Boettcher Scholarship at UCCS

The Boettcher Scholarship program is a merit-based scholarship for Colorado high school seniors that provides what is essentially a full-ride to any four-year institution in Colorado. At UCCS, the Boettcher Scholarship Promise guarantees the following benefits:

Semi-Finalists: $20,000

Each November, Boettcher will announce which applicants made it to the semi-finalist level. We know these students have met rigorous standards to qualify for this honor. UCCS guarantees each of these students a minimum of $20,000 in grants and scholarships over four years at UCCS. That’s a guaranteed $5,000 off of your tuition per year! Many semifinalists will qualify for much more by applying to UCCS scholarships before the Feb. 1st deadline.

UCCS hosts a special visit day for all Boettcher Semi-Finalists who are interested in learning about what we have to offer. Faculty members and current Boettcher Scholars will meet you in a causal environment to answer questions about UCCS and the next steps in the scholarship application/ interview process. Bring your family to enjoy a meal and the fun!

Finalists: $24,000

Approximately 100 finalists are chosen to interview with Boettcher in March. If you make it to this round of selection, UCCS will increase the guaranteed gift aid to $24,000, or $6,000 per year for four years.

Boettcher Scholarship Recipient: $90,000 estimated

Congratulations! UCCS will now guarantee that your tuition, fees, books, and on-campus housing are fully covered for four years by combining your Boettcher scholarship with UCCS grants and scholarships. Many Boettcher Scholars receive additional scholarships that cover costs such as off-campus housing or personal expenses. We work with each scholar to maximize their scholarship opportunities to get the most funding possible.