Rosa Parks Announcement

Let your voices be heard:

The sixteenth annual Rosa parks scholarship


The Rosa Parks Scholarship Competition was designed to give students an opportunity to express in any medium the ideals that Rosa Parks represents (see below*). The competition is open to all undergraduate students currently matriculating at UCCS. Students are encouraged to explore their own ideas and opinions regarding principles and ideals such as equity, social justice, multiculturalism, diversity, and cultural pluralism; or issues such as racism, sexism, homophobia, classism, ableism, social inequity, or injustice*.

Eligibility: All currently enrolled undergraduate students matriculating at UCCS are eligible to participate in this competition, with the exception of previous Rosa Parks Scholarship winners and anyone who is a professional (defined as one who has been paid for any type of creative work).

Awards: The minimum award is $500.00. Winners will have the opportunity to present their work at an award ceremony, which will be followed by a reception, Tuesday 19 March 2019, 4:30 – 7:00pm, Kraemer Family Library, Second Floor Apse. The award-winning entries will be published on the Equity, Diversity & Inclusiveness web page. All entries will be judged according to the quality of the work and relevance to the scholarship’s central themes*.


* Submit all written work via email to

* Please make an appointment with Sue Myers (719.255.3700) to drop off artwork, cd’s or tapes at the Provost’s office Main Hall 406. *Be sure to submit 3 copies of cd’s or tapes.

* All submissions must be accompanied by a word-processed entry form.

* All entries must include a fully developed abstract, which contains a clear thesis and establishes the relevance of the submission to the competition’s themes.

* All submissions should conform to the citation/permission system appropriate to the student’s discipline.

* All materials should be clearly labeled and indicate the names of anyone who assisted you with your entry or collaborated with you on your submission.

All entries must be submitted by 12:00pm on Tuesday, 19 February 2019.

If your research includes human subjects you must have IRB (Institutional Biosafety Committee) training.

*Performance Category: Performance entries may be, but are not limited to, multimedia presentations, photography, musical compositions, comedic or theatrical presentations, films, performance art, movies, dance, painting, sculpture and action/community service projects. Each entry, with the exception of sculptures and paintings, should be submitted on DVD or flash drive (limited to 20 minutes or less).

*Personal Reflection: Submissions may not exceed 15 pages of double-spaced, word or pdf-processed work. Be sure to paginate your entry.

*Creative Writing: Short Stories may not exceed 15 double-spaced, word or pdf-processed pages; plays may not exceed 25 double-spaced pages.

*Poetry: One poetry submission per student; may not exceed 12 individual poems. Your submission will be judged in its entirety as opposed to individual works/poems.

All artwork, including DVD’s or CD’s, etc. should be picked up within 6 months of submission. Submissions cannot be stored.

Entry forms are available on the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion website Students are encouraged to utilize the resources at the Writing Center. Contact Jane Muller with any questions. 719.255.4553 /