Scholarships for each program

See the scholarships that are available for your program. Be sure to look for the deadline, as well as application and renewal information. Contact the Graduate Studies office with any questions that remain.

Teacher Licensure

You may apply for and be awarded more than one scholarship. Students who are awarded a Make a Difference Scholarship will be placed in a Title I school for student teaching.

Teacher Licensure scholarships

Robert M. Barr & Roberta Armstrong Barr Scholarships

  • Amount: Up to $3,000/year scholarships
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Criteria:  Colorado resident who has financial need and 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Disbursement: Scholarships will be disbursed in equal amounts for Fall and Spring terms.

Make a Difference Scholarships

  • Amount: $1,000/year scholarships
  • Number of Awards: five $1,000/year scholarships
  • Criteria: Student teaching placement will be in a Title I school where 50% or more students qualify for free and reduced lunch.
  • Priority Application Deadline:  April 1, 2020 (application is available until all funds are allocated)
  • Notification Date:  April 15, 2020 (may be extended if funds still available)
  • Disbursement: Scholarships will be disbursed in equal amounts for Fall and Spring terms. Candidates need to reapply each year. Candidates who have a 3.0 GPA and are teaching in a Title I school may reapply for funding in the second year.

NOYCE: STEM K-12 Teaching Scholarship

  • Amount: up to $10,000 during licensure year
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in a STEM discipline and interest in K-12 teaching
  • Must have passed PRAXIS exam
  • Must be admitted to MAE: Teacher Licensure program
  • Two years of teaching in a high need district are required after completion of the program
  • Visit NOYCE Scholarship website for application requirements and deadline

Scholarship application process

Email the following documents to teacher-licensure@fortlewis.edu with your name and the word "scholarship" in the subject line:

  • PDF copy of your completed FAFSA application
  • One-page cover letter formally introducing yourself and which scholarships you are applying for
  • Personal statement including your need, larger purpose, and long-term goals in teaching, and the type of school (low income, charter, middle, high, rural or urban) where you would like to teach.

Teacher Leadership

Teacher Leadership scholarships

Innovative Teacher Leadership Scholarships

  • Five scholarships valued at $1,000 are available to students beginning in either the Master of Arts program or the Certificate Program in Fall 2021

These scholarships seek to motivate the most inspirational teacher leaders in the region to develop their leadership knowledge and skills in order to guide substantial improvements in classroom, school, or district teaching and learning outcomes.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Admitted to the Master of Arts or Certificate program 
  • Teaching in:
    • Archuleta, La Plata or Montezuma counties
    • Aztec, Bloomfield, Farmington, Kirtland or Shiprock communities

Application Process

Complete the following items:

  • Submit a FAFSA application
  • Write a cover letter
  • Write a personal statement (900 to 1,100 words) discussing why you are the best candidate for the scholarship (financial need, how funds will help, leadership capacity, etc.)

Email your FAFSA confirmation, cover letter, and personal statement to Teacher-Leadership@fortlewis.edu. Write the subject line as [YOUR NAME] SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Deadline

April 1, 2021 or until all scholarship funds are awarded.

Selection Criteria

Awards will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need and significant capacity to leverage sustainable improvements in their classrooms, schools, or district teaching and learning environments. Award decisions will be made approximately two weeks after the application deadline. Notifications will be made by email.

Disbursement

Scholarships will be disbursed in equal amounts for the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Students must be enrolled in two courses per term (including Summer) to be eligible for disbursement.

Renewal Criteria

Master of Arts and Certificate students will receive automatic renewals of their scholarship if they complete all courses enrolled in during the first year with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.

Special Education

Special Education scholarships

Inclusion Matters Scholarships

  • Five scholarships valued at $1,000 are available to Master of Arts in Education: Special Education students.
  • These scholarships seek to motivate the most inspirational teacher leaders in the region to develop their leadership knowledge and skills in order to guide substantial improvements in classroom, school, or district teaching and learning outcomes.

