Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarships

Christina Chang (ME)
Connor T. Cloherty (ME)
Kolbin Dahley (ME)
Nicholas Daly (CompE)
Kiley Dindinger (CivE)
Michael Kwolkoski (CBE)
Casey Natsch (CBE)
Elise Ng (BME + ME)
Dixie Lin Poteet (CivE)
Cole Riechert (CompE)
Kayla Schultz (CivE)
Juan Venegas (CBE)
Sydney Villers (CBE)

Congratulations, graduating Scott Scholars!

Along with the rest of the Class of 2021, the first graduating class of Scott Scholars will leave CSU with a world-class education, and a grit and determination to make positive changes in their corners of the world.

Meet four of the graduating Scott Scholars

Read how the Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarship made a difference for them.

Walter Scott, Jr.

“Helping young people with their education is one of the finest investments we can possibly make as a society.”

Walter Scott, Jr.

The Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarships, which encourage and promote the engineering profession, benefit all engineering disciplines. The scholarships allow the College to recruit and retain the best students from Colorado and beyond, year after year.

Walter Scott, Jr.

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 funds approximately 20 scholarships per year to new freshmen who demonstrate exceptional academic accomplishments and intellectual promise.

Why become a Scott Scholar?

As a Scott Scholar, you will be part of a community of high achieving students, with opportunities that will shape your career at CSU and open many doors as you pursue your path beyond CSU – wherever that takes you!

Lifelong Community

In addition to receiving the financial benefit of the Scott Scholarship, the Scott Scholars community will provide you with support, friendship and a lifelong network. 

Unique Opportunities

You will be given incredible opportunities to develop and refine leadership skills, connect with industry leaders and faculty, participate in research (yes, as early as your freshman year!), and contribute to philanthropic activities. 

The six focus areas of the Scott Scholarship program:

#1
Understand career options
#2
Research opportunities
#3
Select internships to best suit your needs

In a supportive community that:

Nurtures your goals

Wants you to succeed

Provides a strong network now & in the future

#4
Give back to the community
#5
Develop strong leadership skills
#6
Connect with industry leaders & faculty

Who are the current Scott Scholars?

Our Scott Scholars come from all across the country to take part in the program and to join a lifelong community of engineers and friends from across disciplines. 

