Scholarships and grants are awards based on academic performance, program of study, leadership potential, other talents and/or financial need (based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA). Scholarships and grants do not have to be repaid. Scholarship and grant opportunities vary and may be subject to change.

Scholarship and Grant awards are limited, but we encourage you to explore all avenues. Below you will find information about current available options.

Institutional Scholarships

Community College Transfer Scholarships

Designated for new applicants of Regis University pursuing an accelerated or online program, who have completed their associate’s degree at one of the Colorado Community Colleges and are transferring in at least 60 credits to Regis with a 3.0 GPA or above.

$3,000, split and divided over the first two 16-week academic semesters ($1,500 per full semester) of attendance, not to exceed the cost of attendance. Not renewable after the first two semesters of receiving this award. This scholarship is designed for new students and to maintain eligibility, continuous and consecutive enrollment in Regis courses must occur.

Application deadline: Must be postmarked by July 15th for fall, November 15th for spring, and March 15th for summer start dates.

To be eligible, a student:

  • Must be accepted to one of Regis University’s accelerated or online programs
  • Must have cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and have completed an Associate’s degree (by enrolled start date at Regis) from a regionally accredited Colorado Community College
  • Must transfer at least 60 credits from a regionally accredited Colorado Community College
  • Will complete the scholarship application, submit transcript copies, and a 500-word essay describing how completing your Bachelor’s degree at Regis University will support your educational, personal, and professional goals.
  • Awards will be applied to Regis tuition only. If student postpones initial enrollment start date, the scholarship will be forfeited and any consideration for a future award requires re-submitting all required scholarship materials.

Complete your application today.

Transfer Success Scholarship

Designated for undergraduate applicants of Regis University pursuing an accelerated or online program, who are transferring in from any regionally accredited college or university with at least 30 credits and a 3.0 GPA or above.

$2,000, split and divided over the first two 16-week academic semesters ($1,000 per full semester) of attendance, not to exceed the cost of attendance. Recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Need is not a primary factor. Not renewable after the first two semesters of receiving this award. This scholarship is designated for new students and to maintain eligibility continuous and consecutive enrollment in Regis courses must occur.

Application deadline: Must be postmarked by July 15 for fall, November 15 for spring, and March 15 for summer start dates.

To be eligible, a student:

  • Must be an active undergraduate applicant and accepted to one of Regis University’s accelerated or online programs
  • Must have cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above 
  • Must transfer at least 60 credits from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Will complete the scholarship application, submit transcript copies, and a 500-word essay describing how completing your Bachelor's degree at Regis University will support your educational, personal and professional goals.
  • Awards will be applied to Regis tuition only. If a student postpones initial enrollment start date, the scholarship will be forfeited and any consideration for a future a future award requires re-submitting all required scholarship materials. 
Complete your application today 

RegisInspired Scholarship

Regis University awards $500 scholarships to up to 200 students annually, who are accepted and registered at least three weeks prior to each start date.  To Enter

  1. Snap a photo that captures how your education at Regis will positively impact your life or the lives around you.
  2. Along with your photo, write a quick message of less than 25 words with the academic program you are pursuing at Regis.
  3. Post it to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using #RegisInspired.
Winners will be announced two weeks prior to each class start date.
Scholarship Criteria
  • Must be admitted and registered three weeks prior to classes starting for your intended start date in a Regis undergraduate or graduate accelerated or online degree program. Excludes students pursuing programs or classes as "non-degree seeking".
  • Must be starting a new degree program (not for current students who started in previous terms). If you are selected and choose to drop your courses, you forfeit your scholarship. It cannot be carried to a new term. This is a one-time only scholarship to be awarded in your first term or semester.
  • Up to 200 winners selected annually. The scholarship committee must be able to locate your entry through #RegisInspired on social media and identify who you are, and your academic program, for consideration.

Helen McLoraine Scholarship

Non-traditional undergraduate students going into their student teaching semester may be eligible to apply for the Helen McLoraine Scholarsahip. Please reach out to the College for Contemporary Liberal Studies for more information or see their webpage here.


Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship

Designated for new undergraduate applicants of Regis University pursuing an accelerated or online program, who are transferring in from any regionally accredited community college with at least 60 credits and a 3.2 GPA or above, and are an active member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK).

