Walter Scott, Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship

The Walter Scott, Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship Program (SPS) provides recipients:

  • The scholarship covers full tuition and fees, plus room and board for up to four consecutive semesters.
  • Potential to apply for additional funds for books, tools, and fees.
  • A Scott Pathway Director at the Hastings Campus to assist students programmatically, socially, and with career development.
  • Special enrichment opportunities to support learning and career development outside of the classroom including a summer bridge program.

Walter Scott, Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship requirements include:

  • Live on campus in a dedicated living-learning environment
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher 
  • Register for 12 or more credits per semester
  • Attend career development activities
  • Meet regularly with the Scott Pathway Director
  • Participate in a paid sponsorship, internship, apprenticeship, or employment in a program-related field
  • Meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States

Preference will be given to students with a demonstrated career interest and program alignment, proven resiliency and work ethic, and financial need as determined by the FAFSA. However, financial need is not required.

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The goal of the Walter Scott, Jr. Career Pathway Scholarship Program (SPS) is to support Career and Technical Education students along an educational pathway leading to high-skill, high-demand, high-wage careers in their local community.

Potential scholarship recipients must be a recent high school / home school graduate or GED graduate, and pursuing a career in an approved program of study, requiring a two-year degree or less. The approved programs of study include:

Current Walter Scott Jr. Scholars

Scholarship Application:

Application opens Nov 1 2023
*Application closes Mar 1 2024*


Who is Walter Scott, Jr.?
“Be a Giver, Not a Taker.”
Walter Scott, Jr. graduated in 1953 from what was then Colorado A&M known today as Colorado State University. His civil engineering degree led to a career as one of the country’s most admired executives in the construction, mining, telecommunications and energy industries.

Walter Scott, Jr. used the fruits of his success to invest in the future through philanthropy. His generosity to higher education, developing the next generation of leaders, and community has been transformational. As a civil engineer and builder, his timeless challenge to others is to build a better future for all.

(1931 - 2021)



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