The KPWE Scholarship program, endowed in 1998 by Karen and Jim Possehl, and further supported by hundreds of community members, provides financial assistance and mentor support for nontraditional UCCS students who are starting or returning to college after having overcome significant personal adversity. In addition to providing tuition assistance, KPWE matches scholars with community mentors who offer encouragement and professional contacts. The program provides career-focused workshops giving students the chance to learn more outside the classroom. Thanks to community support, the program supports 26 students a year. Thank you for Empowering Success!
"Thank you KPWE for investing in me, believing in me, and encouraging me. Who would've thought I could be a Mechanical Engineer? All those supporting the Karen Possehl [Program] saw some drive in me. I hope I made you proud and influenced one woman out there reading this that there is no excuse. Just do it!"
~ Nicole, KPWE Graduate
I will say this for the rest of my life - I would not have graduated and reached my dreams without KPWE. THANK YOU for the support you have given me. Words cannot describe how amazing this journey has been with your support, dedication, and love."
~ Sarah, KPWE Graduate