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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Varies Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship
Founded in 1971, the Mensa Education & Research Foundation is a philanthropic, nonprofit 501©(3) organization committed to the pursuit of...
Founded in 1971, the Mensa Education & Research Foundation is a...
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Varies National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the...
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the...
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Varies National FFA Scholarships
“FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of their history and their heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just...
“FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of...
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Varies P.E.O. International Foundation Awards
P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans,...
P.E.O. is a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the...
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Varies Pinnacol Foundation Scholarship
For some students, continuing their education after high school isn’t guaranteed. It’s not a lack of good grades that stops them from going to...
For some students, continuing their education after high school isn’t...
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Varies Point Foundation Scholarship Awards
Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ)...
Point Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting...
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Varies Positive Impacts Points (PIPs) for School
UCCS is participating in a program called PIPs for School utilizing the PIPs Rewards mobile app. Students who download the app and log in using...
UCCS is participating in a program called PIPs for School utilizing the...
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Varies Pride Foundation Scholarships
Pride Foundation fuels transformational movements to advance equity and justice for LGBTQ+ people in all communities across the Northwest. We...
Pride Foundation fuels transformational movements to advance equity and...
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Varies Pueblo African-American Concern Organization
The Pueblo African-American Concern Organization (PAACO) is a non-profit organization founded in 1992 to support the educational goals and...
The Pueblo African-American Concern Organization (PAACO) is a non-profit...
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Varies Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation
The Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation (PHEF) helps students turn their educational dreams into goals and those goals into reality by providing...
The Pueblo Hispanic Education Foundation (PHEF) helps students turn...
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Varies Robert and Nancy Dixon Scholarship
Dixon Scholarships are established to recognize and assist in the education of students whose commitment is to living in harmony with the standards...
Dixon Scholarships are established to recognize and assist in the...
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Varies Rosa Parks Scholarship Competition
The Rosa Parks Scholarship Competition was designed to give students an opportunity to express in any medium the ideals that Rosa Parks represents....
The Rosa Parks Scholarship Competition was designed to give students an...
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Varies Sachs Foundation
The Sachs Foundation’s primary mission is to provide college scholarships to Black/African-American residents of Colorado who meet certain academic...
The Sachs Foundation’s primary mission is to provide college...
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Varies Scholarships for Military Children
The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in recognition of the contributions of military families to the readiness of the...
The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created in...
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Varies Schwarzman Scholarship
The Schwarzman Scholarship is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders. It is the first scholarship created to respond to the...
The Schwarzman Scholarship is designed to prepare the next generation of...
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Varies SocialSEO Digital Marketing and SEO Annual Scholarship
SociaSEO is proud to support future experts in the world of business and marketing through the annual SocialSEO Digital Marketing and SEO...
SociaSEO is proud to support future experts in the world of business and...
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Varies Society of Women Engineers Scholarship
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited bachelor or graduate student programs in preparation for...
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships support women pursuing...
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Varies The Alexander Foundation
Founded in 1981, The Alexander Foundation is a public, non-profit, philanthropic organization. Through our Community, Catastrophic, and Holiday...
Founded in 1981, The Alexander Foundation is a public, non-profit,...
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Varies The National Italian American Foundation
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships to 60-70 outstanding students in a variety of academic disciplines for use...
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) awards scholarships to...
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Varies The Rhodes Scholarship
The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international educational fellowships, were initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes in 1902, and bring...
The Rhodes Scholarships, the oldest international educational...
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Varies The Territorial Daughters of Colorado
Territorial Daughters of Colorado was established in 1910 to preserve and perpetuate the pioneer history of the State of Colorado. The Southern...
Territorial Daughters of Colorado was established in 1910 to preserve...
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Varies The White Rose Scholarship Foundation
In 1994, The White Rose Scholarship Foundation was created. A program of the Rocky Mountain Court System Inc., this foundation was created to award...
In 1994, The White Rose Scholarship Foundation was created. A program of...
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Varies TheDream.US Scholarships
TheDream.US scholarships are for highly motivated DREAMers who want nothing more than to get a college education but are unable to afford the cost....
TheDream.US scholarships are for highly motivated DREAMers who want...
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Varies Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
The Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program administered by Howard University that seeks to attract and prepare...
The Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship is a U.S. Department of State program...
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Varies Trout Unlimited Collegiate Peaks Chapter
Collegiate Peaks Chapter (CPC) of Trout Unlimited is seeking applicants for college scholarships for individuals majoring aquatic biology,...
Collegiate Peaks Chapter (CPC) of Trout Unlimited is seeking applicants...
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Varies Truman Scholarship Foundation
As the living memorial to our thirty-third President, the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education and professional...
As the living memorial to our thirty-third President, the Harry S....
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Varies Turkish Coalition of America
As American minority students are largely underrepresented in study abroad programs, these scholarships are designed to expand study abroad...
As American minority students are largely underrepresented in study...
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Varies U.S. Army ROTC Scholarship
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) is one of the best leadership courses in the country and is part of your college curriculum. During...
Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) is one of the best...
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Varies Udall Scholarship
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service, and commitment to issues related to...
The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and...
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Varies Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC)
Since 1984, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) has been motivating and enabling people to become active stewards of Colorado’s natural...
Since 1984, Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC) has been motivating...
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$2,000 Women in Aerospace Scholarship
Women in Aerospace (WIA) is dedicated to expanding women’s opportunities for leadership and increasing their visibility in the aerospace community....
Women in Aerospace (WIA) is dedicated to expanding women’s opportunities...
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Varies Women in Defense Rocky Mountain Chapter Scholarship
The Women in Defense is a National organization that focuses on support and professional growth of women in the Defense communities. The Rocky...
The Women in Defense is a National organization that focuses on support...
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