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The Reisher Scholars Program awards need-and-merit-based scholarships. Awards range from $4,000 to $11,000 for those students who meet the following criteria:

  • Awarded to rising sophomores and transfer students from community or junior colleges.
  • Must be full-time, have a 3.0 GPA or above, and have financial need as determined by the FAFSA.
  • Awarded to Colorado residents only.

Eligibility Criteria

Colorado Mesa University (CMU) rising sophomores students will meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Colorado Resident
  • Be a continuing CMU student who will be a "sophomore" with 30-59 completed credits by Fall of the year enrolled at CMU.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student with an expected graduation within 3 years after being selected as a Reisher Scholar.
  • Maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher by the end of the Spring semester prior to becoming a Reisher Scholar and continue to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrate specific financial need as determined by FAFSA.
  • Complete the FAFSA by Feburary 1st each year.

Colorado Mesa University (CMU) Transfer students will meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Colorado Resident
  • Be a "junior" with 60-89 transferable credits from a junior or community college by Fall of the year enrolled at CMU.
  • Plan to enroll as a full-time student with an expected graduation within 2 years after being selected as a Reisher Scholar.
  • Maintain a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher by the end of the Spring semester prior to becoming a Reisher Scholar and continue to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrate specific financial need as determined by FAFSA.
  • Complete the FAFSA by March 1st each year.

Renewal Criteria (all criteria must be met to be eligible)

  • Student must successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester (scholarship not available during the summer session).
  • Maintain cumulative Colorado Mesa University GPA of 3.00 or higher.
  • Must stay on-track to graduate within funding timeline (3 years for continuing, 2 years for transfer students).

For additional information, check out the Reisher Scholars Program website.

Questions? Please contact Sarah Merry – [email protected].

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