The deadline for scholarship application materials for most institutional scholarships is 5 p.m. (MST) on April 1st. Some scholarships may have different deadlines and those dates will be specified within the description. Also, see scholarship descriptions for detailed information on qualifications and requirements.
All Naropa scholarships are open to international students unless stated otherwise.
Applicants for all scholarships listed in this section must:
- Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA, as discussed below) or International Student Application if applicable by the March 1st deadline.
- Have a completed admissions application on file for one of the university's degree programs.
Submit scholarship application materials according the requirements listed below for the specific scholarship to which you are applying.
For any scholarship that requires additional materials, please do the following:
- E-mail application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Include on all application materials: Your full name and either your student I.D. number or the last four digits of your social security number.
- Please send all materials as a single attachment in the email. (Letters of recommendation may be sent separately.)
Scholarship awards range from $500 to $10,000/year. Please note: Receiving more than one institutional scholarship could affect your eligibility for, or the amounts of, other forms of aid, including other scholarship awards.
Naropa Honor Scholarships are awarded to a limited number of entering, full-time students from all programs. Students must demonstrate outstanding academic merit and financial need.
Naropa Presidential Scholarships are awarded to a limited number of entering, full-time students from all programs. Students must demonstrate exceptional academic merit and financial need.
Awarded annually to an international graduate or undergraduate student who has financial need and who does not qualify for US Federal aid.
Awarded to one entering, first-year student who exhibits strong academic promise and significant financial need.
Awards one undergraduate student engaged in the study of peace at Naropa University.
The Coburn Berry Scholarship is offered to one or two students who are first generation undergraduate students (neither parent attended college), who demonstrate financial need.
Awarded to one incoming or returning, graduate or undergraduate, student who can demonstrate experience in or working with populations of color. The scholarship is available only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The award is not renewable, although students may reapply for subsequent years.
The Frances Harwood scholarship awards one outstanding Environmental Studies student each year based on departmental recommendation.
Offered annually to one credit or non-credit student accepted into Naropa University's Summer Writing Program.
Awarded annually to an undergraduate in Environmental Studies or to a graduate student in Environmental Leadership.
Awarded each year to one or two returning graduate or undergraduates students, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and who can demonstrate experience in working with underrepresented populations.
The Marvin I. Naiman Scholarship will be awarded by the Office of Financial Aid at Naropa University on an annual basis to an undergraduate student of non-traditional age (23 and over) with demonstrated financial need.
Awarded to one Native American student at a time, the scholarship was established to honor Gerald Red Elk. The award is renewable.
Awarded to one or more students exhibiting financial need.
Awarded to two outstanding undergraduate music students each year by Naropa’s Music Department. The award is nonrenewable.
Awarded to two incoming or returning MFA in Theater or undergraduate BFA students. The scholarship is available only to U.S. citizens or permanent residents. The award is not renewable, although students may reapply for subsequent years.