Sachs Foundation Graduate Scholarships

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

Sachs Foundation

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Approximately ten awards offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must plan to enroll on a full-time basis.
  2. Must be African and identify racially as African.
  3. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.
  4. Must be accepted to or enrolled in a graduate program.
  5. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
  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 currently enrolled in or accepted to an accredited graduate program in the United States. Selection will be based on academic merit and financial need.

Application requirements for the Sachs Foundation Graduate Scholarships are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Financial statement
  • IRS 1040
  • Official Transcript
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 amount of each award varies. In previous years, the average amount was $6,000 annually. Awards are renewable for three years if the recipient maintains a grade point average of 3.0 or higher per term; has no grades of failure, incomplete, or unsatisfactory; and enrolls full time every semester.  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 will be 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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