Most private scholarships at Colorado State University are awarded through a single scholarship application process called the Colorado State University Scholarship Application.
Many private scholarships are available to CHHS students, including:
- All College Scholarships (open to all majors in the college)
- Interdepartmental Scholarships (open to students in the historical home economics disciplines now housed in the Departments of Design and Merchandising, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Human Development and Family Studies, Occupational Therapy, and the Family and Consumer Sciences interdisciplinary major. Students in majors in these departments are eligible.)
- Department or School Scholarships (for majors in a specific academic department or school)
- Be accepted for admission or currently enrolled with a major in the College of Health and Human Sciences, or be enrolled in the Teacher Licensure Program (for Education scholarships) by mid-February. Incoming students (freshmen and transfers) must have applied for admission and set up an eID to access RAMweb.
- Meet additional criteria. Most scholarships have additional criteria or preferences that have been established by the donor. These additional criteria may specify major, class, financial need, academic achievement, residency, letters of recommendation, U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status, or other factors.
- For CHHS All College or Interdepartmental scholarships, the recipient must be a student in good academic standing in the College of Health and Human Sciences, or enrolled in the Teacher Licensure Program (for Education scholarships), making satisfactory progress, and carrying a full academic load for the duration of the award year (Minimum 12 resident instruction credit hours for undergraduates, 9 resident instruction credit hours for graduate students, unless otherwise specified under “additional criteria”). Dropping below the required number of credits will result in forfeiture of the scholarship. Some department and school scholarships may allow for part-time students to receive awards.
The CSUSA is competitive, with hundreds of applications each year for College of Health and Human Sciences scholarships. Applications are reviewed based on your academic record as well as your answers to the questions on the application.
Dates and Deadlines
Applications are accepted beginning Oct. 1. The deadline for all scholarship applications is March 1 at 11 p.m. (MST).
How to Apply
- Go to RAMweb and login using your eID.
- Select the CSU Scholarship Application.
- Complete the General Application
- Review and complete any Recommended Opportunities for which you wish to apply.
- Some scholarships require essays, letters of recommendation, transcripts, and/or a resume. All of these documents must be submitted online by the application deadline of March 1 at 11 p.m. (MST) for consideration.
- To be considered for need-based scholarships through the CSUSA, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be submitted no later than March 1.
- We recommend typing your essays in a word processing program to take advantage of spell checking and word counting. Once you’re done, just copy and paste your text into the application.
- If you’re applying for one or more scholarships that require letters of recommendation, you’ll be asked to provide email addresses for each reference. These individuals will be contacted directly through the system to request that they upload their letters.
For further information and specific instructions, visit the CSUSA form.
The CSUSA is provided through AcademicWorks. You may receive emails from AcademicWorks if you’re selected for a scholarship or need to provide additional information for a scholarship opportunity. To ensure proper email delivery, please ensure that your email address in RAMweb is correct and that you monitor it often, and add “firstname.lastname@example.org” to spam filters to ensure proper delivery to your inbox. AcademicWorks supports Google Chrome Versions 35 and 36, Mozilla Firefox Versions 30 and 31, Apple Safari Versions 6 and 7, and Internet Explorer Versions 10 and 11.
Application Review Process
Scholarship recipients are typically notified late in the spring semester of awards they will receive for the upcoming academic year beginning in the fall. Please know that through the generosity and growing awareness of individuals, alumni, and the business sector, new sources of scholarship funding are steadily becoming available. We try to award new scholarships as soon as possible, so some students may be selected for scholarships throughout the year. With such a large and growing scholarship program, we encourage you to continue applying each year.