UCCS Scholarship Opportunities

For Scholarship opportunities, please visit the Scholarships page on the Graduate School's website.  This page contains scholarship opportunities, forms, frequently asked questions, contact information etc.

Undergraduate Research Academy

The Undergraduate Research Academy encourages students to expand their education beyond the classroom through participation in research and creative projects mentored by UCCS faculty. The Academy objective is to support collaborative efforts between the student and faculty member, where both members benefit from the experience. Academy students act as research assistants on meaningful projects identified by their faculty mentor. The faculty member is responsible for providing significant and meaningful guidance and mentorship. Through this yearlong opportunity, the student gains valuable experience, while being paid, and the faculty member's research program goals are furthered. Academy students can work in the summer, during the school year, or both. Students may identify faculty mentors or vice versa.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Full-time status
  • Enrolled in a minimum of 12 Credit Hours
  • Juniors and seniors - apply during sophomore or junior year
  • An overall grade point average of 3.5 or greater
  • Project and faculty mentor identified

>>Undergraduate Research Academy Application Information

Deadline: April 22, 2016

Graduate Out of State Scholarship Program Awards

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:

1. Graduate Student enrolled full time (5 or more credit hours) in a UCCS graduate program.

2. First year graduate student who has a 3.3 or greater undergraduate GPA.

3. 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. It is recommended students be admitted no later than May 1 to be considered.