Scholarships for first-year students

Merit-based scholarships

When you apply to FLC as a first-year student, you will automatically be considered for our merit-based scholarships (Presidential, Provost, Dean’s Tuition Scholarships, New Mexico Reciprocal or Western Undergraduate Exchange Scholarships). No additional application is necessary. Students will be considered for one merit scholarship; merit scholarships may not be combined.

Institutional Scholarships

FLC automatically determines eligibility for and applies The Dean's, Provost's and Presidential tuition scholarships during admission. Consideration is based on high school GPA, as well as composite ACT or total SAT scores. Awards range from $3,000 to $5,000 per year for in-state students, and $6,000 to $10,000 for out-of-state students, and are renewable for up to four years.

ACT SAT 3.0 - 3.24 3.25 - 3.49 3.5 - 3.74 3.75 - 4.0
21 1060-1090        
22 1100-1120        
23 1130-1150        
24 1160-1190        
25 1200-1220        
26 1230-1250        
27 1260-1290        
28 1300-1320        
29 1330-1350        
30 1360-1380        
31 1390-1410        
32 1420-1440        
33 1450-1480        
34 1490-1520        
35 1530-1560        
36 1570-1600        

In-state student award amounts

Dean's Tuition Scholarship: $3,000
Provost's Tuition Scholarship: $4.000
Presidential Tuition Scholarship: $5,000

Out-of-state student award amounts

Dean's Tuition Scholarship: $6,000
Provost's Tuition Scholarship: $8.000
Presidential Tuition Scholarship:$10,000

New Mexico Reciprocal Scholarship

For residents of New Mexico

This merit scholarship brings FLC tuition to the “in-state rate” for residents of New Mexico. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and 21 ACT or 1060 SAT are required for eligibility. Scholarship is renewable if you continue to meet renewal criteria.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship

For residents of AK, AZ, CA, HI, MT, ND, NM, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, and WY, as well as Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

This merit scholarship is available to first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students who are a resident of a WUE state. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and 21 ACT or 1060 SAT are required for eligibility. Scholarship is renewable if you continue to meet renewal criteria.


Additional scholarships

Foundation, departmental, and alumni scholarships

Foundation & departmental scholarships are sourced from private donors and available to first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students based on academics, achievement, and financial need. These scholarships require their own application and are due on or before February 1 each year.

Our Alumni Engagement office provides scholarships to the children and grandchildren of FLC alumni. When you complete the application for foundation and departmental scholarships, you will be considered for the Alumni Scholarship.

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Financial support for Native American students

Students who are members of US federally recognized Native American tribes may attend FLC tuition free with the Native American Tuition Waiver. Additional expenses still apply.

The Native American Center provides information on scholarships to support students with other expenses such as student fees, housing and meal costs, books, and any other fees.


Varsity athletic programs & cycling

For information about athletic scholarships, please contact the head coach of the program in which you are interested.

FLC's cycling program also offers scholarships to support student cyclings.