Program-based Scholarships

Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309. To find scholarships based on year of study (e.g. - Freshmen Scholarships), please see the navigation to the left.

 Livermore, Charles H. Memorial Scholarship

Livermore, Charles H. Memorial History Scholarship is Available to:

History majors; must have a 3.2 cumulative GPA; must be a full-time junior or senior student having completed 30 credit hours at Western State Colorado University. Scholarship and intellectual inquisitiveness are major considerations.

History Scholarship Provided by:

Family and friends of Dr. Charles Livermore, who was an extraordinary teacher, scholar, and administrator, was a professor of history and chairman of the Social Studies Department at Western State Colorado University.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Donor Scholarship Committee (T.L. Livermore) in cooperation with the Western State Colorado University Foundation.

Application: Contact the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-7011 - Kelley Hall 240

Find out more about Western's History Program at www.western.edu/history-program.

 Western Presidential Scholars Award

The Western Presidential Scholars Award is a full tuition scholarship available to Valedictorians of Colorado high schools (residents only) aimed at increasing the number of high achieving students attending Western State Colorado University.  The scholarship is renewable for eight consecutive semesters (four years) and will cover full in-state tuition charges after the COF stipend is applied.  The Western Presidential Scholars Award would replace any other merit scholarship that may have already been awarded to the student.  The Western Presidential Scholars Award is a competitive scholarship (application is required) as there are a limited number of awards available each year.  Below are some details you should know:

Minimum Criteria

  •          3.80 cumulative High School GPA 
  •          25 ACT score/1200 SAT combined score
  •          Be ranked #1 on high school transcript or certified as ‘valedictorian’ by high school official

Application Process

To apply students must submit a letter of application, one letter of recommendation, and provide verification of Valedictorian status.  Completed applications must be received by April 1st of each year.

Renewal Criteria

  •          Must enroll in and successfully complete 12 credits each semester (24 credits each year)
  •          Must maintain a 3.0 GPA at Western 

 Wilson, Robert Glenn, Jr. Memorial Scholarship

Wilson, Robert Glenn, Jr. Memorial History Scholarship is Available to:

Full-time students who are Colorado residents; must be a sophomore or higher; History major; must have completed 24 credit hours at Western State Colorado University. Financial need will be considered.

History Scholarship Provided by:

Family and friends to memorialize Robert Glenn Wilson, an outstanding example of academic achievement, citizenship, and student growth at Western State Colorado University.

Amount: Award depends on funds available.

Scholarship Recipient Selected by:

Western State Colorado University History Department.

Application: Contact the Behavioral and Social Sciences Department for application and deadline information. (970) 943-7011 - Kelley Hall 240

Find out more about Western's History Program at www.western.edu/history-program.