Roberto Saldana Empowerment Scholarship

The Roberto Saldana Empowerment Scholarship supports students who want to improve their lives through education, contribute to society and make a difference in their communities through education who otherwise would not be able to attend college without financial assistance. The scholarship is for full-time undergraduate students (sophomore standing or higher) with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and demonstrate financial need by submitting the FAFSA by March 1.

The donor expressed a strong desire to encourage applications from Hispanic women. However, the selection of the winners will be based upon the merit of submitted materials, and will not take into consideration an applicant’s status in any of the protected class categories.


Recipients will be notified of scholarship results in May.

Award
$1,000.00
Category
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion , Gender, Need Based, Race / Ethnicity
Deadline
03/01/2023
Supplemental Questions
  1. In a MINIMUM OF 100 WORDS, how has your heritage and culture brought you to UCCS and how do you hope higher education will benefit your life? 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. In a MINIMUM OF 100 WORDS, please give us an example of how your life has been impacted by cultural norms in our society, and how you view the role of UCCS in its mission to provide a diverse, inclusive and just environment for all students. 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.