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What are Green and Gold Scholarships for Residents?

Colorado State University automatically awards Green and Gold Scholarships for Residents to eligible freshmen/first-year students who are residents of Colorado. No scholarship application needed!

2022-2023 Scholarship Amount

Colorado residents who are eligible will receive $2,000 per year (half paid each fall and spring semester). These scholarships can be renewed for up to four years, meaning you could earn $8,000 over the course of four years.


  • Have a GPA of 4.0 or above AND
  • Demonstrate satisfactory completion of a sequences of courses that meet Colorado Higher Education Admissions Recommendations AND
  • Be admitted to a full-time, degree-seeking program on CSU’s main campus. CSU Online students are not eligible. AND
  • Submit a complete application for admission by February 1 for a fall semester start and November 1 for a spring start.

Get full details from the Office of Financial Aid

Learn more about earning the Green and Gold Scholarship.