Let me begin with an early congratulations! You are just a little over two weeks away from the momentous occasion of completing your undergraduate degree. I am looking forward to celebrating with all of you virtually on June 12 during our Day of Recognition, and then again in person next spring.
Your final year at the University of Denver has brought many challenges. Back in September, the job market appeared to be robust. Since then, the landscape has been utterly transformed. You finished your classes online, were separated from friends and missed out on many of our spring traditions. While I know you will thrive and be stronger as a result of this crisis, no doubt you’re wondering what to do next.
As you evaluate your options, we hope you’ll consider continuing on at DU. To help you make that decision, we have announced a new 2020 Crimson Scholarship, which guarantees a scholarship of at least 33 percent of tuition costs should you decide to enroll in an eligible master’s degree program at DU for the fall 2020 quarter. We also are waiving application fees and all standardized testing requirements.
All DU seniors graduating in the spring or summer 2020 terms, as well as recent undergraduate alumni from the fall 2019 or winter 2020 terms, are eligible for the 2020 Crimson Scholarship. It is also available to undergraduate students and recent alumni who have already applied and been admitted to one of many eligible graduate programs that begin this fall. Participating colleges include DU’s Graduate School of Social Work; Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science; Daniels College of Business; Sturm College of Law; Morgridge College of Education; Josef Korbel School of International Studies; College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; and University College. Please check the website to see the list of eligible programs within each college, and know that some academic units may offer additional merit aid.
I am very excited about this new scholarship. It is an exceptional opportunity for you to continue to follow your passions, while also building skills and experiences that are needed most in our changing global economy.
We hope to welcome you as a University of Denver graduate student in your continued preparation for a bright future. You can learn more about the 2020 Crimson Scholarship and see the list of participating programs and their requirements by visiting here.