New scholarship fund to support students who made quick transition to remote learning

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As UCCS made the transition to remote learning in the last two weeks, multiple students and their families endured additional costs for last-minute travel and equipment purchases. A new giving opportunity, the UCCS Community Support Scholarship Fund, will allow for gifts to be used by those students who are experiencing new challenges in the final half of the spring semester. 

“Many lives have drastically changed, and we are working hard to address the diverse needs of our students and the UCCS community,” said Chancellor Venkat Reddy. “Our students are fighting for their and our collective future, a future that is bright because a UCCS education can change communities for the better.” 

The UCCS Fund for Excellence is another option that provides the Chancellor to direct immediate funds to students who have been most impacted. 

“This is a challenging time, but what continues to inspire us is the desire of the UCCS Mountain Lion family to help in any way they can,” Reddy said.

Gifts are encouraged online in the interest of safety for the donors and employees. Checks can be made payable to the “University of Colorado Foundation” with the fund name in the memo line, and mailed to University Development, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918. There may be a delay in depositing and receipting due to remote operations. For any additional questions, contact (719) 255-5100 or email development@uccs.edu.