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.