Reisher Scholars Program - Transfer Student

The Reisher Scholars Program is for full-time college students who transfer to Western Colorado University after completing two years (60 credits) at a Colorado junior or community college. The mission of the Reisher Scholars Program is to provide post-secondary educational opportunities for Colorado students through scholarships at in-state schools. The objective is to enable promising students from Colorado, who do not have sufficient financial resources, to graduate from college in a timely manner with minimal additional educational debt.
Before applying, please review the following requirements:
• Applicants must be classified by Western Colorado University as a Colorado resident.
• Applicants must be from a Colorado community college who will be a “junior” by credit by the following Fall semester
• Applicants must be eligible for the Pell Grant (Maximum, Minimum, or Calculated) or demonstrate unmet financial need while having a household adjusted gross income less than 300% of the Federal Poverty Level.
• Applicants must have (and maintain) a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
• Applicants must plan to study full-time (at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester) in a campus-based, degree-awarding program.
• Applicants must have a plan to graduate within two years of receiving the scholarship.

Once selected, in order to continue to receive funding, a Reisher Scholar must:
• Continue to be a Colorado resident.
• Be enrolled as a full-time student and complete at least 12 credit hours each fall and spring semester at the Partner Institution.
• Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
• Work an average of ten hours per week during the school year.
• File the FAFSA every year in a timely manner to meet early priority deadlines at Western Colorado University
• Attend required Reisher Scholar events and respond to inquiries from their Reisher Coordinator in a timely manner.
• Continue to demonstrate financial need.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Expected Graduation Date
  2. What was your last attended/currently attended community college?
  3. Reisher scholars are academically driven and required to maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA. What motivates you to succeed academically? What strategies do you use to achieve academic success?
  4. In what ways do you anticipate completing your degree will influence both your personal growth and contribute to the betterment of your community?
  5. Describe how receiving this scholarship will impact your experience as a student at Western.