CVMBS offers nearly $1.5 million in scholarships each year, awarding close to 400 scholarships annually to deserving students. Qualifications for applications vary, and we encourage you to check out which scholarships are available to you.
Outstanding CVMBS students are eligible for a variety of scholarships, some that include membership to professional organizations and societies. These awards can be both merit-based and need-based.
DVM students can apply for program-specific awards that are both CVMBS-based and non-CVMBS based. During the fall semester, currently enrolled eligible DVM students will be notified via email when the CVMBS scholarship application cycle opens.
There are many scholarship opportunities open to the CSU community as a whole. Check out the Student Financial Services website for more information on how to apply for these awards.
General Information and Application Instructions
October 1 - FAFSA application opens for next school year
December 1 - Colorado State University Scholarship Application (CSUSA) Opens
February 15 - Recommended FAFSA completion date
March 1 - Scholarship Application closes
Mid-April: Scholarship award decisions are finalized
Late April-May: Scholarship notifications sent to students.
Steps in the Application Process (December 1 – March 1)
- Submit the CSU General Scholarship Application. The CSU General Application makes you eligible for scholarships offered through the Office of Financial Aid and The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. DVM Students only will also be required to complete the Veterinary Medicine supplemental application.
- Based on your answers to the CSU General Application, you will be matched and automatically applied to many scholarships for which you are eligible.
- Some scholarships, including most CVMBS scholarships, require that you answer additional questions not found on the CSUSA. These are known as apply-to scholarships. Those that you qualify for will be presented to you under the "Recommended Opportunities" tab but you must answer the additional questions if you wish to be applied to these awards.
- Remember to complete FAFSA to be eligible for all need-based scholarships. It is suggested that you complete the FAFSA by mid-February to ensure that CSU receives all necessary financial data prior to the start of the scholarship selection process.