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Presidential, Provost , Dean and Academic Recognition Scholarship

Colorado State University

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Merit Based
February 1, 2021


This Sholarships for non-resident, first-time freshmen admitted to a degree-seeking program on CSU’s main campus in Fort Collins. All scholarships are for students starting in the fall or spring, unless noted otherwise;  scholarships are not awarded to students starting in the summer term. All awards require enrollment in on-campus credits and students in CSU Online programs are not eligible. Students who have attended another college or university after high school graduation are not eligible.

Scholarship Requirements:

To be considered for the non-resident merit awards,  first-time non-resident freshmen must:

  • Be an admitted student to a full-time degree seeking program on Colorado State University’s main campus for the fall or spring terms. CSU Online students are not eligible.
  • Meet the stated academic criteria below. SAT scores refer to critical reading and math only; super-scoring may be used on ACT & SAT combined scores. Written sections are not considered for the SAT or the ACT.
  • A total of 40,000 – 20,000 ( 10,000 – 5,000 per year, half paid each semester-fall/spring) will be awarded to merit scholars who meet the selection and renewal criteria. These students may receive this award for up to a total of eight (8) semesters, or until their degree is complete, whichever comes first.

How To Apply:

  • Submit a complete application for admission by the priority date of February 1. Students who met the February 1 application date can submit new test scores and transcripts until May 1 to strengthen their scholarship eligibility.
  • Students who meet eligibility requirements will be notified via mail. The award will also be posted to RAMweb in the Financial Aid Awards section.