External Opportunities

Many private organizations offer scholarships to college students. We have listed some private scholarship opportunities for you to consider on this page. UCCS seeks to assist students searching for scholarship opportunities from both the university and outside scholarship providers. Outside scholarship providers are not under the jurisdiction of UCCS, therefore the University assumes no obligation for verification of the legitimacy of such providers listed on this website. Please be aware of potential scholarship scams. The University assumes no liability or obligation in verifying the validity of postings.

A private scholarship search engine can help you locate additional opportunities. If any scholarship service requires you to pay a fee or claims that you are guaranteed at least a small award, stay away. Most likely, it is a scam. We recommend that you register a separate email address when using these services, as they generate high volumes of email.

Here are some resources to help your scholarship search:

College In Colorado Scholarships

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Opportunities Table
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$2,000.00 Wells Fargo Pre-Collegiate Development Program Scholarship
The Wells Fargo Pre-Collegiate Scholarship is a $2,000 annual award given to outstanding graduates of a University of Colorado Pre-Collegiate...
The Wells Fargo Pre-Collegiate Scholarship is a $2,000 annual award...
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Varies Boettcher Scholarship at UCCS
The Boettcher Scholarship program is a merit-based scholarship for Colorado high school seniors that provides what is essentially a full-ride to...
The Boettcher Scholarship program is a merit-based scholarship for...
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$5,000 Gilman-McCain Scholarship
The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for child dependents of active duty service members to study or...
The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards...
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Varies Positive Impacts Points (PIPs) for School
PIPs for School Scholarships: Using the PIPs Rewards mobile app, UCCS students can earn positive impact points (PIPs) for actions across campus...
PIPs for School Scholarships: Using the PIPs Rewards mobile app, UCCS...
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Varies Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA)
The Denver Chapter of AFWA awards several scholarships for each Fall. As their organization grows, so does their ability to offer financial...
The Denver Chapter of AFWA awards several scholarships for each Fall. ...
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Varies Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS)
ARCS Scholars are selected annually by qualifying departments of science, engineering and medical research within ARCS Foundation’s 51 academic...
ARCS Scholars are selected annually by qualifying departments of...
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Varies AFAS General Henry H Arnold Education Grant
The Air Force Aid Society is the official charity of the U.S. Air Force and has been meeting the unique needs of Airmen and their families since...
The Air Force Aid Society is the official charity of the U.S. Air Force...
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Varies Air Force Association Scholarships
The Air Force Association (AFA) is the voice for aerospace power and the Air Force family. We connect service members, and the total Air Force...
The Air Force Association (AFA) is the voice for aerospace power and the...
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Varies Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation (AKAEAF) Scholarships
The mission of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation (AKAEAF) is to promote lifelong learning. This is accomplished by securing...
The mission of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation...
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$1,200.00 American Association of University Women (AAUW)
The Colorado Springs Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the oldest women’s organization in the United States, whose...
The Colorado Springs Branch of the American Association of University...
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  • Award: $1,200.00
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Varies American Chemical Society Scholars Program
The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students majoring in undergraduate chemistry-related...
The ACS Scholars Program awards renewable scholarships to...
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Varies American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC/CO) Scholarship
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado) is the business association of more than 250 member firms employing more...
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC...
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Varies American Indian College Fund
Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund has been the nation’s largest charity supporting Native student access to higher education for...
Founded in 1989, the American Indian College Fund has been the nation’s...
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Varies American Indian Education Foundation (AIEF) Scholarships
The mission of AIEF’s scholarship service is to give more American Indians and Alaskan Natives the resources and encouragement they need to learn...
The mission of AIEF’s scholarship service is to give more American...
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Varies American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) Scholarships
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) helps students move forward in their educational journeys by providing a wide range of...
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) helps...
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Varies Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship
One of the Army Nurse Corps Association’s major initiatives is the Scholarship Program. Its purpose is the support of nursing education through...
One of the Army Nurse Corps Association’s major initiatives is the...
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Varies Barry Goldwater Scholarship
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation was established by Congress in 1986 to serve as a living memorial to honor...
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation...
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Varies Boren Awards
Boren Awards, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate...
Boren Awards, an initiative of the National Security Education Program,...
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Varies Bridging Scholarships for Japan Study Abroad
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private...
The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate...
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Varies BUTEX Study Abroad Scholarship
BUTEX brings together universities, colleges and other HE institutions across the UK that have a shared interest in learning abroad. Their mission...
BUTEX brings together universities, colleges and other HE institutions...
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Varies Cesar E. Chavez Scholarship Competition
The Cesar E. Chavez Scholarship Competition is specifically designed to give students the opportunity to submit scholarly work that focuses on a...
The Cesar E. Chavez Scholarship Competition is specifically designed to...
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Varies Colorado Council Scholarship
The Colorado Council is comprised of many dedicated individuals throughout the state who give generously of their time and talents to help students...
The Colorado Council is comprised of many dedicated individuals...
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Varies Colorado Daughters of the American Revolution
