Current Scholars

Welcome, current CWC Leadership Scholars!


Find information on your steps to fulfill your leadership minor, calendar events, mentoring and executive board opportunities, and important forms here. 


Steps to Complete the Leadership Minor

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    Year 1

    LDRS 2017, 2019, 2021


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    Year 2

    LDRS 2040, 2050, 2070

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    Year 3 or 4

    LDRS 3000, 6 credits of electives

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    Participate in all designated CWC co-curricular activities

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    Complete the minor verification form with the Program Coordinator

Events and Calendar


Winter Quarter 

  • Winter Welcome - Tuesday, January 10th
  • Winter Retreat at the YMCA of the Rockies: Snow Mountain Ranch – January 20-21st
  • Winter Speaker - February 13th

See Full DU Calendar

Mentoring Programs

Find a Mentor

All scholars must find a mentor in their first year who can support them in their career and professional aspirations.


Be a Scholar-to-Scholar Mentor

The CWC Scholar to Scholar Mentoring Program provides a community of support and resources to first-year scholars to ensure they have an easier transition to college and feel more connected to the CWC Leadership Scholars program and DU community.

The Scholar-to-Scholar Mentoring Program facilitates meaningful connections between students in the Colorado Women’s College Leadership Minor.


Mentors and mentees are encouraged to do the following:

  • Share about their own educational journey, obstacles and challenges, and ways they have been able to navigate these challenges successfully
  • Assist each other in accessing and understanding how to use the resources at the University of Denver
  • Improve leadership, teamwork, creative thinking, decision making, and interpersonal skills
  • Explore and discuss different career paths, community engagement opportunities, and their “passion to purpose” aspirations.
  • Facilitate community building, and leadership development.


How Mentoring Works

The Mentor Program is a year-long commitment that provides the mentor and mentee the flexibility to decide mutually on both the timing and the content of meetings.

If you have completed a year in the CWC Leadership Scholars program, you are eligible to be a mentor. Mentors should be dependable, encouraging and passionate about CWC Leadership Scholars.

Contact Mitra Chamanbahar at for more information about the Scholar-to-Scholar Mentoring Program.

Applications to be a mentor for the 23-24 academic year will be available in August 2023

CWC Executive Board

The CWC Leadership Scholars Executive Board is an opportunity for scholars to utilize their leadership skills and abilities to contribute to the planning and coordination of CWC Leadership Scholars co-curricular programming. The Executive Board consists of CWC Leadership Scholars from each cohort, with at least 1 CWC Leadership Scholar from each cohort. The Executive Board will meet as needed with the CWC Leadership Scholars Program Coordinator. With support from the Program Coordinator, the Executive Board will assist with the following:

  • Planning, organizing, and implementing CWC Leadership Scholars events
  • Running the CWC Leadership Scholars Instagram account
  • Assistance with Scholars Recruitment and Marketing
  • Invitations to attend special events

Your role on the board will last for one year beginning in March. You can renew your place on the board each year if you would like.

All CWC Leadership Scholars are eligible to be on the board. Executive Board members should be dependable, encouraging, and passionate about CWC Leadership Scholars.

If you have any questions, please contact Mitra Chamanbahar at

Apply Here!

Enrichment & Emergency Funds


The CWC Leadership Scholars program provides limited financial assistance to CWC Leadership Scholars currently enrolled at the University of Denver for enrichment activities and emergency needs. The fund is designated to offset a short-term financial need and is not intended to replace or supplement financial aid. Funds are awarded as a grant, and unlike a loan, do not need to be repaid. Funds are awarded through the student's financial aid package and as such, may count as income and may be subject to federal and/or state taxes.

Enrichment Funds

Enrichments funds are considered for CWC Leadership Scholars seeking to pursue opportunities related to enhancing their leadership development.

Applicants can only receive enrichment funds for up to $500 each time they apply.

The applicant may receive up to $1000 total during their time as a CWC Leadership Scholar.

Expanding Item: Types of Enrichment Expenses that May be Covered

  • Travel (airfare, gas, etc.) to and from enrichment opportunity
  • Hotel/Lodging costs related to enrichment opportunity
  • Conference registration fees
  • Meals during enrichment opportunity

Emergency Funds

Emergency funds are considered for CWC Leadership Scholars who are unable to meet immediate, essential expenses because of a temporary hardship related to an unexpected situation that directly impacts the student's ability to persist at DU. 

Applicants can only receive emergency funds twice during the time they are in the CWC Leadership Scholars Program. The applicant may receive up to $2000 on each occasion, not to exceed $4000 total.

Expanding Item: Types of Emergency Expenses that May be Covered 

  • Replacement of essential personal belongings due to fire, flood, theft, or natural disaster
  • Emergency or temporary housing assistance
  • Medications or costs related to emergency medical care (not covered by insurance)
  • Assistance with rent or utilities due to an emergency situation
  • Emergency transportation costs related to a family death or illness
  • Safety-related needs (i.e., changing a lock)
  • Emergency related costs that will impact a student's ability to fully participate in their academic career at DU (including computer, technology needs, course materials, and books)
  • Tuition Expenses (if the student's financial aid situation has changed outside of the normal financial aid cycle)
Apply For Funds