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Housing Scholarship

2020  Summer Student Researcher Housing Need-Based Scholarship

With the unique challenges for students who intended to live on campus and are not able to under the new policies because of COVID-19, we have made adjustments to the housing scholarship. Students who will be staying in the local area to facilitate potential on campus research or personal need can be awarded amounts (based on need value) up to the regional norm of $600/ month- pro-rated to the time of research. Students already approved to be on campus can be awarded the amount of on campus housing (based on need value) for their research period. 

Eligibility:

  • Continuing Colorado College students
  • Participating in full-time paid summer research experience with CC faculty
  • Funding source for the student’s stipend must be from a CC managed fund (e.g., Faculty Student Collaborative Grant, divisional executive committee grants, faculty research account, and external grants awarded to CC faculty)
  • Receiving need-based financial aid from Colorado College (awards are prorated according to need value)
  • Students applying for on campus housing must be approved to stay on campus.
  • Students applying for off campus housing must be in the local Colorado Springs area and have proof of residence.

The official application will open 3rd Monday Block 7 (4/13) via Summit here and is first come, first serve.

Meal plan: Students living on campus are required to purchase a meal plan. You can choose to purchase meal plans A, B, or C The meal plan dollars will be available to you for the whole summer. See Summer Session for meal plan information. The meal plan cost is NOT covered by the housing scholarship.

Tax: For income tax purposes, the housing scholarship income may be taxable.

Special information for International Students: For students who are nonresident aliens, US law requires a withholding of 14% federal income tax on research fellowships and housing scholarships.

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Application:

The application opens at noon on the first Monday of Block 7 and will close the first Friday of Block 8. Scholarship awards are made for the actual dates covered by the research stipend, for up to 10-weeks. Awards will be need-based, and will granted first-come-first served (applications are time-stamped) until the housing award fund is exhausted. Students are encouraged to submit their online application as soon as possible. 

Step 1:  The ONLINE APPLICATION FORM will open and be activated here the first Monday of Block 7.

Step 2:  After you fill in the housing scholarship form, you need to complete the Summit Residential Life Housing Request Form. You can cancel your housing request if you do not get sufficient housing scholarship award.

Housing:

Dates --To create maximum flexibility for faculty to pick a suitable start date for summer research, students can start their scholarship funded housing any time after commencement.  Students will have weekly move in and out dates on the weekend and be charged on a weekly basis for housing, but can move in/check out on any day of the week.  Students who have unique schedules needed for housing during their research period should work directly with Student Housing to make arrangements.

Students will be charged a daily rate, beginning May 26, and can move-in/check-out on any day of the week after 10 a.m. The periods between the end of Block 8 and May 26 - Extended Stay for graduates and Gap Housing for summer session enrolled and working students - is at no cost for students who have been approved to stay on campus by a Residential Life Coordinator. RLCs extend approvals on a case-by-case basis, dependent on why a student is requesting to stay. Students who are employed by the college will be approved to stay.

Summer housing dates are from May 18, 2020- August 2, 2020.  Students will move from their academic year housing assignment to South Hall on May 26. Housing during the time period between commencement and Block A will be calculated at a daily rate and dining services will not be available during this time.  

All research students will be staying in South Hall. Students do not have to stay for all 10 weeks, but can request specific weeks. The scholarship is awarded based on the cost of a double occupancy room. If a student requests a single room, the student is responsible for the additional cost.

If the 10 weeks of research extends into August, students will move to their permanent housing for the academic year August 3, 2020. For students living off campus in the Fall, the last day to move out of campus housing is also August 3, 2020. This moving date will be non negotiable.  If a student did not live on campus during Spring 2020, they will not be able to move in until May 26, 2020.