Scholarship Opportunities

General Scholarship Instructions
       

To apply for scholarships through the College of Business, complete the Colorado State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA). The CSUSA will be available online at RAMweb beginning December 1. The deadline to apply for scholarships is March 1 at 11 p.m. (MST). Go to RAMweb and login using your eID. Then select the CSU Scholarship Application link. Be sure to complete your college's section of the CSUSA. To be considered for need-based scholarships through the CSUSA, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted no later than March 1.

To apply for scholarships outside of Colorado State University go to the Colorado State University web site.

Please contact Pam Johannsen by email at Pam.Johannsen@colostate.edu or phone at (970)491-1499 with scholarship-related questions. If you are selected to receive a scholarship or award, you will be notified before the end of spring semester. You must formally accept the scholarship before it will be applied to your student account. Recipients are required to write a letter of appreciation to the scholarship donor.

Scholarship Opportunities from the College of Business


By completing the on-line CSU Scholarship application (CSUSA) including the specific section for the College of Business by the established deadline date and submitting unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended (if you will be a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student), applicants will be considered for any and all College of Business scholarships for which they are eligible. Unofficial transcripts should be mailed to: College of Business Scholarship Committee, 125 Rockwell Hall, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523. Incoming freshmen are not required to submit a transcript. Scholarship award amounts are subject to change from year to year.

Accenture: A $100 award is made to a junior or senior in each of the six concentrations in the College of Business. Recipients must have a 3.2 GPA or higher and be interested in consulting.

All University Students’ First: A $1,500 award is made to a full-time undergraduate in good academic standing with financial need who demonstrated active participation in campus and/or community service organizations.

Kermit L. Allard Accounting Scholarship: Scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior or senior in the Accounting concentration.

APICS Northern Colorado: Multiple $1,000 awards are made to students active in the supply chain management field of study.

Baird Kurtz and Dobson Accounting Scholarship: A $750 scholarship is awarded to full time juniors or seniors in the accounting concentration with a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher with active CSU involvement.

Children of COB Graduates Scholarship: This scholarship is given to full-time Business students with a 2.5 GPA or higher who demonstrate campus or community activity and whose parents or grandparents are College of Business graduates. Last year, two $1,000 scholarships were awarded.

CoBank Scholarship: Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate sophomore, junior or senior with a concentration in finance, accounting or a banking discipline, maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and exhibit academic excellence.

Walter B. Cooper Memorial Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship was established in memory of Walter Cooper, a successful Fort Collins businessman from 1929 until his death in 1961. The scholarship is awarded to junior, senior or graduate students in the College of Business with a 3.0 GPA or higher, verbal communication proficiency and a promise of success in business careers. One $1,200 scholarship was awarded last year.

College of Business Endowed Scholarship: This award is given to a full-time student with a 3.5 GPA or higher who demonstrates leadership activity and volunteer involvement. Two $1,000 awards were made last year.

College of Business Mentoring Scholarship: Applicants must be an enrolled first-year freshmen, majoring in Business Administration and participating in the College of Business Mentoring Program as a Mentee; 3.0 or higher GPA after first semester at CSU. Letter of recommendation from COB Mentor required. Applicants’ involvement will be evaluated based on attendance records of the Mentoring Program. One $450 award was made last year.

College of Business Diversity Scholarship: Applicants must be majoring in Business Administration and be a current member of the Business Diversity and Leadership Alliance. Attendance records and program involvement will be considered. Cumulative 3.00 GPA or higher after first semester at CSU. Applicant must have completed BUS496V – Social Justice and Leadership – and must have presented at least one workshop or training with an advisor within the COB or elsewhere on campus

Crane Worldwide Logistics Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a full-time second semester junior or a first semester senior who demonstrates financial need, maintains an overall 3.0 GPA as well as a 3.0 GPA in their major, is actively involved in campus activities and community service activities, and is enrolled in the Supply Chain Management Certificate Program. One $1,500 award will be made.

Jack Culley Scholarship: This memorial scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Jack Culley, a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Management. It is intended for a deserving student in the Management concentration. Awards up to $2,000 may be made.

Rex Dale Memorial Scholarship: This $750 scholarship is in memory of Rexford W. Dale, who received an undergraduate and a graduate degree from the College in 1974 and 1975. The award is to an incoming freshman from the Fort Collins area with a 3.0 GPA or higher, achievement in extracurricular activities and a promise of success.

Bob Dillon Enterprise Software Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to full-time College of Business freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, minimum 2.8 GPA, and demonstrated commitment to community. Applicants must submit two-page essay expressing their understanding of enterprise software, specifically financial and accounting systems, supply chain manufacturing and/or customer relationship management systems. Essays should articulate career aspirations in product management, marketing or sales.

