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: Elligible receipients 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.

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

Scholarship Criteria: Eligible applicants are individuals who have completed a LCRT approved certificate program in one of our off-campus or online venues with at least 9 semester hours of credits and a GPA of 3.0 or better. LCRT approved certificate programs include: Early Literacy ONLINE Certificate or Adolescent Literacy ONLINE Certificate; Literacy & Language Development for English Language Learners Certificate (in Aurora & DPS), Reading Recovery and other Literacy Certificates delivered in the Cherry Creek School District, Teaching for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Certificate. To apply send an email to This scholarship is not in ScholarLynx.

Literacy Teaching Scholarship

For students newly admitted into the MA program in Literacy Education (LCRT). This includes individuals who have successfully completed a licensure program with a GPA of 3.0 or better from one of the following programs:

  • CU Denver UCTE licensure program
  • CU Denver undergraduate BA in Teaching, Learning & Development who are licensed to teach in elementary, special education or early childhood education 
  • Licensure programs from other universities.  
  • Areas of focus in the Literacy, Language & Culturally Responsive Teaching Program (LLCRT) MA program in Curriculum and Instruction include: 
  • Reading & Writing, grades K-6 or 7-12
  • English Education with option of CDE’s Reading Teacher Endorsement

To apply send an email to 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.

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.

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 critieria of need and scholarly performance.

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.