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: Log in to AcademicWorks

After you have logged in to RamWeb using your eID, navigate to the AcademicWorks section.

Step 3: Navigate to the “recommended” section.

On the top navigation bar, hover over the section titled “Opportunities.” Then, click on “Ours”.

Step 4: Search for the Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship.

Type “Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship” into the search bar. The scholarship should appear with additional information.

Step 5: Click the apply button and follow additional directions.

Click the “Apply” button to complete your application and 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!