How to apply for the Scott Undergraduate Scholarship

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What is the Scott Scholarship?

Colorado State University recently 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 20 scholarships per year to exceptional freshmen engineering students ranging from $6,000 to $21,000 per year,, 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 because it is a new opportunity. 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 here: https://colostate.academicworks.com/opportunities/22513. 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 submission deadline, March 1, applications will be reviewed and scholarship winners will be notified. The review process may take several months depending on the number of applicants, so we thank you for your patience in advance.

If you have any questions about the scholarship or your application, please contact the Scott College of Engineering for more information.

Good luck, Rams!