August 15, 2023

New scholarship helps high school students earn college credit

The High School ACCESS program, as part of the Division of Continuing Education, will offer a new scholarship to high school students with demonstrated financial need starting in fall 2023. 

The goal of the scholarship is to offset the cost of taking courses at CU Boulder. 

The maximum award will cover the tuition cost of one course, up to $2,500, with award amounts depending on the number of credits taken. With the scholarship, students may be able to take a course at CU Boulder at no cost to themselves.

To receive a High School ACCESS program scholarship, students must meet the following criteria: 

  • Must be a nondegree High School ACCESS student at CU Boulder who is not formally admitted to a degree program.
  • Must be enrolled in a course(s) for credit offered through main campus, CE Evening Credit, and/or CE Online Credit.
  • Must attest and provide documentation of financial need.
  • Must not be receiving CU’s Tuition Assistance benefit.

In addition to attesting to financial need, students will be required to submit an essay detailing their interest in their chosen area of study. 

Learn more about the new scholarship and help your student apply by visiting the High School ACCESS program page. 

Now that you’ve selected your favorite Continuing Education courses, email or print the information, including class number, to more easily search Buff Portal and enroll. Still have questions? Contact an advisor.


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