2020-21 Recipients

Names and hometowns

Name, Hometown

Emma Barrett, Parker, CO

Carmen Bowen, Monument, CO

Aidan Brady, Fort Collins, CO

Christian Conrady, Fort Collins, CO

Brandon Dodd, Highlands Ranch, CO

Katie Dunteman, Elburn, IL

Connor Finley, Valencia, CA

Khang Ho, Greeley, CO

Kalyn Kosmiski, Parker, CO

Evan Malloy, Denver, CO

Elliot McCormick, Fort Collins, CO

Joshua Mcmartin, Highlands Ranch, CO

Erica Miller, Birmingham, AL

EmmaKate Raisley, Fort Collins, CO

Jonah Rockwell, Centennial, CO

Jonathan Steiner, Fort Collins, CO

Kelley Traller, Beaverton, OR

Beau Van Der Sluys, Fort Collins, CO

Anna Wikowsky, Centennial, CO

Rebecca Zulch, Phoenix, AZ

Name
Hometown
Tessa Baur
Aurora, CO
Katherine Boyd
Boulder, CO
Sierra Curdts
Denver, CO
Sara Dmytriw
Arvada, CO
Christopher Fueg
Chugiak, AK
Macklin Harrington
Westminster, CO
Alexander Hooten
Lafayette, CO
Weston Johnson
Frederick, CO
Joshua Jones
Highlands Ranch, CO
Amy Keisling
Monument, CO
Julianna Musgrove
Lake Oswego, OR
Shelby Oke
Broomfield, CO
Hannah Park
Littleton, CO
Colette Renier
Fairfax Station, VA
Courtney Roush
Lakewood, CO
Kathryn Sheridan
Lakewood, CO
Jenna Stubbers
Moscow, ID
Maxon Thornhill
Issaquah, WA
Connor Witt
Colorado Springs, CO
Thomas Zakrzewski
Littleton, CO
Name
Hometown
Ethan Barron
Austin, TX
Christina Chang
San Marino, CA
Connor Cloherty
Elk Grove Village, IL
Kolbin Dahley
Castle Rock, CO
Nicholas Daly
Lakewood, CO
Kiley Dindinger
Centennial, CO
Katie Graham
Parker, CO
Michael Kwolkoski
Littleton, CO
Cara Leone
Lakewood, CO
Alexander Lynch
Ravenna, OH
Casey Natsch
Saint Louis, MO
Dixie Poteet
Grand Junction, CO
Cole Riechert
Highlands Ranch, CO
David Rohrbaugh
Fort Collins, CO
Turner Solheim
Littleton, CO
Kamryn Steel
Parker, CO
Juan Venegas Jimenez
Fort Lupton, CO
Sydney Villers
Colorado Springs, CO
Nathan Waanders
Centennial, CO
Owen Wahl
Westminster, CO

Andrew Bennett, Grand Junction, CO

James Berg, Windsor, CO

Cecilia Brockett, Boulder, CO

Erik Christoffersen, Golden, CO

Christopher Cordero, Brookfield, IL

Sarah Dann, Aurora, CO

Lindsay Dietz, Englewood, CO

Bridget Ediger, Thornton, CO

Madison Hill, Lakewood, CO

Isabelle Lemma, Chicago, IL

Caroline Loewecke, Allen, TX

Alistair “Sal” Mayfield, Parachute, CO

Amanda Mohrlang, Littleton, CO

Carina Morroni, Aurora, CO

Kyle Pinto, Loveland, CO

Genevieve Reyland-Slawson, Denver, CO

Elaine Smith, Eldorado Springs, CO

Vivia Van De Mark, Greeley, CO

Samuel Vaughan, Prairie Village, KS

Jameson Westhead, Portland, OR

Scott Scholarship Information

Apply today!

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

Frequently asked questions

What is the eligibility criteria I must meet in order to be invited to apply to the scholarship? Is that different in 2021?

Along with the Colorado resident or non-resident criteria listed at the bottom of the page, there are other considerations:

  • Once you are offered the highest level Green & Gold Scholarship, worth $3,000 for resident students and $10,000 for nonresident students, you will receive information (via email, a phone call, and US Mail) inviting you to apply for the Scott Scholarship.
  • Special note for students applying in early 2021:  With test scores being optional for admission, the requirements for the highest level CSU Green & Gold Scholarship for resident and nonresident students are still being determined.  As soon as these criteria are determined, this note will be updated with a link to the criteria.

I received email and a letter in the mail telling me I am eligible to apply for the Scott Scholarship, along with an invitation code, what should I do now?

First, congratulations! 

The email/letter you received with your invitation code will include instructions on how to access the Scott Scholarship Application.  Use the invitation code to gain access to the application (again, using the instructions in the email/letter), and fill in the application by March 1, 2021

Review the information in the Scholarship criteria section below about the essay question you will need to answer as part of the Scott Scholarship Application.

What is the timeline for the Scott Scholarship process?

By January 31:

Students eligible to apply to the Scott Scholarship (see question about eligibility criteria above for more details) will receive email; phone calls and US mail will also start going out at this time

  • The notification process will most likely start prior to January 31, and continue through early February in order to notify qualified applicants who are admitted on or just prior to February 1.
By March 1:

You must complete the Scott Scholarship Application

By the week of March 22: 

Selected recipients of the Scott Scholarship, as well as wait-listed recipients, will be notified

Scholarship criteria

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
  • Be offered the highest level CSU Green and Gold Scholarship for resident students with a value of $3000 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 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 cumulative 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 highest level of the CSU Green and Gold Scholarship for non-resident students, with a value of $10,000 per year renewable for up to four years provided the recipient meets renewal criteria.
  • Please note that selected scholarships, listed below, may be substituted for the Green and Gold Scholarship, so long as Green and Gold Scholarship criteria are met:
    • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) award;
    • Native American Legacy Award;
    • GI Promise, HB 15-1294 GI Benefits and Yellow Ribbon programs.

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 and Gold 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 cumulative 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

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