DU Departmental Scholarship Catalog

Over 500 gift and endowed scholarships are awarded every year to current DU students by academic departments on campus. The majority of these scholarships are available to undergraduate students entering their second, third or fourth year at the University after they’ve taken classes in their chosen major. Eligibility for need-based scholarships is determined by your financial aid application; merit-based scholarships are awarded based on academic success or other accomplishments. (Please note: This catalog does not include University scholarships typically awarded upon admission.)

The DU Departmental Scholarship Application is now open.

Most of these scholarships require an application to be considered. The 2021-22 application is open through April 9th. To apply for a need-based scholarship, you must have already applied for financial aid by submitting the 2021-22 FAFSA and CSS Profile. Before you begin the scholarship application, be sure that you have submitted all requested materials by reviewing the "Financial Aid Requirements" box on the Student tab of PioneerWeb.

To apply for a departmental scholarship:

  • Log into PioneerWeb.
  • Go to the Student Tab.
  • Click on the "DU Departmental Scholarship Application" link in the Financial Aid Information box.

Each department will review applications and select their recipients in April and May, and you'll be notified if you have received a scholarship in June.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Financial Need

50th Reunion Scholarship Fund

GPA: 2.0

About this Scholarship

Financial Need-based Scholarships
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Class Level: Current 1st-Year Student, 2nd-Year Student, 3rd-Year Student, 4th-Year Student

Academic/Merit

Alan Bryce Henry Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

GPA: 2.0

About this Scholarship

Established in 1979 by Leroy and Lois Henry in memory of their son and funded by family members, the Alan Bryce Henry Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students of high academic standing in the environmental sciences who continue to pursue goals and ideals held so honestly by Alan.
Academic/Merit-based Scholarships
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Class Level: Current 1st-Year Student, 2nd-Year Student, 3rd-Year Student, 4th-Year Student
  • School/College: College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Major: Environmental Science

Financial Need

Albert and Anne Mansfield Endowed Fund

GPA: 3.0

About this Scholarship

Established in 1987 by the Albert and Anne Mansfield Foundation, the Albert & Anne Mansfield Endowed Fund supports full-time undergraduate minority students. Recipients are selected based on demonstrated financial need, academic potential and significant leadership ability. Recipients are designated as Albert and Anne Mansfield Scholars.
Financial Need-based Scholarships
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Class Level: Current 1st-Year Student, 2nd-Year Student, 3rd-Year Student, 4th-Year Student
  • Population(s): Students of Color

Financial Need

Albert R. Merritt, Sr. Endowed Scholarship Fund

GPA: 2.0

About this Scholarship

Established in 2010 through a bequest from Albert R. Merritt, Sr., the Albert R. Merritt, Sr. Endowed Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Denver. Scholarship recipients shall be selected on the basis of financial need. Scholarship recipients shall be designated as Merritt Scholars.
Financial Need-based Scholarships
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Class Level: Current 1st-Year Student, 2nd-Year Student, 3rd-Year Student, 4th-Year Student

Financial Need

Alexander and Jane Gepfert Hawes West High Scholarship Fund

GPA: 2.0

About this Scholarship

Established in 1996, by DU alumni Alexander "Sandy", '69, and Jane, BA '69, Gepfert Hawes, this annual scholarship supports minority students in the University of Denver/West High School VIP Partnership Program.
Financial Need-based Scholarships
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Class Level: Incoming 1st-Year Student, Current 1st-Year Student, 2nd-Year Student, 3rd-Year Student, 4th-Year Student
  • Home State: Colorado
  • Population(s): Students of Color

Financial Need

Alexander Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

GPA: 2.0

About this Scholarship

Established in 2016, the Alexander Family Endowed Scholarship Fund provides need based scholarship support to undergraduate students enrolled at the University. The Office of Financial Aid shall select scholarship recipients on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Scholarship recipients shall be designated as Alexander Scholars.
Financial Need-based Scholarships
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Class Level: Current 1st-Year Student, 2nd-Year Student, 3rd-Year Student, 4th-Year Student

Financial Need

Alfred and Florence Paul Endowed Scholarship Fund

GPA: 3.5

About this Scholarship

Established in 1995 by Florence M. Paul, MS '44, in honor of her husband, Alfred, MS '43, the Alfred & Florence Paul Endowed Scholarship Fund, supports undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in accounting, based on financial need and academic merit. Recipients shall be designated as Alfred & Florence Paul Scholars.
Financial Need-based Scholarships
  • Minimum GPA: 3.5
  • Class Level: Current 1st-Year Student, 2nd-Year Student, 3rd-Year Student, 4th-Year Student
  • School/College: Daniels College of Business
  • Major: Accounting

Financial Need

Alice J. Bengue Endowed Scholarship Fund

GPA: 2.0

About this Scholarship

Established in 1970 through a bequest from Alice J. Bengue, this endowed scholarship supports students with financial need. Alice Bengue had a tremendous interest in higher education, and it was her hope that this fund would be used to help the youth of our nation.
Financial Need-based Scholarships
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Class Level: Current 1st-Year Student, 2nd-Year Student, 3rd-Year Student, 4th-Year Student

Financial Need

Alvin and Shirley Larson Endowed Scholarship

GPA: 2.0

About this Scholarship

Established in 2011 by Alvin Larson and later amended in 2018 by Alvin Larson to reflect the donor's decision to make an additional gift and to modify the purpose of this scholarship. The amended Larson Endowed Scholarship supports undergraduate students at the University as part of the Momentum Scholarship Challenge, with preference given to students majoring in accounting. Recipients shall be selected by the University's Office of Financial Aid on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Recipients shall be designated as Larson Scholars.
Financial Need-based Scholarships
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Class Level: Current 1st-Year Student, 2nd-Year Student, 3rd-Year Student, 4th-Year Student
  • School/College: Daniels College of Business
  • Major: Accounting

Financial Need

Alwyn C. Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund

GPA: 2.0

About this Scholarship

Established in 1960 through a bequest from Alwyn C. Smith, this endowed scholarship supports students from Denver studying any discipline who rank in the upper third of his/her high school graduating class.
Financial Need-based Scholarships
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Class Level: Incoming 1st-Year Student
  • Home State: Colorado

Financial Need

Alwyn C. Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund

GPA: 2.0

About this Scholarship

Established in 1960 through a bequest from Alwyn C. Smith, this endowed scholarship supports students from Denver studying any discipline who rank in the upper third of his/her high school graduating class.
Financial Need-based Scholarships
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0
  • Class Level: Current 1st-Year Student, 2nd-Year Student, 3rd-Year Student, 4th-Year Student
  • Home State: Colorado

Financial Need

Amelia Ribnick Kleiman Endowed Scholarship Fund

GPA: 3.0

About this Scholarship

Established in 2014 by Amelia Ribnick Kleiman, the Amelia Ribnick Kleiman Endowed Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support to first-year undergraduate students from Texas enrolled in the division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Recipients shall be selected by the University’s Office of Financial Aid on the basis of academic merit and/or demonstrated financial need. Recipients shall be designated as Kleiman Scholars for up to 4 years of attendance at the University of Denver. Scholars must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to receive the award annually.
Financial Need-based Scholarships
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Class Level: Current 1st-Year Student
  • Home State: Texas
  • School/College: College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

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