Regis University believes that every promising student deserves the opportunity to earn a degree that is accessible and affordable. As students across the nation submit college applications or consider transfer options, many are left thinking that a private university education is outside of their financial reach. To help students achieve their aspirations, Regis University is launching the Dare to Reimagine scholarship campaign, offering multiple options to help students cover the cost of their education and become Regis Rangers.
Scholarships and grants are awards based on academic performance, program of study, leadership potential, other talents and/or financial need, and do not need to be repaid. Most Regis University scholarship funding (merit, athletic, specialty, etc.) may be combined with other scholarships, but will not exceed the Financial Aid Cost of Attendance budget amounts for tuition, fees and books. There are limited awards which may be designated towards room and board charges. Scholarships are awarded for the fall and spring semesters only and students must be enrolled full-time.
We encourage students to review current scholarship options below and seek out all opportunities, including external scholarships.
Regis University’s Office of Admissions offers merit scholarships and awards to incoming first-year students and transfer students upon a student’s admission to Regis University. Merit scholarships include the Board of Trustees, Presidential, Dean’s, Magis and Blue & Gold scholarships which may be awarded in total amounts of up to $27,000 annually.
These awards can be renewed for 4 years (eight full-time semesters), as long as the recipient maintains the appropriate cumulative grade point average at Regis University. These scholarships cannot be applied toward the summer semester.
Other competitive merit scholarships include:
Ignatian Religious Leadership Award
Irish Community Scholarship
Scholarship Month In-Person Competitions
Prospective students should reach out to the Office of Admissions with questions regarding their eligibility and application.
Regis offers talent scholarships in the areas of athletics, speech and debate, and music. Some talent scholarships may require auditions, interviews or additional application materials.
Athletics: Athletes in baseball, volleyball, basketball, softball, lacrosse, cross country, soccer and golf may be awarded athletic scholarships by the Regis Athletic Department. Contact the Athletic Department or coach of your sport.
Club Sports: Students who have been recruited or selected to participate in Regis Club Sports are eligible to receive a Club Sports Scholarship of $1,000. This scholarship is stackable with other awards, such as the Catholic Promise Scholarship and St. John Francis Regis Scholarship, for a maximum total award of $3,000. Scholarships are renewable for up to 4 years for full-time students who continue participating in Regis Club Sports.
Speech and Debate: A limited number of awards are offered to incoming Regis University first-year students and continuing students with competitive public speaking skills. Contact the Communications Department for more information.
Music: The Regis University Music Scholarship offers variable scholarship amounts to an entering first-year student with exceptional instrumental or vocal skill and musicality, regardless of academic major. Contact the Music Department for more information.
Regis’ new Tuition Advantage Program will recognize high-achieving students throughout the state of Colorado who demonstrate financial need. For in-state students with a 3.0 GPA or higher whose families make a total adjusted gross income of less than $50,000 a year (based on 2021 tax return), the program will cover the student's full tuition after institutional, state and federal funds are applied, including Pell Grants and Colorado Student Grants (CSG). The four-year estimated value of a Tuition Advantage financial aid package exceeds $170,000.
Please note: Students must be eligible for federal financial aid, be determined to be Colorado residents and live on campus to qualify.
Endowed scholarships have been established through the generous support of foundations, corporations and the University’s alumni, parents and friends. Scholarships are an investment in the students of Regis, and the University community is grateful for the vision of our scholarship donors. Scholarships are a very meaningful way to honor families, friends and loved ones.
Students are automatically considered for scholarship awards at the time of application; there is no separate application for these scholarships. Criteria for each scholarship is determined by the donor and selection is made by the Scholarship Committee of Regis University. Eligibility is based on merit and/or financial need. Scholarships are renewable for four years if the student maintains certain academic requirements and funding is available.
Catholic Promise Scholarships: Regis' Catholic Promise Scholarship is a $2,000 award available to students who have graduated from a Catholic high school. This scholarship is stackable with other awards, such as the D2R Club Sports Scholarship and St. John Francis Regis Scholarship, for a maximum total award of $3,000.
St. John Francis Regis Scholarships: Students who have graduated from a Jesuit Catholic high school are eligible to receive a St. John Francis Regis Scholarship of $1,000. This scholarship is stackable with other awards such as the Catholic Promise Scholarship and the D2R Club Sports Scholarship, for a maximum total award of $3,000.
