The FLC Colorado Equity Scholarship

For first-year and transfer students

FLC Colorado Equity Scholarship supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in our campus community

This scholarship is one tool FLC uses to counter everyday and longstanding ways students from underrepresented and underserved groups experience racial and social injustice. We hope this scholarship makes a difference in our students' lives.

  • Equity—The FLC Colorado Equity Scholarship supports equitable access for Colorado residents from underrepresented and underserved communities. 
  • Diversity—Fort Lewis College is proud to be a majority-minority (59% students of color), Native-serving institution. Diversity is the cornerstone of our strong and vibrant educational community. 
  • Inclusion—We believe a healthy and productive learning environment is inclusive of people from communities that have been and are still underrepresented and underserved in higher education. 

It is an $8,000 scholarship distributed in $2,000 increments over four years for degree-seeking undergraduates who maintain full-time status and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. Unlike FLC's tuition merit scholarships, students can combine this scholarship with other institutional aid and/or the Native American Tuition Waiver. 


This scholarship is for students who self-identify as part of one or more underrepresented and undeserved groups in higher education on account of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, language, sexuality, gender, ability, religion, immigration status, and/or other dimensions.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must:

  • Self-identify as a member of an underrepresented and underserved group
  • Be a Colorado resident
  • Be an incoming FLC first-year or transfer student starting in the fall semester
  • Have a cumulative high school or college GPA of at least 2.5
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 while at FLC
  • Maintain full-time status (at least 12 credits per semester) while at FLC
How to apply

Apply online. You'll need to answer three questions. We encourage you to prepare your responses before starting the application. Each answer should be 200 words or less in length.

The award committee may consider financial need and information from your application for admission when considering your application. 

Deadline: March 15. 

Application Questions:

  1. Do you self-identify as belonging to an underrepresented or underserved group? If yes, please explain.
  2. Why did you choose the major you intend to study? If you are undecided about your major, tell us about that instead.
  3. Share a personal accomplishment of which you are proud.

 Apply for the Equity Scholarship

Nominate a student

High school educators and administrators can nominate eligible students for the FLC Colorado Equity Scholarship using the online nomination form.

Apply for the FLC Equity Scholarship