UCCS Honors Program Scholarship

The UCCS Honors Program aims to foster a culture of intentional learners who are committed to service and personal growth, while making positive contributions to the local and global community. Students have access to the Honors Lab, are afforded early registration privileges, extended library check-out options, and are given special recognition at graduation. Students work with Honors Program faculty in smaller class settings, thus encouraging them to engage in a collaborative, vigorous intellectual life that prepares them for admission to and success in graduate and professional schools. Students must be entering freshmen with a cumulative high school GPA of 3.5 or above. All students must enroll in the Gateway Program Seminar (GPS) 1010 (Gray Matters) course in their first year. Visit the UCCS Honors Program website for detailed graduation requirements and other information, e.g. Honors Program Values under the Cohort 2023 tab on our website.

Scholarship is $1000 for First-year Students, $1500 for Sophomores; $2000 for Juniors; and $2500 for Seniors. A student, once accepted into the Honors Program, is encouraged to continue to complete the Honors Program curriculum, with or without the scholarship. An Honors Program advisor is assigned to the student for the duration of their participation in the UCCS Honors Program, and the student is required to meet with their advisor every semester to assess the progress towards completing the UCCS Honors Program Curriculum.

Finalists will be contacted for an interview in early March. Interviews will be held in March. Applicants will be notified of scholarship results in April.

Freshmen, Merit Based
Supplemental Questions
  1. Honors Program students will strive to embody and promote these core values:

    (a) To foster empathy and compassion for people, including oneself.

    (b) To embrace the realization that there are always multiple and diverse perspectives.

    (c) To recognize that both collective wisdom and individual solutions may be appropriate alternatives to create problem solving.

    (d) To support diversity and inclusion in action and thoughts.

    (e) To exhibit open-mindedness, self-reliance, intellectual curiosity, personal responsibility, and integrity.

    (f) To promote an understanding of and appreciation for scientific discourse and scholarship.

    In a MINIMUM OF 300 WORDS, What excites you about the creation and discovery of knowledge in the context of Honors Program Values? MAXIMUM OF 1,00 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.