Deloitte and Touche Scholarship: One $1,000 award was made last year to a full-time accounting student who demonstrated student leadership and volunteerism and who have maintained a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Departmental Scholarships
Accounting: Awards are given to full-time accounting students with a 3.0 GPA or higher who demonstrate evidence of leadership activity and volunteer involvement.
Computer Information Systems: Awards are made to full-time students with junior or senior status, a 3.2 GPA or higher, financial need, and evidence of school leadership activities. Two $1,000 awards were made last year.
Finance and Real Estate: One $500 scholarship was awarded last year to a full-time new or returning finance and real estate student with evidence of CSU leadership activity and a 3.2 GPA or higher.
Management: Awards are made to full-time junior or senior management students with a 3.2 or higher GPA, financial need, and evidence of CSU leadership activity. One $2,000 award was made last year.
Marketing: Awards are given to a full-time junior or senior with a 3.2 GPA or higher, financial need, and evidence of school leadership activity.

Gladys Eddy Scholarship: This $200 award is made to an incoming sophomore who demonstrates leadership potential.

Ehrhardt, Keefe, Steiner, and Hottman, P.C. Scholarship: Awards are made to accounting majors who have completed at least 60 credit hours, have maintained a 3.0 GPA, and have demonstrated merit and commitment to the accounting profession. Last year two $1,500 awards were made.

Encana Scholarship: $750 awards are made to juniors or seniors in the accounting concentration who maintain a 3.5 GPA and who demonstrate a strong interest in and commitment to the accounting profession.

Jim and Cathy Epstein Scholarship: Recipients must be accepted into the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA degree program in the College of Business, maintain a 3.5 GPA, exhibit a history of social responsibility and have an entrepreneurial spirit. Awards up to $8,600/year plus summer fieldwork support will be made. Separate essay required.

Ernst and Young Accounting Scholarship: This $1,000 award is given to a full-time accounting student with a 3.0 GPA or higher who demonstrates leadership activity and volunteer involvement.

Everett Real Estate Center Scholarship: $1,500 award last year to a full-time undergraduate in the finance or the real estate concentration. Overall GPA must be 3.2. Consideration is given to club, extracurricular and professional activities. Financial need may be considered, and preference is given to students in the real estate concentration.

Faculty Staff Scholarship: Awards are made to full-time sophomore, junior or senior students in the College of Business with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

FirstBank Scholars: FirstBank Holding Company has established the FirstBank Scholars award. One $3,500 award goes to a College of Business major who is a full-time junior and one $3,500 award go to seniors in the College of Business. Recipients must be a Colorado resident with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; demonstrated involvement community, campus or civic activities; or employment experience in lieu of these activities. The junior level recipient shall be eligible for renewal in the subsequent year by continuing to meet the scholarship criteria. Recipients of the FirstBank Scholars award will be expected to meet with the FirstBank Board of Directors once per year.

Fortner, Bayens, Levkulich, and Garrison Scholarship: Two $500 awards were given last year to full-time undergraduates in the accounting or finance concentrations at the junior level. Minimum GPA of 3.0 and 3.4 GPA in concentration is required. Consideration is given to Beta Alpha Psi membership.

Elizabeth Ellsworth Freeman Memorial Scholarship: this scholarship honors the memory of Elizabeth Ellsworth Freeman, who was a Master’s student in Computer Information systems in 2005. This scholarship is offered to students who share her courage, patience, and a “never give up” attitude. Recipients must be accepted into the College of Business and be enrolled in the Computer Information Systems concentration; demonstrate a high level of academic performance, and maintain an overall 3.0 GPA. One $1,000 award was made last year.

James X. Griffin Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Stephanie Griffin (2004 Management) as a tribute to her father. A $1,500 award is made to a junior or senior full time student with a management concentration, a 3.5 GPA or higher.

The Group, Inc. Scholarship: The Group, Inc., a locally owned real estate company, has established this scholarship fund because of a collective belief in education and a commitment to enhance the opportunities at CSU for individuals living in Larimer and Weld Counties. One full-tuition scholarship is awarded each academic year to an incoming freshman in the College of Business who graduated from a Larimer County or Windsor High School (home or private school also eligible) with a 3.4 GPA or higher. Employees or family members of an employee of The Group, Inc. are not eligible.

The Group, Inc. Real Estate Scholarship: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide merit-based scholarships to students in the Real Estate Concentration. Recipients shall be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate; be a sophomore, junior or senior; have an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher; and demonstrate involvement in community activities.

