Scholarships

Virginia T. Schuman Scholarship

Up to $1,000 awarded in Fall and Spring

Scholarship criteria: Degree-seeking student enrolled in the award term with a minimum of 5 credit hours. GPA of 3.0 in undergraduate work. GPA of 2.75 or higher in graduate work. Your special essay should address financial need (elaborate on any life events or financial burdens which will impact your ability to continue with your education) and highlight your academic potential and/or accomplishments.

Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship

$1,500 award to 1 recipient for Spring and Fall semester 

Scholarship criteria: Alumni Association Graduate Scholarships are awarded to students who meet all of the following criteria: Enrolled in a graduate degree program, nominated by the Dean, enrolled in a minimum of 3 credit hours, resident, 3.0 minimum GPA.

School of Education & Human Development Alumni Scholarship

Up to $1000 per student awarded to a minimum of one student per academic year

Scholarship criteria: You must already be accepted to a degree program within the School of Education & Human Development and have an undergraduate or Post-Baccalaureate GPA of 3.3 or better. Your essay demonstrates how the applicant has advocated for individuals from culturally diverse environments and/or disadvantaged conditions.

School of Education & Human Development Scholarship Fund

Award amounts vary depending on available funds. Awards will be made to a minimum of one student per academic year. This scholarship supports students in the School of Education & Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver. 

Scholarship Criteria: Please submit an essay describing your educational aspirations.

The ¡Adelante! Scholarship

$2000 award to up to 6 recipients (two enrolled/continuing students and four newly enrolled students) in Fall semester. 

Scholarship Criteria: Eligible recipients are CU Denver students working towards a master's or endorsement in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE). Preference will be given to first-generation college goers, teachers who work with first-generation college goers, and teachers from and working with bilingual communities. Please write an essay about who you are and how your work will promote bilingualism for your students, their families and the community.

Fernie Baca Scholarship Fund

Amount depends on available funds. Awarded to one student each Fall semester. 

Scholarship Criteria: Eligible recipients are graduate and undergraduate students in the CU Denver School of Education & Human Development with an area of focus on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education. Awardee must be a first generation student. Please submit a letter stating how you meet the criteria.

Laurie Bond Memorial Scholarship and Assistance Fund

Up to $1,500 awarded to one recipient each year, if funds are available

Scholarship Criteria: Enrolled in the Counseling program at the School of Education & Human Development at CU Denver. Scholarships will be based on academic standing, commitment to a career in counseling and a theoretical approach to counseling. Individuals seeking the award will be selected by a three-member committee composed of the Chairperson of the Counseling degree program, a faculty member of the department and a student-counselor in training.

Daniels Boundless Opportunities Scholarship

Up to $2000 awarded per academic year.

Scholarship criteria: You must be pursuing ECE certification. Scholarships will be based on your demonstrated need for financial aid (FAFSA required). 

Early Childhood Education Scholarship Fund

Up to $10K awarded to two recipients per academic year. Funds contingent on donor making gift annually.

Scholarship Criteria: 

  • Must be enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program
  • Applicants must demonstrate financial need and be eligible to receive federal aid by successful completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Applicants shall submit a one page essay on why they enrolled in the ECE program and what they plan to do upon graduation, the option to submit with their application, a letter of recommendation from a professor associated with the Program
  • Preference shall be given to applicants who show intent to set up, initiate or model developmentally appropriate practice in mainstream early childhood education

William Goodwin Scholarship

Up to $500 awarded each semester.

This fund was created in memory of William L. Goodwin, a former SEHD professor.

Scholarship criteria: You must be enrolled in either the Learning, Developmental and Family Science program or the Early Childhood Education program. Applicants must have successfully completed at least 6 credit hours of coursework in the program, with a GPA of at least 3.0. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from faculty in one of the two programs with their application.

Bridge Scholarship

The Bridge Scholarship is available to students who completed one of the Literacy Education Certificates.

Programs and are newly-admitted students in the Literacy Education MA. Currently, Literacy Education Certificate Programs include the following:

  • Early Literacy Certificate
  • Developing Literacy & Language for Diverse Learners Certificate
  • Applied Literacy for Family & Community Helping Professionals Certificate (Literacy Education & HDFR)

HOW TO APPLY? 

Prepare a Cover Page:  Your name, address, phone, email; Literacy Education certificate program completed (and delivery location or format); current MA program (e.g. Reading/Endorsement, grades K-12; or English Education).

