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.
“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!
The six focus areas of the Scott Scholarship program:
In a supportive community that:
Nurtures your goals
Wants you to succeed
Provides a strong network now & in the future
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.
Names and hometowns
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
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
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
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?
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, 2022.
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 28:
Selected recipients of the Scott Scholarship, as well as wait-listed recipients, will be notified.
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 by February 1
- Be offered the CSU Green and Gold Scholarship for residents students, 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:
- $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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