How to Apply


The CWEF Scholarship Opportunity Online Application for 2023 is now open. Online applications need to be completed by April 30, 2023, for fall 2023 and/or spring 2024 awards.

Please make sure you meet these eligibility requirements.  You must be able to answer YES to ALL four of the following items:

  • a woman (identify as a woman) at least 25 years of age at the time of the application
  • a resident of Colorado for at least 12 months prior to the application deadline April 30th (You must reside in Colorado while earning your certification or degree.)
  • enrolled in or already attending an accredited educational institution of higher learning or vocational training (Applicants can be earning a certification, or associates, bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree.)
  • able to provide an official copy or photocopy of a college or high school transcript including your name and the institution’s name and showing your cumulative grade point average (GPA).

Eligible applicants will need to demonstrate financial need, academic ability, leadership skills, career goals, and community involvement.

You need to download all the documents below in preparation for completing the online application.  Please do NOT call but rather email with questions.

Click here to download the Scholarship Opportunity Checklist, which outlines the documents you will be required to gather and upload into your online scholarship application. As well, it includes six considerations and/or questions that will be in the online application so you can start preparing your responses.

Click here to download the Statement of Acceptance and Schedule of Fees form, which must be completed by the institution in which you are enrolled and returned to you so you can upload it into your online scholarship application. Click here to download a fillable copy of the Statement of Acceptance and Schedule of Fees form.

Click here to download the Financial Worksheet. This worksheet will be helpful for you to compile and calculate the required financial information you will enter into your online scholarship application.

CWEF awards 25 or more scholarships and for at least $2,000 per scholarship. Scholarship funds awarded by CWEF will be sent directly to the recipient’s school to be applied to the student’s account.

If you meet the eligibility requirements and have downloaded all the documents above, you can Click Here to begin the Scholarship Opportunity Online Application.

CWEF’s mission is to invest in women who are transforming their lives through education for themselves, their families, and their communities. Since 1976, CWEF has provided nearly 700 scholarships enabling women to pursue economic equity through education and a career.