Scholarship applications are accepted anytime. Review of applications begins annually on February 20th, with award decisions finalized by March 5th. The downloadable application form can be used to apply for any of the listed scholarships offered by the department with a single submission.

How to apply

  • Download the Common Scholarship Application Form
  • Submit the form and supporting documents by email to Dr. Ryan N. Smith. The subject line of your email MUST include:
    • YEAR of scholarship application
    • Your name
  • Or, mail these materials to:

    Dr. Ryan N. Smith
    Department of Physics and Engineering
    Fort Lewis College
    1000 Rim Drive
    Durango, CO 81301

Available scholarships


  • 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)