As part of our Admitted Student Visit Award program, students who have been admitted to Regis University and attend 1) an in-person Scholarship Month competition OR 2) Basecamp Regis, AND subsequently enroll at Regis University, will automatically receive a micro-scholarship as part of our admitted student visit award program. Colorado-based students will receive $500, while out-of-state students will receive $1,000.
Please note: Recipients must participate in ALL aspects of Scholarship Month, including pre- and post-competition requirements. Students are only eligible to receive this award once, regardless of how many qualifying events they attend.
Students in the incoming class for Fall 2023 who complete their Regis application and submit their FAFSA by April 22, 2023 will receive a $1,000/year Ranger Award.
Every February, Regis University hosts incoming admitted students on campus for the opportunity to compete for scholarships ranging from $1,500 up to full tuition. Scholarship competitions are offered in a variety of discipline areas, including leadership, health care, peace and justice, business and computing, and science and mathematics.
Students may find scholarships through outside databases including, but not limited to:
Your total financial aid eligibility is limited by your cost of attendance and your financial need. If you receive additional aid, such as a grant, scholarship or tuition benefit from outside Regis University, we may have to adjust your award package.
If you receive an external scholarship, please send the scholarship check directly to:
Office of Student Accounts
3333 Regis Blvd. A-8
Denver, CO 80221
Once processed, your scholarship will be added to your financial aid awards.
In addition to federal and state grants, Regis awards an institutional grant to full-time undergraduate students based on their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and calculated financial need. Students are automatically reviewed for the Regis Grant and no additional application is required, however a FAFSA must be submitted by the priority deadline each year for students to be considered. The Regis Grant is awarded for the fall and spring semesters only and the annual amount awarded may change dependent on renewed FAFSA information.
Colorado Student Grant
Colorado Student Grant (CSG) are funds given to the school by the Colorado General Assembly and awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet received a bachelor’s degree, who are Colorado residents for tuition purposes, and who document high financial need. Priority is given to students who are enrolled full-time. Students must file the FAFSA and document residency by submitting a completed Colorado Residency Form.
College Opportunity Fund (COF)
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. At Regis University, students must also be Federal Pell Grant eligible, document their Colorado residency and have graduated from a Colorado high school. The state of Colorado sets the per credit hour award amount each year for both public and private schools in Colorado. Students must apply for the stipend through the College Assist website.
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). Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated by the FAFSA, estimated costs and enrollment status determine the amount of your Federal Pell Grant.
Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
The federally-funded Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) may be awarded to students seeking a first-time baccalaureate degree. The FAFSA is used to apply for the grant. Students who qualify for Federal Pell Grants are considered for FSEOG.
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 undergraduate students and $8,000 total for graduate students) in grants for students who, annually: 1) are eligible for federal student aid programs, 2) complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), 3) complete the TEACH Grant Form, 4) complete TEACH Grant counseling, 5) complete the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve or Repay. The TEACH Grant Counseling and Agreement to Serve or Repay are located at www.studentaid.gov. As part of the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve, students agree to:
- Serve as a full-time highly-qualified teacher for four elementary or secondary school years at a school or educational service agency that serves low-income students;
- Teach in a high-need field; and
- Complete the required four years of teaching within eight years after you graduate from or otherwise cease to be enrolled at the institution of higher education where you received your TEACH Grants.
If a student does not meet the requirements of their service obligation, all TEACH Grants they received will be converted to Direct Unsubsidized Loans. Students must repay these loans in full, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement.
As required by the Budget Control Act of 2011 (the sequester law), any TEACH Grant disbursement requires a sequestration reduction. For example, a 5.70% sequestration reduction on a $4,000 TEACH Grant means that a student will actually receive $3,772.
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This scholarship means more to me than just obtaining money; it also means that I am viewed as having potential for the future of our society. I will continuously have individuals to thank for my accomplishments, and I greatly appreciate the generous financial support I have been given to pursue my education.How to answer what would winning this scholarship mean to you? ›
This scholarship means more to me than just obtaining money; it also means that I am viewed as having potential for the future of our society. I will continuously have individuals to thank for my accomplishments, and I greatly appreciate the generous financial support I have been given to pursue my education.Is it possible to get enough scholarships to pay for college? ›
Many parents and students believe the myth that a student can fully pay for college tuition with just a few scholarships. Sadly, this is not the case. While scholarships can definitely be helpful and can go a long way towards paying tuition, it is extremely rare for it to cover the entire cost.What to say when they ask why you deserve a scholarship? ›
Talk about your Passion and Persistence
Letting your passion show through in your answer allows the committee to see your dedication. You deserve this scholarship based on your love of learning, your enjoyment of your field, or your passion for growth.
