Fort Lewis College Scholarships

First Generation Scholarship

Terms and Conditions for Initial Award in 2015-16

Minimum Eligibility for Award
A student is admitted as a first-time freshman in the 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
A student will be awarded $2,000 annually.

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 by Census Date.

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

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

FAFSA Renewal Criteria

The FAFSA must be completed for the next academic year by Feb. 15.

GPA and Credit Completion Renewal Criteria for Initial Award Year

For Students Receiving Award in Fall and Spring

To be renewed for the second academic year, the student must upon evaluation after Spring semester:

  • Have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in courses numbered 100-499 and 1100-1765, or if that standard is not met, have earned a minimum Spring semester grade point average of 2.00.
  • Have earned a minimum of 24 credits in courses numbered 100-499 and 1100-1765 at Fort Lewis College in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.  Earned credits are defined as those with a grade of A, B, C, D, P, or S.  Credits earned through transfer or evaluation of prior learning do not count toward the credit completion minimum.

For Students Receiving Award in Spring Only

  • Have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in courses numbered 100-499 and 1100-1765, or if that standard is not met, have earned a minimum Spring semester grade point average of 1.75.
  • Have earned a minimum of 12 credits in courses numbered 001-099, 100-499 and 1100-1765 at Fort Lewis College in the Spring and Summer semesters.  Earned credits are defined as those with a grade of A, B, C, D, P, or S.  Credits earned through transfer or evaluation of prior learning do not count toward the credit completion minimum.

Renewal Criteria for All Other Award Years
To be renewed for subsequent academic years, assuming the student has not exceeded the length of the award, the student must upon evaluation after Spring semester:

  • Have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in courses numbered 100-499 and 1100-1765;
  • Have completed 30 credits in courses numbered 100-499 and 1110-1765 at Fort Lewis College. Completed credits are defined as those with an earned grade of A, B, C, D, P, or S. Credits earned through transfer or evaluation of prior learning do not count toward the credit completion minimum.

Cancellation
The award will be cancelled if the student:

  • Does not accept the award by Census Date;
  • Does not meet disbursement criteria;
  • Does not attend continuous Fall and Spring semesters during the length of the award;
  • Does not meet renewal criteria;
  • Exceeds length of award.

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

Click here for appeal procedures, forms, and deadlines

Questions
Please direct all questions about this scholarship to the Office of Financial Aid, 970-247-7142 or finaid_off@fortlewis.edu.