Scholarships at Fort Lewis College

Freshmen Scholarships

Fort Lewis College recognizes the importance of a high quality and affordable education, and we are dedicated to helping students achieve their higher education goals. A number of scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, achievement and/or other criteria. Scholarship selection is competitive and all students may not receive scholarship assistance. Once enrolled at Fort Lewis, most scholarships require full-time enrollment and specific grade point requirements.

Office of Alumni Engagement Awards

Every year, the Office of Alumni Engagement provides scholarships to the children and grandchildren of Fort Lewis College alumni and former students. Visit the Alumni Scholarship page for more information.

Foundation and Departmental Scholarships

The Fort Lewis College Foundation and individual departments provide assistance to new and continuing students. The FLC Scholarships webpage provides a scholarship search feature as well as an online application form. The deadline for all Foundation and department scholarships is February 1st unless otherwise stated in the criteria.

For more information, contact the Foundation or the department in which you major.

Freshman Tuition Merit Scholarship - Fall 2018-Spring 2019

ENGLISH   MATH 3.50+ 3.00-3.49
ACT 24+
SAT 600+
& ACT 25+
SAT 600+
ACT 18-23
SAT 470-590
& ACT 19-24
SAT 500-590


In-State $5,000 $4,000 $3,000
WUE* $10,000 $8,000 $6,000
Out-of-state $10,000 $8,000 $6,000
International $10,000 $8,000 $6,000

*Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) states: AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, ND, NM, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY.

Scholarship amounts are good-faith estimates. All scholarships are subject to approval by the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees.

For more information please see the Terms and Conditions.

Native American Tuition Waiver

  • Minimum Eligibility: The Office of Admission reviews applications from Native Americans to determine if they qualify for the tuition waiver. If a Native American qualifies according to tribal certification and our admission standards, the student's tuition will be waived. After we have received all necessary documents, we will officially notify you if you have qualified.
  • Disbursement Requirement: Tribal membership documentation must be provided no later than the first day of class.

Application Instructions for Native American Tuition Waiver

New Mexico Reciprocal Scholarship

  • Minimum Eligibility: Student is admitted as a first-time freshman in a Fall or Spring semester, has at least a 3.20 high school cumulative GPA, an ACT composite score of 25 or higher (or SAT equivalent), is a permanent resident of New Mexico, and is college level in composition and mathematics. Or student is admitted as a transfer student in a Fall or Spring Semester with a cumulative college grade point average of 3.00 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 composition and mathematics.  Because there is a limited number of these awards, meeting minimum eligibility standards does not result in automatic award.  We recommend that students apply for admission by January 15 in order to be considered for the New Mexico Reciprocal Award.
  • Restricted to: Fort Lewis College tuition expenses.
  • Annual Award Amount: The 2017-2018 value was approximately $10,150. The award amount is calculated annually after publication of the Tuition & Fees Schedule by subtracting the tuition for resident students enrolled in 12-18 credits from the tuition for nonresident students enrolled in 12-18 credits.
  • Disbursement Requirement: Enrollment in 12 or more credits by Census Date.
  • Renewal Criteria: Please visit for the complete terms and conditions and renewal criteria.
  • Award Length: Renewable up to 120 earned credits or eight consecutive Fall and Spring semesters, whichever comes first.

Varsity Athletic & Cycling Awards

The Fort Lewis College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics competes in NCAA Division II and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC). Our eleven intercollegiate athletic programs attract and graduate high quality student-athletes. We create an atmosphere of high expectations and success that is a source of pride for Fort Lewis College and the community. Athletic Scholarship awards may include but not exceed full tuition, fees, room, board and an allowance for books as per NCAA regulations. Scholarships are awarded based on athletic merit as determined by the head coach of each sport. All scholarship recipients must meet NCAA eligibility standards, and initial recipients must be certified though the NCAA Eligibility Center. Contact the head coach of the sport in which you wish to participate about athletic scholarship awards.