Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Warner College of Natural Resources is pleased to support our students with scholarships made possible through generous donations from private donors, including individuals, families, faculty, alumni and corporations.                          

In the 2015-16 academic year the Warner College awarded more than 200 scholarships totaling over $450,000. These scholarships are available to current graduate, undergraduate and prospective students by completing the CSU Scholarship Application. Please CLICK HERE for more scholarship information and to apply.

Featured External Scholarships: Here are some great scholarships offered by organizations outside of CSU that are specifically targeted to natural resources students. 

Horatio Alger Association Honeywell Scholarship
Available to current freshman studying in STEM fields this 10,000 scholarship supports students with critical financial need ($55,000 or less family income). Deadline March 15, 2016. For more details and to apply, click here.

If you have questions, or would like assistance with your application, contact Mary Swanson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Garden Club of America Scholarships
27 merit based scholarships, fellowships, internships and awards available in the study of diverse subjects in the areas of botany, ecology, horticulture, the environment and more. In 2016, 83 awards were made to students studying in the U.S. and abroad. Click here for more scholarship information and to apply.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) is accepting applications for their 2017 Wildlife Leadership Award scholarships. For more information please click on the following link.
Applications are accepted through March 1. Any questions can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Brookcliff Conservation District is awarding two scholarships to majors such as natural resource management, forestry, environmental sciences and agriculture.  Applications are accepted through April 7.  For more information please click on the following link.



Riordan Family Leadership in Environmental and Natural Resources Program -  Designed to provide environmental leadership opportunities and resources to benefit natural resource students, professionals, and the greater community. Up to eight (8) WCNR students are selected each year to participate in a leadership development cohort where they will gain valuable hands-on experience focused on building their skills for leading others in conservation. Participants will receive a stipend of $1,000 as incentive and recognition of their leadership potential.  

D.R. and Ginny Pulliam Scholars Program - Provides students with an opportunity to learn about and apply skills in environmental education and leadership in a small discussion-based classroom environment while gaining 20-30 hours of field work experience and four academic credits. Pulliam scholars will receive a $1,750 stipend as incentive and recognition of their potential as leaders in environmental education, and for their commitment to 15-25 hours of field experience leading field trips and participating in the seven-month EnvironMentors program.

Ecosystem Science and Sustainability S-STEM FellowshipsA fellowship program for undergraduate students majoring in Ecosystem Science & Sustainability or Watershed Science.  The ESS S-STEM Fellowship will provide eligible Colorado residents an opportunity to study environmental change and solutions in a scholarly program that supports student success. Student fellows take a set of common courses and have opportunities to engage in research, internships, and other learning outside the classroom. Students selected for the fellowship will receive up to $10,000 per year based on merit and financial need.

Financial Aid:

Everything you need to know about financial aid at Colorado State University is available on the CSU Student Financial Aid website.

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistantships

Financial support is offered to many qualified students through both graduate research and teaching assistantships. The student pays student fees, while the assistantship pays tuition and a stipend. Most assistantships are half time; occasionally, one-quarter- and three-quarter-time appointments are available. Projects are currently being supported by the National Science Foundation; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Department of Energy; U.S. Agency for International Development; USDA Forest Service; USDI Bureau of Land Management; U.S. Department of Defense; National Park Service; Colorado Division of Wildlife; private oil, coal, and gas companies; and the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station.