ESIL scholarships of up to $10,000/year for up to four years are available for undergraduate STEM majors with academic promise and financial need, enrolled at least half-time, meeting certain citizenship requirements, with demonstrated commitment to environmental stewardship of Indigenous lands. We welcome your application!

Funded by the National Science Foundation’s S-STEM program, scholarships cover the student’s documented financial need up to $10,000 per year. Depending on your circumstances, this award covers all or some of CU Denver’s tuition and fees. Half-time enrollment requires at least six credit hours/semester in the fall and spring semesters and at least three credit hours/semester in the summer semester. NSF requires ESIL scholarship recipients to be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, U.S. nationals per section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or refugees per section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Yearly scholarship renewals require students to remain in good academic standing, to remain enrolled at least half-time, to meet with their ESIL advisor at least once per semester, and to provide a one-page personal reflection on their progress toward their academic and career goals. This narrative should address any successes and challenges the student faced that year.

To learn more about the ESIL scholarship program, contact one of the ESIL advisors.

To apply for an ESIL scholarship, please apply here.