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.

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.

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.

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

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 Sherry.Taylor@ucdenver.edu. 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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