The Colorado State Society NSDAR is a vibrant, growing organization of women who are interested in America’s rich history, promoting education,...
The Colorado State Society NSDAR is a vibrant, growing organization of...
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Varies Colorado Educational Services & Development Association (CESDA)
CESDA’s mission is to promote, facilitate and coordinate the access to post-secondary education for all historically under-served students in...
CESDA’s mission is to promote, facilitate and coordinate the access to...
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Varies Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is the nation’s premier Hispanic leadership development organization. They are a nonprofit and...
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is the nation’s...
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Varies Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS)
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at...
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas...
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Varies DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) / German Academic Exchange Service is an association of German institutions of higher education...
The Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD) / German Academic...
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Varies Edith Kennedy Wilson Memorial Scholarship
Offered by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Denver Chapter, this scholarship has a maximum amount of $2,500 a year to be...
Offered by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution...
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Varies El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. Scholarship
El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. is a non-profit all-volunteer organization that is dedicated to increasing cultural awareness and raising scholarships for...
El Cinco de Mayo, Inc. is a non-profit all-volunteer organization that...
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Varies Esperanza Education Foundation Scholarship
The Esperanza Education Foundation (EEF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to receiving grants and donations in order to provide scholarships...
The Esperanza Education Foundation (EEF) is a non-profit organization...
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Varies Executive Women International Scholarship
The EWI ASIST (Adult Students in Scholastic Transition) Scholarship Fund assists non-traditional adult students in a transitional period in their...
The EWI ASIST (Adult Students in Scholastic Transition) Scholarship Fund...
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Varies Foster Care to Success (FC2S)
Foster Care to Success (FC2S) is the oldest and largest national nonprofit organization working solely with college bound foster youth. For over 30...
Foster Care to Success (FC2S) is the oldest and largest national...
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Varies Foundation for Global Scholars
The Foundation for Global Scholars, a 501©3 nonprofit organization, inspires and equips young adults to tackle global challenges through...
The Foundation for Global Scholars, a 501©3 nonprofit organization,...
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Varies Friends of Nursing
Founded in 1981 the Friends of Nursing, a nonprofit 501c(3) organization, is dedicated to advancing professional nursing through scholarship...
Founded in 1981 the Friends of Nursing, a nonprofit 501c(3)...
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Varies Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant Programs. A...
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually...
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Varies Fund for Education Abroad
The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented among the US...
The mission of the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is to provide...
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Varies Generation Study Abroad
Generation Study Abroad seeks to address that shortfall by bringing employers, governments, associations, and others together to build on current...
Generation Study Abroad seeks to address that shortfall by bringing...
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Varies George J. Mitchell Scholarship
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US Senator George Mitchell’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace...
The George J. Mitchell Scholarship Program, named to honor former US...
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Varies Gilman Scholarship
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to...
The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International...
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Varies Global Grant Scholarship
The purpose of the Rotary Global Scholarship program is to further international understanding and peaceful relations among people of different...
The purpose of the Rotary Global Scholarship program is to further...
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Varies Helen M. McLoraine Scholarship for Foster Care & Emancipating Youth
This scholarship program provides educational scholarships for foster care youth who are emancipated or are in the process of preparing to...
This scholarship program provides educational scholarships for foster...
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Varies Hispanic Scholarship Fund
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher...
Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latino...
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Varies Hurliman Scholarship Foundation
The Hurliman Scholarship Foundation is a charitable organization established to assist students in Fremont, Custer or Pueblo counties in Colorado....
The Hurliman Scholarship Foundation is a charitable organization...
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$500.00 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
The Pikes Peak Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers would like to fund one annual scholarship in the amount of $500.00...
The Pikes Peak Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics...
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Varies Jeannette Rankin Foundation
Each year, the Jeannette Rankin Fund awards scholarships to low-income women, ages 35 and older, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents...
Each year, the Jeannette Rankin Fund awards scholarships to low-income...
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Varies Kaiser Permanente Colorado Diversity Scholarship Program
Scholarships are sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s Diversity & Inclusion Center of Expertise. All of the awards go to students of diverse...
Scholarships are sponsored by Kaiser Permanente Colorado’s Diversity &...
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Varies Killam Fellowship Program
The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional undergraduate students from universities in Canada and the United States to...
The Killam Fellowships Program provides an opportunity for exceptional...
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Varies Korean American Scholarship
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of...
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit,...
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Varies Latin American Educational Foundation (LAEF) Scholarship
The Latin American Educational Foundation, LAEF, has established itself as a leader in meeting the higher educational needs of Hispanic students in...
The Latin American Educational Foundation, LAEF, has established itself...
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Varies Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
Founded in 1962, The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to military...
Founded in 1962, The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s...
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