Henry Sachs Nursing and Health Science Scholarship at UCCS

Application Information





Application Deadline

March 15

Awarded By:

Sachs Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of scholarships provided annually can vary depending on the number of qualified applicants. Each year, approximately five scholarships are awarded.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be majoring in nursing or health science.
  2. Must attend University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
  3. Must be African American and identify racially as African.
  4. Must be an undergraduate student at the time of application.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  6. This award is for U.S. students.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This scholarship is available for African American students who are majoring in nursing or health sciences at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Selection is based primarily on academic achievement and unmet financial need.

Application requirements for the Henry Sachs Nursing and Health Science Scholarship at UCCS are:

  • Application form
  • Official Transcript
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Financial statement
  • IRS 1040
Additional Information: The Sachs Foundation was incorporated as a Colorado, non-profit corporation in 1931 and since that time has helped nearly 7,000 black Colorado residents obtain a college education. The Sachs Foundation endeavors to award grants equally to male and female applicants as reasonably determined in conjunction with the variances in cumulative high school grade point averages and financial need. They screen all applicants for their weighted high school cumulative grade point averages. The grade point average cut-off varies depending upon the number and mix of applications, the number of vacancies, and the funds available for grants. Selection is also strongly based on demonstrated financial need, as established in the submitted financial statement, which is part of the application form. If selected, the applicant will be required to come to Colorado Springs for a personal interview, usually in April.

Award Amount: The average award amount is approximately $6,000 per student. Applicants who maintain satisfactory academic progress and enroll full-time may be eligible to renew the scholarship for up to two additional years.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $18,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, March 15

Applications are available online from the Sachs Foundation website from Jan. 1 to March 15. Students may also obtain an application from a high school guidance counselor, or may request one in writing from the Sachs Foundation office. In addition to a completed application, the applicant must submit a financial statement (attatched to the application); information about his/her parents' IRS 1040 and W-2; high school grade transcripts and test scores; contact information for three individuals who can provide recommendations for the applicant; and a recent, small photograph. Applications must be submitted online between Jan. 1 and March 15.
About Sachs Foundation:
Contact Information: Lisa Harris, Scholarship Coordinator
Address: 90 S. Cascade Ave. Suite 1410 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903-1680

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