Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Western Colorado University Scholarship Opportunities Homepage.

Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to students with brief information about the scholarship qualifications. To apply to scholarships which require an application, you must first sign in with the same user name and password you use to access the campus login portal. You will then have the opportunity to complete a general application and, if applicable, apply for specific scholarships.

Although [certain] or [some] scholarships [are] designed to promote diversity, applicants will be considered without preference to race, sex, color, or national origin.

Reference Requests
Your applications may require a reference request. You will be asked to provide your reference’s name and email. A request will be sent to the provided email to prompt them to complete their reference. We encourage you to personally reach out to your reference prior to sending them the request to inform them to watch for an email from scholarships@western.edu with the instructions to submit their reference.
To view the status of your reference requests, sign in and click the “References” tab at the top of the page.

You can save and return to your applications; however, your applications will not be considered unless you submit them. Once an application is submitted, you can go back in to view and update your application any time before the deadline. The General Application is due April 1st, 2023, however other application deadlines may vary, make sure to check the deadlines!

If new opportunities open that you are recommended for you, you will receive an email notification from scholarships@western.edu via your Western email address.
You may also receive via email:
• reminders to complete drafted applications that are closing soon
• when a reference request has been completed
• confirmation when an application has been submitted
• when you have received an award offer
• when a scholarship award has been posted to your student account
• when you need to complete a post-acceptance request in order to receive your award
• when you need to fill out a renewal application for a continuing scholarship

Having trouble or have questions? Contact scholarships@western.edu

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$4,000.00 Nancy Menan Foundation Scholars
The Western Colorado University Foundation, a nonprofit corporation...
$1,000.00 Elizabeth Cobbins Environmental Justice Scholarship
The Elizabeth Cobbins Environmental Justice Scholarship, established in...
$400.00 James D Nauman Scholarship
The James D. Nauman Environmental Studies Scholar has been established...
$1,100.00 Mahaffey ENVS Scholarship
One award may be made each year to a full-time Environment &...
$200.00 Maria Ritzel Agazio Scholarship
The M. Agazio Ritzel Scholarship has been established by a 2019 ENVS...
$500.00 Mike Martin Memorial Scholarship
The Michael Matin Memorial Scholarship has been established by the...
$400.00 Nauman Environmental Stewardship Scholarship
The James D. Nauman Scholarship Endowment has been established by Dr....
Varies School of ENVS Inlcusivity Scholarship
One or two awards may be made to ENVS majors from historically...
$15,645.00 Mountaineer STEM Scholarship
The Mountaineer STEM Scholarship has been established by Elaine and...
$2,500.00 Pre-Health Scholarship
The eligibility requirements for the Pre-Health Scholarship are as...
Varies A.W. Lawrence Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship commemorates the service to Western Colorado University...
Varies AAUW Zelda Rouillard Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is provided by Gunnison Branch of AAUW. Nontraditional...
$5,000.00 Adair Scholarship
This scholarship is provided by Joan Adair Colorado Resident From a...
$1,000.00 Al Caniff Art Scholarship
The Al Caniff Art Scholarship has been established by Al Caniff,...
Varies Alumni Scholarship
The Alumni Scholarship has been established by Western Colorado...
Varies Alva Sloan Memorial Internship
Alva W. Sloan served in the field of accountin for thirty-six years as...
Varies Art Scholarship
The Art Scholarship is awarded at the discretion of the Art Department...
Varies August Grosland Art Alumni Scholarship
The August J. Grosland Art/Alumni Scholarship was originally established...
Varies Barr Foundation Scholarship
Robert M. Barr and Roberta Armstrong Barr provide scholarships to...
Varies Bartelson/Prather Geology Scholarship
The Bartleson/ Prather Geology Scholarship is established to provide...
Varies Beta-Gern Communication & Theatre Scholarship
The Beta Engineering/Jess Gern Scholarship was established in 1974 by...
Varies Beware the Air Scholarship
The Beware the Air Scholarship has been established by an anonymous...
Varies Bill and Bertha Mae Schindler Memorial Scholarship
The Bill and Bertha Mae Schindler Memorial Scholarship was established...
$2,500.00 Blees Family "Well-Rounded" Scholarship
When alumnus Chris Blees 94 was a student in the 1990s, he had his heart...
Varies Borick Business Scholarhip
Scholarship Eligibility: Be a full-time freshmen or sophomore at...
Varies Boundless Opportunity Scholarship
The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship honors and supports nontraditional...
Varies Brenda Gail Kenny Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is provided by Rob and Mary Costello to celebrate the...
Varies Brennecke Elkins Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Eligibility: A. The applicant must be a Junior status or...
Varies Brian Hirsh Award
Eligibility Must be a graduating Art Major with skills in sculpting,...
Varies Calkins-Barge Math Scholarship
The Calkins-Barge Mathematics Scholarship has been established by Glenn...
$1,000.00 Carol Greenlee Athletic Scholarship
Established by Carol Greenlee, a generous donor and longtime friend of...
Varies Casebier Education Scholarship
Scholarship Eligibility: A. Must be a full time student enrolled in the...
Varies Casey McKenny Memorial Scholarship
Family and friends of Casey McKenny, an exemplary Western Colorado...
Varies Charles & Lucile Piquette Memorial Scholarship
Charles and Lucille Piquette encouraged all of their children to receive...
Varies Charles Gerhardt Memorial Scholarship
The Charles Gerhardt Memorial Scholarship was established by Edward and...
Varies Charles Livermore Memorial Scholarship
Family and friends established the Charles H. Livermore History...
Varies Charles Tutor Education Scholarship
The Charles Tutor Endowed Scholarship for Education has been established...
Varies Charles Walker Jr. Memorial Music Scholarship
The Charles R. Walker Jr. Memorial Music Scholarship has been...
$2,500.00 CHFA- Building the Future Scholarship
The Building the Future Scholarship has been established by the Colorado...
Varies Cope/Chevron Sch
This scholarship is provided by Dr. John Cope, Sr., long-time employee...
Varies Corbett Family Opportunity Scholarship in Business
The Corbett Family Opportunity Scholarship in Business has been...
Varies COSI Delta
Varies COSI Gunnison, Hinsdale, San Miguel
Varies COSI Ouray
Varies COSI Saguache, Mineral (formerly COSI Counties)
Varies COSI Western IHE
Varies Culebra Range Community Coalition Scholarship
Culebra Range Community Coalition Environmental Scholarship "This fund...
Varies Cynthia Smith McHolland Memorial Fund
The Cynthia Smith-McHolland Memorial Scholarship has been established by...
Varies D.H. and Mildred Cummins Scholarship
This scholarship is provided by D.H. Cummins, Ph.D., Professor of...
Varies Dan Tredway Memorial Education Scholarship
Scholarship Eligibility: A. Must be a resident of Colorado, with...