Karen Possehl Women's Endowment Scholarship
The Karen Possehl Women’s Endowment (KPWE) is for students of non-traditional age (typically 25 years or older), who plan to enroll full-time, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, are Colorado residents, and have the ability to finish an undergraduate degree. To be considered, students must demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA by March 1st and submit an application for the UCCS Non-Traditional Student Scholarship by May 1st.
Recipients of the KPWE scholarship are encouraged to apply for a limited number of graduate awards if they choose to pursue a UCCS graduate program. Awards are $5,000 per academic year and are renewable based upon meeting renewal requirements. Additional childcare scholarships are also available to recipients.
Women who are returning to college after divorce or other exceptional life circumstances are encouraged to apply, however an applicant’s gender will not be considered a factor in the selection process conducted by the Non-Traditional Scholarship selection committee.
Upon receiving the scholarship, students will meet regularly with a mentor from the community and attend social events throughout the year.
Recipients will be notified of scholarship results in June.