Chancellor's Award

The UCCS Chancellor’s Award is automatically offered to high-achieving students paying in-state tuition. The maximum award amount is $10,000 over four years ($1,250 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 a degree seeking program

  • Colorado resident or ASSET Tuition Status

  • Citizen, permanent resident of the US, or ASSET Tuition Status

First-time freshmen must have:

  • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • ACT of 22 or higher or SAT 1090 or higher

Transfer Students must have:

  • More than 24 semester hours of transfer credits

  • 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.

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, Transfer