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Last update:
October, 2019


History of UWC Scholarships

In 1982, the University Women’s Club established a scholarship fund to help nontraditional students achieve their educational goals.

These scholarships are designed to encourage aspiring CU-Boulder students who might not otherwise have the opportunity to continue their studies. Because they are older, recipients often face the difficult task of combining study with family and job responsibilities.

Funds come from individual donations and the earnings on the UWC Endowment Fund. As of 2018, over $250,000 has been awarded to 125 CU-Boulder students.

Scholarship winners are honored guests at the University Women’s Club annual Spring Scholarship Luncheon.

2018 Scholarship Winners

From L to R:
Ruby Rendon, Fiona Bartell, Daniel Workman, Jessica Barnitz, Erika Baillon

 Read the Scholarship Biographies

Applicants must:

  • be a Colorado resident
  • have had a delay or interruption in their college education
  • be at least 24 years of age
  • be working on first undergraduate degree
  • have completed at least 12 semester hours at CU-Boulder with a 3.0 GPA or better
  • plan to enroll for at least 9 credit hours for both semesters of the scholarship year
  • have not previously won the UWC scholarship.


GPA, financial need, initiative, leadership, and service are considered in the screening process.

  • Several $2,000 – $5,000 scholarships are awarded annually
  • Awards are made in April. Scholarship winners are honored guests at the University Women’s Club Annual Spring Luncheon, which takes place in April.


Application Procedure

  • Submit the CU-Boulder Scholarship Application, including the required resume and University essay, by March 1 online at (CU Boulder Office of Financial Aid). Phone (303) 492-7347 for assistance.
  • Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at as soon as possible after January 1. Application must be on file at CU by March 1.