There are several scholarships offered through the Honors Program, which are displayed below. These are typically offered in the spring semester and are normally awarded to students for their senior year. The Honors office will send information about the application process for these scholarships to eligible students.

In addition, many CSU colleges and departments offer financial support to their students through scholarships awarded each spring. In most cases, students need to complete the CSU scholarship application (CSUSA). The application is available on RAMweb starting on December 1st and must be completed by the deadline of March 1st. Check your college and department website for additional information about individual scholarships.

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Honors Program Scholarships

Willard Eddy Scholar Award

Purpose:
  • Recognizes two honors seniors who embody the ideals of the Honors Program
  • Named for the founder of the University Honors Program at Colorado State University

Eligibility:

Special consideration is given to Philosophy majors

  • Current Junior enrolled in the University Honors Program
  • Outstanding record of academic achievement
  • Intellectual curiosity and breadth of academic pursuit
  • Co-curricular contribution to the University Honors Program
Awards & Benefits:
  • 1-2 scholarship awards up to $1500 for the academic year
  • Recipients receive an artistic plaque and have their name(s) engraved on the Eddy Scholar plaque in the Eddy Library

Keller and Lawrence Honors Scholarship

Purpose:
  • Provide scholarship support for undergraduate Honors students with superb records of academic achievement
Eligibility:
  • Current Junior enrolled in the University Honors Program
  • Full-time student status during year of award
  • Minimum GPA of 3.7
Awards & Benefits:
  • 1 scholarship award of at least $3000

Gladys S. Eddy Scholarship

Purpose:
  • Provide scholarship support to students of any major who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, citizenship, and service

Eligibility:

This award is NOT restricted to students in the Honors Program

  • Current undergraduate Sophomore or Junior (60+ credits completed)
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Demonstration of leadership, citizenship, and service to the community and the University
Awards & Benefits:
  • Scholarship award of at least $3000

Spot's Scholarship

Purpose:
  • Provide scholarship support for undergraduate Honors students
Eligibility:
  • Current undergraduate enrolled in the University Honors Program
  • Full-time student status
  • Preference given to students participating in a summer study abroad, research, internship, or service activity sponsored by a recognized program or organization
Awards & Benefits:
  • 1 scholarship award of $1200

Students First Scholarship

Purpose:
  • Assist students with financial need
Eligibility:
  • Current Junior enrolled in the University Honors Program
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Good academic standing
  • Active participation in campus and/or community service organizations
Awards & Benefits:
  • Scholarship award of $2000

Cilento Scholarship

Purpose:

  • Provided by the estate of Elizabeth and Louis Cilento to provide financial aid to outstanding students in the Honors Program

Eligibility:

  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Enrolled in any college, any major
  • Financial need can be considered but is not the determining factor
  • Participant in the University Honors Program maintaining good standing in the program
  • Be in excellent academic standing based on GPA
  • Participate in service and/or other co-curricular activities

Scholarship may be renewable if the recipient(s) continues to meet all criteria, reapplies and is selected by the scholarship committee

Awards & Benefits:

  • Scholarship award (amount varies)

Honors students are encouraged to apply for nationally competitive scholarships to support their undergraduate studies, future graduate studies, and other post-graduate plans. Undergraduate students in the STEM fields with GPAs of 3.8 or higher interested in pursuing a research career should consider applying for the Astronaut and Goldwater Scholarships, third-year students interested in pursuing careers in public service should consider applying for the Truman Scholarship, and students interested in pursuing careers related to the environment should consider applying for the Udall Scholarship. Rising seniors are encouraged to apply for Fulbright and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Awards.

A more comprehensive list of awards and scholarships can be found here.

For more information about nationally competitive scholarships, please contact Mary Swanson at
Mary.Swanson@colostate.edu

Profiles of Past Honors Students who have received Nationally Competitive Awards:

Francis Commercon
Chris Counts
Ben Fixman
Eliz Hale
Rebecca Hermann
Raven Pinto