Scholarships

Financial Aid

To Support the Educational Pursuits of our Students
the Department Offers Several Scholarships

Scholarship

Ethnic Studies Undergraduate
  • The Ethnic Studies Undergraduate Scholarship has been established to increase the understanding of diversity and social justice. It is an award given to an undergraduate student pursuing an ethnic studies major or minor.

Scholarship

Hiram and Trudi deFries
  • The Hiram and Trudi deFries Scholarship was established in 2014 to provide scholarship support for students’ intent on pursuing a career to ensure social and economic justice for Hawaiian Home Land communities and/or federally recognized tribes.

Scholarship

Ethnic Studies Graduate
  • The Ethnic Studies Graduate Scholarship has been established to increase the understanding of diversity and social justice. It is an award given to a second year graduate student pursuing an MA in ethnic studies.

Ethnic Studies Undergraduate Scholarship

History

Faculty, staff, alumni and friends recognize the importance of scholarships in encouraging students to aim for excellence. The generous gifts from individual members of these various groups allow us to provide financial support for students who have demonstrated superior achievements or skills, thereby encouraging their continued efforts and the overall atmosphere of vigorous research and creativity.

Criteria

  • Students pursuing a major or minor within the Department of Ethnic Studies in the College of Liberal Arts
  • Demonstrate financial need as established by the Office of Student Financial Services of CSU
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Demonstrate a strong interest and understanding of diversity and cultures including experiences with diverse populations and submit an essay addressing this understanding

Apply

  • The Colorado State University Scholarship application is available online from December 1 until March 1 of each academic year. To access the application:
    • Log into RAMweb using your eID
    • Look under Financial Information in the right hand column
    • Select “CSUSA” and fill in the form

Hiram and Trudi deFries Scholarship

History

Dr. Patsy Boyer retired as Professor Emerita from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures in Spring 1997. After obtaining her Ph.D. in Spanish at the University of New Mexico in 1967, Dr. Boyer joined Colorado State University where she remained until her retirement.

A noted specialist in Spanish Golden Age Literature, Dr. Boyer published numerous works in her field, including the translation of a book by the seventeenth century Spanish author, Maria de Zayas. Apart from her participation as a scholar in the major associations of her discipline and on the boards of national scholarly journals, Dr. Boyer was an early proponent of Women’s Studies at Colorado State University and wrote the grant that initiated the Women’s Studies Project on Teaching, Curriculum and Scholarship which began in 1984 as the Gender Integration Project. She played an active role in departmental, college, and University governance, was a member of the Colorado State University Faculty Council and the first faculty representative to the State Board of Agriculture.

The recipient of numerous awards, including the Pennock Award for Service, she was named the John N. Stern Distinguished Professor in 1997. She earned the 1997 Women’s Caucus Award for “exemplary inspiration to women on campus as teacher, scholar, mentor and role model.” Dr. Boyer was perhaps most known for her generosity of spirit and her sense of importance of a true community of scholars. She is remembered with particular fondness by the generations of students she taught and mentored throughout her 30 years on campus.

Criteria

  • Pursuing an interdisciplinary minor in women's studies, a women's and gender studies major, or a graduate certificate in women's studies
  • Enrolled full-time with a minimum 2.5 GPA overall and a 3.0 in program courses
  • Making satisfactory progress towards degree

Apply

The Colorado State University Scholarship application is available online from December 1 until March 1 of each academic year. To access the application:

  • Log into RAMweb using your eID
  • Look under Financial Information in the right hand column
  • Select “CSUSA” and fill in the form

Graduate Scholarship

History

The graduate student scholarship will be awarded for the first time this spring for academic year fall 2019/spring 2020.

Criteria

  • Graduate student in their second year and/or beyond enrolled in the Department of Ethnic Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University
  • Major in Ethnic Studies
  • Financial need as established by the Office of Student Financial Services at CSU
  • Maintain an overall 3.0 GPA
  • Prepare an essay that conveys: Financial need for degree completion, status of their project/thesis, and steps needed to complete degree

Apply

The Colorado State University Scholarship application is available online from December 1 until March 1 of each academic year. To access the application:

  • Log into RAMweb using your eID
  • Look under Financial Information in the right hand column
  • Select “CSUSA” and fill in the form

*The graduate scholarship application for the fall 19/spring 20 academic year will be open until April 22nd, 2019.