Talk to your high school counselor. Use the Department of Labor's scholarship search tool to sort more than 8,000 opportunities for student aid. Inquire at the financial aid office at your college of choice. See if your employer or your parents' employers offer assistance.How do you answer scholarship questions about money? ›
Explain why you need additional money to fund your education so they do not automatically disregard your application because of your other scholarships. The specific plan you have for the money, like books, fees, expensive school supplies, etc. Financial support you may get from your family, or lack thereof.How do you answer greatest strength scholarship? ›
Example: My greatest strength is that I am able to prioritize what needs to be done first today and which tasks can wait until tomorrow. This allows me to be efficient with my time management skills so that I am able to succeed in school and my extracurricular activities.What does the average student get in scholarships? ›
The U.S. Department of Education awards an estimated $46 billion in scholarship money annually. On average, first-time undergraduates who receive government grants and scholarships at a 4-year college receive about $13,690 annually.What percent of college students get full scholarships? ›
Full-ride scholarships are awarded to only about 0.1% of students (Wignall, 2021). Nearly just as rare are full-tuition scholarships, which are awarded to only 1.5% of students (ThinkImpact, 2021). A regular high school student may have the qualifications for as many as 50 to 100 scholarships (Dickler, 2021).How likely is it to get a full scholarship to college? ›
Unfortunately, the reality is that many students who more than meet all of the requirements for a full scholarship will not get it. In fact, only 0.1% of students get a full-ride per year.
- Plan ahead. Don't procrastinate! ...
- Talk about your accomplishments. Be clear and to the point. ...
- State your need. What is your financial situation? ...
- Keep it simple. Don't use unnecessary words (i.e., don't use three words when one will do) ...
- Make it easy on your reader.
Scholarship committees are looking for people who can communicate effectively and who showcase their leadership potential. Leaders are not only confident in their own abilities, but they know how to work as part of a team as well. They also know how to express their ideas confidently.How do you write a good scholarship statement? ›
- Start on your personal statement early. ...
- Be clear. ...
- Get personal. ...
- Make it authentic. ...
- Be careful with humor and clichés. ...
- Be reflective. ...
- Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.
Some colleges, especially private schools, automatically consider each applicant for a merit-based scholarship, which is awarded during the acceptance process. These types of scholarships are often the easiest to obtain, since they do not require a separate application.How can I increase my chances of getting scholarships? ›
- Raise Your GPA for More Scholarships. Many scholarships have requirements surrounding GPA levels. ...
- Raise Your ACT / SAT Score. ...
- Raise Your Class Rank. ...
- File the FAFSA. ...
- Participate in Community Service. ...
- Brush Up on Your Essay Skills.
- Rhodes Scholarship.
- Fullbright Scholarship.
- Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
- Princeton Scholarship.
- Mitchell Scholarship.
- Churchill Scholarship.
- Marshall Scholarship.
- Jardine Scholarship.
- Being on time (or, even better, early)
- Dressing up.
- Having a good handshake.
- Being courteous and friendly.
- Taking your time.
- Not interrupting the interviewer before they finish asking the question.
- Bring the necessary supplies (pen, paper, folder, required materials, etc.)
“My greatest strength is my problem-solving skills. I pride myself on being able to quickly and efficiently analyze and solve complex problems by considering different perspectives. This skill allows me to remain effective even in a stressful situation.What is a good answer to what is your greatest strength? ›
When answering, mention what your top strengths are, provide examples on how you've used them in the past, and finally, describe the results you've gotten. Be super specific with your answers. Don't just say “I'm good at X” - really dive deep and give the interviewer a comprehensive answer.What is your greatest strength answer samples for students? ›
Answer 1: Being organized, both mentally and physically, was and is one of my biggest strengths. Since I'm pursuing a career as an auditor, it's important to be able to juggle tasks and keep things in order. In school, I balanced homework, deadlines, finance club meetings, and a part-time job.
