CMU and Donor Scholarships

The CMU Foundation administers over $1,000,000 in private scholarships to over 400 students each year. These scholarships range from a cash stipend to full tuition and fees.

Scholarship applications for the 2018-19 academic year opens October 1, 2017 and will be accepted through the priority deadline of December 31, 2017.  Any applications submitted after this date may be considered for later opportunities.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do students receive scholarship consideration?

Admitted incoming students and current students can apply for all Colorado Mesa University Foundation Scholarships by completing the scholarship application through their MAVzone. Students are only required to complete the application once each academic year.

How do students log in to complete the scholarship application?

  1. Log in to MAVzone
  2. Go to the "Student Finance" tab
  3. Click "Apply for Scholarships"

Students use their MAVzone User Name and Password to log in. The User Name is provided in the acceptance for admission email for incoming students, and account activation is required prior to login.

If I complete the application prior to October 1, will I receive priority consideration?

No. Applications completed prior to the October 1 will need to be updated in order to be considered.

What is the deadline to submit a CMU Foundation Scholarship application?

All students must complete the scholarship application through MAVzone by midnight MST on December 31, 2017 to receive priority consideration for 2018-19 scholarships unless otherwise noted by the scholarship. Any submissions received after this date may be considered for later opportunities.

Which questions should students complete?

In addition to completing the required fields, students are encouraged to complete the application to the fullest extent to maximize scholarship consideration.

What are Recommended Opportunities?

In some cases, scholarships require additional information specific to individual scholarships. Students are encouraged to review the suggested list of these Recommended Opportunities and provide any information requested to receive further consideration for those scholarships.

How do students receive confirmation of their application submission?

Students who submit an application receive a confirmation email to their MAV email account. Complete and submitted applications are indicated by "Complete" on the Applications tab within the application portal. Students who have an incomplete General Application will be directed there upon login until complete.

When are scholarship recipients notified they have been selected to receive an award?

Awarding of scholarships begins in mid-April. The majority of scholarships are awarded at this time.

I was selected to receive a scholarship, what do I do next?

Students selected to receive a scholarship will receive an email with instructions for next steps to accept their scholarship online. Almost all scholarships require thank you notes and the directions for doing so will be included in the email. A well-written thank you letter lets the donor of your scholarship know how much you appreciate the award and their generosity. For an example of a thank you letter please see below.

View Sample Thank You Letter

Is there a date by which scholarship recipients must respond to their scholarship award offer?

All scholarship recipients must accept their award and submit a thank you note within 30 days of the initial award. Failure to do so could result in the loss of your scholarship.

How do scholarship recipients receive their scholarship funds?

Scholarships are applied as credits on the student’s university billing account on a semester basis. In compliance with federal guidelines, financial aid and scholarships cannot physically disburse on the student's billing account prior to a maximum of 10 days before each semester begins. If at any time credits on the bill exceed university charges (i.e. tuition, fees, on-campus housing), a refund can be issued for the difference. Refunds are issued in the form of a check or as direct deposits to the checking or savings account of the student's choice, which can be set up through the student’s MAVzone account.