Graduate Scholarships

Application Deadline

April 1, unless a specific scholarship states otherwise.

Scholarship Requirements

To be considered for Naropa's institutional scholarships, students must meet the following criteria by the scholarship application deadline:

  • Be admitted into a degree program
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours each semester
  • Have a cumulative 3.5 GPA (returning students only)
  • Have a complete financial aid application on file (FAFSA or International Financial Aid Application)
  • The 2015-16 FAFSA is considered complete when the application contains confirmed 2014 tax information

Additional Information

  • Scholarships range from $500 to $25,000 per academic year
  • Receiving more than one institutional scholarship could affect your eligibility for, or the amounts of, other forms of aid, including scholarship awards
  • All Naropa scholarships are open to international students, unless stated otherwise

Scholarships by Nomination

Students who meet the above listed scholarship requirements are automatically considered for the following awards. No separate application or materials are required to be considered.

Non Program-Specific Awards

Art Therapy

Contemplative Education

Environmental Leadership

Religious Studies

Wilderness Therapy

Scholarships Requiring Applications

Students who meet the above listed scholarship requirements must submit a separate application and/or written materials to be considered for the following awards. Required materials will be detailed in the scholarship description for each award.

Non Program-Specific Awards

Contemplative Psychotherapy & Buddhist Psychology

Jack Kerouac School

Religious Studies

Theater/Contemporary Performance

How to Apply for Naropa Scholarships

Scholarships that require students to submit written materials to be considered should be emailed to  by the application deadline.  Scholarship materials can also be mailed to the Financial Aid Office:  2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80302. 

Scholarship materials sent through the mail must be postmarked by the application deadline to be considered.

Outside Scholarships

Outside scholarships are those scholarships offered by organizations and individuals outside of Naropa. There is free money available for educational expenses. Learn more about outside scholarships.