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The Group, Inc. – Harvey G. Nesbitt Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship in memory of Harvey G. Nesbitt, a CSU graduate and a longtime local realtor with The Group, Inc. recognizes a College of Business student with strong service and community involvement. Recipient must be a full-time sophomore, junior or senior with at least a 3.4 GPA and demonstrated involvement in community activities. This scholarship can be applied to tuition and general fees at CSU for the upcoming academic year. Employees or family members of an employee of The Group, Inc. are not eligible.

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Kenneth L. Hill Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior in the College of Business based on financial need and an academic record of at least a 3.0 GPA. Recipient must show promise of success in a business profession.

James Abbott Hoeven Jr. and Sr. Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is in memory of James Hoeven Jr., who was a graduate student in the College, and James Hoeven, Sr., who was a professor in the College of Business. The $4000 scholarship is awarded to an incoming graduate student who has a 3.3 GPA, leadership evidence, and extracurricular activities.

Gary and Leslie Howard Family Foundation Business Scholarship: The Howard Family Foundation Business Scholars Fund was established to recognize academically talented students who are interested in business careers. Gary and Leslie Howard established this scholarship because of their belief in the value of education and their true commitment to invest in the long-term academic success of low-income students. Recipients must be Colorado residents with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Eighteen awards ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 were made last year.

KPMG Accounting Scholarship: A $1,000 award goes to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in Accounting with a 3.0 GPA who has demonstrated leadership and volunteer involvement.

Lynda Liparulo Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior, preferably in the Department of Finance and Real Estate.

Myron Brown Ludlow Scholarship: This scholarship was created to assist academically-strong students in their business degrees. Last year, one $8,000 scholarship was awarded to an individual who demonstrates strong academic achievement and has attended CSU one full academic year prior to receiving the scholarship.

Barbara Obester Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship honors the memory of Barbara Obester, an alumnus of the M.S. in Accounting Program who remained an active participant in the College’s Alumni Program. This scholarship benefits accounting students.

J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Family Foundation: The Marriott Foundation awards one $1,000 scholarship to support a needy, deserving College of Business student enrolled in either the Accounting or the Finance concentration

Dr. Melanie Middlemist Accounting Scholarship: This award honors Dr. Melanie Middlemist, an emeritus faculty member in the Department of Accounting. It is awarded to full-time undergraduate with an accounting concentration who is a member or pledge of Beta Alpha Psi in good standing. Minimum 3.0 GPA with exhibited leadership, service and involvement in the Campus, college and/or Accounting Department communities. One $750 award was made last year.

Molly Murray Accounting Scholarship: Seven $1,000 awards were given last year to fifth year accounting students who plan to sit for the CPA exam. Full-time students with a 3.0 GPA or higher with evidence of leadership and volunteerism are preferred.

Rudy Narod Scholarship in Business: This scholarship was established to attract academically-strong students to CSU and is awarded to entering freshmen or sophomore transfers majoring in business with evidence of leadership and a 3.2 GPA or higher. One award of $1,000 is made.

National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a junior College of Business student with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Recipients are encouraged to attend the annual NAIFA recognition luncheon.

Don O. Nelson Accounting Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a full-time fifth year accounting student with a 3.0 GPA or higher upon application with evidence of leadership and volunteerism and plans to sit for the CPA exam. One $1,000 award is made.

David L. and Roberta C. Marfitano Business Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate with junior or senior standing who is pursuing an accounting or computer information systems concentration. Student must maintain a 3.5 GPA and demonstrate service to the community.

Dr. R. L. Ogden Memorial Scholarship: The purpose of this fund is to provide assistance to two graduate students in the College of Business. Excellence in on-campus and off-campus leadership, with motivation, drive and a need to succeed are the criteria for this scholarship. Each award is $1,200.

Dr. Geri L. Peper Memorial Scholarship: This award is given in memory of Dr. Gerri Peper, a valued colleague whose project support on behalf of IBM and work with students left a tremendous legacy. The scholarship provided two $1,200 awards last year to students in the Computer Information Systems concentration who demonstrated financial need and who work part-time. Recipients must be involved in external CIS leadership positions and activities and demonstrate a passion and initiative to be a leader in his/her career.

Perich Family Scholarship: Bob and Jeanette Perich, graduates of the Business College of Colorado State University, established this scholarship because of their strong belief in the need for a strong educational foundation for a productive and prosperous life. It is intended to help non-traditional students who are studying and working to improve their lives and the lives of their families. The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Business, must demonstrate financial need, and maintain an overall 3.0 GPA. The recipient(s) are eligible for renewal in subsequent years by continuing to meet the scholarship criteria. A $1,000 award was made last year.

F.E. (Pete) and Jonnie Peterson Scholarship: F.E. Peterson, a 1963 graduate, and his wife, Jonnie, established this scholarship to help deserving students in organizational management. Full-time freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior students with a 3.5 or higher GPA are eligible who also demonstrate a commitment to community service and leadership. One $1,200 award was made last year. Two page essay on a current business issue is required.

