Numerous scholarships are available to help you invest in your college eduation, thanks to the generosity of our donors. We encourage you to apply for the scholarships you are eligible for. Please contact Pam Johannsen at Pam.Johannsen@colostate.edu or (970) 491-1499 with scholarship-related
To apply for scholarships through the College of Business, complete the Colorado
State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA), which is available online at RAMweb (Log in using your EID, then select the CSU Scholarship Application
link.) The deadline to apply for scholarships is March
1 at 11 p.m. Mountain time. 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.
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.
You will be considered for any and all College of Business scholarships for which you are eligible by:
Scholarship award amounts are subject
to change from year to year.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
$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
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
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 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
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
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
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. Learn more about The Group, Inc. Real Estate Scholarship
The Group, Inc. – Harvey G. Nesbitt Memorial 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. Learn more about The Group, Inc. Harvey G. Nesbitt Memorial Scholarship.
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:
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
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
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:
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
David L. and Roberta C. Marfitano Business 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.
The award is $750.
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
Edwin M. Rosser, MAI Memorial Scholarship in Finance/Real Estate:
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. A $250 award has been made.
Dr. G.J. Francis/J. & A. Rougas Scholarship:
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming full-time College of Business freshman from Central High School in Pueblo, Colo. Student must have a 3.3 high school GPA. Student should show involvement in extra-curricular activities such as athletics, theater or other volunteer community activities. The award is $5,000.
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
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.
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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
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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