It's Scholarship Time!
MSU Denver's 2021-22 Scholarship Application is now open! Scholarship applications received on or before March 1 are given priority in consideration for scholarship awards, so get your application in now! If you miss the priority deadline, we still encourage you to apply, as applications received after this date may still be considered.
Did you know that as part of your scholarship application, you will need to write an essay? Join an upcoming virtual workshop to learn about the application process and resources available to you. You can even bring a rough draft of your scholarship essay to the workshop and there will be advisors there to help you!
Additional workshop information, including essay topics, can be found on this flyer
External Scholarship Opportunities
In addition to MSU Denver's general scholarship, there are also external scholarships
available. Be sure to take a look at any that may be of interest to you!
Essay Writing Assistance
GITA Scholarship Tutors
MSU Denver's Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy (GITA)
has scholarship tutors that are ready to assist you throughout the entire scholarship application process, from searching for scholarships (internal and external), to essay writing and application submission! Email Soj Sirivanchai
to book an appointment. Writing Center
MSU Denver's Writing Center
is also prepared to help you with your scholarship essays. Make an appointment
with a Writing Center consultant to help in the brainstorming and writing process. Immigrant Services Program
MSU Denver's Immigrant Services Program
can help you develop scholarship essays, complete your CASFA or FAFSA, and also provide support in developing academic writing and overall English language skills. Schedule an appointment
with their staff now!
Financial Aid Information
Complete Your Financial Aid File
To maximize your eligibility for scholarships, complete your financial aid file by March 1. Your file is incomplete if the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is requesting additional information and documents from you. To complete your file:
Need Help Completing Your FAFSA or CASFA?
If you need help completing your FAFSA or CASFA (formerly DAIA), make a virtual appointment with either the Educational Opportunity Center (for FAFSA help) or the Immigrant Services Program (for CASFA help). Or, join the FAFSA/CASFA drop-in workshop on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Submitting Documents to Financial Aid
Financial Aid asks that you submit files via Liquid Files, a simple and secure method for submitting files containing sensitive information. Or, if you are on campus, you can submit paperwork at the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships in the Jordan Student Success Building (JSSB).
Have Additional Questions?
If you have questions about anything financial aid related, contact Financial Aid by phone (303-556-8593), email, the Virtual Front Desk (drop-in hours Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.) or schedule an appointment.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
COSI Displaced Worker
The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI) is offering scholarships to students who were laid off, furloughed or who lost income due to COVID-19. Interested in seeing if you meet the program eligibility? Fill out this interest form
. Deadline to apply
Urban Leadership Program
The Urban Leadership Program (ULP) is offering scholarships to students interested in connecting with leaders, learning to serve their community and growing their leadership skillset. Interested? Apply now
! Deadline to apply
: Feb. 28 at 5 p.m.
Health Scholars Program
There are three different scholarships available to serve students with a future in health through life design advising, mentoring and career exploration. Visit the Health Institute's website
for eligibility details, program information and application access. Deadline to apply
: March 1
Reisher Scholars Program
The Reisher Scholarship is a Need-and-Merit-based scholarship for continuing first-year and incoming transfer students. Students must maintain full-time status and have at least a 3.0 GPA for consideration. Apply now
! First-year student deadline
: March 1 | Transfer student deadline
: April 10
Are you interested in gaining leadership skills through project management and working with community resources? If so, the Puksta Scholarship provides monetary support for students interested in addressing a civic issue within the community. Apply now
! Deadline to apply
: March 1
Academic & Career Excellence
The A.C.E. scholarship is for first-year students interested in taking summer courses (up to six credit hours covered). Complete the general scholarship application
and click yes to "Are you interested in taking classes in Summer 2021?" for consideration. Deadline to apply