Smith Scholars in Geosciences

Thanks to Michael and Iris Smith’s generosity, the Smith Scholars in Geosciences program provides full-tuition, four-year, including summer field camp, scholarships to incoming Colorado resident freshman Geosciences students. 
The Smith Scholarship is the most prestigious freshman scholarship offered through the Geosciences Department.  Smith Scholars are selected based on scholastic achievement, character, service, and leadership, and it is expected that Smith Scholarship recipients will contribute to the Geosciences Department, Warner College of Natural Resources, and Colorado State University in positive ways.       

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Smith Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
·       Incoming full-time freshman student pursuing a first bachelor’s degree
·       Colorado resident
·       Declared Geology major (in any one of our four Geology concentrations)
·       Demonstrated financial need
·       Demonstrated academic achievement
The Smith Scholarship is renewable for an additional three years (total of eight semesters of support) for recipients who continue to meet all eligibility criteria and maintain good academic standing.  The Smith Scholarship flyer can be found here. 

Application Process

To apply for the Smith Scholarship, students must complete the CSU Scholarship Application (CSUSA) in RamWeb and submit the FAFSA online.  The CSUSA opens each year on December 1. 

The deadline to complete the CSUSA and FAFSA is March 1.   For more information on the application process, please visit: