Institutional Scholarship Appeals

Appeals Procedure

Students appealing a scholarship cancelation or award adjustment should submit an appeals packet consisting of:

  1. A completed and signed Scholarship Appeal Form.
  2. A personal statement explaining the student’s situation.
  3. Documentation specified on the Scholarship Appeal Form. Click here if your documentation requires a Degree Plan.

Appeal packets may be submitted in four ways, but must be received by the published deadline:

  1. Hand delivered to the Financial Aid Office, Room 101, Skyhawk Station
  2. Emailed to with subject line “Scholarship Appeal for [Student’s Name]."
  3. Faxed to 970-247-7108
  4. Mailed to the Financial Aid Office, Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301-3999

Questions? Contact:

Diana Longwell, Scholarship Coordinator
Financial Aid Office


Deadlines to submit an appeal for the Spring 2020 semester:

  • Monday, December 2, 2019 or
  • 1 p.m., Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Review Process

Appeal packets will be reviewed by the Scholarship Appeals Committee shortly after each deadline. The committee will render one of the following decisions:

  • Deferred.
  • Denied, without option to re-appeal.
  • Denied, with option to re-appeal after meeting cumulative grade point average and credit completion requirements.
  • Approved for immediate reinstatement of full scholarship amount, with or without conditions.
  • Approved for immediate reinstatement of partial scholarship amount, with or without conditions.

Notification of outcomes of appeals process

Students will be notified of the committee’s decision as soon as possible via their Fort Lewis College email account.

Reinstated scholarship amounts will be posted on the student’s WebOPUS account.