Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Western Colorado University Scholarship Opportunities Homepage.

The general scholarship application for 2024-2025 opens
• December 1, 2023 for continuing students
• Later in December for new and transfer students

Applications completed before March 1, 2024, receive priority consideration, but we do consider applications submitted later for scholarships that are not awarded in the first round of consideration.

Although certain scholarships are designed to promote diversity, applicants will be considered without preference to race, sex, color, or national origin.
Having trouble or have questions? Contact scholarships@western.edu

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Reisher Scholars Program - Transfer Student
The Reisher Scholars Program is for full-time college students who...
Deadline06/26/2024
Varies Karen and Ryan Liles Rural Teaching Fellowship
The Karen and Ryan Liles Rural Teachers Fellowship has been established...
Deadline07/01/2024
Varies David & Steven MacAllister Fund
The David and Steven MacAllister Fund has been established by the...
$400.00 Edwyl Redding Memorial Scholarship
A bequest in Miss Redding’s estate and from gifts from former students,...
Varies F. George Damson Scholarship
Winner of the Damson Music Performance Competition. Contestants perform...
Varies Gunnison Volunteer Fire Department Scholarship
The Gunnison Volunteer Fire Department Honor Band Scholarship is...
Varies Lloyd & Dorothy Heiny Memorial Scholarship
The Lloyd Heiny Memorial Music Scholarship has been established by...
Varies Marguerite Vouga Rule Scholarship
The Vouga-Rule Music Fund has been established by Ed Rule and Marguerite...
Varies Martha Carr WIT Scholarship
Students from the Western Slope of Colorado who demonstrate financial...
$700.00 Music Performing Arts Scholarship
Varies Rachel Rice Music Fund
The Rachel Rice Music Scholarship has been established to provide...
Varies Wayne Milheim Music Scholarship
The Wayne H. Milheim Music Scholarship Fund was established by Wayne H....
Varies Phil and JoAnn Klingsmith Scholarship
This scholarship has been established by Phil, a local attorney and...
Ended
Varies Brian Hirsh Award
Eligibility Must be a graduating Art Major with skills in sculpting,...
Ended
$400.00 Don Goodman Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was created in 1989 by the Goodman family and friends...
Ended
Varies Dr. Linda Schele Memorial Art Scholarship
The Dr. Linda Schele Memorial Art Scholarship was established by Dr....
Ended
Varies Duane Vandenbusche History Scholarship
The Duane Vandenbusche History Scholarship has been established by Duane...
Ended
Varies Durfee Day International Student Scholarship
The Durfee Day International Student Scholarship has been established by...
Ended
Varies F.S. Haverly Academic Scholarship-Inactive
Ended
Varies GPCW Poetry Concentration Scholarship Fund
Ended
Varies GPCW Publishing Scholarship Fund
Ended
Varies Jim Richards '54 Team Scholarship
The jim Richards 1954 Football Scholarship has been established by...
Ended
Varies Josh Hotchkiss Linebacker Scholarship
The Josh Hotchkiss Linebacker Scholarship has been established by the...
Ended
Varies MEM Buttermore Biosecurity Grant
Ended
Varies Olivia & Fred Reichle Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is provided by the estate of Olivia L. and Fred A....
Ended
Varies Saltzman Family Scholarship
The Saltzman Family Scholarship has been established by Meyer and Geri...
Ended
Varies Wilbourn Family Scholarship-INACTIVE
This scholarship is provided by Mary Virginia Miller and Samuel James...
Ended
Varies Ashley Memorial Cheerleading Scholarship
The Ashley Memorial Cheerleading Scholarship has been established by...
Ended
$400.00 Kelly B. Long Memorial Scholarship
Kelly Long’sparents, Ron and Irene Long, established this scholarship to...
Ended
Varies Rise Cheerleading Scholarship
This Scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance for...
Ended
$500.00 2SLGBTQIA+ Scholarship
The 2SLGBTQIA+ Scholarship has been established to provide scholarship...
Ended
$150.00 A.W. Lawrence Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship commemorates the service to Western Colorado University...
Ended
$5,000.00 Adair Scholarship
This scholarship is provided by Joan Adair Colorado Resident From a...
Ended
$1,000.00 Al Caniff Art Scholarship
The Al Caniff Art Scholarship has been established by Al Caniff,...
Ended
$500.00 Alva Sloan Memorial Internship
Alva W. Sloan served in the field of accounting for thirty-six years as...
Ended
Varies Art Achievement Scholarship
The Art Scholarship is awarded at the discretion of the Art Department...
Ended
Varies August Grosland Art Alumni Scholarship
The August J. Grosland Art/Alumni Scholarship was originally established...
Ended
Varies Barr Foundation Scholarship
Robert M. Barr and Roberta Armstrong Barr provide scholarships to...
Ended
Varies Bartleson/Prather Geology Scholarship
The Bartleson/ Prather Geology Scholarship is established to provide...
Ended
$5,000.00 Bill and Bertha Mae Schindler Memorial Scholarship
The Bill and Bertha Mae Schindler Memorial Scholarship was established...
Ended
Varies Borick Business Scholar Days Scholarship
Ended
Varies Borick Business Scholarship
Scholarship Eligibility: Be a full-time freshmen or sophomore at...
Ended
Varies Boundless Opportunity Scholarship
The Boundless Opportunity Scholarship honors and supports nontraditional...
Ended
Varies Brenda Gail Kenny Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is provided by Rob and Mary Costello to celebrate the...
Ended
Varies Brennecke Elkins Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Eligibility: A. The applicant must be a Junior status or...
Ended
Varies C. Ralph and Florence Walker Memorial Scholarship
The Walker family created this fund in memory of C. Ralph and Florence...
Ended
Varies Casebier Education Scholarship
Scholarship Eligibility: A. Must be a full time student enrolled in the...
Ended
$900.00 Charles & Lucile Piquette Memorial Scholarship
Charles and Lucille Piquette encouraged all of their children to receive...
Ended
Varies Charles Livermore Memorial Scholarship
Family and friends established the Charles H. Livermore History...
Ended
Varies Charles Tutor Education Scholarship
The Charles Tutor Endowed Scholarship for Education has been established...
Ended