Berger Family Scholarship

The James C. Berger Family Second Chance Scholarship is for incoming students who were conditionally admitted to UCCS. These student’s academic credentials didn’t meet the minimum admission standard, however, they had other positive attributes or extenuating circumstances which led the admissions team to believe in their academic potential. This scholarship is renewable for up to six years and is awarded to students who are enrolled at least half-time.


Qualified applicants will:


  • Be undergraduate students granted conditional admittance

  • Have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA

  • Be Colorado residents

  • Be eligible for federal financial aid by completing the FAFSA

Preference will be given to:


  • Students from El Paso County or the surrounding counties

  • Students who have overcome significant personal or family challenges, exhibit great character, and show academic promise for success

  • Work at least part-time


Applicants will be notified of scholarship results in April.

Award
$1,000.00
Category
Freshmen, Need Based
Deadline
03/01/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. The James C. Berger Family Second Chance Scholarship is for incoming students who were conditionally admitted to UCCS. These student's academic credentials didn't meet the minimum admission standard, however, they had other positive attributes or extenuating circumstances which led the admissions team to believe in their academic potential.

    Please address the following:

    • Describe your biggest accomplishments that lead to your acceptance to UCCS. (250 words)
    • What challenges to do you face going to college and why is being in college important to you? (250 words)
    • What are your academic and career goals upon graduation? (250 words)
    • Can you name a professional or academic reference who has supported you? If we were to call them for a reference, what would they say about you? (250 words)
    Essays will be ranked based upon content, length, grammar, spelling, organized structure, and attention to detail. You are encouraged to write an essay that grabs the attention of the reader by being creative and using rich language.