UCHealth Employee Scholarships

With thanks to our generous donors, UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation is pleased to offer academic scholarships to UCHealth employees in northern Colorado.

Scholarships are available to support permanent and relief employees’ academic pursuits toward associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctorate program. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible via the completion of a single application.

2024 Scholarship Program

The application for the 2024-2025 award season has closed. Communication regarding scholarship awards and the amount details will be announced in June 2024 via email. For more information on the program, review the frequently asked questions below or contact us.

employee Scholarship program faq’s

When does the scholarship application open? When is the deadline to apply?

The application for the 2024-2025 award season is now closed. UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation accepted scholarship applications from March 1-30, 2024. 

How do I apply?

Submit your application and supporting documents through ZoomGrants at: https://zoomgrants.com/zgf/UCHealthNorthScholarships2024

What’s required for the application?

Applicants must thoroughly complete the ZoomGrants application questions, submit an unofficial transcript, and upload a signed letter of recommendation from a current or previous supervisor.

When are scholarship awards announced?

Communication regarding scholarship awards and the amount details will be announced in June 2024 via email.

Who is eligible to apply?
  • Full-time and part-time permanent employees who have a minimum of one year of service to UCHealth at Greeley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, Poudre Valley Hospital, or the affiliated clinics.
  • PRN status employees with a minimum of two years of service to UCHealth.
  • Employees must be able to attest to being in good standing with UCHealth.
How much are scholarship awards?

Awarded scholarship amounts may vary from $500 to $2,000.

If I was awarded a scholarship previously, am I eligible to apply for another one?

UCHealth is dedicated to the education and advancement of our employees and welcomes you to apply again.

Is there a deadline for when I need to use my award by?

For scholarships awarded in June, 2024, awards must be used between July 1, 2024- June 30, 2025.

I was awarded a scholarship. What are my next steps?
  • Scholarship recipients must maintain employment with UCHealth in the northern region for one year following receipt of the scholarship
  • The foundation will contact you should we need additional information about your institution in order to process the award.
  • By accepting a scholarship, you will be requested to provide a note of thanks to be used in future Foundation communication and sent to the donors who have made this scholarship possible.
Employee Scholarships vs Ascend Program
  • Employee scholarships: This program is generously funded by donors of the UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation. The scholarship award goes directly to the institution of your choice to support tuition for the program of your choice. 
  • Ascend: A system-wide program, Ascend is offered in partnership with Guild Education. UCHealth will fully fund a selection of clinical certifications as well as foundational learning programs such as English language and college prep. UCHealth will also fund select degree programs in social work, behavioral health, and other areas. These programs target critical staffing areas, and support for employees’ growth into these roles will help address the shortage of clinical health care workers.

For questions on if you are eligible for both programs, contact us at noco-foundation@uchealth.org

Donate & Get Involved

Thank you for your interest in supporting employee education! If you’d like to donate to support a scholarship program, visit our donation page and select “Nursing and Employee Education” in your designation. If you’d like to establish and name an endowed scholarship, contact us to get started.

Impact of Employee Scholarships

Hear from UCHealth employees and scholarship donors about how UCHealth Northern Colorado Foundation’s scholarship program allowed them to further their education, improve lives, and memorialize a loved one.