50th Anniversary


General Criteria for all Prescott College Scholarships and Grants (Gift Aid):

  • Except as noted, all funds require at least half-time enrollment (6 credits) at Prescott College
  • Prescott College scholarships and grant aid are not transferable to other colleges or programs
  • Courses taken at other institutions may not be counted towards meeting the enrollment requirement for Prescott College gift aid
  • Scholarships and grants may be applied towards summer enrollment
  • Prescott College scholarships and grants are applied towards direct costs only and cannot be combined with other tuition-specific funds such as tuition remission, waivers for tuition, or agency and third party payments that are intended to cover direct costs only
  • Students will qualify for the same amount of renewable Prescott College gift aid each term, provided the student meets academic progress requirements. The amount is prorated based on enrollment level
    • Full Time 12 or more credits 100%
    • Three Quarter Time 9 – 11 credits 75%
    • Half Time 6-8 credits 50%
  • Scholarships are offered on the basis of academic merit, or other criteria, at the point of admission. These awards are available for up to the normal duration of the program

Endowed Scholarships

Prescott College has a number of endowments that are specifically for funding scholarships to enrolled students.  Look for an email announcement (and at this web page) in early March of each year to download the application.  The annual competition is open to all current and incoming students, with an April deadline for a possibility of an award for the following academic year.  Each one is specific to a different area of study with various amounts ranging from $ 500 to $ 3000.

Endowed Scholarship Criteria and Application

Freedom Education Fund

The Freedom Education Fund is a full tuition and fees scholarship at Prescott College specifically for students who are undocumented and demonstrate financial need. The 2017-2018 Application deadline is May 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m..   Find out more about the Freedom Education Fund, or download an application.


Prescott College also offers a match to AmeriCorps service awards. This match is limited to $1,000 for each term of full time enrollment in undergraduate study and $1,500 per full time term in our graduate programs. To qualify, students possessing an award must be accepted to Prescott College and enroll in a degree seeking program at the College. Prior to each term of enrollment, the award recipient must request payment online through their My AmeriCorps Account.  The match may be prorated for lesser enrollments. AmeriCorps

City Year

Prescott College is proud to be a member of City Year's University Partnerships program.  Prescott offers the following benefits to City Year corps members, alumni and staff who apply and/or accepted to any of our graduate programs:  application fee waiver and one-year deferral for all and 25% tuition scholarships for up to 2 eligible members per year, renewable in subsequent years of the program up to 1 year.
City Year National Service Scholarship Requirements:  Students must submit a letter verifying City Year affiliation as part of the application process.  Please email alumni@cityyear.org  with "Prescott College Application: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line and include the site where you served and dates of service in the email.  This letter will be sent to the Admissions Office on your behalf.  Contact the Admissions Office at 1-877-350-2100 or admissions@prescott.edu to get the application fee waived and be considered for the scholarship described above.  Please state that you served with City Year and reference our partnership.

Raise.Me - Earn Scholarships in High School!


Prescott College has joined forces with Raise.me to allow high school student to earn money for college doing the things you'll be doing anyway-getting good grades, taking part in extra-curricular activities, and even helping out around the house for your family.

Once you sign up at Raise.me (it's free!) you can start earning micro-scholarships by volunteering, taking challenging classes, and in dozens of other ways.  You can not only look at the scholarships that Prescott College is offering, you can earn cash for school at other colleges and universities you might be considering.

You can visit Prescott College's Raise.me site and get signed up here.