This listing includes academic scholarships and financial awards that are open to CU Denver history students. We are grateful for our generous donors and partners who help provide the following opportunites for our students. Find the listing for internships and other opportunities here. For resume and cover letter resources, click here.
Don Koch, a Colorado historian and author, established the Donald Warner Koch Colorado History Fund to endow two fellowships for CU Denver graduate students and highly qualified undergraduates enrolled in history. Fellows gain training and experience in archive and collections management, education, historic preservation, librarianship, museum studies, public history and publications. Don Koch died in 2000 but left these fellowships to encourage future Colorado historians.
Koch Fellowships provide two CU Denver History student fellows $5,500 each to spend an average of 8 hours a week for the 2020-2021 academic year at History Colorado under the direction of Emily Dobish, Manager of Volunteers, who supervises CU-Denver Koch Fellows at History Colorado, 1200 Broadway.
Please note, if selected as a semi-finalist, an interview is required. To apply, please click here.
Rita E. Jackson sought and succeeded in achieving independence. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in U.S. History in 1974 and continued graduate study in the School of Education at the University of Colorado Denver. She went on to work as a case worker and later as a contracted hearing officer with the Jefferson Country Department of Human Services. In addition to her professional career in social work, Jackson volunteered time and energy to reforming nursing homes, clarifying Native American water rights, and the King of Glory Lutheran Church. Her successes were in spite of confinement to a wheelchair as the result of an automobile accident at the age of seventeen which left her a quadriplegic.
The Rita E. Jackson Memorial scholarship is to benefit undergraduate or graduate students attending full-time or part-time with special academic or medical needs and who demonstrate financial need. Access more information and the application here.