Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship

Colorado State University engineering alumnus Walter Scott, Jr. made a gift of $53 million to CSU – the largest gift in the history of the university. The hallmark of the gift was the creation of the Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarships, which will fund approximately 20 scholarships per year to new freshmen who demonstrate exceptional academic accomplishments and intellectual promise.

Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarships are available to Colorado residents as well as non-resident entering freshmen.

For Colorado resident entering freshmen:

Eligibility criteria for Colorado residents to be considered for a Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship:

  • Be admitted as a degree-seeking student in one of the undergraduate programs in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering by February 1 at CSU
  • Be offered the top CSU Green and Gold Scholarship with a value of $4000 per year renewable for up to four years provided the recipient meets renewal criteria

Complete the CSU Scholarship Application by March 1, and submit an additional essay through the CSU Scholarship Application website addressing the following:

The values promoted by the Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship are leadership, excellence and citizenship. Please describe how these values are consistent with your values, your accomplishments to date, and your future career goals as an engineer.

If awarded, the Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship will provide funding in addition to the Green & Gold Scholarship as outlined below:

  • $21,000 per year renewable for up to four years (five if in the biomedical engineering program) provided the recipient meets renewal criteria and maintains satisfactory academic performance in engineering

OR

  • $6000 per year renewable for up to four years (five if in the biomedical engineering program) provided the recipient meets renewal criteria

Renewal criteria to maintain the CSU Green and Gold Scholarship and the Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship are:

  • Maintain a 3.0 CSU GPA and successfully complete at least 24 credits each academic year
  • Maintain enrollment and satisfactory progress in one of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering’s undergraduate programs

For non-resident entering freshmen:

Eligibility criteria for non-residents to be considered for a Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship:

  • Be admitted as a degree-seeking student in one of the undergraduate programs in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering by February 1
  • Be eligible for the CSU Presidential Scholarship with a value of $10,000 per year renewable for up to four years provided the recipient meets renewal criteria. Please note that WUE may be substituted for the Presidential Scholarship, so long as Presidential Scholarship criteria are met.

Complete the CSU Scholarship Application by March 1, and submit an additional essay through the CSU Scholarship Application website addressing the following:

The values promoted by the Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship are leadership, excellence and citizenship. Please describe how these values are consistent with your values, your accomplishments to date, and your future career goals as an engineer.

If awarded, the Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship will provide funding in addition to the Presidential Scholarship as outlined below:

  • $15,000 per year renewable for up to four years (five if in the biomedical engineering program) provided the recipient meets renewal criteria and maintains satisfactory academic performance in engineering

Renewal criteria to maintain the CSU Green and Gold Scholarship and the Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarship are:

  • Maintain a 3.0 CSU GPA and successfully complete at least 24 credits each academic year
  • Maintain enrollment and satisfactory progress in one of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering’s undergraduate programs