UCCS Honors Program Scholarship

The UCCS Honors Program serves rigorously trained students who share a desire to become intentional learners. Students have access to the Honors Lounge, are afforded early registration privileges, extended library check-out options, and are given special recognition at graduation. Students work with faculty in smaller class settings, thus encouraging them to engage in a collaborative, vigorous intellectual life that prepares them for admission to and success in graduate and professional schools. Students must be entering freshmen with an ACT score of 26 or above or an SAT score of 1300 or above; and a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or above. All students must enroll in the Gateway Program Seminar (GPS) 1010 (Gray Matters) course in their first year. Visit the UCCS Honors Program website for detailed graduation requirements and other information (e.g. Honors Program Values under cohort 2019 tab) about the program.

Finalists will be contacted for an interview by the end of February. Interviews will be held in March on campus. Applicants will be notified of scholarship results in April.

Award
$1,000.00
Category
Merit Based
Deadline
02/01/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. In a MINIMUM OF 100 WORDS, why have you chosen UCCS? 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.
  2. Honors Program students will strive to embody and promote these core values:

    (a) To foster empathy and compassion for people, including oneself.

    (b) To embrace the realization that there are always multiple and diverse perspectives.

    (c) To recognize that both collective wisdom and individual solutions may be appropriate alternatives to create problem solving.

    (d) To support diversity and inclusion in action and thoughts.

    (e) To exhibit open-mindedness, self-reliance, intellectual curiosity, personal responsibility, and integrity.

    (f) To promote an understanding of and appreciation for scientific discourse and scholarship.

    In a MINIMUM OF 200 WORDS, What excites you about the creation and discovery of knowledge in the context of Honors Program Values? 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.