Reisher Scholarship Program for Rising Sophomores

The Reisher Scholars Program awards scholarships to Fort Lewis College students who demonstrate financial need and merit. The program’s goal is to assist promising students in completing their undergraduate degree while taking out minimal debt. Scholarship amounts range from $4,000 to $15,000 and are designed to fulfill the unmet financial need of each student. The Reisher Scholars Program includes activites and support opportunities to create a community for those who join the program.

To be selected as a Reisher scholar at Fort Lewis, a student must:
Be a Colorado resident, or an out-of-state student receiving the Native American Tuition Waiver or qualifying for a merit scholarship
Plan to enroll in the fall as a full-time college student working toward their first four-year degree
Be a rising sophomore (students who will be a sophomore going into the next academic year)
Demonstrate one or more of the following personal qualities: highly motivated, goal-oriented, responsible, and/or likely to make a contribution to society as evidenced by community service, leadership activities, work experience, or unusual experiences.
Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
Have financial need with a total unmet need of at least $4,000 but not more than $15,000 as demonstrated by their completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and financial aid file
Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $9,000 or less.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the functional equivalent from the federal government no later than March 1st

Up to $15,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you receive the Native American Tuition Waiver at Fort Lewis? (If your application for the waiver is being processed and you will be receiving the waiver even though you aren't currently, answer yes)
  2. Reisher scholars are academically driven and required to maintain a 3.0 GPA. What motivates you to succeed academically? What strategies do you use to achieve academic success?
  3. Reisher has a close-knit and diverse community of students.How would you contribute to the Reisher community? What do you hope to gain from the Reisher community?
  4. Reisher values strong moral character among its scholars. What are your values? How do you exhibit these values in your life?
  5. Do you receive the New Mexico Reciprocal Tuition Merit Scholarship?