Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

General Info
How do scholarships differ from other types of financial aid?
General Info
What types of scholarships are distributed at UCCS?
General Info
If I have a scholarship, what impact does this have on my eligibility for other financial aid?
General Info
Can scholarships be awarded for the summer semester?
Searching for Scholarships
When is the best time to start looking for scholarships?
Searching for Scholarships
Where should I search for scholarships?
Searching for Scholarships
What about the scholarship search services that I keep reading about? They make it sound so easy and often guarantee finding scholarships that I would qualify to apply for and receive.
Applying for Scholarships
What makes a good essay?
Applying for Scholarships
What are my chances of receiving a scholarship? How could I improve my chances?
Applying for Scholarships
Who should I ask to write my letter of recommendation?
Applying for Scholarships
If the required GPA is 3.8, and I have a 3.7, should I still apply?
Selection Process
How does the scholarship committee choose a recipient?
Selection Process
How quickly will I be notified on the status of my application?
Selection Process
I did not receive a scholarship. Why? What can I do to improve my application?
Receiving your Scholarship Award
What should I do if a scholarship organization requests “enrollment verification” in order to release my award funds?
Receiving your Scholarship Award
How are scholarships paid?