Fort Lewis College Scholarships - First Generation Scholarship

First Generation Scholarship

Terms and Conditions for Initial Award in 2014-15

Minimum Eligibility for Award
A student is admitted as a first-time freshman in a Fall or Spring semester, has completed all requirements of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), reported on the FAFSA that neither parent (birth or adoptive) has an earned baccalaureate degree, and is approved for resident tuition classification. Because there is a limited number of these awards, meeting minimum eligibility standards does not result in automatic award.

Restriction of Award
The award is restricted to educational expenses.

Annual Award Amount
The student will be awarded $2,000 annually.

Award Length
The award is renewable up to 120 earned credits or eight consecutive Fall and Spring semesters, whichever comes first.

Disbursement of Annual Award
The annual award is disbursed in two equal payments in the Fall and Spring semesters.

Disbursement Requirements
Disbursement of the award each semester requires enrollment in a minimum of 12 credit hours.

How Award is Applied
The award is applied automatically to the Fort Lewis College tuition bill by the Office of Student Billing and Cashiering.

Time of Evaluation for Renewal
The student will be evaluated for renewal at the end of the Spring semester.

Renewal Criteria
To be renewed for the next academic year, assuming the student has not exceeded the length of the award, the student must:

  • Have completed a FAFSA for the next academic year by Feb. 15;
  • Have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in courses numbered 100-499 upon evaluation after Spring semester;
  • Have completed 30 credits in courses numbered 001-499 at Fort Lewis College upon evaluation after Spring semester (15 credits if award began in Spring). Completed credits are defined as those with an earned grade of A, B, C, D, P, or S. Credits earned through credit-by-exam do not count toward the earned credit minimum.

The scholarship will be cancelled if the student:

  • Does not accept the award by the Census Date of the first term of attendance in an award year;
  • Does not meet disbursement criteria;
  • Does not attend continuously during the length of the award;
  • Does not meet renewal criteria;
  • Exceeds length of award.

Appeal of Cancellation
A student may appeal for reinstatement of a cancelled scholarship.

Click here for grounds for appeal, appeal procedures, and deadlines.

Please direct all questions about this scholarship to the Office of Financial Aid at 970-247-7142 or