Fort Lewis College Scholarships

Transfer Tuition Merit Scholarship

Terms and Conditions for Initial Award in 2015-16

Minimum Eligibility for Award

A student is admitted as a transfer student in the Fall or Spring semester, has a cumulative college grade point average of a 3.00 or higher, and has not previously earned a baccalaureate degree from Fort Lewis College or a previous institution.

Restriction of Award

The award is restricted to Fort Lewis College tuition expenses.

Annual Award Amount

A student will be awarded $1,000-$2,000 annually, depending on tuition classification and cumulative college grade point average.

Adjustment of Award

A student may be excluded from this scholarship or have this scholarship reduced if other tuition benefits are being received:

  • A student awarded this scholarship may not be awarded any other institutional merit scholarship.
  • A student who receives partial tuition benefits under the Fort Lewis College Tuition Reduction Benefit Program for Spouses and Dependent Children will have this scholarship reduced if that benefit and this scholarship exceed the cost of tuition.
  • A student who receives partial or full tuition benefits from an outside agency, excepting the Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, are excluded from this scholarship or will have this scholarship reduced if those benefits and this scholarship exceed the cost of tuition.

Any time new information pertinent to the award amount is received, the Office of Financial Aid will adjust a student’s scholarship award. This includes, but is not limited to, change of tuition classification from nonresident to resident, notification of award of outside tuition benefits, and qualification for the Native American Tuition Waiver.

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;
  • Incurrence of Fort Lewis College tuition charges.

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 each Spring semester.

Renewal Criteria

For Students Receiving Award in Fall and Spring Semesters

To be renewed for the 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.

For Students Receiving Award in Spring Only

To be renewed for the 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 15 credits in courses numbered 100-499 and 110-1765 in the 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.

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 uring the length of the award;
  • Does not meet renewal criteria;
  • Exceeds length of award.

Appeal of Cancellations and Adjustments

A student may appeal:

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

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.