$3,500, split and divided over the first two 16-week academic semesters ($1,750 per full semester) of attendance, not to exceed the cost of tuition. Recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA. Need is not a primary factor. Not renewable after the first two semesters of receiving this award. This scholarship is designated for new students and to maintain eligibility continuous and consecutive enrollment in Regis courses must occur.

To be eligible, a student:

  • Must be an active undergraduate applicant and accepted to one of Regis University’s accelerated or online programs
  • Must have cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above
  • Must transfer at least 60 credits from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Must be an active member of Phi Theta Kappa
  • Awards will be applied to Regis tuition only. If a student postpones initial enrollment start date, the scholarship will be forfeited and any consideration for a future award requires re-submitting all required scholarship materials. 

  • Complete the scholarship application, submit transcript copies, and a 500-word essay describing how completing your bachelor’s degree at Regis University will support your educational, personal, and professional goals.

    Submit a copy of an active PTK membership card to the Office of Admissions, along with the application scholarship.

    Awards will be applied to Regis tuition only. If student postpones initial enrollment start date, the scholarship will be forfeited and any consideration for a future award requires re-submitting all required scholarship materials. Complete your application today.

    External Scholarships

    Students may search for scholarships through external databases (those not endorsed by or connected to Regis University) for additional scholarship opportunities. Students may find outside databases including, but not limited to:

    Regis University also maintains an external scholarship database HERE. This is not exhaustive and information is subject to change. Please contact the scholarship organization listed for more information.


    Grants

    Federal Pell Grant

    The Federal Pell grant is a federally funded program for students with extreme financial need, based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal legislation limits Federal Pell Grant funds to students who have not earned a bachelor's degree. Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated by the FAFSA, estimated costs, and enrollment status determine the amount of the Federal Pell Grant. 

    The Federal Pell Grant will be disbursed only if you have not already received the lifetime maximum amount which is the equivalent of 12 full-time enrollment semester awards. The FAFSA processor will calculate the percentage amount you have received, and the maximum is capped at 600 percent. The percentage received is based on the annual award at full-time enrollment status. For one academic year (summer, fall and spring semesters), students may receive up to 150 percent. 

    For example, if you are awarded full-time for the two semesters, the percentage used is 100 percent. If you are awarded for only 9 credits for two semesters, the percentage used for the academic year is 75 percent. If you are awarded full-time for 3 semesters (summer, fall, and spring), the percentage used for the academic year is 150 percent.

    College Opportunity Fund (COF) Stipend

    The College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend is an amount of money per credit hour paid by the state of Colorado on behalf of eligible undergraduate resident students. The state of Colorado sets the per credit hour award amount each year for both public and private schools in Colorado. As a private institution, the amount per credit hour you receive at Regis University will be different than the amount you may be eligible for at a state institution. Additionally, you must meet the following eligibility requirements to receive the COF stipend at Regis University:

    • Apply for the stipend through the College Assist website.
    • Be a documented Colorado resident by submitting a completed Colorado Residency Form.
    • Be a graduate of a Colorado high school or has successfully completed a non-public home-based education program in Colorado or received a GED in Colorado.
    • Demonstrate financial need through your eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant program (student must complete the FAFSA).
    • Have authorized Regis to receive COF funding on your behalf by submitting the Authorization to Request COF Stipends form.
    • Meet any other eligibility requirements established by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE).
    The number of stipend credit hours is capped at 145 credit hours, with an additional 30 hours of undergraduate credits available. Certain courses are not eligible for the COF stipend, such as high school fast track courses, basic skills courses and graduate courses unless taken for an undergraduate degree.

    College Assist administers the COF program, and you need to apply at College Assist only once in your lifetime at https://cof.college-assist.org/. In order to document Colorado residency, you must complete a current Colorado Residency form.  The Authorization to Request COF Stipends form is used to authorize Regis University to apply your COF stipends to your Regis student account or to rescind authorization. This form needs to be completed only once while you are attending Regis University.

    Federal Teach Grant

    The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year ($16,000 total for 4-year programs) in grants for students who commit to teach:

    • Full-time
    • In high-need subject areas
    • For at least four years
    • At schools that serve low-income families

    Graduate students may be eligible for $4,000 per year ($8,000 total) with this same commitment to teach.

    Note: If you fail to complete the four-year teaching obligation, you are required to repay the grant with interest. Please visit www.regis.edu/faforms to find the TEACH Grant application.