CWC Leadership Scholars

Join a Family of Women, Join a Community of Leaders 


Our cohort-based Leadership Scholars Program develops diverse, thoughtful, civically-responsible, women leaders who thrive at DU and beyond. Our program harnesses the open and supportive environment that is the legacy of the Colorado Women’s College.

50 In the 2021-2022 school year, there are 50 women-identified students in the program from different parts of the U.S. and the world!

100% All CWC Leadership Scholars are first-generation college students, women of color, and/or LGBTQ+.

96% Participants in the CWC Leadership Scholars program have a three-year 96% retention rate in the program and at DU overall cohorts.

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Program highlights:

  • Academic, community, and financial support for 15-20 incoming undergraduate women who identify as first-generation college students, students of color, and/or LBGTQ students

  • Up to $6,000 in scholarship funds per year for students with financial need

  • Community-based learning and problem solving across all four years of the program

  • Workshops and mentoring opportunities to develop workplace readiness and leadership skills

  • A 24-credit leadership minor

  • Numerous Scholars-specific events each quarter, including retreats in fall and winter, and engagement with CWC alumnae and networks

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The CWC Leadership Scholars program offers empowerment and support with a sense of community and belonging to a larger purpose.

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Mitra Chamanbahar, Program Coordinator

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