Peak Scholarship

The Peak Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship for students paying out-of-state tuition. The maximum award amount is $25,000 over four years ($3,125 per semester). The award does not apply to summer. Students with a prior Bachelor’s degree are not eligible. This award is renewable for up to four years if the requirements of the scholarship are met.

Students must meet the following terms and conditions to qualify:

  • Enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree seeking program

  • Pay out-of-state tuition

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the US

First-Time Freshmen must have:

  • ACT score of 22 or higher OR SAT score of 1090 or higher

  • AND

  • Minimum 3.0 High School GPA

Transfer Students must have:

  • More than 24 semester hours of transfer credits

  • AND

  • Minimum 3.0 Transfer GPA

It is recommended that students be admitted no later than March 1st to qualify.

Awards are made automatically to qualified students on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted.

Students who can participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program are not eligible for the Peak Scholarship.

Students who are selected as Presidential Scholars are not eligible for the Peak Scholarship.

Students who receive in-state tuition rates (Asset, military residency, Olympic athlete residency, etc.) do not qualify for the Peak Scholarship.

Due to the suspension of ACT and SAT testing due to COVID-19, UCCS has made temporary adjustments to the ACT and SAT minimum scores to allow those students with a strong academic history and test scores on the margin to be awarded. It is likely that these students would have qualified if they were able to retest for a higher score.

Admissions, Freshmen, Merit Based, Out of State, Transfer