Graduate Scholarship Opportunities


Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are classified as gifts and do not need to be repaid. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, or a combination of the two.  

Academic Year 2020-2021

Graduate School Tuition Grant

The purpose of this tuition grant is to match stipends given to students for work related to the educational program.  Students must receive from their program/college/school a teaching assistantship, research assistantship, or funding related to service/internship directly related to educational program.  Students must be regularly admitted with at least a 3.0 GPA and enrolled in 6 or more credit hours each semester.  Students on provisional admission are not eligible.  Tuition grants may only be used for tuition and are for fall and spring semesters (one academic year).

Distribution of Tuition Grant:
Awards to new students and nonresidents will be prioritized.
Awards are for 1 year.
Awards will be given to colleges/school to distribute
Awards are $2,000 or $4,000 for the academic year split between fall and spring semesters.  

Graduate students in the College of Business, contact Grad Office at if you are interested in working for a department within the College of Business in a position that may qualify you for this matching grant.  Limited positions are available each academic year.

Students should be admitted by 04/01/2020 to be considered for this  grant






email the COB Graduate Academic Office at


Out-of-State Graduate Scholarship

The Graduate Out-of-State Scholarship program awards high caliber incoming students for their first year of graduate school. Awards will be made by qualifying graduate programs to students who are paying out-of-state tuition. The award amount is $4,000 for the academic year.

Minimum Eligibility Criteria:

  • Graduate Student enrolled full time (5 or more credit hours) in a UCCS graduate program.
  • First-year graduate student who has a 3.33 or greater undergraduate GPA.
  • Students must be paying full nonresident tuition rate (students paying reduced nonresident rate due to WRGP, military, extended studies, etc. are not eligible).
  • International students may be eligible.

Admissions application data and accompanying academic transcripts will be used to determine eligibility for this program. Once admitted, the academic department will automatically consider you for this award. Academic units may determine additional merit criteria beyond the minimum set above for awarding scholarships. There is no separate application required for students to submit.

Students should be admitted no later than April 1 to be considered.

Students should be admitted by 04/01/2020 to be considered for this  scholarship

Bastiat Society Scholarship 

The Bastiat Society understands the world is getting better and that everyone benefits when a peaceful and profitable trade is allowed to thrive. We promote this fact by engaging the private sector in a positive and non-political society ---a network of principled business people. Our mission is to give businessmen and women the tools they need to advance a free and prosperous society. Eligible students are business graduate students who are working at least part-time. Preference is given for students who demonstrate financial need by FAFSA. Preference will also be given for participation in the Adam Smith Society at UCCS.

Recipients will be required to attend two Bastiat Society meetings (one per semester).

Typically, one award at $5,000 will be made.


Graduate Opportunity Scholarship

A competitive need-based scholarship given to incoming graduate students who bring diverse perspectives to UCCS and who participated in a mentorship program as an undergraduate. Students must have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate GPA and demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA no later than March 1. Students apply directly through the UCCS scholarship webpage and must complete an essay as part of the application (see Financial Aid page for deadline).  Students must have been admitted to the program to be able to access the UCCS Scholarship page (contact the Graduate School if there are issues). Awards will be announced in early April for the following academic year.  ($5,000-$25,000/year; 1-6 given per year)

 Deadline: 03/01/2020

Laura and Mark Hawkins MBA Scholarship

The Laura and Mark Hawkins MBA Scholarship Fund is awarded to graduate students in the College of Business MBA program who demonstrate academic promise with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher. To qualify, students must also demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than March 1st.

Applicants will be notified of scholarship results in May.

Award varies.


McHugh Family Endowed Scholarship

Robert and Ruth McHugh have been engaged in business endeavors in the Pikes Peak region and have a fundamental belief that an accounting and/or finance degree can open up a world of opportunities for personal and business success. The McHugh Family Endowment Scholarship is awarded to graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Business with majors in accounting or finance fields. Students must have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 and in their sophomore years or higher. Preference will be given to students with financial need and/or veteran status.

Award:  $2,000




Morris Slobodow Memorial Scholarship

The Morris Slobodow Memorial Scholarship is available to undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Business and Administration who have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Priority consideration will be given to students who meet one or more of the following criteria: first-generation immigrant, demonstrate financial need, or employed at least part-time. Students must demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than March 1st. There is one award at $1,200.

Deadline: 03/01/2020

Lind Scholarship

The Lind Scholarship is a need-based award for U.S. domestic full-time graduate students who have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Awards are typically $1,000. Eligible students must demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than March 1st.

Deadline: 03/01/2020

UCCS Graduate Scholarship Fund

The UCCS Graduate Scholarship Fund is a need-based scholarship for first-generation, graduate students who have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Five $2,000 scholarships will be given. To qualify, students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA by March 1st, and enroll full-time.

Deadline: 03/01/2020

Travel Awards for GSA Members

These are allocated to help offset travel expenses for graduate students that travel to conferences that will further their research efforts, and the research efforts of the University. It can also be used for students who wish to travel to trainings and workshops that will contribute to their professional development. Only currently enrolled graduate students in degree-seeking programs who are members of the Graduate Student Association are eligible to apply.  ($400/student; 40-50 given yearly)

Application opens twice per year


The UCCS MBA and MSA programs qualify for federal financial aid, G.I. Bill, and employer reimbursement programs. Visit the Financial Aid website for more information and to view all the graduate scholarships available.