First-year undergraduate scholarships

Fort Lewis College awards scholarships during the admissions process to help undergraduate students finance their college education.You can receive scholarships based on academic merit, through your major, and many other avenues.

Merit Scholarships

First-year students, including students who have earned a GED, are automatically considered for Merit Scholarships during the admission process. You do not need to complete a separate application.

Merit scholarships are based on your cumulative high school GPA, weighted or unweighted, on a 4.0 scale. The Financial Aid Office automatically renews these scholarships if the renewal criteria have been met. Merit scholarships are renewable for up to four years.

State Exchange Merit Scholarships

You can also receive a Merit Scholarship through the New Mexico Reciprocal Scholarship or the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship. Merit scholarships cannot be combined.

  • In-State and Out-of-State Merit Scholarships
  • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship
  • New Mexico Reciprocal Scholarship
  • GED scholarships
In-State and Out-of-State Merit Scholarships

2023 In-State Merit Scholarship Awards

Scholarship GPA Award Amount
Presidential Tuition Scholarship 3.75-4.0 $5,000
Provost's Tuition Scholarship 3.50-3.74 $4,000
Dean's Tuition Scholarship 3.25-3.49 $3,000
Professor's Tuition Scholarship 3.0-3.24 $2,000

 

2023 Out-of-State Merit Scholarship Award

Scholarship GPA Award Amount
Presidential Tuition Scholarship 3.75-4.0 $10,000
Provost's Tuition Scholarship 3.50-3.74 $8,000
Dean's Tuition Scholarship 3.25-3.49 $6,000
Professor's Tuition Scholarship 3.0-3.24 $6,000
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship

The WUE scholarship is awarded to students from WUE states who have at least a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA. It reduces out-of-state tuition to 150% of the in-state tuition rate. For the 2022-23 academic year, the WUE scholarship is valued at $6,912. Reducing out-of-state tuition to $10,800. The WUE scholarship is The WUE scholarship is available to first-year students and is  renewable for four years. It cannot be combined with other merit tuition scholarships.

WUE states include AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, MT, ND, NM, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

*Students who have taken their GED and earned a 165 or higher in all four subjects will be eligible to earn the WUE scholarship.

New Mexico Reciprocal Scholarship

New Mexico residents with a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 are automatically awarded the New Mexican Reciprocal Scholarship (NMR), which lowers out-of-state tuition to the in-state rate. The NMR scholarship is renewable for four years and cannot be combined with other merit tuition scholarships. 

For the 2022-23 academic year, the NMR is valued at $10,512 per year, reducing tuition to $7,200.

*Students who have taken their GED and earned a 165 or higher in all four subjects will be eligible to earn the NMR scholarship.

GED scholarships

In-State Scholarship Awards

Scholarship Criteria Award Amount
Provost's Tuition Scholarship Score of 175 or higher in all four subjects $4,000
Dean's Tuition Scholarship Score of 165-174 in all four subjects $2,000

 

Out-of-State Scholarship Award

Scholarship Criteria Award Amount
Provost's Tuition Scholarship Score of 175 or higher in all four subjects $8,000
Dean's Tuition Scholarship Score of 165-174 in all four subjects $6,000

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Foundation, Departmental, & Alumni Scholarships

Foundation and Departmental Scholarships are sourced from private donors and provide financial assistance to our students. Scholarship recipients are chosen based on academics, achievement, and financial need.

The Alumni Scholarship from our Alumni Engagement office is available to children and grandchildren of FLC alumni.

General scholarship requirements
  • You have been admitted to Fort Lewis College
  • You are a student seeking your first bachelor’s degree.
  • You will earn a minimum of 12 credits during the Fall and Spring semesters every year
  • These scholarships require an application and are due on or before February 1 each year.

Athletic Scholarships

Contact the head coach of the athletic program you're interested in for information on athletic scholarships.

FLC's cycling program offers scholarships to support student cycling.