deadline for annual scholarships by which gifts must be received to be utilized during the following academic year. March 1 is also the scholarship application deadline. 50 percent of the total scholarship package is disbursed to the recipient by the time fall semester begins.
December 31 is the gift deadline for endowed scholarships by which gifts must be received to be utilized during the following academic year. 50 percent of the total scholarship package is disbursed to the recipient by the time spring semester begins.