Non-Traditional Student Scholarship

UCCS offers a variety of scholarships for students of non-traditional age (25 years or older), who plan to enroll full-time, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, are Colorado residents, and are working on their first undergraduate degree. To qualify, students must demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA by March 1st. Recipients of non-traditional student scholarships at UCCS can apply for a limited number of graduate awards if they choose to pursue a UCCS graduate program. Childcare scholarships are also available to recipients who submit verification of childcare expenses each semester. Women who are returning to college after divorce or other exceptional life circumstances are especially encouraged to apply, however, an applicant’s gender will not be considered a factor in the recipient selection process. Veterans, Reservists, and Active Duty students are also highly encouraged to apply. Recipients chosen to receive one of the non-traditional student scholarships, will be asked to participate in supplemental programming to help support their overall success.


Scholarship programs such as the Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment and the Dona and Floyd Hildebrand Endowed Scholarship Fund are awarded from this applicant pool.

Applicants will be notified of scholarship results in June.

Award
$5,000.00
Category
Gender, Military, Need Based, Non-Traditional , Single Parent
Deadline
03/01/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. The UCCS Non-Traditional Student scholarship supports students returning to college after divorce or other exceptional life circumstances. Because of these challenging circumstances, we recognize applicants may not have extensive extracurricular activities, awards, or volunteer work. Many, but not all, scholars have not had time to dedicate to these pursuits because they are the primary care taker of dependent children, or parents, or serving in the military. With that in mind, in a MINIMUM OF 200 WORDS, what unique accomplishments are you most proud of as a non-traditional student? MAXIMUM OF 500 WORDS allowed. 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.
  2. In a MINIMUM OF 100 WORDS, how many years have you been in school already? How many years do you anticipate it will take you complete your undergraduate degree? Students who exceed six years of full-time course work are unlikely to be selected. MAXIMUM OF 200 WORDS allowed. 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.
  3. If selected, how many credits do you anticipate taking each semester?