Undergraduate Scholarships

Application Deadline

The application deadline is 11:59 PM (Mountain Time) on Friday, April 15, 2022. Recipients will be notified beginning in June 2022.

Scholarship Requirements

To be considered for Naropa's institutional scholarships, students must meet the following criteria by the scholarship deadline:

  • Be admitted into a degree program
  • Be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester
  • Students must be enrolled fulltime for both fall and spring (exceptions: Transfer Scholarship, Academic Achievement Scholarship, Academic Honor Scholarship, and Academic Excellence Scholarship may be awarded to eligible fulltime students who are starting in the spring semester)
  • Have a cumulative 3.0 GPA (returning students only)
  • Have a complete financial aid application on file (FAFSA or International Financial Aid Application), unless otherwise stated in the scholarship description
  • The 2022-2023 FAFSA is considered complete when the application contains complete 2020 tax information

Additional Information

  • Scholarships range from $500 to $10,000/academic year
  • Receiving more than one institutional scholarship could affect your eligibility for, or the amounts of other forms of aid, including scholarship awards

Scholarships by Nomination

Students who meet the above listed scholarship requirements are automatically considered for the following awards.

No separate application or materials are required to be considered.

Non-Program Specific Awards

Peace Studies

Environmental Studies


Scholarships Requiring Applications

Students who meet the above listed scholarship requirements must submit a separate application and/or written materials to be considered for the following scholarships. Required materials will be detailed in the scholarship description of each award.

Summer Writing Program

Apply for Naropa Scholarships

  • New students receive their MyNaropa username and password via email after submitting their Admissions Application.
  • Naropa Scholarship Application
  • Students must be logged into access the application (with MyNaropa credentials).

Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are those scholarships offered by organizations and individuals outside of Naropa. There is free money available for educational expenses. The challenge is dedicating one's time and energy to investigating, locating, and applying to receive these funds.

Perseverance, dedication, and creativity are essential to a successful search. Here are some suggestions to help you with your scholarship search:

Note Deadlines

The best time to apply for outside scholarships for an upcoming academic year is typically during September through December. Requesting and compiling necessary information such as transcripts, essays and letters of reference can be time consuming. We recommend beginning the application process well before application deadlines.

Beware of Fees

Do not use any "scholarship search service" that requires a fee. Too often, these often turn out to be scams, have unrealistic requirements for the student, and/or produce dissatisfying results.

Cultivate Networks

Don't underestimate the valuable scholarship resource pool available from home, school and work networks. For example, a large percentage of private scholarships come from parents' employers. Friends, extended family members, administrators, professors, fellow student recipients, mentors and religious associates may also know of outside scholarship opportunities.

Search for Outside Scholarships

For Colorado women, we present this opportunity for a scholarship from Colorado Women's Education Foundation: https://cwef.org/scholarships/how-to-apply/

Eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic ability, leadership skills, career goals, and community involvement. To be eligible you must be:

  • A woman at least 25 years of age at the time of application
  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Colorado for at least 12 months prior to the application deadline of May 31

Enrolled in or attending an accredited educational institution of higher learning or vocational training (Applicants can be earning a certification, associates, bachelor's, master's, or PhD degree).

The National Association of Financial Aid Administrators recommends these sources of private scholarship aid for undocumented students:


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