How to apply for the Scott Undergraduate Scholarship

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What is the Scott Scholarship?

In 2016 Colorado State University received a $53 million gift, the largest gift in university history, from the Walter Scott, Jr. family. Part of the gift provides funding for approximately 25 scholarships per year to exceptional freshmen engineering students worth $22,000 per year to exceptional engineering students, renewable for up to four years of awards (five if in the biomedical engineering program), provided the recipient meets renewal criteria and maintains satisfactory academic performance in engineering.

How do I apply?

This scholarship requires some additional steps and materials to apply. Be sure to apply before March 1 and follow all directions to be considered.

Step 1: Complete the Colorado State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA).

All admitted students are eligible to complete the CSUSA, which acts as a general application for hundreds of scholarship opportunities around campus. We recommend all students complete the CSUSA after admission and every year they are enrolled at Colorado State to find the best opportunities.

Step 2: Answer the supplemental essay question for the Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship.

The supplemental essay question will be displayed after you finish your general application. Or, you can navigate to the scholarship directly.

You will need to enter your invitation code, then answer the required essay question: “The values promoted by the Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship are leadership, excellence, and citizenship. Please describe how these values are consistent with your values, your accomplishments, to date, and your future engineering goals.”

What should I expect?

After the March 1 submission deadline, applications will be reviewed. Scholarship awardees are typically notified by May 1; however notifications could go past that date.


If you have any questions about the scholarship or your application, please email or call Jacqui Goldring at (970) 491-0943.

Good luck, Rams!