The FLC Colorado Equity Scholarship
For first-year and transfer students
The FLC Colorado Equity Scholarship supports equitable access to Fort Lewis College for Colorado residents from underrepresented and underserved communities. 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, this scholarship can be combined with other institutional aid and/or the Native American Tuition Waiver.
Fort Lewis College is proud to be a majority-minority (59% students of color), Native-serving institution, and diversity is the cornerstone of our strong and vibrant educational community. We believe that a healthy and productive learning environment is one that is inclusive of people from communities that have been and are still underrepresented and underserved in higher education. It is also one that is equitable, ensuring that students from underrepresented groups have access to, and can be successful in college.
This scholarship is one tool with which FLC is working to counter the 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.
Eligibility for the FLC Colorado Equity Scholarship
This scholarship is for students who self-identify as part of one or more groups that are underrepresented and underserved in higher education on account of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, language, sexuality, gender, ability, religion, immigration status, and/or others dimensions not listed here.
To be eligible for this scholarship you must:
Apply for this scholarship online. The application includes the three short-response questions listed below. We encourage you to prepare your responses before starting the application. Answers to these questions should be no more than 200 words in length. The award committee may take financial need and information from your application for admission into account when considering your application.
Students who apply by March 15 will receive full consideration. After that date, awards will be granted on a rolling basis while funds are available.
Nominate a student for this scholarship
High school educators and administrators can nominate eligible students for the FLC Colorado Equity Scholarship using the online nomination form. You can learn more about nominations on our High School Counselors page.
The FLC Colorado Equity Scholarship can be combined with other institutional aid (up to the cost of attendance), including the Native American Tuition Waiver, merit tuition scholarships, Foundation scholarships, and others.
FLC is committed to supporting our undocumented students and applicants. If you are undocumented, we encourage to check out our Undocumented Students Admission page for information about in-state tuition and financial aid eligibility through the ASSET program, the citizenship question on our application for admission, and other resources. Check out the Scholarships for Undocumented Students page for more information and a list of FLC Foundation scholarships that do not require students to submit FAFSA.
Our FLC Diversity Collaborative centers offer an array of opportunities for community, support, and connection on campus. You can learn more about our centers using the links below.
We are constantly working to break down barriers to access and opportunity for FLC students with disabilities. For more information about campus and classroom accommodations and assistive technology for students with disabilities, please see our Accessibility Resource Center website.
We offer a wide range of academic support resources on campus, including TRIO Student Success Center and our new Peer Education Center.