Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarships

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, year after year.

Walter Scott, Jr.

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

Colorado State University engineering alumnus Walter Scott, Jr. not only made the largest gift in the history of the university, but he also expanded his gift shortly before his death in September 2021. His historical giving to CSU through his foundation totals $64.2 million.

The hallmark of the gift was the creation of the Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarships, which initially funded approximately 20 scholarships per year and will now fund 25 scholarship per year (starting in the fall of 2022) to new freshmen who demonstrate exceptional 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:

Understand career options
Research opportunities
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

Give back to the community
Develop strong leadership skills
Connect with industry leaders & faculty

Who are the current Scott Scholars?

Our Scott Scholars come to the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering to take part in the program and to join a lifelong community of engineers and friends from across disciplines.

2023-24 Recipients

Name, Hometown

Bryce Anderson, Littleton, CO

Alicia Ayensah, Aurora, CO

Brennen Betts, Highlands Ranch, CO

Natalie Bradmon, Arvada, CO

Emika Buschow, Littleton, CO

Jasmine Cheng, Fort Collins, CO

Jake Clare, Boulder, CO

Bram Copeland, Highlands Ranch, CO

Oren Dutton, Nederland, CO

Yousef Faour, Wellington, CO

Owen Geiss, Fort Collins, CO

Jennifer Gutierrez, Montrose, CO

Trisha Hammen, Fort Lupton, CO

Lizzy Heumann, Loveland, CO

Isabella Heydman, Franktown, CO

Quincy Humphrey, Aurora, CO

Lydia Iliev, Centennial, CO

Austin Knolmayer, Conifer, CO

James Laub, Aurora, CO

Elsie Morris, Wheat Ridge, CO

Brandon Mow, Greeley, CO

Abby Pinterpe, Peyton, CO

Maddie Potter, Conifer, CO

Abby Rafert, Lakewood, CO

Gibson Roberts-Brysh, Centennial, CO

Morgan Roscoe, Fort Collins, CO

Logan Rosebrock, Mead, CO

Sarah Sadler, Aurora, CO

Caleb Seyer, Loveland, CO

Jady Sharp, Golden, CO

Ethan Smith, Iowa City, IA

Andrew White, Centennial, CO

Liam Yeiter, Littleton, CO

Name, Hometown

Tyler Archer, Lakewood, CO

Tomas Asiala, Littleton, CO

Dawson Carney, Fort Collins, CO

Mia Chavez, Colorado Springs, CO

Benjamin Elick, Larkspur, CO

Ian Gowen, Pueblo, CO

John Kadillak, Golden, CO

Anisha Kalla, Centennial, CO

Bethany Kantack, Colorado Springs, CO

Sreya Karumanchi, Longmont, CO

Ryan Kindt, Woodland Park, CO

John Lorance, Greeley, CO

Rachel Lorenzen, Fort Collins, CO

Jenifer Macias, Edwards, CO

Braedon McGuire, Colorado Springs, CO

Thomas Metheny, Carbondale, CO

Peter O’Toole, Denver, CO

Ella Olander, Aurora, CO

Jacob Olguin, Trinidad, CO

Trevor Olsen, Fort Collins, CO

D’andre Rogers, Centennial, CO

Cody Saunders, Lyons, CO

Evan Sehnert, Mancos, CO

Emily Thomason, Denver, CO

Michelle Vasquez, Grand Junction, CO

Name, Hometown

Aimee Nicodemus, Alamosa, CO

Delaney Dunlop, Aurora, CO

Brinn Thomas, La Jara, CO

Emma Schmit, Highlands Ranch, CO

Bryson Arnott, Pueblo, CO

Joseph Thompson, New Castle, CO

Kennedy Solheim, Littleton, CO

Brianna Stanley, Parker, CO

Samuel Swing, Loveland, CO

James Nguyen, Fort Collins, CO

Ethan Debelak, Aurora, CO

Hayley Stern, Englewood, CO

Andy Quach, Aurora, CO

Emma Goodall, Colorado Springs, CO

Isabella Kaze, Clarksburg, MD

Aidan Briggs, Scottsdale, AZ

Wyatt Wolff, Boerne, TX

Jevannah Vigil, Albuquerque, NM

Elijah Jackson, Wellsville, UT

Name, Hometown

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

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

Scott Scholarship Information

Apply today!

Walter Scott, Jr. Undergraduate Scholarships are available
to Colorado resident entering freshmen.

Frequently asked questions

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

Along with the criteria listed at the bottom of the page, there are other considerations:

  • Once you are offered the Green & Gold Scholarship, you will receive information (via email, a phone call, and US Mail) inviting you to apply for the Scott Scholarship.  Information about who is eligible for the Green & Gold Scholarship can be found here.

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 February 1.  

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/messages and US mail will also start going out at this time.

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

You must complete the Scott Scholarship Application.

By mid-February: 

You will receive notification to schedule a virtual interview if you are selected to advance in the selection process. 

By May 1: 

You will be notified via email and phone call if you are selected as a Scott Scholar.  

Scholarship criteria

Eligibility criteria 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
  • Be offered the CSU Green and Gold Scholarship for residents students, renewable for up to four years provided the recipient meets renewal criteria
  • Must be a Colorado resident
  • Must be an incoming first-year student

Complete the CSU Scholarship Application by February 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:

  • $22,000 per year renewable for up to four years (five if in the biomedical engineering program) provided the recipient meeting renewal criteria, lives on campus, and maintains satisfactory academic performance in engineering


  • $15,000 per year renewable for up to four years (five if in the biomedical engineering program) provided the recipient meeting 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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