Scholarships and Awards

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 scholarship founders.

Each scholarship is a $1,500 tuition-based award to be applied during one term of enrollment. Students may apply for more than one scholarship, if meeting 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 this application.
  • Applicants must have completed nine (9) credits and have at least twelve (12) credits remaining 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

J. Frank Rice Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship awarded in honor of J. Frank Rice, PhD, a founding faculty and Colorado School of Professional Psychology (COSPP) board member. The 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:

  • Any work in community involvement or as a volunteer;
  • How the scholarship will help their financial situation and support the pursuit of their degree; and
  • How their degree will enhance their effectiveness in their professional role.

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James R. Gregg Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship awarded in honor of James R. (Jim) Gregg, PsyD, an alumnus of COSPP. The scholarship is awarded each year to a student who demonstrates determination, tenacity, personal growth, and commitment to serving others.

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

  • Any work in the community, or as a volunteer, that demonstrates a commitment to serving others;
  • How the scholarship will help their financial situation and support the pursuit of their degree; and
  • How their degree will enhance their effectiveness in their professional role.

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Diversity Scholarship

The Diversity Scholarship will be awarded to a student of any background who demonstrates significant personal growth or community involvement related to their heritage.
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?
  • How will receiving this scholarship help your financial situation?

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Presidential Alumni Scholarship

The Presidential Alumni Scholarship is awarded to a graduate of a University of Rockies' Master's program who is pursuing a Doctorate degree with the University.
Applicants must:

  • Currently be enrolled and taking courses in a University of the Rockies doctoral program at the time of application;
  • Submit a position statement addressing their commitment to service and articulating how their doctorate degree will enhance their effectiveness in their professional role and/or participation in a professional organization or association related to the field of study; and
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a University of the Rockies faculty member.

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Excellence in Organizational Leadership Scholarship

The Excellence in Organizational Leadership Scholarship is awarded to a current Master's or Doctoral student in the Organizational Leadership program who demonstrates excellence and embodies attributes of the University of the Rockies mission.

Applicants must:

  • Submit a position statement addressing their commitment to service and articulating how their degree will enhance their effectiveness in their professional role and/or participation in a professional organization or association related to the field of Organizational Leadership; and
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a University of the Rockies faculty member.

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Excellence in Psychology Scholarship

The Excellence in Psychology Scholarship is awarded to a current Master's student in the Counseling Program or a Doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program who demonstrates excellence and embodies attributes of the University of the Rockies' mission.
Applicants must:

  • Submit a position statement addressing their commitment to service and articulating how their degree will enhance their effectiveness in their professional role and/or participation in a professional organization or association related to the field of Counseling or Psychology; and
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a University of the Rockies faculty member.

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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.

Applicants must:

  • Submit a position statement addressing their commitment to service and articulating how their degree will enhance their effectiveness in their professional role and/or participation in a professional organization or association related to the field of Social, Human and Education Development and Services; and
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a University of the Rockies faculty member.

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AU and UoR Alumni Scholarship

Students who graduate from an Ashford University and University of the Rockies degree program and meet admission requirements to enroll in a new degree 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 and net tuition costs for every fourth course. The Technology Services Fee for non-term degree programs is considered a one-time fee. For a non-standard degree program, it is charged every term. All technology fees will be waived for Ashford University and UoR 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 scholarships 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 admissions requirements to enroll in a subsequent degree program.

*Please note dissertation courses are not eligible for scholarship.

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