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MSU Denver’s scholarship-priority deadline is approaching.

By Lauren Koppel

February 24, 2021

JSSB entrance with MSU Denver banners.Metropolitan State University of Denver’s 2021-22 Scholarship Application is now open. The priority deadline is March 1.

Students often apply for a scholarship only because they were encouraged by faculty or staff. Your Teams chat, email inquiry or Canvas reminder will likely be the reason a student chooses to submit their scholarship application, and they may even be awarded. 

Please share these scholarship opportunities and resources with students.

Scholarship workshops and writing support:

The following workshops provide a scholarship overview, including information on how to complete the MSU Denver Scholarship Application and other support.


3:30-5 p.m. with First Generation Initiatives.

Learn more.


5-6:30 p.m.

Learn more.

Additionally, several offices support students with scholarship-essay review, including Gender Institute for Teaching and Advocacy scholarship tutors (email Soj Sirvanchai at, the Writing Center and the Immigrant Services Program.

Additional scholarship opportunities:

The Urban Leadership Program offers scholarships to students interested in connecting with leaders, serving their community and growing their leadership skill set.

  • Deadline to apply: Sunday at 5 p.m.

The Reisher Scholarship is a need- and merit-based scholarship for continuing first-year and incoming transfer students. Students must maintain full-time status and have at least a 3.0 GPA for consideration.

  • First-year-student deadline: Monday
  • Transfer-student deadline: April 10

The Health Scholars Program offers three different scholarships to students pursuing health-related degrees through life-design advising, mentoring and career exploration.

  • Deadline to apply: Monday

The Puksta Scholarship provides monetary support for students interested in building leadership skills and addressing a civic issue within the community.

  • Deadline to apply: March 19

The Academic and Career Excellence scholarship is for first-year students interested in taking summer courses (up to six credit hours covered). Complete the general scholarship application and click “yes” when asked, “Are you interested in taking classes in Summer 2021?” for consideration.

Deadline to apply: rolling

Interested in reviewing scholarship applications?

Email Jake Beaudrie, scholarship counselor, at to become a scholarship reviewer.

Topics: Award, Excellence, Funding, Puksta Scholars, Student Success

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