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Admission & Aid

Everything you need to know to apply to DU

At the Ritchie School, we’ve built a diverse, high-achieving student body, and we’re always working to strengthen our community by bringing in new voices and perspectives. That means maintaining a straightforward application and admission process, as well as a wide variety of opportunities for financial assistance. Explore scholarships and get all the information you need to join us as part of the Ritchie School community.

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79% of students participate in experiential learning (internships, co-ops, research, competitions, service learning)

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Go do things. Winter Carnival. Join the Alpine Club. Join a small club. Create your own group... It's kind of one of those things you've just got to do.

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Applying to Ritchie

Undergrad Admission

Apply directly to DU through either the Pioneer App or the Common App.

Graduate Admission

Application requirements vary by program, and you'll be applying directly to your program of choice.

Financial Aid

Undergraduates are eligible for both merit- and need-based aid delivered through the central financial aid office. Graduate financial aid varies by program, so be sure to reach out if you have any questions.

Scholarships at Ritchie

All students are automatically considered for our merit-based scholarships. No separate application necessary!

  • ROBERT L. ALLDREDGE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    Established in 1995 by Robert L. Alldredge, BSCHE '42, the Robert L. Alldredge Endowed Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students majoring in engineering. Recipients are selected by both engineering department chairs based on academic merit and financial need, and must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Recipients are designated as Alldredge Scholars.

  • LEONARD G. AND IRENE P. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    Established in 1991 by Leonard G. Anderson '41, and Irene P. Anderson, the Leonard G. and Irene P. Anderson Endowed Scholarship Fund supports young women majoring in engineering. Recipients shall be selected by Financial Aid on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial need, and must have and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or better on a 4.0 scale. Recipients shall be designated as Leonard G. and Irene P. Anderson Scholars.

  • MARY JANE CREUTZ ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    Established in 2000 by Mary Jane Creutz Whitcomb, BS '50, this endowed scholarship supports deserving women pursuing an undergraduate degree in both engineering departments.

  • JONES/SAVIO-JONES ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    Established in 2011 by Robert L. Jones, BFA, '52, and Dixie L. Savio-Jones, the Robert L. Jones and Dixie L. Savio-Jones Endowed Scholarship Fund for Engineering and Computer Science provides scholarship support to undergraduate students enrolled in The Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at DU. Scholarship recipients shall be selected on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial need. Scholarship recipients shall be designated as Jones/Savio-Jones Scholars.

  • JOHN PAUL KAMMER ENDOWED MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    Established in 1989 by the family of John Paul Kammer, BS '87, the John Paul Kammer Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund supports deserving undergraduate engineering students who are active in campus organizations.

  • WILLIAM J. KUNZMAN ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    Established in 1997 by William J. Kunzman, BSCH '54, MSCH '61, the William J. Kunzman Endowed Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students majoring in engineering. Recipients are selected by both engineering department chairs on the basis of academic merit and financial need, and must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Recipients are designated as Kunzman Scholars.

  • LEE AND SHIRLEY NELSON SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    Established in 1996 by K. Lee Nelson '50, and Shirley C. Nelson '52, the Lee and Shirley Nelson Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students majoring in engineering. Recipients are selected by Financial Aid on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial need, and must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Recipients shall be designated as Nelson Scholars.

  • PARKINSON FAMILY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

    Established in 2012 by John Parkinson, M.D., the Parkinson Family Endowed Scholarship Fund provides support to undergraduate students enrolled in The Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science. Recipients shall be selected by the Office of Financial Aid on the basis of academic merit and/or demonstrated financial need. Recipients shall be designated as Parkinson Scholars.

  • HOMER G. THOMSON ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    Established in 1990 by the Jane and Lloyd Pettit Foundation, in honor of Homer G. Thomson '19 for his service as a research engineer for the Allen-Bradley Company, the Homer G. Thomson Endowed Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students majoring in engineering. Recipients shall be selected by Financial Aid.

  • BRUCE ALBERT WALKER ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    Established in 1997 by Margaret M. Walker, BS '61, and Merrick and Company of Denver, in memory of Bruce A. Walker, BS '60, MBA '61, the Bruce A. Walker Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students majoring in engineering. Recipients shall be selected by both engineering department chairs on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated financial need, and must have and maintain a cumulative GPA average of 2.8 or better on a 4.0 scale. Scholarship funds will support students up to a maximum award per student of full tuition per student. Scholarship recipients shall be designated as Walker Scholars.

  • DEAN'S UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

    Discretionary scholarships determined by the Office of the Dean, usually given to undergraduate students or applicants in a less represented demographic, who are ineligible for another scholarship.

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