Richard J. Pfeil Memorial Scholarship: The Economic Developers Council of Colorado established this fund in 1981 to honor Mr. Pfeil who was employed by United Banks of Colorado Holding Company and a former President of the Economic Developers Council of Colorado. The fund provides an annual $600 scholarship to a full-time business student with a 3.0 GPA or higher whose concentration is either management or entrepreneurship. The student should demonstrate leadership and volunteer involvement and show promise for success in business.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Accounting Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to accounting majors with evidence of leadership. One $1,000 award was made last year.

Edwin M. Rosser, MAI Memorial Scholarship in Finance/Real Estate: This scholarship was established in memory of Edwin M. Rosser by his son, E. Michael Rosser, a 1964 graduate. The MAI represents Mr. Rosser Sr.'s membership in the Real Estate Appraisal Institute. The purpose of this fund is to improve the quality of education in commercial real estate finance by providing annual scholarships for students in Business with a finance and real estate concentration. One $250 award was made last year.

Sample and Bailey Accounting Scholarship: This scholarship was established through the generosity of the employees of Sample and Bailey Certified Public Accountants, P.C. to provide an annual scholarship for students in the accounting concentration. Overall 3.0 GPA is required with a commitment to community service and/or campus activities. Recipient must intend to sit for the CPA exam and plan a career in the field of public accounting. One $1,000 award was made last year.

Delano F. Scott Scholarship: This scholarship was founded by Mr. Scott, a 1902 alumnus of CSU, to assist undergraduate students. Two $2,550 scholarships were awarded last year based on demonstrated academic ability.

Spencer/McCosh Accounting Scholarship: One $750 scholarship is given to an accounting major (undergraduate or master’s) with a 3.0 GPA or higher and evidence of student leadership activity and volunteerism.

Sports Marketing Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior enrolled in the Marketing concentration. Recipient must have at least two semesters of college remaining and be interested in the field of sports marketing. Two $1,000 awards will be made.

Carolee G. Sprengle Scholarship: This scholarship is in memory of Carolee G. Sprengle who had three children graduate from the College of Business at Colorado State University. Preference is given to Routt County High School graduates as entering freshmen. The recipients will have strong academic performance and extracurricular activities. Each recipient receives $1,000; ten awards were made last year.

“Students First” Business Scholarship: This scholarship was formed from the generous donations of multiple donors to assist students' financial needs. It is awarded to a new, transferring or continuing full time student who demonstrates leadership and volunteerism. Fifteen $1,000 awards were made last year.

Tessco Technologies/Jerome C. Eppler Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a full-time incoming senior who has demonstrated academic and leadership qualities. One $2,500 award may be made.

Grant Thornton Accounting Scholarship: This $1,000 scholarship recognizes an accounting major with a 3.0 GPA or higher who displays student leadership and volunteer involvement.

Trueblood Business Scholarship: This scholarship was established to recruit and retain top students who demonstrate academic merit and promise of success in business. Eight $3,000 awards were made last year.

Union Pacific Business Student Scholarship: One $750 award was made last year to a full-time undergraduate junior or senior in the Management concentration. Recipient must be interest in supply chain and the transportation industry and maintain a minimum 3.2 GPA.

Ruth J. and William A. Youder Scholarship: William and Ruth Youder, owners of a successful excavation business in Fort Collins, established this scholarship to assist bright and talented students in the achievement of their college degrees and careers. The $1000 is awarded to a full-time junior or senior marketing student who has been a Colorado resident for at least 6 years with financial need, a 3.0 GPA or higher, and evidence of extracurricular involvement.

College of Business Global Opportunities Scholarships for Education Abroad

The applications for the education abroad scholarships are on-line at the CSU Education Abroad Office website. Please follow the specific instructions listed for each award.

College of Business Education Abroad Scholarship is awarded three times a year to support undergraduate College of Business majors who are enrolling in an education abroad program.  Award amounts range from $2,000 for a summer program; $3,000 for a semester program; and $5,000 for an academic year program. To apply, business majors must complete the online application for the CSU Office of International Program's Education Abroad Scholarship, which is managed by the CSU Education Abroad Office.

Chris Collins Memorial Scholarship is a $2,500 award given to a full-time junior or senior College of Business major with a 3.0 GPA or higher. The recipient must be enrolled or accepted into a CSU-approved education abroad program and must submit an application for the CSU Office of International Program’s Education Abroad Scholarship.

For more information, please visit http://biz.colostate.edu/studyabroad/Pages/scholarships.aspx or contact GOAbroad@biz.colostate.edu.

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