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Women's Leadership Scholars

Program Description

January 2017 CWC Scholars

The Colorado Women's College (CWC) Leadership Scholars Program provides a multidisciplinary academic and co-curricular program for undergraduate woman identified students, preferably from first-generation and/or underrepresented backgrounds at the University of Denver (DU).

The program models a cohort learning experience, in which you will learn alongside 12-15 other select incoming traditional undergraduate woman identified students. This experience seeks to provide academic, community, and financial support throughout your undergraduate years at the University of Denver. As a CWC scholar, you will take on a 24-credit hour Leadership minor, which begins in your first quarter and is to be completed by graduation from DU. To learn more about the Leadership minor requirements, please, visit the University of Denver Undergraduate Bulletin: CWC Scholars Leadership Minor

Workshops, job-shadowing, internships, mentoring, opportunities to participate in local women's organizations and play a leading role in DU's women's conference, not to mention strong support from the Colorado Women's College and the Chambers Center for the Advancement of Women will ensure you develop workplace readiness and leadership skills that will augment and accelerate your careers and lives.

CWC and Chambers Center Community

Our Leadership Scholars are the heartbeat of the Colorado Women's College. The College has a 130-year history of responding to the needs of women in the community with courageous, and innovative solutions. At CWC, we believe that to advance women is to advance the world. Every day our vibrant community of women from throughout the Denver area 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

As a Scholar, you will receive a scholarship of up to $5,500 for each academic year to assist in covering unmet need to be determined in collaboration with DU's Financial Aid Office. Scholarship and participation in the program are renewable for four years as long as you maintain a 2.5 grade point average, participate in required program events, including annual weekend-long retreats in the Fall and Winter quarters, and serve as an ambassador of CWC Leadership Scholars to the DU community and beyond by interacting with leadership from CWC, DU and the greater community.

Eligibility Details

Students selected for the CWC Leadership Scholars program will be woman identified undergraduates, preferably from first-generation and/or underrepresented backgrounds at DU, who demonstrate unmet financial need, a passion to be developed as a change leader, and a desire to be part of the CWC leadership program community. All applicants must be entering their first year as a DU undergraduate student for the 2019-2020 academic year to be eligible for the program.

Submission Instructions

We invite you to complete the Online Application . To receive preference, please submit your application by Friday, March 29, 2019, at 10:00 p.m. MST. If you have questions about the application or would like assistance, please reach out! The final deadline to submit your application is Friday, April 5, 2019.

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