Fort Lewis College Scholarships

Ottens Foundation 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 a CCHE Index of 95 or higher, and is college-level in English and mathematics OR is a transfer student admitted in the Fall or Spring semesters, has a cumulative college grade point average of 3.00 or higher, has not previously earned a baccalaureate degree from Fort Lewis College or a previous institution, and is college-level in English and mathematics.  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 $1,000-$1,500 annually, depending on tuition classification.

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 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.

GPA and Credit Completion Renewal Criteria for First-Time Freshmen Receiving Award in Fall and Spring Semesters

For Initial Award Year

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 Subsequent 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 110-1765 in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters 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.

GPA and Credit Completion Renewal Criteria for First-Time Freshmen Receiving Award in Spring Semester Only

For Initial Award Year

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 1.75.
  • Have earned a minimum of 12 credits in courses numbered 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.

For Subsequent 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 110-1765 in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters 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.

GPA and Credit Completion Renewal Criteria for Transfer Students Receiving Award in Fall and Spring Semesters

To be renewed for a second and 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 110-1765 in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters 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.

GPA and Credit Completion Renewal Criteria for Transfer Students Receiving Award in Spring Only

To be renewed for a second 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.
  • Have earned a minimum of 15 credits in courses numbered 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.

Cancellation

The award will be cancelled if the student:

  • Does not accept the award by the deadline set by the Office of Admission or Census Date, whichever comes first;
  • 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 and Adjustments

A student may appeal:

  • For reinstatement of a cancelled scholarship;
  • For adjustment of an award if the student was excluded from or received a reduced amount.

Click here for appeal procedures, forms, and deadlines

Questions
Please direct all questions about this scholarship to the Office of Admission, 970-247-7180 or scholarships@fortlewis.edu.