William J. & Jean S. Griswold Scholarship

Griswold Scholarship Recipients

Two $1,000 scholarship awards are given to Colorado State University students each spring. Applicants may be undergraduate or graduate students, international or American, enrolled full-time for the upcoming academic year. The scholarship is awarded based on extent and depth of contribution to the greater Colorado State University international community and to the academic field of history. All students with one year or more of study at Colorado State University, including sophomores, juniors, graduate students–as well as both American and international students–are encouraged to apply.

Griswold Scholarship Requirements:

  • Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA while at Colorado State University.
  • Completed one academic school year at Colorado State University by the end of Fall 2016.
  • Demonstrated academic involvement in both college-level foreign languages AND college-level history courses (AP courses do not count)
  • Demonstrated involvement in and commitment to international activities/leadership on the Colorado State University campus.

Application deadline: The deadline for this year was noon on Monday, April 24. Hard-copy applications must be unstapled. Electronic applications submitted by email are encouraged.

Send Completed Application to:

  • Mail: International Programs
    ISSS Assistant Director of Programming
    1024 Campus Delivery
    Colorado State University
    Fort Collins, CO 80523-1024
  • Email: Bronwen Watts at Bronwen.Watts@colostate.edu

2017-2018 Griswold Award Winners:


The 2017-2018 Griswold Scholarship recipients are Madison Paquette and Brandon Reimers. Madison and Brandon are both outstanding students, who are entering their senior year at CSU.

Madison is majoring in French Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and minoring in Chinese and Linguistics. She has taken CSU history courses in World History and Asian Civilizations. She is vice president of the Chinese club, where she organizes club events and participates in traditional dragon dances. She studies Korean in her spare time. After teaching English in South Korea for a year, she plans to pursue a master’s degree in linguistics or foreign language translation and interpretation.

Brandon is triple majoring in History, International Studies, and Spanish. Accordingly, he has taken numerous history and language courses at CSU. Brandon is also incredibly involved in international activities on campus. He lived in Global Village, a diverse and international residence hall, and he is now president of the Global Awareness and International Affairs (GAIA) club, which brings the international and domestic communities together. He is also a Cultural Mentor in the Office of International Programs, where he will help new international students in their adjustment to CSU and the Fort Collins communities. After he graduates next year, Brandon would like to serve in the Peace Corps, and then go on to law school or pursue a graduate degree in history.