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The Wells Fargo Pre-Collegiate Scholarship is a $2,000 annual award given to outstanding graduates of a University of Colorado Pre-Collegiate Development Program.  

Typically, two to four new scholarships are awarded each academic year.  Students selected for the scholarship are eligible to receive $2,000 per year for up to four years ($8,000 in total). To remain eligible, a scholarship recipient must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher, complete at least 12 credit hours each semester, and demonstrate financial need.


The Wells Fargo Pre-Collegiate Scholarship is available to participants of a University of Colorado Pre-Collegiate Development Program (PCDP). Programs are offered through each CU campus; Anschutz, Boulder, Colorado Springs and Denver, and in additional locations around the state including Boulder Valley, Fort Morgan, Pueblo, Roaring Fork, San Luis Valley, and Summit County. Recipients must be incoming freshmen at a CU campus in Fall 2024 (the deadline for Fall 2023 has passed) and must demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  If you are not eligible to submit the FAFSA, contact the Financial Aid Office at the University of Colorado campus(es) that you plan to attend to discuss alternatives. 

More information about the University of Colorado Pre-Collegiate Development Programs can be found here:

*The Boulder Valley program is relatively new and does not yet have a web prescence. For more information, please visit the CU Boulder Pre-Collegiate Development Program. 

If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact academicaffairs@cu.edu.

2024-25 Scholarship Application

Application Instructions

  1. Complete the Wells Fargo Bank Pre-Collegiate Scholarship application form (below).
  2. Write a 500-600 word essay that describes your educational goals and career goals, and why, or how, you came to choose this path (or these paths) for yourself. If you are undecided about your educational and/or career goals, please tell us about the university majors or careers you want to explore and why.
  3. Submit a resume.
  4. Submit one letter of recommendation.
  5. Provide a copy of your most recent high school transcript (official or unofficial).

Please note:

  • You will not be able to save the form in-progress, so please have all information and materials readily available and prepared when you go to submit your application.  
  • If we receive multiple entries from an applicant, we will accept the most recent submission.  Previous applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline

The application and supporting materials must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2024.


All applicants will be notified by early May regarding the status of their application.