College of Business Scholarships

Numerous scholarships are available to help you invest in your college eduation, thanks to the generosity of our donors. We encourage you to apply. Scholarships are awarded on a variety of criteria, including merit, major, volunteer and leadership involvement, financial need, or being the first in your family to attend college, among others.

Please contact Pam Johannsen at Pam.Johannsen@colostate.edu or (970) 491-1499 with scholarship-related questions.

Interesting in setting up a scholarship? Please contact our Development office.

Apply for College of Business Scholarships

To apply for scholarships through the College of Business, complete the Colorado State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA), which will be available on RAMweb beginning December 1. (Log in using your EID, then select the CSU Scholarship Application link.) The deadline to apply for scholarships is 11 p.m. March 1 (MST). To be considered for need-based scholarships through the CSUSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted no later than March 1.

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.

Scholarships also are available outside of CSU.

College of Business Scholarship Opportunities

Provided by generous individuals and organizations in our community, these scholarships give nearly every type of student the chance to receive extra money for college. By completing the CSUSA by the established deadline date, applicants will be considered for any and all College of Business scholarships for which they are eligible.

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

All University Students’ First: This 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: This scholarship is awarded to a full-time junior or senior in the accounting concentration.

Baird Kurtz and Dobson Accounting Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a full time junior or senior in the accounting concentration with a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher with active CSU involvement.

Bowden Family Scholarship: This scholarship recognizes an undergraduate in the marketing concentration who has maintained a 3.0 GPA and demonstrates financial need. One award was made last year.

Carlton Family Scholarship: This award is made to a full-time undergraduate who has maintained an overall 3.0 GPA (any major, any class level). One award was made last year.

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, one scholarship was 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.

Clifton Gunderson LLP Accounting Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior in the accounting concentration who has maintained a 3.0 GPA in their major, demonstrates financial need and is a member of Beta Alpha Psi.

Walter B. Cooper Memorial Scholarship: This 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 who demonstrates verbal communication proficiency and a promise of success in business careers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rex Dale Memorial Scholarship: This 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 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 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.
Finance and Real Estate: One 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.
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 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.

Encana Scholarship: 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.

Ernst and Young Accounting Scholarship: TThis 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: One award was made 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. Awards are made to full-time junior and senior Business Administration majors. 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 recipients 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.

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 “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.

Forney Industries Scholarship: This award goes to one full-time undergraduate in the accounting, computer information systems or management concentrations who meets the following criteria: maintained a 3.5 GPA, demonstrated student leadership experience and demonstrated financial need. Scholarship may be renewable if student continues to meet the required criteria and reapplies each year.

Fort Collins Board of Realtors Future of Real Estate Scholarship: This award is made to a full-time sophomore, junior or senior in the Real Estate concentration. Recipient will have maintained a cumulative 3.0 GPA, have been active in the real estate club and have a stated interest in residential real estate.

The Group, Inc. Scholarship: The Group, Inc. assists Colorado State University in attracting the “best and brightest” students to the University, provides an opportunity for experience, and promotes good will in Northern Colorado. One award equivalent to in-state tuition is made to an incoming freshman who graduated from a Larimer County or Windsor High School with goals that lead to a business career. Employees or family members of an employee of The Group, Inc. are not eligible. This award is not renewable.

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.

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 sophomore, junior or senior in the College of Business with at least a 2.8 GPA, who has demonstrated involvement in community activities, including but not limited to mentorship in the community, volunteer work, or involvement in a church or place of worship. Financial need must be present.

Herbert Family Scholarship: Recipient will be a full-time undergraduate in the College of Business who has demonstrated student leadership experience and has maintained an overall 3.0 GPA. Scholarship may be renewable if student continues to meet the required criteria and reapplies each year.

Hicks Family Scholarship: Recipients will be graduates of a Colorado High School and have been accepted as an undergraduate into the College of Business. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA for renewal purposes. Preference is given to students in the computer information systems concentration. Scholarship may be renewable if student continues to meet the required criteria and reapplies each year.

David Hicks Family Scholarship: Recipients must be an incoming full-time freshman (initial scholarship award) who has been accepted into the College of Business. Financial need must be demonstrated. Recipient must maintain an overall 3.0 GPA for renewal consideration.

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 scholarships are 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. Scholarship may be renewable if student continues to meet the required criteria and reapplies each year. Sixteen awards were made last year.

KPMG Accounting Scholarship: An 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.

Livingston Real Estate and Development Scholarship: Recipient will be a part-time or full-time undergraduate pursuing a major or minor in the College of Business who has demonstrated an interest in commercial real estate. Recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to a student in the real estate concentration or concurrently pursuing a major in construction management and a minor in business administration.

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

Barbara Obester Memorial Scholarship: TThis 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.

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.

Albert R. Miller Family Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a full-time undergraduate (any concentration) in the College of Business who has maintained a 3.0 GPA and demonstrates financial need. One award was made last year.

Molly Murray Accounting Scholarship: Seven 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.

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 award is made annually.

Northern Colorado Commercial Association of Realtors Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a full-time College of Business junior or senior in the Real Estate concentration with a 3.2 GPA. Recipient will have demonstrated an active role in clubs, community service/volunteer work, internships and/or professional experience and have completed or be enrolled in no less than six credit hours of real estate courses.

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.

Partners for Excellence/U.S. West Scholarship: The recipient will be a full-time student in the College of Business who plans to pursue a career in business.

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 awards last year to students in the Computer Information Systems concentration who demonstrated financial need and who worked 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.

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 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 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 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 award was made last year.

Dr. G.J. Francis/J. & A. Rougas 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 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 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 scholarships were awarded last year based on demonstrated academic ability.

Spencer/McCosh Accounting Scholarship: One 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.

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.

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

Tax Executives Institute Scholarship: This award goes to a full-time undergraduate or graduate accounting student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and an interest in tax. Recipient should demonstrated scholar or community leadership, volunteer service and/or full or part-time employment.

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

Grant Thornton Accounting Scholarship: This 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 awards were made last year.

Union Pacific Business Student Scholarship: One 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.

Valdez First Generation College Scholarship: This award is made to an incoming freshman who has been accepted into the College of Business. The recipient will be a first generation college student from El Paso or Pueblo County and be a graduate of a Colorado high school with a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA. Financial aid must be demonstrated as well as a history of volunteerism and involvement in sports. A 3.2 GPA must be maintained for renewal purposes.

Randy and Linda Zmrhal Scholarship: This scholarship recognizes an undergraduate or a graduate student studying computer information systems. Financial need must be demonstrated. Recipient must maintain a 3.2 GPA and demonstrate qualities of initiative, honor and leadership potential as evidenced by extra-curricular activities. Scholarship may be renewable if recipient continues to meet criteria and reapplies.

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Apply for Education Abroad Scholarships

Applications for the education abroad scholarships are online 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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