Colorado Mesa University


If You Work Hard and Invest in Yourself, We'll Invest in You

Colorado Mesa University offers a wide variety of academic and leadership scholarships to incoming freshmen, transfer, returning, and continuing students. Scholarships are based on academic and leadership merit. For a complete list of scholarships please visit the Financial Aid Office.

Unlike a loan, a grant does not have to be repaid. Grants will be credited to your account automatically after you have enrolled in the correct number of credit hours to coincide with your award status.

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Merit Scholarships

High-achieving, incoming first-time students are considered for merit scholarships based on a combination of any two of the following: class rank, GPA, and ACT/SAT scores. All awards are available for a maximum of 120 credit hours. No separate application is necessary; you are automatically considered.

ACT/SATGPAClass Rank ScholarshipAward Amount
29/1340+3.75Top 5%Distinguished Scholars (In-State)Colorado resident tuition and student fees
29/1340+3.75Top 5%Distinguished Scholars
27/1270+3.5Top 10%Trustee Scholarship$3,500
25/1190+3.5Top 15%Presidential Scholarship$3,000
22/1120+3.2Top 20%Achievement Award$1,250

Students considered for any Merit Scholarship or the Academic Achievement Scholarship must meet the following individual test score minimums, even if test scores are not one of the two criteria utilized for award: ACT English 18; ACT math 19; ACT reading/social science 17; or SAT Math: 500; SAT EBRW: 470.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online to be considered for grants, loans, and work-study. Colorado Mesa University's code is 001358.