Scholarship General Requirements

1. Black/African American

We consider a person to be a Black/African-American if they are a member of the Black/African-American race. Applicants with mixed racial and ethnic backgrounds must demonstrate their racial identity to be predominantly Black/African-American.  The Trustees will interview and make a determination as to the qualification in those cases that are uncertain. Information as to philosophy, commitment to the Black/African-American race and self-identity may also be considered in such areas.

2. You must also attach the following in your application:

  • A copy of the first two pages of your parent’s most current completed federal tax return (IRS form 1040).  If you are considered to be independent, you will need to submit only your tax forms.
  • Electronic Student Aid Report (SAR).
  • Small picture of yourself.
  • Grade transcript.


The above criteria are conditions that must be met in addition to the specific requirements of the scholarship you are applying for. 

Students who are identified as finalists for a scholarship will be notified in early May, but will be required to attend a program in early June in Colorado Springs prior to final approval of an award.

Please note: Completed applications, with all materials, must be received by the Sachs Foundation between January 1st and March 15th of each year. Those who are submitting a recommendation for you, have a deadline of April 15.  Applications submitted outside this timeframe will not be considered. Any incomplete or incorrect statement will directly impact any consideration of your grant application. See below for the specific requirements of each scholarship. 

Undergraduate scholarship 

Graduate scholarship 

Health Sciences scholarship 

Morris A Esmiol Jr. Scholarship in Engineering at UCCS  

CU School of Dental Medicine Scholarship 

CU School of Pharmacy and Pharmacological Sciences