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A college degree is a major investment, so we strive to make a Prescott College education affordable so that you can have access to the expertise of our faculty, and experience our unique approach to education.  In addition to the scholarships highlighted on this page, Prescott College awards institutional grants and federal grants, loans, and work-study to students with demonstrated financial need. Visit the Financial Aid page for details.

Students who have completed their application by their priority date will be reviewed for scholarships during the application review process. Scholarships will be awarded to accepted students who receive a “best quality” rating and meet the criteria for any of the College’s admissions scholarships. After the priority dates, awards will be limited and based on the availability of scholarships. View available scholarships in the links below. 

Scholarship & Grant Opportunities

Undergraduate scholarships are available to students who qualify through the admissions process. No application is necessary to receive these scholarships.

On-Campus Undergraduate Scholarships (Fall 2021 - Spring 2022)

The amounts listed are for two full-time terms and will be split evenly between terms.

First Time in College Scholarships

Scholarship Name Required GPA Award Amount*
Parker Scholarship 3.9 and above $25,000
Presidential Scholarship 3.5 - 3.89 $22,000
Provost Scholarship 3.0 - 3.49 $18,000
Pathfinder Scholarship 2.9 and below $15,000

 

Transfer Scholarships

Scholarship Name Required GPA Award Amount*
Granite Mountain Scholarship 3.5 and above $19,000
Thumb Butte Scholarship 3.0 - 3.49 $16,000
Granite Dells Scholarship 2.9 and below $13,000

 

*Award based on estimated family contribution, maximum scholarship amounts are listed here


Online Undergraduate Opportunity Award Scholarship (Summer 2021)

The amounts listed are for Summer 2021 term only.

Full-time Enrollment (12+ credits) $1,200
Three-quarter Enrollment (9-11 credits) $   900
Half-time Enrollment (6-8 credits) $   600

 

Online Undergraduate Jump Start Scholarship (Summer 2021 or Fall 2021)

$600 one-time scholarship for use in student's first term of enrollment for students who enroll in 6 credits or more beginning in Summer 2021 or Fall 2021.  The scholarship amount will remain the same regardless of enrollment level.

Graduate level scholarships are available to students who qualify through the admissions process. No application is necessary to receive these scholarships.

Achieve Educator Scholarship (Summer 2021 or Fall 2021)

Ready to achieve your Master's in Education (M.Ed.) degree?  Apply to Prescott College today to be considered for a one-time Achieve Educator scholarship to go towards tuition in your first time of enrollment.  Students must begin either in Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 and enroll in at least 6 credits to receive this scholarship.

Master in Education (M.Ed.) Degree                                                                                                $1,800

 

Master's Level Jumpstart Scholarships (Fall 2021)

There's no better time than the present to get a jump start on your studies!  The Jumpstart Scholarship is available for new students in the following master's level programs as a one-time scholarship towards tuition in the first term of enrollment. A completed application to the college is required by June 1, 2021 followed by enrollment in at least 6 credits. The scholarship amount will remain the same regardless of enrollment level.

MA in Critical Psychology & Human Services $1,000
MA in Education or MA Education with Environmental Education Emphasis $1,000
MA in Interdisciplinary Studies $1,000
MA in Outdoor Education Leadership $1,000
MBA in Sustainability Leadership  $1,000
MFA in Social & Environmental Arts Practice $1,000
MS in Environmental Studies $1,000
MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling $1,000
MS in Resilient & Sustainable Communities $1,000
MS in Sustainable Food Systems $1,000
Dual MBA/MS in Sustainable Food Systems                                                                                     $1,000
   

Ph.D. Changemaker Scholarship (2021-2022)

Ph.D. program applicants will be considered of a limited number of Changemaker scholarships available to students based on the strength of their admissions application and prior experience.  This scholarship is renewable throughout the student's program of study. 

Full-time (12 or more credits)                                                        $4,000 / term
Three-quarter time (9 - 11 credits) $3,000 / term
Half time (6 - 8 credits) $2,000 / term

Transferring to Prescott College from one of our partner Community Colleges?  You may be eligible for an Affinity Scholarship for a 20% tuition discount on your Prescott College courses.  Ask your admissions counselor today about this unique opportunity.  

Prescott College has a number of endowments that are specifically for funding scholarships to enrolled students.  

The annual competition is open to all current and incoming students. Each scholarship has specific eligibility criteria but only one main endowed scholarships application is required for most scholarships. Amounts of each scholarship vary up to $7,300.

 

The Endowed Scholarships application window for the 2021-2022 award year has been extended.

Applications are now due by April 19th at 5:00 pm MST.  

The deadline for the Visual Arts Scholarships has been extended to May 4, 2021 at 5pm MST. These scholarships include:

-the Roseanne Cartledge Visual Arts Scholarship

-the Clowes Fund Scholarship

-the Willis Peterson Photography Scholarship

Apply using the same application and make sure to upload your art submissions!

Late applications may be submitted, but will only be reviewed in the event of no qualified applicant from the initial pool of applications.

Please follow the link below for additional information on endowed scholarships and to submit your application:

Endowed Scholarships

 


If you are interested in creating a new scholarship or donating to an existing scholarship, send an email to advancement@prescott.edu. Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

 

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 2021-2022 Freedom Education Fund Scholarship Application is now open.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submit your application before May 3, 2021 at 5:00 pm MST to be considered.

Find out more about the Freedom Education Fund, or submit your application:

Freedom Education Fund Application PDF

Freedom Education Fund Electronic Application

 

 

Prescott College receives funding for Emergency Relief student grants through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) initially authorized by Congress through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) and later supplemented by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA). 

All students who received an initial grant, as well as any other Prescott College students enrolled since March 13th, 2020, may apply for additional emergency relief funding via our Higher Education Emergency Relief Grant application, which invites students to describe the expenses they incurred due to Coronavirus.  Grants may be awarded for any aspect of a student's cost of attendance such as tuition and fees, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, or child care.

Students are encouraged to upload supporting documentation with their application, though supporting documentation is not required. Grant applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Additional grants will be disbursed to students on a rolling basis until all available grant funds are exhausted.

Please follow the link below to apply:

HEERF Emergency Relief Grant Application


For the most recent quarterly report on the HEERF Emergency Relief Grants for students (formerly referred to as CARES grants), please click here.

 

For the most recent quarterly report on the HEERF funding provided to the institution (for purposes in addition to student grants), please click here.

 

For other information regarding Prescott College's response to the COVID-19 national emergency including archived copies of the reports above, please visit our COVID-19 page here.

There are thousands of scholarships offered by various organizations and companies that are available to college students everywhere. It can be difficult to navigate through this many opportunities, so Prescott College has compiled a list of outside scholarships that are directly applicable to our students. No matter your degree program or grade level, there are scholarships that are available to you year round. 

Follow the link below to review scholarships that have been pre-selected by the Financial Aid Office as good matches for Prescott College students. But, remember, you can apply for any outside scholarship for which you qualify. Review eligibility requirements for each scholarship to ensure that you qualify.

Outside Scholarships

Helpful Hint

Scholarships offering more money are typically more competitive. Applying for more scholarships with a smaller dollar value may increase your chances of winning. 

Financial Planning

Prescott College's partnership with Nelnet allows students to make monthly payments interest-free on an affordable basis. Review each program's tuition and fees and then schedule your monthly payments in the Financial Planning links below. 

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