Scholarships & Resources

The Office of Veteran and Military Services (VMSS) and the Boots to Suits program work with veterans to find them the resources and support they need to make a successful transition from the military to the classroom and then on to the workforce. Additionally, many of these resources are also available to military-connected students.

There are scholarship opportunities that are only available to veteran and military-connected students. It’s important to know that some scholarships impact VA Education Benefits while others don’t. When you accept a scholarship, you’ll want to be sure you know if it will affect your benefits and how it will affect them.

Our on-campus service list includes both academic and wellness resources. Off-campus resources include crisis support, and financial and legal services.


AAPG Foundation​ The AAPG Foundation's United States Military Veterans Scholarship Program (MVSP) is designed to promote the advancement of student veterans in educational geoscience programs at the undergraduate level.
AmVets Scholarships Offers scholarships through our National Service Foundation (NSF) and donations. They are for Veterans (other than dishonorable), Active Duty, Guard, and Reserves; Spouses; and Children/Grandchildren of Veterans, Active Duty, Guard, and Reserves who are currently in high school.  The scholarships, up to $12,000, are only for full-time study at an accredited undergraduate college, university, or technical school leading to a non-specific degree.​
Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship Students in baccalaureate or advanced degree nursing or nurse anesthesia programs who are serving or have served in any branch of the U.S. military at any rank who are not receiving funding by a branch of the military. This scholarship awards $3,000. For application deadline and other details please visit the scholarship's website.
Captain Jodi Callahan Memorial Scholarship Active duty Air Force, full-time Air National Guard or full-time Air Force Reserve (officer or enlisted) pursuing a Master's Degree in a non-technical field of study are eligible for this scholarship. Award amount is $1,000. For more information about the application deadline and information please visit their website.​
Col. Loren J. and Mrs. Lawona R. Spencer Scholarship​ Military personnel who have been accepted into a master's level program who have not received this scholarship previously are eligible. The award varies, depending on the type of degree program. For more information on the application deadline and scholarship specifics please visit their website.​​​​​​
Dr. Aurelio M. Caccomo Family Foundation Memorial Scholarship Current active duty personnel or veterans of the Armed Forces who are enrolled part-time or full-time in a U.S. college or vocational training program. Scholarship provides $3,000 for books and tuition. Please find deadline and application information on the scholarship application​.
Hammer Family Scholarship​ Student veterans who are studying engineering, math or science may apply. One $5,000 award is available.​​
CPT James Ahn Special Forces Memorial Scholarship Special Forces Student Veteran enrolled full-time pursuing a degree/certificate is eligible for an annual $1,000 award.


On-Campus Resources

Off-Campus Resources

CU Denver Land Acknowledgement

Acknowledging that we reside in the homelands of Indigenous Peoples is an important step in recognizing the history and the original stewards of these lands. Land acknowledgments must extend far beyond words, the United States has worked hard to erase the narratives of Indigenous Peoples over time. Land acknowledgment statements can help to remind us of the history, the contributions and the sacrifices Native peoples have made.

We honor and acknowledge that we are on the traditional territories and ancestral homelands of the Cheyenne, Arapaho, and Ute nations. This area, specifically the confluence of the Platte and Cherry Creek Rivers was the epicenter for trade, information sharing, planning for the future, community, family and ally building, as well as conducting healing ceremonies for over 45 Indigenous Nations, including the Lakota, Kiowa, Comanche, Apache, Shoshone, Paiute, Zuni, Hopi among others.

We must recognize Indigenous peoples as the original stewards of this land and as these words of acknowledgment are spoken and heard, remember the ties these nations still have to their traditional homelands. Let us acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory and pay our respect to the diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land. Let us also give thanks to all Tribal Nations and the ancestors of this place.

Gracie RedShirt Tyon, Lakota, Director, American Indian Student Services

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