Submit a Letter to the Literacy Education Faculty. In a one to two-page letter and elaborate on the following:

  • what you have done in literacy teaching, what you hope to do in the future related to curriculum and/or assessment work so far
  • who are the students you support in the area of why you want the scholarship
  • how the scholarship will help you.
This scholarship is not in ScholarLynx.

Literacy Teaching Scholarship

The Literacy Teaching Scholarship is available to newly-admitted students in the Literacy Education MA.

HOW TO APPLY?

Prepare a Cover Page: Your name, address, phone, email; current MA program (e.g. Reading/Endorsement, grades K-12; or English Education).

Submit a Letter to the Literacy Education Faculty. In a one to two-page letter and elaborate on the following:

  • what you have done in literacy teaching, what you hope to do in the future related to curriculum and/or assessment work so far
  • who are the students you support in the area of why you want the scholarship
  • how the scholarship will help you.

This scholarship is not in ScholarLynx.

 

Phil Loney and Pat Wiser Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Criteria: Undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to students preparing for a career in K-12 English Education (writing, literature, reading, language arts, and related fields). If there are insufficient numbers of highly-qualified English Education applicants, preference will be given to highly-qualified students preparing for a career in Elementary Education.

Applicants must submit a special essay that addresses their passion for teaching and their career goals. Preference will be given to students planning to serve under-served student populations, including either rural or urban communities. Awards are based on need and merit.

Culturally Responsive School Library Scholarship

Up to $500 award granted to one recipient each semester

Scholarship criteria: Must be accepted into the School of Education & Human Development School Library MA program.

Sally Tague Memorial Scholarship Fund in Science and Mathematics

Award amount is dependent on available funds. Awards are for the full academic year and are made in the spring of the previous year.

Scholarship criteria: Must be an undergraduate or graduate student at SEHD. Candidates shall be at a minimum second year students who have a proven track record of working with children in the classroom and have an exceptional ability and interest in mathematics and the sciences. Candidates must have a documented financial need. Candidates must be students who will contribute to diversity in the school community through their backgrounds and experiences. Candidates should: value education and have a strong desire to learn and teach; relate well to diverse students; be passionate, positive, energetic, creative and enthusiastic. GPA must be 3.0 or higher. Candidates are required to provide a letter of reference that includes observations of teaching or interacting with children/youth. A resume is required. Award funds may be used for tuition and books.

Thank-A-Teacher Project Fund

Up to $500.00 awarded to 2- 4 recipients in Fall and Spring

Scholarship Criteria: Eligible students shall be in the first semester of the teacher education program (graduate) or professional sequence (undergraduate) and enrolled for a minimum of 9 credit hours in teacher education coursework, including internships.

SEHD Dean's Colorado Merit Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria: Recipients must be undergraduate, resident, degree-seeking students (not second degree). Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in their University of Colorado career, and enrolled in 12 or more credit hours.

Andrea Temple Matray Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Fund will be used to provide undergraduate or graduate scholarship awards for students enrolled in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver.

Scholarship Criteria: Recipients shall be students in the Elementary Education or Special Education programs. Preference shall be given to “diverse” students. Diverse students include those students from geographic areas and socioeconomic backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the field of Education, first generation college students, and students who have faced unusual adversity.

Malcolm Erickson Scholarship

The Malcolm Erickson Scholarship is available to graduates of Trinidad High School, Trinidad, CO who are accepted for admission at any of the University of Colorado campuses. Student character, academic merit and financial need are considered. Qualified students are automatically considered for this scholarship once admitted to the University of Colorado Denver, though awards are limited and receipt of a scholarship cannot be guaranteed.

C-PEER Scholarship

For students working in C-PEER. Students apply for positions when posted. This scholarship is NOT in ScholarLynx.

Kathleen Bartlett Pocious Touch the Sky Award

Kathleen (Katie) Bartlett Pocius was a former CU Denver student in the Masters and licensure program in ECE/ECSE. She was a dedicated preschool special education teacher who died tragically in 2015 while hiking Mt. Yale. Katie was an exceptional student who was passionate about nature, animals, and young children with disabilities. This award is set up in her honor to recognize a student in the Masters and/or licensure program who exemplifies Katie's passion for inclusion and will climb mountains for the children they serve.

Learning, Developmental and Family Sciences MA Scholarship

Scholarships for Education Students who have been admitted to the Learning, Developmental and Family Sciences Master's program.  Awards will be made on the balanced criteria of need and scholarly performance.

Pathways2Teaching Scholarship

For students entering CU Denver who have participated in Pathways2Teaching. This scholarship is not in ScholarLynx. Contact Margarita.Bianco@ucdenver.edu for more information.

School of Education and Human Development PhD Research Assistantship

Awarded to incoming PhD students. Recipients are notified via their admit letter. This scholarship is not in ScholarLynx.

Virginia T. Schuman Scholarship for Doctoral Students

Admitted and enrolled in a doctoral program within the School of Education & Human Development, with a minimum of 5 credit hours. Colorado residents who demonstrate financial need and maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Your special essay should address financial need (elaborate on any life events or financial burdens which will impact your ability to continue with your education) and highlight your academic potential and/or accomplishments. Must have FAFSA on file.

The Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship Program

The CU Denver Noyce Scholarship Program promotes secondary teaching as a career for undergraduate and post-baccalaureate majors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, the Noyce Program aims to respond to the critical need for high quality mathematics and science teachers by providing scholarships, research and teaching experiences, and professional development for talented students.

$20,000 per student awarded to up to eight students per year.

To learn more about eligibility, requirements and to apply visit the website.

CABE Graduate Student Scholarship

$1,500 or $2500 for a Colorado graduate student pursuing a degree in education with a focus on Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Education.

More info and application available on the CABE website.

CABE Undergraduate Student Scholarship

$1,500 or $2,500 for a Colorado high school senior or an undergraduate college student pursuing a degree in education with a focus on Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Education or a degree that advocates for bilingual’s access to scientific, medical, technological, or political fields.

More info and application available on the CABE website.

CABE Scholar Award

$10,000 (4-year award) for a Colorado high school senior or undergraduate student planning to pursue a college degree to become a Bilingual Education teacher in Colorado.

More info and application available on the CABE website.

Winifred R. Reynolds Educational Scholarship

The Winifred R. Reynolds Educational Scholarship was created to support students pursuing graduate degrees focused on early childhood education (ECE). Scholarships of varying amounts are awarded to students pursuing graduate degrees in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or an equivalent field with coursework focused specifically on ECE.

Eligibility
Students who meet all of the following criteria are encouraged to apply:
- Be a current resident of Colorado or have been a resident of Colorado for at least 2 years prior to the start of the upcoming academic year (ex: for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year, residency should have been established in 2018)
- Enrolled or planning to enroll in a master’s or doctorate level program in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Educational Psychology, or an equivalent program with coursework primarily focusing on early childhood education
- Have financial need
- Have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher for all graduate level work that has been completed (students who are just starting their graduate work should have a strong undergraduate academic record)

Selection: The selection committee will look at an applicant’s academic achievement, volunteer and work experience, career goals, commitment to and passion for their chosen field, potential for leadership, and the possibility of making a strong contribution to the field. An applicant must have financial need in order to be eligible for a scholarship, but the selection process will be based on merit.

Award: Award amounts typically range from $1,500 to $7,000 and are based upon the strength of the application and the number of credit hours an applicant will enroll in for the upcoming academic year. This application form can be used to request scholarship assistance for the Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and/or Winter/Spring 2021 term(s)/semester(s). Scholarship grants can be used for tuition, fees, and/or required books. Applicants can be full-time or part-time students. Renewal is not automatic for this award, however, previous recipients are encouraged to re-apply for consideration. An individual can receive a scholarship from this fund for a maximum of three years.

Questions: Contact Charmaine Brown at cbrown@denverfoundation.org or via phone at 303.996.7328.

More information about the Winifred R. Reynolds Educational Scholarship

Graduate Certificate Scholarships

Certificate scholarships are for individuals who are registered with the Office of Continuing & Professional Education for one of these two fully online Literacy Education graduate certificate programs:

  • Developing Literacy & Language for Diverse Learners Certificate
  • Early Literacy Certificate

HOW TO APPLY?

Develop a one to two-page letter address to the Literacy Education Faculty and elaborate on the following:

  • what you have done in literacy teaching, what you hope to do in the future related to curriculum and/or assessment work so far
  • who are the students you support in the area of why you want the scholarship
  • how the scholarship will help you.

Funds will be awarded the semester after notification of scholarship award.

Submit all scholarship application documents to:

Dr. Sherry Taylor. Applications will be reviewed by the entire RLE faculty. Decisions are generally made within 30 days and students are contacted shortly thereafter. Funds will be awarded the semester after notification of scholarship award.

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