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The Center for Urban Education’s two scholarship programs provide assistance to MSU Denver students on the basis of financial need, grade-point average and/or their active participation in CUE’s after-school programs. Both scholarships give preference to first-generation students, whose parents have not graduated from a four-year college.


21st Century College Readiness Center Scholarship

Students who actively participate in the 21st Century College Readiness Center program are eligible for a $700 scholarship during their first semester of enrollment at MSU Denver. Eligibility requirements include a minimum 2.5 high-school cumulative grade-point average, demonstrated financial need and participation in 21st CCRC classes and activities.

Applications will be evaluated on an individual’s determination to succeed, future goals and plans to achieve them, commitment to learning and community service, and success in the face of adversity.

 Click here to apply for 21st CCRC Scholarship App 17-18   

Salazar Family Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of the Salazar Family Foundation, CUE is able to provide up to 20 MSU Denver students a year with $2,000 scholarships. Contingent on funding, the scholarships may be renewable annually for up to four consecutive years for students making satisfactory progress toward graduation.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled fulltime (minimum 12 credit hours per semester) at MSU Denver and maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average. Preference is given to applicants who fall into two of the following three categories: Hispanic students, students whose parents do not hold a four-year college degree, and students graduating from public high schools in MSU Denver’s seven-county region (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson) in which more than half of students qualify for federal free and reduced-price lunch programs.

Each spring, the MSU Denver Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships identifies students who meet minimum eligibility requirements and submits a list to CUE. Eligible candidates are then notified and asked to prepare a brief essay focused on the following two questions: As one of the first members of your family to enroll in college, how have you overcome challenges and/or setbacks to pursue your college aspirations? How will this scholarship help you attain your goals?

Applicants must submit their application to CUE on or before March 1, 2017.

Click Here for Application Salazar Scholarship Application17-18

To complete application online use following link:

Salazar Scholarship



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