Current Scholars

As our current Scholars are growing as leaders in the classroom, Boettcher provides additional opportunities to expand their skills through educational grants, access to Boettcher’s network of leaders and Foundation events.

Learn more about the opportunities available to current Scholars by logging into your Scholar Portal.

Apply for a Scholar Grant

As a Boettcher Scholar, you are eligible to apply for the educational enrichment and international education grants. These Scholar grants allow you to pursue educational enrichment opportunities beyond your regular coursework that will broaden your educational experience, both within the U.S. and internationally.

Scholar Grant opportunities are designed to help you:

  • Develop high-caliber enrichment projects, skills in writing successful proposals, and experience with rigorous review processes
  • Increase your knowledge of grantmaking and make you more competitive for future professional and academic awards
  • Reach new heights

Scholar Grant Cycles

Projects occurring January-May

Cycle 1

Final proposal deadline in October

Projects occurring June-August

Cycle 2

Final proposal deadline in late March

Projects occurring September-December

Cycle 3

Final proposal deadline in late April

Interested in Applying for a Scholar Grant?

We’re here to help you! Submitting a professional grant application is a valuable experience and we want you to succeed. Please contact the Foundation or your mentor to help you throughout the process.  To apply for a Scholar grant log in to the current Scholar Portal. You will find the application form and information on both grants on the Scholar grants dashboard. Before completing the application form, watch a brief grant writing webinar and fill out an evaluation. You’ll need to submit a letter of inquiry and review your initial proposal with your campus Boettcher mentor before submitting your final proposal on the current Scholar resources portal.  If your project proposal is accepted, you’ll submit an evaluation report and a thank-you letter to the Boettcher Foundation Trustees upon completing your experience.

Types of Grants

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Educational Enrichment Grants

Boettcher Scholars have the opportunity to apply for an educational enrichment grant of up to $3,000 for projects or programs in four categories:

  • Academic/professional development
  • Internships
  • Research
  • Special classes/field sessions

Some past examples of educational enrichment grants include:

  • 2010 Scholar Lanna Giauque completed a field course called “Glacial Landscapes and Climate Change in Norway.” She traveled to the North Atlantic to supplement her geography major.
  • 2011 Scholar Lucas Suazo used his grant to conduct research on the effect of cigarette smoke on the lungs, while studying with a Boettcher Investigator at National Jewish Health.
  • 2011 Scholar Walter Gorra attended a Latin jazz residency at CU Boulder to study and perform Latin jazz saxophone with an accomplished saxophonist.
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International Education Grants

Boettcher Scholarship recipients can apply for funding to spend a semester or year studying abroad.

Some past examples of international education grants include:

  • 2012 Scholar Jaser Alsharhan studied abroad in Rwanda at SIT Rwanda: Post-Genocide Restoration and Peacebuilding, which supported his international studies minor.
  • 2011 Scholar Melissa Barnes traveled to Berlin to study Afro-German women and feminism in various cultures.
  • 2013 Scholar Kristina Lu studied literature, culture, and history in Rosario, Argentina.
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Collaboration Grants

Since 2010, the Boettcher Foundation has funded early career biomedical investigators at Colorado’s leading research institutions through our Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Awards. Boettcher Scholars who are interested in biomedical research or human health have the opportunity to apply for Collaboration Grants that enable them to work in the labs of the Boettcher Investigators.

Open opportunities for Collaboration Grants will be emailed out to current Scholars as they become available on a semester basis. Please reach out to with questions.

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