Department of Physics & Engineering

Grants & Scholarships

Below is a descriptive list of all available scholarships for students in the Physics and Engineering Department at Fort Lewis College.

  • Scholarship applications are accepted anytime. Review of applications begins annually on 20 February, with award decisions finalized by 5 March.
  • The downloadable application form can be used to apply for any of the listed scholarships offered by the department with a single submission.
  • Submittal: Submit this form and requested supporting documentation by email to Dr. Ryan N. Smith. The subject line must include the following: YEAR Scholarship application, your name. Alternatively, you can mail these materials to:
    • Dr. Ryan N. Smith Dept. of Physics and Engineering, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO 81301
    • Phone: (970) 247- 7663
  • Must be Engineering student, any grade level
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Up to $1,500 per academic year.
  • Renewal requires re-applying.
  • Full time student in good standing who has completed one year of active participation in the Engineers Without Borders program at Fort Lewis College
  • GPA of 2.75 or better
  • Long term commitment to involvement in the Engineers Without Borders program at Fort Lewis College, assuming an increasingly significant leadership role
  • Coursework choices that support academic understanding of the Engineers Without Borders program ideals
  • Must complete senior seminar research on an Engineers Without Borders related project
  • Up to $2,000 per academic year.
The Craig-Dyer Scholarship
  • Graduate of high schools in La Plata and Archuleta Counties of CO
  • Accepted to FLC as degree-seeking, full-time student enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per term.
  • Must have been out of school less than three years and be a CO resident.
  • Must not be eligible for need-based financial aid.
  • Any major is acceptable, but in the event two or more applicants are otherwise rated equally, priority given to individuals planning to major in agriculture, education, or engineering.
  • Renewal requires re-applying.
  • The Craig-Dyer Scholarship is awarded through the Fort Lewis College Foundation. For more information please click here to view their website.
Brent Janus Memorial Scholarship
  • Sophomore standing or higher
  • Physics major preferred/Political Science second
  • 3.2 GPA or better and must be maintained
  • Up to $750.00 per academic year.
  • Renewal requires re-applying.
Ora V. & Clifford G. McCathron Engineering Scholarship
  • Sophomore standing or higher with Engineering listed as major
  • 3.0 GPA or better and must maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • For both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Essay required to explain reason for choosing Engineering
  • Up to $2000 per academic year (can be used towards tuition, fees, and books).
  • Renewal requires re-applying.
Additional Forms/ Requirements: FAFSA completed and returned to Financial Aid; Foundation Scholarship Application; academic transcript(s).