CSU-Pueblo offers scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students based on academic merit, financial need, and/or other criteria. Are you an incoming freshmen? You can apply for automatic merit scholarships providing you meet any two of three minimum academic requirements, i.e., ACT composite/SAT mathematics & critical reading scores, weighted GPA and/or Class Rank, based on a completed application for full-time admission to the university.

No additional application is required. Additional grades or test scores may be submitted to the university until March 1st.  Scholarships are gift aid and do not have to be paid back.  They are renewable for up to three years providing the student maintains the required minimum cumulative grade point average. Cumulative GPA is calculated using all courses taken at/through CSU-Pueblo.

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Scholarship Award Amount Per Year​ GP​​A ACT/SAT Class Rank GPA Required to Renew
Presidential Scholar $8,000 4.0 30/1340 Top 2% 3.75
Distinguished Scholar $5,000 3.75 27/1220 Top 5% 3.5
Promising Scholar $2,500 3.5 25/1150 Top 15% 3.5
Welcome to the Pack $1,000 3.2 22/1030 Top 20% 3.2
New students also may be eligible for two other scholarships:

$1,000 Commitment to Colorado   

Requirements: Colorado residents who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 each year, receive a Pell Grant, and are-full time (at least 12 credits); 3.0 GPA required to renew. (Students may not receive both the Commitment to Colorado Scholarship and one of the automatic scholarships outlined in the chart above).

$1,000 First Generation Scholarship

Requirements: First generation college students, 3.0 high school or transfer GPA, full-time (at least 12 credits); 3.0 required to renew.  The First Generation Scholarship may be combined with any other CSU-Pueblo Scholarship.

Other CSU-Pueblo Scholarships

Honors Program

The University Honors Program at CSU-Pueblo provides high-achieving undergraduate students with enhanced learning opportunities to stimulate their engagement and development, both within an intellectual community of scholars, and as citizens of the wider university community and the world.  Admittance to the University Honors Program is by invitation only based on an Academic Index (AI) score of 117 or higher.  The AI score is calculated using the following formula:  The Cumulative High School GPA (no higher than 4.0) multiplied by 18, plus the composite ACT score multiplied by 2.  AI = [2 x ACT] + [HS CGPA x 18] Tuition awards will be available to students who are accepted for the Fall 2014 semester.  See the University Honors Program website for more information.  Students who apply to and are admitted to the CSU-Pueblo Honors Program may receive a $2,000 scholarship and up to $1,000 for room/board costs (Students may not receive both an Honors Scholarship and one of the automatic scholarships outlined in the chart above).

Destination Scholarship

The Destination Scholarship is available to transfer undergraduate students pursuing their first Bachelor's degree and have completed an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS), or an Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA prior to attending CSU-Pueblo.  The Destination Scholarship is $2000 per academic year ($1000 per semester) up to a maximum of 4 semesters. Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher while continuing their degree at CSU-Pueblo. Students are also encouraged to complete the CSU-Pueblo Foundation Scholarship Application for the potential of additional scholarship awards.


Foundation Scholarships

CSU-Pueblo offers a variety of Foundation scholarships through our online scholarship application. Please note that to receive full consideration for all CSU-Pueblo Foundation scholarships that the CSU-Pueblo Scholarship Application must be completed by March 1st. The scholarship application is available through Personal Access to Web Services (PAWS) To log into PAWS​, you will need to have a Personal Identification Number (PID). Your PID is issued as soon as you are admitted into the university. Please call the CSU-Pueblo Registrar Department (719.549.2261) if you need to be issued a PID number.

* This year CSU-Pueblo has seen a dramatic increase in applications for admission. Due the increase, the CSU-Pueblo Foundation Scholarship Application deadline will be extended to April 1, 2015. The original deadline of March 1, 2015 will be considered as a priority deadline. Students that have completed and submitted an application by the priority deadline of March 1 will receive preference. While the scholarship application is available until April 1st, students are advised to submit their scholarship application by March 1st.

Students applying for the Kane Scholarship will need to meet the priority deadline of March 1 for full consideration. For further information, please call 719.549.2380.

Kane Scholarship

The Kane Family Scholarship Program is offered to individuals graduating from Pueblo County high schools. The Kane Scholarship covers the recipients’ tuition & fees and book expenses in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.  Recipients of this scholarship are selected based on completed CSU-Pueblo Foundation Scholarship Application (see above), high school records, written essays, and a competitive two-tier interview process.

Robert Noyce Scholars Program

At CSU-Pueblo, the Noyce Scholars Program provides significant scholarships, stipends, and academic programs for undergraduate mathematics majors who earn a full teaching credential at CSU-Pueblo and commit to teaching in a high-need K-12 school district.  For more information, including how to apply, please visit the CSU-Pueblo Robert Noyce Scholars Program website.

CSU-Pueblo Graduate Scholarships

RAGE (Regional Access to Graduate Education) Fellowship 

RAGE offers Graduate Student Fellowships as part of its funding by a U. S. Department of Education's Promoting Post-baccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) Title V Grant.  Only students enrolling in or currently enrolled in a graduate program at CSU-Pueblo with a demonstrated unmet financial need (as determined by FAFSA) are eligible. Fellowships are awarded each semester and range in value up to $5000; a student may receive a maximum of $10,000 per calendar year.  Applicants will be reviewed against other applicants within the same degree program.  See the RAGE website for more information.

  • The Spring 2015 Semester RAGE Scholarship Application is now closed: please check back next semester. 


CSU-Pueblo has teamed with American Student Assistance to bring the SALT financial program to our campus, free of charge to our students and alumni.  Along with financial literacy modules and student loan information, SALT also has an extensive scholarship search available to registered members.  To register and use these services at no cost, visit

Impact of Scholarships on Financial Aid

As a direct resource, scholarships are a part of the student's financial aid package.  If the student's financial need is already met at the time of scholarship notification, other aid may be reduced or cancelled.  Pell grants are never reduced as a result of a scholarship.  See the Cost of Attendance page for more information on How Aid is Determined under General Policies for more information.​​​​​​​​

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