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The Metro State University Foundation offers a variety of privately funded scholarships twice a year. These awards are made possible through generous gifts from alumni, friends, faculty and staff, corporations, and foundations.

Fall Scholarship Applications

  • The fall scholarship application opens September 15 and closes October 15.
  • Awards from the fall application cycle are applied to the next spring semester.

Spring Scholarship Applications

  • The spring scholarship application opens February 15 and closes March 15.
  • Awards from the spring application cycle are applied to the next fall semester and spring semester.

Eligibility Requirements

The criteria will vary for each scholarship and may have further requirements.

  • You have been accepted into Metro State University
  • You have an active StarID and password
  • You will be enrolled in classes at Metro State University in the upcoming semester
  • You are in good academic standing
  • There is one application that reviews your eligibility for all available scholarships on AwardSpring.
  • During the open application period, click on the link to AwardSpring and enter your information into the application.
  • Review qualifications for each of the scholarships you may be eligible for as they may require additional materials such as an essay or letter of recommendation.
    • Check your AwardSpring dashboard after the application is submitted to view the scholarships you meet the qualifications for.
  • Are there any scholarships for the summer term?
    • No, there are currently no scholarships available for the summer term.
  • Can scholarship funds be applied to my outstanding balance from last term?
    • No, scholarships are only applied to the upcoming fall or spring semester.
  • How will I know if I received a scholarship?
    • Emailed notifications on awarding will go to the email address you provided on the application. You will receive an email if you did not receive an award as well.
  • How can I view my scholarship awards?
    • You can view your scholarship awards by logging into AwardSpring.
      • Make sure to read through the instructions and complete the follow-up requirements.
  • How will the awards be applied?
    • Financial Aid will apply the scholarship funds to your tuition balance. If your tuition is already paid, the scholarship funds are disbursed to the electronic banking account or mobile banking account that has been set up with Metro State.
  • When will I receive my scholarship funds?
    • Financial Aid will apply the scholarship funds to your account in the upcoming semester, following the course add and drop dates.
  • How many times can I apply?
    • You may apply any time the application cycle is open as long as you meet the eligibility requirements