Leeds Scholarships


Apply for Scholarships!

Incoming Freshman and current Leeds students are invited to apply for scholarships. Please use the links below to start the application process. You will also find additional information and resources by using the links on the left.

The 2014-2015 current student scholarship application has closed as of March 3, 2014.



Download a complete list of scholarships, award amounts, and purposes.

Sample Scholarships

Cohagen-Platts Memorial Scholarship Fund

1 award of $2,500 (2013-2014AY)

John R. Cohagen (BU ’73) established this scholarship in memory of his late mother, Virginia Platts Cohagen. John$rsquo;s family members have been active in the Boulder business community for many years. Virginia Platts Cohagen earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Colorado in 1944. She was a Boulder native who served as vice president of Western Industries, Inc., and as president of Boulder Day Nursery.

Keith R. and Thomas J. Gabel Memorial Scholarship Fund

2 awards of $2,000 (2013-2014AY)

This scholarship was created in memory of Keith Gabel. Keith was involved in a tragic skiing accident in 1985, but was able to achieve his dream of graduating with a degree in Transportation from the University of Colorado before passing away. This scholarship was established through contributions from Leeds School of Business faculty members, Delta Nu Alpha, and family and friends of Keith Gabel.

GJO Scholarship: Giving Career Opportunities through Education Scholarship

1 award of $1,000 (2013-2014AY)

Kimbirly Orr, Lisa Gutierrez, and Tracey Dumas encountered and overcame many challenges throughout their college careers, including funding their University of Colorado education. The individual and collective experiences of these women, despite their cultural and ethnic backgrounds, prove diversity can result in successful and productive careers. Their commitment and strong friendship, as well as their desire to help others, are the catalysts for this scholarship.

Hazen W. Kendrick Memorial Scholarship

1 award of $1,500 (2013-2014AY)

The Hazen W. Kendrick scholarship was created by Lucia M. Kendrick as a permanent memorial to honor her late husband. Hazen W. Kendrick taught at the Leeds School of Business from 1925 until 1962, was the chair of the accounting department from 1950 to 1960, and was acting dean in 1949.

Late Bloomer Business Scholarship

1 award of $1,000 (2013-2014AY)

After years of traveling the world and setting snowboarding records, Tammy McMinn enrolled at the University of Colorado as a non-traditional student at the age of 36. During school, she was a scholarship recipient, which provided her comfort and stability and aided her to excel academically. She established the Late Bloomer Business Scholarship in gratitude for the scholarship she received and hopes that the student(s) who benefit from her generosity will also give back.

Robert V. McCullough Scholarship

3 awards of $4,000 (2013-2014AY)

Robert V. McCullough (BUS ’66) established this scholarship to recognize and support outstanding undergraduate students in the Leeds School of Business. Robert is a former University of Colorado Buffs and Denver Broncos football player. Before retiring, Robert was the senior vice president of Dean Witter Reynolds.

Tony Tisone Business Scholarship Fund

18 awards of $1,500 (2013-14AY)

Tony Tisone was a 1939 graduate of the College of Engineering and Applied Science. Tony and Myrtle Tisone were an integral part of the Watts-Hardy Dairy (which was sold to Sinton Dairy in the 1980s). Tony started working at the Dairy at age twelve, doing odd jobs. Myrtle began working at the Dairy while she was attending Boulder High School. She continued working there until 1943, the year she married Tony. They continued to build the business, and hired many CU students, treating them as family. Tony and Myrtle founded their scholarship and other funds through bequests, having close ties to CU.

Zarrow Family Foundation Scholarship

1 award of $5,000 (2013-2014AY)

This scholarship was created by Maxine and Jack Zarrow. Preference shall be given to a sophomore with a documented learning disability. This award is renewable.


Undergraduate students currently enrolled full time in the Leeds School of Business at the CU Boulder campus at the time of scholarship application (having completed 12 credit hours in the previous semester at CU Boulder) are eligible to apply for business scholarship awards. Awards are competitive and scholarship funds are limited; therefore, submission of an application does not guarantee a scholarship award.


Applicants should review the online Leeds School of Business Scholarships for specific criteria on available scholarships. Many awards are given on the basis of academic achievement; however, the Leeds School of Business administers several scholarships which require the applicant to demonstrate financial need in addition to outstanding academic performance and select areas of study.

To be eligible and/or considered for those scholarships which stipulate financial need as a factor, applicants must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA results should be on file with the University of Colorado at Boulder Office of Financial Aid no later than March 1st of each calendar year.

Essay Tips

A RÉSUMÉ, PERSONAL ESSAY, and UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT are required for all scholarships.

Scholarship essay questions are designed to get better acquainted with you in a personal statement, aside from the information you provided on your résumé and academic transcript.

The task of the scholarship committee is to match the scholarship with a scholar. Please tell the committee why you are most deserving of a scholarship.

Essay Assistance

Essay Writing Tips

Students are invited to stop by the Leeds Career Connections Office in Koelbel 227 for a résumé review.

Review And Award

Administration of scholarship funds is the responsibility of the Leeds Business Scholarship Committee or respective departments. Members of the committee include representatives from each of the four academic divisions, as well as other faculty and staff within the Leeds School of Business. This committee has the responsibility of selecting recipients in accordance with the donors’ wishes and awarding the available funds. Unless otherwise indicated, scholarship awards are for the full academic year.


The Leeds Business Undergraduate Scholarship Committee will review applications, and applicants will be notified by letter or via email at the student’s CU email address of any scholarship awards by the end of the summer semester.

Award recipients are required to write thank you letters to the donor(s) of their scholarship and attend the annual Scholarship Awards Dinner in the fall where donors will be in attendance. Details on the date, time, and location of the dinner will be mailed to recipients at a later date.


Scholarship awards are applied to the recipient’s tuition and fees bill for the appropriate semester(s) once a copy of the thank you letter(s) has been received by the Leeds Scholarship Coordinator.

Recipients should contact the Bursar’s Office to verify that any awards have been properly credited prior to the payment deadline for each semester.

Establish a Scholarship

To establish a Leeds Undergraduate Scholarship contact

  • University of Colorado Foundation
    Online Form
  • Greg Jones
    Senior Director of Development


The Importance of a Scholarship

Many students at the University of Colorado Boulder rely on scholarships to make it possible for them to attend the Leeds School of Business. Without generous donors like Fred Hull, the Leeds School wouldn't be the same. Thank you.

Past Events


Business of Sports Guest Speaker - Kurt Schwartzkopf

April 10, 2012

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Koelbel 210

The Leeds Business of Sports Club is excited to present Avalanche, Nuggets, Mammoth, and Pepsi Center CMO (Chief Marketing Officer), Kurt Schwartzkopf.


CU New Venture Challenge Finals

April 5, 2012

5:15 pm – 8:30 pm

Wolf Law, CU-Boulder campus.

Please join us for the 4th annual showcase of CU entrepreneurship as six finalist teams present their new and innovative business ideas.


Collegiate Social Impact Initiatives Panel on Social and Environmental Challenges

April 4, 2012

5:00 pm

Koelbel 210

Panel on how business can be one of the most effective, realistic and efficient ways to address long-standing social and environmental challenges.


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