How to Apply


The 2021 Colorado Women’s Education Foundation Scholarship Application to use for completing and submitting an application postmarked by May 31, 2021, will be available for download in late January 2021. If you would like to review the 2020 application Click here.

Eligible applicants must demonstrate financial need, academic ability, leadership skills, career goals, and community involvement. To be eligible you must be:

  • A woman at least 25 years of age at time of application
  • A U.S. citizen
  • A resident of Colorado for at least 12 months prior to the application deadline (You must reside in Colorado while earning your certification or degree.)
  • Enrolled in or attending an accredited educational institution of higher learning or vocational training (Applicants can be earning a certification, or associates, bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D. degree.)

DO NOT send your application certified mail!  If you’re concerned about its arrival, please send it priority mail with a tracking number!

You must complete the entire application. Be sure you are completing the application labeled “Revision 2020” near the top of page 1 and in the footer of each page. Unless otherwise indicated, the requested information is required. If a question or section does not apply to you, please mark it “NA” for “not applicable.” Some supporting documentation may be submitted separately; see instructions for each section. We encourage you to send everything in one packet, however. If your application is incomplete, it will not be considered. To ensure the safety of your personal information please black out Social Security #s and know that CWEF has a destruction policy for all submitted scholarship materials.

CWEF awards at least 20 scholarships per year and typically for $1,000 each. We look forward to considering your application. COVID-19 will affect how often the mail is picked up and how quickly applications are processed. If you are concerned about your application, have questions, or need assistance, please email

The application deadline is postmarked by May 31st for fall and spring semester/quarter awards. Applicants will be emailed in June once their application is processed and notified about scholarship awards in August. Scholarship funds awarded by CWEF will be applied to the recipient’s account at her school.

DO NOT send your application certified mail as it may be returned to you!  If you’re concerned about its arrival, please send it priority mail with a tracking number!

Mail your entire application, without binding and NO two-sided pages or staples, postmarked no later than May 31st:
Colorado Women’s Education Foundation
P.O. Box 1189
Boulder CO 80306-1189