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CSU Scholarship Application (CSUSA)

The CSUSA is very competitive; over 5,000 applications are received each year. Applications are reviewed based on your academic record as well as your answers to the questions on the application. We recommend typing your essays in a word processing program to take advantage of spell checking and word counting. Once you are done, just copy and paste your text into the application. Some scholarships require letters of recommendation and/or other documents. Ensure ample time for these to be completed and submitted by the deadline of March 1 at 11:00 p.m. (MST).

The CSUSA will be available online on your RAMweb beginning December 1. The deadline is March 1 at 11 p.m. (MST). Go to RAMweb at and log in using your eID. Then select the CSU Scholarship Application link.

The CSUSA includes both merit-based and financial need-based scholarships.  To be considered for need-based scholarships through the CSUSA, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted no later than March 1.  A FAFSA is not required to be considered for merit-based scholarships.

For more information about the CSUSA, please read the CSUSA Frequently Asked Questions.

Steps to Complete the CSUSA

  1. Submit the General Application
  2. Submit Supplemental Application(s) if required
  3. Review Your Recommended Opportunities:
    • Some scholarships may ask additional questions specific to that particular scholarship. Click the Apply button to answer any remaining questions.

    • If no action is required on a Recommended scholarship then your General and/or Supplemental application are all that is/are required.


The CSUSA is provided through AcademicWorks. You may receive e-mails from AcademicWorks if you are selected for a scholarship or need to provide additional information for a scholarship opportunity. If you are required to submit a letter of recommendation for a scholarship, you are asked to provide an e-mail address of a reference. To ensure proper e-mail delivery, please add to spam filters.

AcademicWorks will support only the current and the immediately previous major releases of:

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  • Apple Safari

If you are using a non-supported browser, we would recommend updating your browser to avoid any potential issues.

Scholarships You Can Apply For

The CSUSA is the application for the following scholarships:

- Monfort Scholarships and Anschutz Foundation Scholarships

- Scholarships from your College

Your college may require letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc. For further information, visit your CSUSA as soon as possible on or after December 1. Contact the Dean's Office of your academic college listed below if you have questions.

- Fostering Success Scholarship

Students who participated in foster care at some time since the age of 13 are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Be sure to complete the Fostering Success section of the CSUSA.

Other criteria include demonstration of financial need as determined by the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), minimum GPA of 2.0 (high school if entering student, CSU GPA if currently enrolled), full-time, and any major or college. Preference given to undergraduates although graduate students may apply.

-Alumni Association Scholarships

There are a variety of Alumni Association scholarships available to students at Colorado State University. Visit the Alumni Association for further details.


Scholarships Awarded by Student Financial Services