+ Chancellor's Non-Resident Scholarships for Graduate Students
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.
+ Colorado Graduate Grant
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.
+ Graduate School Fellowships
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. Click here for more information
+ Lind 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
+ McNair Graduate Award
The McNair Graduate Award is a scholarship presented to incoming graduate students who have 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, and demonstrate unmet financial need by submitting the FAFSA by March 1st. Application requirements: UCCS Scholarship Application, an essay describing in 1,000 words how participating in the McNair Scholars Program as an undergraduate has prepared you to be successful in graduate school including research experience you earned, a resume, and a letter of confirmation from faculty advisor verifying participation in McNair program. Deadline: 03/01/2014
For more information: McNair Graduate Award
+ Student Employment
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
+ Teaching & Research Assistantships
Many graduate programs offer students internships, scholarships, and positions. Check with your program of interest for these opportunities.
For more information: Program-Specific Opportunities
+ Travel Awards
Funds available for current graduate students travel to conferences in their fields to present research or contribute to their professional development. Funding amounts vary. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
+ UCCS Tuition Grant
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.
+ Western State Resident Tuition Classification Program
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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