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2017-2018 Academic Year


Colorado State University


Application Information

The Elizabeth Woodworth Memorial Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of merit, financial need and the thoughtfulness of the essays.  Student's applying for this award must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in the College of Health and Human Sciences or College of Liberal Arts
  • Be a first generation college student
  • Be enrolled as a full-time continuing or new student
  • Be working towards a Bachelor's Degree
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA


To apply for the Elizabeth Woodworth Memorial Scholarship, please submit all the following to the address at the bottom of the page:

  1. Completed application form (next page)
  2. Two letters of recommendation - Please describe the student’s commitment to building a community that reflects the diversity of society and its people, ideas, perspectives, cultures, lifestyles, and more.
  3. A personal statement (typed, two page minimum, double-spaced)addressing your family background and how it has affected the way you view the world today
  4. Essay answering ONE of the questions below (typed, four page minimum, double-spaced, no images). Essay must include at least three references on the work cited page and in-text citations in either MLA or APA format.
  • With the development of social media, more and more children are being allowed unsupervised access to the internet which can potentially place children at risk with sexual predators and also cyber bullying. Is it okay for parents to monitor their teens' internet use? What other solutions can you suggest to deal with this issue?
  • Some people consider global warming to be the most pressing environmental problem the world faces today, others believe that deforestation has a more devastating impact on our world. Discuss both sides and provide your opinion.
  • In the United States one of the biggest areas of debate is illegal immigration, specifically from Mexico. In detail, please discuss three-five reasons people from Mexico decide to illegally enter the United States. Elaborate on potential areas America can streamline legal migration.


Scholarship recipients will be required to volunteer 25 hours (with El Centro specifically) throughout the academic year. This will be recorded through the office of El Centro.


Recipients are also required to meet with El Centro staff at the beginning of each semester.


Deadline: Friday, June 2nd, 2017 at 5:00 pm

A scholarship of $1000-$1500 will be awarded (in total for fall and spring semesters) and you will be notified via email requesting to visit El Centro to sign documents in August 2017.

Click Here to access application in printable form.


Please submit your completed application to:

Elizabeth Woodworth Memorial Scholarship Committee

El Centro, Lory Student Center 225

Colorado State University, Campus Delivery 8017

Fort Collins, CO  80523-8017