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Requirements for Scholarship Renewal for Student Entering 2014-2015
(For scholarship requirements from previous years, see the FAQ page.)

To view a printable version for freshman scholarship recipientsclick here.
To view a printable version for returning scholarship recipientsclick here.

Requirement 1: Meet Academic Progress Requirements

  • Enroll in at least 12 credit hours each semester, taking appropriate coursework to fulfill the requirements of an engineering degree program in the College
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.800 by the end of your first year and during your second year, then maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.000 thereafter.
  •  Meet once per semester with a BOLD Center Director to discuss academic progress and success strategies

Requirement 2: Take Mandatory Academic Courses

The following courses and the use of BOLD’s Student Success Center free tutoring are expected for BOLD Scholars. All courses will count for required or elective credits toward your degree. First-year CU Engineering students may take no more than 17 credits hours during their first semester. Students with questions & concerns about their course load or course options should contact Vanessa Dunn (, 303-492-8809)

BOLD Scholars must complete one of the following courses during the first year:

  1. GEEN 1400 – First-Year Engineering Projects
  2. ECEN 1400 – Electrical and Computer Engineering Projects
  3. ASEN 1400 – Gateway to Space
  4. COEN 1410 – Design for Sustainable Communities (spring semester only, for selected RAPs)

Requirement 3: Participate in BOLD Center Community and Professional Events

  • To meet others on campus, network with industry professionals, and find your on-campus family in the BOLD Center’s community, BOLD Scholars must attend the following:
    •  August BOLD Center Welcome (during Week of Welcome; required in first year ONLY)
    • BOLD Center Celebration of Excellence (annually in spring semester)
    • At least three BOLD-sponsored professional development events
    • Other events as required by scholarship donor

    Additionally, each scholar must be an active member of one of the diversity-serving student societies (AISES, NSBE, SAGE, SHPE/MAES, SASE, or SWE)

    BOLD additionally encourages students to take advantage of resources such as CU Engineering’s Peer Advocates.

Requirement 4: Volunteer for K-12 Engineering, Recruitment, and General BOLD Activities

To encourage K-12 students to study engineering and support current students at CU Engineering, BOLD Scholars must contribute 10hrs/academic year (5hrs in first year) to BOLD volunteer activities.

  •  K-12 Events: volunteer at Diversity Sampler, Girls Explore Engineering Day, Minorities Explore Engineering Day, or other on-campus events providing diverse K-12 youth with hands-on activities, panels, and campus tours
  • TEAMS (Tomorrow’s Engineers… creAte. iMagine. Succeed) Program: volunteer at programs for local schools with which the BOLD Center has partnered
  • Girl Scout Badge Days: support Saturday on-campus events for Girl Scouts to earn engineering badges
  • Other BOLD Activities: volunteer for BOLD-sponsored activities (includes activities with student societies)

Requirement 5: Send Thank You Letter to Your Scholarship Donor

The College Scholarship Coordinator will match you to a scholarship donor. You must write an appreciation letter to this donor before the Fall semester (details provided by Coordinator).