Colorado State University - Pueblo offers a new automatic merit scholarship tier in 2014

Colorado State University - Pueblo offers a new automatic merit scholarship tier in 2014

PUEBLO – A new automatic merit scholarship program at Colorado State University-Pueblo will eliminate the waiting game for many high school seniors who are making decisions about attending college in Fall of 2014.

Incoming freshmen for Fall 2014 at CSU-Pueblo who meet two of the three minimum academic requirements based on a completed admissions application will have their choice of one of the following undergraduate scholarships. No additional application is required. The scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years if the student maintains the required minimum renewal grade point average.



Award Amount Per Year


GPA Required to Renew



Class Rank

Presidential Scholar




Top 2%


Distinguished Scholar




Top 5%


Promising Scholar




Top 15%


Welcome to the Pack




Top 20%



New students also may be eligible for two other scholarships:

$1,000 Commitment to Colorado  
Colorado residents who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 each year and receive a Pell Grant; 3.0 GPA required to renew.                                               

$1,000 First Generation Scholarship
First generation college students, 3.0 high school or transfer GPA; 3.0 GPA required to renew. The First Generation Scholarship may be combined with any other CSU-Pueblo scholarship.                                                                       

Students who apply to and are admitted to the CSU-Pueblo Honors Program may receive a $2,000 scholarship, and up to $1,000 for room/board costs if they have not already qualified for and selected one of the merit scholarships listed above.  See more information and an application.

Full-time attendance (12 credit hours per semester) is required for each scholarship, which cannot be combined with other CSU-Pueblo academic scholarships, except the First Generation Scholarship. Additional scholarships are available through the CSU-Pueblo Foundation, by completing the online scholarship application each year by March 1 at

In addition to the new scholarship tiers, the University announced last week (August 29) a major renovation and addition to the Occhiato University Center and the addition of intercollegiate sports programs (men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s cross country, indoor and outdoor track and field, and women’s swimming and diving) thanks in part to a three-year, $25 million campaign by the CSU-Pueblo Foundation.

“At CSU-Pueblo, we strive to provide ways to become even more attractive to our prospective students,” said CSU-Pueblo President Lesley Di Mare. “Research and engagement opportunities, new facilities, and an expanded sports array combined with a diverse student population and affordable cost make CSU-Pueblo a fabulous higher education institution.”

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.