DEI Grants, Awards, Scholarships

DEI Grants, Awards, Scholarships


The VCDEI Student Innovation Fund supports student programs, events, and travel that contribute to the advancement of campus diversity efforts at UCCS.  Funds awards to qualifying registered student groups or their members are intended to supplement funding obtained through fundraising, personal investment, and is not meant to be used as a primary funding source. 

UCCS Inclusive Excellence Campus Award

This annual award recognizes outstanding contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at UCCS by a staff or faculty member. This award is open to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and achievement in advancing the UCCS DEI Strategic Framework Pillars.

Candidates’ contribution to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging will be judged based on their contributions to creating lasting impact in relation to the DEI Strategic Framework Pillars, outlined below. The DEI Strategic Framework Pillars serve as the foundation of UCCS’ commitment to creating and sustaining an inclusive culture at UCCS. Each of the five pillars encompass the overarching institutional priorities guiding our DEI strategic actions at UCCS.

Nominations close March 17, 2023

DEI Scholarships

Financial aid has a multitude of DEI focused scholarships offered to UCCS undergraduate and graduate students.



Roberto Saldana Empowerment Scholarship
Leo Gomez Scholarship
Eileen S. Burnley Endowed Scholarship Fund
Nadia Babish Scholarship
Rita E. Jackson Scholarship
Hildebrand Endowed Scholarship
Karen Possehl Women's Endowment Scholarship
Wayne Caudill Veteran's Affairs Scholarship Fund
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