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Financial aid and scholarships

CU Denver’s Financial Aid & Scholarships Office provides a wealth of information on how to finance your education. Once you familiarize yourself with important financial aid and scholarships deadlines, be sure to:

CU Denver scholarships

Students who are admitted to CU Denver will be given access to ScholarLYNX, a database of scholarship opportunities for CU Denver students. Students interested in applying for CU Denver scholarships must complete the General Application for scholarships, which can be accessed in ScholarLYNX. Then, students can search the database and apply for scholarships for which they meet the eligibility criteria. Additionally, students may be automatically considered for scholarships that are not displayed in ScholarLYNX, based on information in their completed General Application for scholarships.

Note: Students should search for scholarships throughout each academic year that they are enrolled, because deadlines can vary and new scholarships may be added to ScholarLYNX at any time.

School of Public Affairs scholarships

The School of Public Affairs strives to remove financial barriers to attaining a higher education by awarding scholarships and assistantships valued at more than $500,000 each year. View our scholarship opportunities, listed below, including information on eligibility requirements, deadlines and amounts awarded. Admitted students who wish to apply for School of Public Affairs scholarships may do so through ScholarLYNX.

Private scholarships

In addition to scholarships offered through CU Denver and the School of Public Affairs, students may wish to search and apply for private scholarships. Recommended resources include: