Scholarships

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.

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.

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

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