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  • Graduate students must have at least a 3.5 Cumulative GPA from the institution that granted their undergraduate degree to qualify for the $4,000 Merit Scholarship; or at least a 3.0 Cumulative GPA to qualify for the $2,000 Scholarship. Awards are typically not renewable because the student is expected to establish Colorado residency by the second year of their program.
  • Awarded to Colorado residents enrolled in a minimum of four credit hours in a STEM major who fall within an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) range of 0-4600. To be considered, you must apply with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st Awards are up to $4,000 per year. UCCS's school code is 004509.
  • Merit-based awards that contribute to educating graduate students and moving the university research mission forward. Students must be fully admitted to an on campus graduate program, and be engaged in full (5 or more credits/semester) or part time (1 to 4 credits/semester) study to be eligible for the fellowship. If the graduate student fails to meet the credit/semester requirement, the fellowship is forfeited. Ask your program of interest for more details on how to be nominated.
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  • The McNair Graduate Award is presented to incoming or current graduate students who participated in a McNair Scholars Program at their undergraduate institution within the last 5 years. Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA from their undergraduate-degree granting institution, or a 3.5 G.P.A as a current graduate student. Students must also demonstrate unmet financial need by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • For more information: McNair Scholarship
  • Need-based award for full-time graduate students. Awards are typically $500. Applicants need to fill out the UCCS Scholarship Application and submit an essay no more than 500 words on "What is a university"? Students will be notified of results in the beginning of April.
  • For more information: Lind Scholarship
  • The Graduate School Mentored Doctoral Fellowship is a competitive award sponsored by the Graduate School that supports the professional development of doctoral students from any doctoral program. Awards are for outstanding advanced doctoral students who are engaged in professional development activities beyond coursework (e.g., research, teaching, clinic work; practicum, etc.). The fellowship provides tuition support as well as living expenses up to $25,000 (of unmet need). Students receiving substantial support (>$20,000) from other university sources are not eligible.
  • Deadline: 10/15/2014
  • For more information and application: Graduate School Mentored Doctoral Fellowship
  • On-campus and off-campus opportunities are available that can enhance your education and transferable work skills while assisting you in paying for graduate school.
  • For more information: Student Employment
  • Many graduate programs offer students internships, scholarships, and positions. Check with your program of interest for these opportunities.
  • For more information: Program-Specific Opportunities
  • Awarded to full-time graduate students who fall within an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) range of 0-4600. To be considered, you must apply with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st . Awards are up to $4,000 per year. UCCS's school code is 004509.
  • Residents from AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WA, and WY are eligible to pay in-state tuition rates for qualifying programs only*. The benefit is automatically applied to qualified students' tuition bill based on their legal residency. Effective Fall 2013. *(Applied Geography, Communication, Counseling & Human Services, TESOL/CLDE (online), Public Administration, Psychological Science, Sociology & Space Operations only).
 
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