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CSU-Pueblo offers scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students based on academic merit, financial need, and/or other criteria. Merit scholarships are awarded automatically to first time Freshmen 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. Scholarships are gift aid and do not have to be paid back, and all scholarships require full time enrollment unless otherwise noted. 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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ScholarshipAward Amount Per YearGPAACT/SAT1/SAT2Class RankGPA Required to Renew
Presidential $8,000 4.0 30/1340/1400 Top 2% 3.0
Distinguished $5,000 3.75 27/1220/1290 Top 5% 3.0
Promising $2,500 3.5 25/1150/1220 Top 15% 3.0
Welcome to the Pack $1,000 3.2 22/1030/1110 Top 20% 3.0

SAT1 refers to tests​ taken prior to March 2016 and SAT2 refers to tests taken March 2016 or later.

An admissions application, transcripts, and test scores must be received by March 1 for any of the above Automatic Merit Scholarships to be awarded for the coming fall semester. Awards will not be recalculated based on new academic information received after that date. The above scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen only.

New students also may be eligible for the other scholarships below:

$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 receive and renew. (Students may not receive both the Commitment to Colorado Scholarship and one of the automatic scholarships outlined in the chart above). There is a four year limit on receiving this award.

$1,000 First Generation Scholarship

Requirements: First generation college students (neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree), 3.0 high school or transfer GPA, FAFSA must be received by Marck 1st each year, full-time (at least 12 credits); 3.0 required to renew. There is a four year limit on receiving this award. The First Generation Scholarship may be combined with any other CSU-Pueblo Scholarship. 

$2000 Living Learning

Non resident students, WUE students, and ThunderWolf Rate students are also eligible to receive a $2,000 per year Living Learning Incentive scholarship as long as they live on campus in one of the residence halls or University Village at Walking Stick and maintain full-time (at least 12 credits) enrollment. There is a four year limit on receiving this award.

Other CSU-Pueblo Scholarships

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 and full-time enrollment 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 1. The scholarship opens on October 1 with a priority deadline of December 24. 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.

Students applying for the Kane Scholarship will need to meet the priority deadline of December 24 for full consideration. For further information, please call 719.549.2965.

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. Students are eligible to receive this scholarship for up to 8 semesters with a college GPA of 3.5 or higher. 

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. 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).

Presidents Leadership Program

The President's Leadership Program (PLP) is a four-year academic leadership program at Colorado State University-Pueblo designed to develop and train emerging leaders in Colorado. PLP students work and learn in community, educational, and corporate settings to develop their leadership skills. There are a number of scholarships that are available only to PLP participants. You can learn more about the program and scholarship opportunities by visiting the PLP website.

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.


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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.

Frequently Asked Questions


    How many scholarships does CSU-Pueblo offer?

    CSU-Pueblo offers more than 100 scholarships.


    Can I apply for other scholarships as well as CSU-Pueblo scholarships?

    We strongly encourage students to apply for both CSU-Pueblo scholarships as well as other scholarships outside of CSU-Pueblo. Places of employment, local and national businesses, community and national organizations are just a few places to search. High school students should check with their counseling office for lists of available scholarships and applications as well. Financial Aid maintains an up-to-date "Scholarship Rack" for student use, located in the Administration Building on campus. Finally, feel free to browse the resources below under the "Scholarship Resources" section of the web-site for other scholarships opportunities, sorted by topic.


    Are all scholarship offers or websites legitimate?

    Estimates show that families lose millions of dollars to scholarship fraud every year.  Here are some statements you should look for in a potential scholarship scam:

    • "The scholarship is guaranteed or your money back."
    • "You can't get this information anywhere else."
    • "I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship."
    • "We'll do all the work."
    • "The scholarship will cost some money."
    • "You've been selected by a 'national foundation' to receive a scholarship."
    • "You're a finalist" in a contest you never entered.

    To file a complaint, or for free information,
    call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1.877.382.4357) or visit

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