Scholarships

Scholarships

Scholarships and Awards

ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP

AU and UoR Alumni Scholarship

Students who graduate from an Ashford University or University of the Rockies degree program and meet admission requirements to enroll in a new degree seeking program at University of the Rockies may be eligible for the AU and UoR Alumni Scholarship. Prospective students will need to complete the AU and UoR Alumni Scholarship Application and meet the requirements listed in the form.

Students awarded this scholarship will receive a waiver of the Technology Services Fee (non-term programs) or Technology Fee (non-standard term programs) and net tuition costs for every fourth course. The Technology Services Fee is considered a one-time fee or the Technology Fee is charged every term, and will be waived for Ashford University and University of the Rockies graduates enrolling in a University of the Rockies degree program. Students who qualify for the AU and UoR Alumni Scholarship must successfully complete three courses to have the scholarship payments applied. In order to maintain eligibility, scholarship recipients must remain continuously enrolled at the University. Once the scholarship is applied to the student’s account, a student is not eligible for an additional scholarship until he/she graduates from another University of the Rockies or Ashford University degree program and meets admission requirements to enroll in a subsequent degree program.

*Please note Dissertation and Applied Doctoral Project courses are not eligible for scholarship.

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First Responders Grant

Students enrolled in a University of the Rockies degree seeking program may be eligible for the University of the Rockies First Responders Grant. Eligible students include Domestic U.S. first responders such as Federal/State/County - Local Police, Sheriff, Fire, EMTs and paramedics. To find out if your position is eligible contact an enrollment advisor.

The grant amount for Master’s degree students will equate to 20% of the cost of tuition. The grant amount for Doctoral degree students will equate to 15% of the cost of tuition. In addition, this grant also waives the entire Technology Fee (non-standard term format), or Technology Services Fee (non-term format), and sales tax charged on tuition and fees.

The First Responders Grant is not retroactive, and recipients of this grant are not eligible for the University of the Rockies Military Grant.

To qualify to receive the University of the Rockies First Responders Grant, you must provide one of the following verification documents:

  • Current paycheck stub dated within 30 days;
  • Employment verification from employer; or
  • Email from direct supervisor or HR verifying employment sent from a company email address.

Please refer to the Tuition and Fees section of the Academic Catalog for complete terms and conditions.

INTERNATIONAL DIVERSITY GRANT

Tuition and Fees

Online Non-Term Programs: Applicants awarded this Grant will be eligible for a waiver of the Technology Services Fee and net tuition costs for every third course, after the successful completion of preceding courses. Dissertation and Applied Doctoral Project courses are not covered.

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University of the Rockies College Continuation Benefit

Students enrolled in a University of the Rockies degree program, who were previously receiving the University of the Rockies Alliance Grant or University of the Rockies Corporate Tuition Benefit, may be eligible for the College Continuation Benefit. The College Continuation Benefit offers a tuition grant to match the student’s former Alliance Grant or Tuition Benefit up to 20%.

Benefits are applicable to course tuition, and are applied as a percentage of tuition per credit hour.

Former Alliance Grant or Tuition Benefit recipients who are in good standing with University of the Rockies, but are no longer eligible for benefits through their employer affiliation, may be eligible for this benefit.

Once enrolled under the College Continuation Benefit, students must also abide by all applicable Graduate Program Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards. Students may only utilize one University of the Rockies grant, scholarship, or tuition waiver at any given time as an active and enrolled student. The College Continuation Benefit may be combined with an academic scholarship.

The College Continuation Benefit is not retroactive.

MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

University of the Rockies awards annual scholarships to students that embody its commitment to its core values of Integrity, Service, Excellence, and Diversity. Scholarship recipients are selected by committees consisting of faculty, administrators, and academic leadership.

Each scholarship is a $1,500 tuition-based award disbursed one time (unless otherwise noted) to be applied during one term of enrollment. Students may apply for more than one scholarship, if they meet the requirements for each.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be current Master's or Doctoral students at University of the Rockies with a GPA of 3.7 or higher at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have completed at least nine (9) credits and be currently enrolled in a course in his/her program by the scholarship award date.
  • Students must be in good financial standing with the University.
  • Students must be enrolled in a ground-based or online degree program.

In order to maintain eligibility, scholarship recipients must meet the following conditions:

  • Remain continuously enrolled at the University.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and satisfactory academic progress as outlined in the Academic Catalog.

Scholarship Descriptions

Presidential Diversity Scholarship

The Presidential Diversity Scholarship will be awarded to a student of any background who demonstrates significant personal growth or community involvement during the course of their academic program. Diversity is a core value of University of the Rockies, and the University encourages students of all cultures and experiences to seek higher learning opportunities, learn from each other, and contribute to the public good.

Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a University of the Rockies faculty member and a 500-word typed essay describing:

  • What does the core value of diversity mean to you?
  • What community activities have you pursued that contribute to the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion?
  • What role does diversity play in your personal and professional goals?

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Excellence in Distinguished Leadership Scholarship

The Excellence in Distinguished Leadership Scholarship is awarded to a current Master's or Doctoral student in a Leadership program who demonstrates excellence and embodies attributes of the University of the Rockies’ mission of seeking preparation for life goals and distinguished leadership.

Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a University of the Rockies faculty member and a 500-word typed essay describing:

  • Your commitment to service and articulating how your degree will enhance your effectiveness in your professional role and/or participation in a professional organization or association related to the field of Leadership.
  • What does distinguished leadership mean to you? How do you model such leadership?
  • Who has been a role model for you in this area and why?

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Excellence in Psychology Founders Scholarship

The Excellence in Psychology Founders Scholarship is awarded to a current Master's or Doctoral student in a Psychology program who demonstrates excellence and embodies attributes of the University of the Rockies' mission in seeking preparation for life goals, professional practice, and service. This scholarship recognizes our roots as the Colorado School of Professional Psychology, and the foundation of our institution in the areas of psychology and the social and behavioral sciences. This scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding student who values the pursuit of knowledge and intends to serve the common good.

Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a University of the Rockies faculty member and a 500-word typed essay describing:

  • Your commitment to service and articulating how your degree will enhance your effectiveness in your professional role and/or participation in a professional organization or association related to the field of Psychology.
  • Any community involvement or work as a volunteer providing service to others.
  • The importance of Psychology in your personal and professional goals.

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Excellence in Social, Human, and Educational Development Scholarship

The Excellence in Social, Human, and Educational Development Scholarship is awarded to a current Master's or Doctoral student in the Social, Human, and Educational Development programs who demonstrates excellence and embodies attributes of the University of the Rockies' mission in seeking preparation for life goals, professional practice, and service. This scholarship is awarded each year to an outstanding student who values the pursuit of knowledge and intends to serve the common good.

Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a University of the Rockies faculty member and a 500-word typed essay describing:

  • Your commitment to service and articulating how your degree will enhance your effectiveness in your professional role and/or participation in a professional organization or association related to the field of Social, Human, and Education Development and Services.
  • Any professional responsibilities, community involvement, and/or work as a volunteer providing service to others and demonstrating leadership skills.
  • The importance of Human Service, Sociology, and/or Educational Development in your personal and professional goals.
  • Current service to public and private sectors for Social, Human, or Educational Development that demonstrates leadership skills.

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