Eligibility Criteria

Admitted to the Master of Arts of Education: Special Education

Application Process

  1. Submit a FAFSA application
  2. Write a cover letter
  3. Write a personal statement (900 to 1,100 words) discussing why you are the best candidate for the scholarship (financial need, how funds will help, leadership capacity, etc.)
  4. Email your FAFSA confirmation, cover letter, and personal statement to sped@fortlewis.edu. Write the subject line as [YOUR NAME] SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Deadline

April 1, 2020 or until all scholarship funds are awarded.

Selection Criteria

Awards will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need and significant capacity to leverage sustainable improvements in their classrooms, schools, or district teaching and learning environments. Award decisions will be made approximately two weeks after the application deadline. Notifications will be made by email.

Disbursement

Scholarships will be disbursed in equal amounts for the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Students must be enrolled all program coursework per term (including Summer) to be eligible for disbursement.

Renewal Criteria

Master of Arts of Education students will receive automatic renewals of their scholarship if they complete all courses enrolled in during the first year with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

CLD Scholarships

Culturally Responsive Teaching Scholarships

Five scholarships valued at $1,000 are available to students who are applying to the MAE-CLD or the CLD Endorsement in Fall 2020.

Purpose of Scholarships

These scholarships seek to motivate teachers and educators in the region to develop their culturally responsive teaching strategies and help multilingual learners to guide substantial improvements in classroom, school, or district teaching and learning outcomes.

Eligibility Criteria

Admitted as a MAE-CLD or CLD Endorsement student

Application Process

  1. Submit a FAFSA application
  2. Write a cover letter
  3. Write a personal statement (900 to 1,100 words) discussing why you are the best candidate for the scholarship (financial need, how funds will help, leadership capacity, etc.)
  4. Email your FAFSA confirmation, cover letter, and personal statement to cld@fortlewis.edu. Write the subject line as [YOUR NAME] SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Deadline

April 1, 2020 or until all scholarship funds are awarded.

Selection Criteria

Awards will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need and significant capacity to leverage sustainable improvements in their classrooms, schools, or district teaching and learning environments. Award decisions will be made approximately two weeks after the application deadline. Notifications will be made by email.

Disbursement

Scholarships will be disbursed in equal amounts for the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Students must be enrolled in four courses per year (including Summer) to be eligible for disbursement.

Renewal Criteria

Master of Arts and Certificate students will receive automatic renewals of their scholarship if they complete all courses enrolled in during the first year with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.

Principal Leadership

Principal Leadership scholarships

Five scholarships valued at $1,000 are available to students who are applying to the MAE-Principal Leadership or Principal Licensure in Fall 2020.

Purpose of Scholarships

These scholarships support teachers aspiring to become educational leaders in the region as they prepare to become the next generation of strategic change leaders.

Eligibility Criteria

Admitted as a MAE-Principal Leadership or Principal Licensure student.

Application Process

  1. Submit a FAFSA application
  2. Write a cover letter
  3. Write a personal statement (900 to 1,100 words) discussing why you are the best candidate for the scholarship (financial need, how funds will help, leadership capacity, etc.)
  4. Email your FAFSA confirmation, cover letter, and personal statement to cld@fortlewis.edu. Write the subject line as [YOUR NAME] SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Deadline

April 1, 2020 or until all scholarship funds are awarded.

Selection Criteria

Awards will be given to applicants who demonstrate financial need and significant capacity to leverage sustainable improvements in their classrooms, schools, or district teaching and learning environments. Award decisions will be made approximately two weeks after the application deadline. Notifications will be made by email.

Disbursement

Scholarships will be disbursed in equal amounts for the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Students must be enrolled in four courses per year (including Summer) to be eligible for disbursement.

Renewal Criteria

Master of Arts and Certificate students will receive automatic renewals of their scholarship if they complete all courses enrolled in during the first year with a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher.