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Women's Leadership Scholars

Program DescriptionJanuary 2017 CWC Scholars

The Colorado Women's College Leadership Scholars Program provides a multidisciplinary academic and co-curricular program for traditional undergraduate women preferably from first generation and/or underrepresented populations at the University of Denver. The program models a cohort learning experience which seeks to provide academic, community, and financial support for 12 incoming traditional undergraduate women. Workshops, job-shadowing, internships, mentoring, and strong support from the Colorado Women's College and the Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women will ensure students develop workplace readiness and leadership skills that will augment and accelerate their careers and lives.

CWC and Chambers Center Community

At the Colorado Women's College, we believe that to advance women is to advance the world. Every day our vibrant community of women from throughout the Denver area engage with us through corporate partnerships, research on gender issues, continuing professional education, mentoring programs, networking, and collaborative service to non-profits that benefit women because we know that when we work together on the issues that matter, change happens. As a CWC scholar, you will have opportunities to engage in the programming, networking, mentoring, research, and work that happens at CWC and the Chambers Center. It's a powerful group to be a part of and we look forward to welcoming you.

Scholarship Details

Scholars in the CWC Leadership Scholars Program will receive a scholarship of up to $5,500 for each academic year to assist in covering unmet need. Scholarship and participation in the program are renewable for four years if a student maintains a 2.5 grade point average and participates in required program events.

Scholarship funds are available thanks to the generosity of CWC alumnae and other friends of CWC, through donations and bequests.

Eligibility Details

Students selected for the CWC Leadership Scholars Program will demonstrate a passion to be developed as a change leader, demonstrate a desire to be part of the CWC Leadership Scholars community, demonstrate financial need, and preferably enter the university as a first-generation college student and/or be from an under-represented population at the University of Denver. All applicants must be entering their first year as a DU undergraduate student for the 2018-2019 academic year to be eligible for the program.

Submission Instructions

Complete the Online Application.  The deadline is Friday, April 13, 2018, at 10:00 p.m. MST.   However, applications will still be reviewed through April 20, 2018.

Notifications of awards will be made by Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

For further information or questions, please contact Lauren Contreras at or 303-871-6115.