Students who hold a GPA between 3.5 to 4.0 may distinguish themselves to institutions awarding academic scholarships. Since many students may receive high GPAs, colleges often grant scholarships to those who meet other criteria in addition to having a high GPA.What GPA is good for scholarships? ›
Some scholarship committees only consider applicants whose GPA meets a certain threshold. Minimum requirements range from around 2.0 on the lower end to 3.75 or higher for competitive academic scholarships. Generally speaking, a 3.0 GPA or higher will give you a decent shot at qualifying for a variety of scholarships.What is a good scholarship amount? ›
The average scholarship amount is $5,000 to $10,000 annually. These scholarships are typically available through the college you are planning on attending. Community partners and professional organizations offer them as well.Is there a limit on how many scholarships you can get? ›
There is no limit to how many scholarships you can get!How many scholarships do most students apply for? ›
For those that want solid numbers, on average, many of the students I work with are applying for anywhere between 3-7+ scholarships, each, per week. Some weeks those numbers are much higher, and other weeks students are preparing or taking the week off to recharge mentally.What happens if you get a scholarship and don t go to college? ›
Many times if the student has not enrolled in classes during those 12 months, it expires. In almost all cases, scholarships are put directly towards your college's tuition and expenses, rather than a check sent to you. If you choose not to go to school, it will not be put in a savings account for later use.What scholarship covers everything? ›
Full-ride scholarships cover all university expenses aside from tuition fees, such as accommodation, meals, and transportation. A good example is the USDA 1890 National Scholars' Program, a four-year, full-ride scholarship designed to cover the recipient's full tuition, room and board, study materials, and other fees.Can you ask a college for more scholarship money? ›
Put It in Writing
Ask the school if it can offer more scholarship money to make your attendance more feasible. Applicants should use family circumstances as compelling reasons for the school to reconsider. A substantial income change, medical issues, or childcare expenses could help sway the decision in your favor.
What Is a Good GPA in High School? The average high school GPA is around 3.0, or a B average. This also happens to be the minimum requirement for many college scholarships, though a 3.5 or higher is generally preferable. GPA plays a key role in college admissions.What can I write in a scholarship essay? ›
A typical scholarship essay topic will likely ask students about their career goals and their plan to achieve those goals, Matthews says. Other essay prompts might ask students what they've done to make their community a better place or to describe a personal achievement and how they overcame challenges to reach it.
The format of a 500-word scholarship essay is similar to a shorter essay. Each paragraph is about 75-125 words, and it consists of 3-5 well-written sentences. If you are writing a story or personal anecdote, the formatting can be more like a novel than a news article. It is ok to use 10% less or more words.What not to say in a scholarship essay? ›
Don't use words like “finally”, “in sum” or “in conclusion”. Don't repeat or sum up in any way. Don't start too many sentences with the word “I”. Don't tell the reader explicitly, “I am a unique and interesting person.” Instead, let the reader glean this from your unique and interesting essay.What are scholarship judges looking for? ›
Just like resumes, scholarship judges will first give an application a glance-over. This includes reading over the basics—name, details like GPA or test scores, qualifications, organization, mistakes, etc. The glance-over doesn't necessarily last long, but it is an important step in the process.How do you impress scholarship judges? ›
Service and volunteer work are outstanding qualities applicants should highlight when applying for a scholarship. Your selflessness is a value the committee will appreciate. Creativity reflects your ability to captative. Remember, judges are reviewing many applications.How do you start a strong scholarship essay? ›
The best choice is to write an attention-grabbing sentence. It should be something persuading or intriguing that will make a person continue reading your essay with great interest. Avoid long explanations or introductions. Instead, this sentence should be short and clear.How do you write a convincing letter for a scholarship? ›
- Your relevant work experience. Don't make your motivation letter simply a copy of your CV. ...
- Your educational background. ...
- You can strengthen your motivation letter by proposing a concrete action plan for what you will do if granted the scholarship.
Common types of scholarships for college are merit-based scholarships, need-based scholarships, and athletic scholarships.What is the most common scholarship? ›
|Name of Scholarship||Maximum Award||Deadline Month|
|Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship Program||$20,000||October|
|Burger King Scholars Program||$25,000||January|
|Equitable Excellence Scholarships||$20,000||December|
|Gates Millennium Scholars Program||COA - Other Aid||January|
- Starting Research Too Late. ...
