Fort Lewis College recognizes outstanding academic achievement through merit scholarships. These scholarships are applied to tuition. You may receive only one four-year merit scholarship to cover tuition costs and you must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester to receive merit-based awards. Renewal information for each scholarship differs, so view the terms and conditions for each scholarship.


Freshman Tuition Scholarship Scale*
In-State Students: 2014-15

Index Scale Early Action Regular Decision
133-146 $4,000 $3,500
122-132 $3,500 $3,000
117-121 $3,000 $2,500
112-116 $2,500 $2,000
102-111 $2,000 $1,500
95-101 $1,000 $500

Freshman Tuition Scholarship Scale*
Out-of-State and International Students: 2014-15

Index Scale Early Action Regular Decision
133-146 $9,000 $8,000
122-132 $8,500 $7,500
117-121 $8,000 $7,000
112-116 $7,500 $6,500
102-111 $6,000 $5,000
95-101 $4,000 $3,000

To determine your CCHE index you must add together your index “points” (the yellow bars). The first set of points is determined by your standardized test scores (dark blue bar on the left) using your composite ACT score or the combined total of your reading and math SAT subscores. Please note that subscores must come from a single test date – we cannot “superscore” ACT/SAT test scores. The second set of points is determined by your overall cumulative GPA across the top of the chart. PLEASE NOTE: your index for merit scholarships is determined AT THE TIME OF ADMISSION and will not be reconsidered with new test scores or GPA submitted after admission.

Application Deadlines

Early Action and Regular Decision options for the Fall Semester allow you to choose the deadline that works best for you. However, FLC encourages you to use our Early Action date. Note: The admission criteria and application review procedures are the same for both application options. Spring Semester applicants are only eligible for the Regular Decision scholarship levels. There are no Early Action scholarship awards for the Spring Semester.

Summer 2014 April 15, 2014 Within 2 weeks of
application submission
Fall 2014
Regular Decision
August 15, 2014 Within 2 weeks of
application submission
Winter 2015 December 15, 2014 Within 2 weeks of
application submission
Fall 2015
Early Action
January 15, 2015 February 15, 2015

† A completed application refers to an application that is not missing any of the required application materials listed at the top of this page.

Transfer Tuition Scholarship 2014-15

Award Name Cumulative
GPA required
Annual amount
of award
Baccalaureate Bound 3.5-4.0 $2,000 in-state
$3,000 out-of-state
Baccalaureate Bound 3.0-3.49 $1,000 in-state
$2,000 out-of-state

Native American Scholarships and Tuition Waiver

  • Eligibility: Member of federally recognized tribe
  • Annual award: Full-tuition, about a $15,000 value out-of-state; $3,000 in-state. This is a tuition scholarship and recipients are not eligible for other tuition scholarships like the New Mexico Reciprocal or other merit-based awards.
  • To apply: Complete the Certificate of Indian Blood and send to the Office of Admission to determine your eligibility for this tuition waiver.

New Mexico Reciprocal Scholarship (note: awards are limited)

By applying to Fort Lewis College, all New Mexico applicants will be considered for this scholarship.

  • Minimum Eligibility for Award: Student is admitted as a first-time freshman in a Fall or Spring semester, has a CCHE Admission Index of 100 or higher, is a permanent  resident of New Mexico, and is college level in reading, writing, and mathematics.
    Student is admitted as a transfer student in a Fall or Spring Semester with a cumulative college grade point average of 3.0 or higher, has not previously earned a baccalaureate degree from Fort Lewis College or a previous institution, is a permanent resident of New Mexico, and is college-level in reading, writing, and mathematics.
  • Annual award: In-state tuition rate (approx. $12,000 value)
  • Will I receive the award? Because the scholarships are limited to roughly 50 new awards per year, not all eligible applicants will receive the scholarship.  It is a competitive scholarship program.  NM Scholarship recipients typically have an admission index score of 110 or greater and apply by January 15 for the fall semester.  Only 5-8 scholarships are awarded for the Spring semester.

Please Note:  The New Mexico Reciprocal Scholarship will replace any previously offered admission merit scholarship.

Fort Lewis College offers many other scholarships. They're designed to reward students who demonstrate academic achievement, strong academic promise, leadership ability and a strong commitment to community service or co-curricular activities.

You may be eligible. All students who meet the minimum academic criteria are encouraged to apply. But you must apply for admission to the college by January 15th. Don't miss out--apply early!