Help us build a foundation for the future.

The Franklin L. Burns School is the oldest program of its kind housed in a college of business; our roots are strong. As we contemplate our future, we continue to recognize the unique intersection between business and the built environment and Burns is poised to take its integrated education approach to a new level. Today’s challenges and risks are multi-dimensional and companies are seeking graduates who know how to connect people, purpose and projects to deliver sustainable, comprehensive solutions. Students must be grounded in every aspect of the full life cycle of the built environment if they are to be prepared to lead and succeed in a real estate industry that is forever changed. These goals cannot be achieved without a strong investment from our community.

The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts: Support the Annual Fund

The Annual Fund supports all the added-value efforts of the Burns School as well as essential scholarship support for our students. Added Value programs include: Industry Information Sessions, Alumni & Friends Networking Events, the annual Student Playhouse Project, Student competitions and bringing in Industry Experts to speak to students and share their unique viewpoints and knowledge of the industry. It also augments support and student inclusion into our Women Leadership Boot Camp, and all our Conferences, Forums and Industry meetings including the Executive Real Estate Roundtable. The scholarships supported by the Annual Fund are the General RECM Scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students, The Women of Enterprise (WE) Scholarship Fund, the Burns Veterans Scholarship and the Barbara J. Jackson Leadership Scholarship Fund.

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The Burns School General Scholarship Fund

Built through the support of our Alumni & Friends, this is a general fund to support student tuition based on Need or Merit. Students may be undergraduate or graduate students, full time or part time but awards are determined by the amount of hours taken with Burns School courses. Merit is based upon a GPA in the REBE major of 3.0 or higher and need is determined through the completion of a Federal FASFA form and filed with the office of Financial Aid.

The Women of Enterprise (WE) Scholarship Fund

The Women of Enterprise supports women in the Burns program on the basis of Need or Merit. This fund supports women entering commercial real estate or construction on the commercial or residential side. Merit is based upon a GPA in the REBE major of 3.0 or higher and need is determined through the completion of a Federal FASFA form and filed with the office of Financial Aid.

The Burns School Veterans Scholarship Fund

The Burns School Veterans Scholarship Fund will support U.S. military veterans with the possible “gap” between their military college tuition allowance and the University of Denver tuition. This scholarship is established to provide financial assistance to students who meet the following criteria:

  • A veteran who is currently active or who has earned an honorable or medical discharge
  • A veteran who is applying for or is enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student at the University of Denver, Daniels College of Business and who is majoring in Real Estate and the Built Environment at the franklin L. Burns School
  • A veteran who possesses a GPA of at least a 2.5 from high school or previous college or university. (The expectation will be to earn a 3.0 GPA each quarter at the University of Denver to maintain this scholarship.)

The Barbara J. Jackson Scholarship Fund

The Barbara J. Jackson Leadership Fund is designed to help support, educate and promote women enrolled in the Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management at the University of Denver, who demonstrate a proclivity to lead and influence the real estate and construction industries. Funds will be allocated at the discretion of the Director for scholarships, conferences, training events, activities, and other experiences that will empower women in the real estate and construction management arenas.