The UCCS Peak Award is for incoming full-time freshman and transfer students who are not from Colorado and paying non-resident tuition attaining their first undergraduate degree.  Students seeking a second undergraduate degree or admitted to a graduate program are not eligible.  International students are not eligible for this award.

Incoming Freshman
Without test scores:

  • Automatically awarded to students with 3.5 weighted HS GPA or higher.
  • Student with 3.0 - 3.49 weighted HS GPA will be invited to fill out a supplemental form to be reviewed by an Awards committee for eligibility. 

With test scores:

  • Automatically awarded to students with 3.0 weighted HS GPA or higher with either a minimum ACT score of 22 or SAT score of 1110.

New Transfers
Automatically awarded to students with 3.0 cumulative transfer college GPA or higher and with a minimum of 24 college credit hours.


The award is renewable for up to four years if the requirements of the scholarship are met.  Requirements are to complete 30 credit hours/ year with at least a 3.0 UCCS GPA.

Transfer students may not realize all semesters of the award due to individual degree completion timelines.


$6,250 per year / $25,000 four year total maximum award



UCCS Peak Award