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Sky Sox announce UCCS scholarship

Published: February 2, 2014, 2:18 pm, by Joe Paisley

t551_main_logoThe Colorado Springs Sky Sox announced a new scholarship designated for sport management majors at the Colorado-Colorado Springs’ (UCCS) College of Business. The “Sky Sox Sports Management Scholarship” is the first of its kind at UCCS and will be awarded to a sophomore, junior or senior for the first time this fall.

“For the past six years the Sky Sox have provided UCCS Sport Management students with outstanding internship opportunities,” Eric Olson, director, Sport Management Program, said. “With this scholarship they have taken that support to a new level.  It is a distinct privilege to work with organizations like the Sky Sox whose executives and managers take the time and effort to help prepare our students to become the next generation of sports business leaders.”

Eligible UCCS undergraduate students will be able to apply for the $2,500 annual scholarship. In order to qualify, students must demonstrate financial need according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, and submit a resume (or similar list of accomplishments), statement of future goals and an essay.

Sport Management students interested in applying for this scholarship should visit the UCCS Financial Aid & Scholarships website. Students can access the application by using the scholarship search tool and inputting “Sky Sox Sport Mgmt.”

“We are extremely excited to partner with UCCS in creating this new scholarship for future sports professionals,” said Sky Sox president and general manager Tony Ensor. “The sports industry is full of passionate people and we’re proud to be involved with our local students who are looking to follow their passion for sports.”