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. Explore your scholarship opportunities below.

Merit Scholarships

First-year students 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.

Review scholarship terms & conditions

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

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

 

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.

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. For the 2022-23 academic year, the NMR is valued at $10,512 per year, reducing tuition to $7,200. The NMR scholarship is renewable for four years and cannot be combined with other merit tuition scholarships.    

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 comes from our Alumni Engagement office and is available to the 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.