- Missing Deadlines. ...
- Filling Out a Scam Application. ...
- Ignoring Scholarship Requirements. ...
- Bypassing Smaller Scholarships. ...
- Leaving an Application Incomplete. ...
- Making Errors on an Application.
Springtime actually tends to be one of the more popular seasons for scholarship deadlines, and they can happen anywhere between January and May. Spring break also presents students with the perfect opportunity to complete quite a few applications.
If an application asks for money, walk away. Don't give out bank or credit card information. Any financial data you provide should come from IRS or FAFSA data. Legitimate providers do not ask for bank information.What is better than a scholarship? ›
Fellowships generally offer more money than scholarships.
Students use all sorts of financial aid to pay for college, including grants, scholarships, loans, and fellowships.
The mission of the 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation is to increase the retention and graduation rates at partnering Historically Black Colleges and Universities by assisting in the enrollment and success of academically promising student leaders until graduation.What is the biggest scholarship in the US? ›
One of the largest scholarships, the Coca Cola Scholars Foundation program, is an achievement-based scholarship. The three areas evaluated are leadership, academics and service. Scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors planning to pursue a degree at an accredited US college or university.How do you say you were awarded a scholarship? ›
Mention Scholarships and Grants
When doing this, make sure that you list the awards and the reasons you received them. Instead of just saying, “have received scholarships for academic achievements”, it should read, “received scholarships from ABC company for excellence in mathematics”.
One of the reasons that I think I deserve the award is because of the hard work that I put in. I am a passionate person at heart and whatever I do I do to the best of my capability. I do not leave any stone unturned when I want to achieve something.
From there he won a scholarship to a leading public school, where his sporting prowess blossomed. I won a scholarship to grammar school. She'd won a scholarship to study to be a vet.How does winning a scholarship work? ›
Scholarships are a type of gift aid, so they don't need to be repaid. However, scholarships can have some requirements to meet, such as staying enrolled at least half-time and meeting certain GPA requirements. And with some awards, if you leave school, you may have to repay a portion of the scholarship.How will this scholarship help you essay examples? ›
I am planning to work during my undergraduate degree, but I do wish to focus a lot of my time on my studies. This scholarship will help by lowering the costs of college and the amount of hours I'll need to work throughout my studies. This way, I'll be able to continue with my academic achievements.What should I write in achievements and awards? ›
When putting each award or accomplishment on your resume, always include the official title of the award, the level of recognition (national, international, state, industry-specific) and the date of recognition. Also include the purpose of the award and what accomplishments it specifically recognizes.
You should choose a subject that relates to the scholarship or one you are passionate about. You can mention how this subject makes you excited, why it's important for you to study, etc. Your answer demonstrates your interest in learning and in taking your education further.How do you answer why you should win? ›
- Talk About What You've Already Done. Do your past accomplishments make you a great candidate for the title? ...
- Talk About What You Plan To Do. Do you have special plans for the title? ...
- Tell Them What Sets You Apart.
The Nobel Peace Prize
THE NOBEL PRIZE is perhaps the world's most prestigious, well-known, and well-known prize! Just very few hundred thousand people have ever received the Nobel Prize. These awards are granted in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace, and economics.
Begin your scholarship essay by introducing yourself and your educational standing. Then, talk about how the scholarship will benefit your academic goals and how your education will help your career.How rare is it to win a scholarship? ›
Only about 1 in 8 college students wins a scholarship, and the average amount used to pay for college is about $4,200 a year. Very few students win $25,000 or more in scholarships each year (only about 0.1%). Among the students who win scholarships, 97% win $2,500 or less.How do you know if you won a scholarship? ›
How scholarship review processes work. Scholarship providers usually only start reviewing applications once the deadline passes. They then usually choose a winner within 3 months of the deadline. If you've won, they'll contact you by phone or email, and explain to you how you'll receive your scholarship prize money.How much does the average student win in scholarships? ›
|Major||Total Amount of Grant Aid Received|
The average scholarship amount is $5,000 to $10,000 annually. These scholarships are typically available through the college you are planning on attending. Community partners and professional organizations offer them as well.How much scholarship money is good? ›
The average institutional scholarship award is $6,335. About four in 10 scholarship recipients received funds from their state, with an average award of over $2,362.