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A college degree is a major investment, so we strive to make a Prescott College education affordable so that you can have access to the expertise of our faculty, and experience our unique approach to education.  In addition to the scholarships highlighted on this page, Prescott College awards institutional grants and federal grants, loans, and work-study to students with demonstrated financial need. Visit the Financial Aid page for details.

Students who have completed their application by their priority date will be reviewed for scholarships during the application review process. Scholarships will be awarded to accepted students who receive a “best quality” rating and meet the criteria for any of the College’s admissions scholarships. After the priority dates, awards will be limited and based on the availability of scholarships. View available scholarships in the links below. 

Scholarship & Grant Opportunities

Undergraduate scholarships are available to students who qualify through the admissions process. No application is necessary to receive these scholarships.

On-Campus Undergraduate Scholarships 

The amounts listed are for two full-time terms and will be split evenly between terms.

First Time in College Scholarships

Scholarship Name Required GPA Award Amount*
Parker Scholarship 3.9 and above $25,000
Presidential Scholarship 3.5 - 3.89 $22,000
Provost Scholarship 3.0 - 3.49 $18,000
Pathfinder Scholarship 2.9 and below $16,000


Transfer Scholarships

Scholarship Name Required GPA Award Amount*
Granite Mountain Scholarship 3.5 and above $19,000
Thumb Butte Scholarship 3.0 - 3.49 $16,000
Granite Dells Scholarship 2.9 and below $14,000


Graduate level scholarships are available to students who qualify through the admissions process. No application is necessary to receive these scholarships.

Achieve Educator Scholarship (Summer 2021 or Fall 2021)

Ready to achieve your Master's in Education (M.Ed.) degree?  Apply to Prescott College today to be considered for a one-time Achieve Educator scholarship to go towards tuition in your first time of enrollment.  Students must begin either in Summer 2021 or Fall 2021 and enroll in at least 6 credits to receive this scholarship.

Master in Education (M.Ed.) Degree                                                                                                $1,800

Ph.D. Changemaker Scholarship (2021-2022)

Ph.D. program applicants will be considered of a limited number of Changemaker scholarships available to students based on the strength of their admissions application and prior experience.  This scholarship is renewable throughout the student's program of study. 

Full-time (12 or more credits)                                                        $4,000 / term
Three-quarter time (9 - 11 credits) $3,000 / term
Half time (6 - 8 credits) $2,000 / term

Transferring to Prescott College from one of our partner Community Colleges?  You may be eligible for an Affinity Scholarship for a 20% tuition discount on your Prescott College courses.  Ask your admissions counselor today about this unique opportunity.  

Prescott College has a number of endowments that are specifically for funding scholarships to enrolled students.  

The annual competition is open to all current and incoming students. Each scholarship has specific eligibility criteria but only one main endowed scholarships application is required for most scholarships. Amounts of each scholarship vary up to $7,300.


The Endowed Scholarships application window for the 2022-2023 award year is now open. Awardees of these scholarships will have their funding available in the Fall 2022 semester.

Applications will be accepted until 5pm MST on April 8, 2022.  


Late applications may be submitted, but will only be reviewed in the event of no qualified applicant from the initial pool of applications.

Please follow the link below for additional information on endowed scholarships and to submit your application:

Endowed Scholarships


If you are interested in creating a new scholarship or donating to an existing scholarship, send an email to Your contributions are greatly appreciated.


The Freedom Education Fund is a full tuition scholarship at Prescott College specifically for students who are undocumented and demonstrate financial need. Certain regular fees are also covered.

The 2022-2023 Freedom Education Fund Scholarship Application is now open.

The awardee of this scholarship will have their funding available beginning in the Fall 2022 semester.

Submit your application before April 8, 2022 at 5:00 pm MST to be considered.

Find out more about the Freedom Education Fund, or submit your application:

Freedom Education Fund Application PDF

Freedom Education Fund Electronic Application



Prescott College received  funding for Emergency Relief student grants through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) initially authorized by Congress through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) and later supplemented by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSAA) and the American Rescue Plan (ARP). 

Funding has been allocated to students based on need and from May 2020 through December 2021, students also had the opportunity to appeal for additional funding from this grant based on their individual COVID-related circumstances.  The remaining funding from this grant has now been allocated to students enrolled in Spring 2022 based on their current estimated family contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA. (Students who were not eligible for FAFSA were encouraged to contact financial aid prior to the final round of funding for instructions regarding submitted a paper FAFSA directly to the Prescott College financial aid office.)

Students whose income has changed since 2019 and/or who had other unusual financial circumstances are also invited to schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor via to discuss submitting a financial circumstances appeal to request an EFC adjustment prior to the final round of funding.  Though the HEERF Emergency Relief Grant fund has now been exhausted, students may continue to submit appeals based on change in income or other unusual circumstances.  Doing so may qualify students for additional funding from other sources.  


For the mort recent quarterly report on the HEERF funding provided for student emergency relief grants, please click here


For the most recent quarterly report on the HEERF funding provided to the institution (for purposes in addition to student grants), please click here.  (Past reports: March 2022Dec 2021Oct 2021, July 2021, March 2021, Jan 2021, Oct 2020


For other information regarding Prescott College's response to the COVID-19 national emergency including archived copies of the reports above, please visit our COVID-19 page here.

There are thousands of scholarships offered by various organizations and companies that are available to college students everywhere. It can be difficult to navigate through this many opportunities, so Prescott College has compiled a list of outside scholarships that are directly applicable to our students. No matter your degree program or grade level, there are scholarships that are available to you year round. 

Follow the link below to review scholarships that have been pre-selected by the Financial Aid Office as good matches for Prescott College students. But, remember, you can apply for any outside scholarship for which you qualify. Review eligibility requirements for each scholarship to ensure that you qualify.

Outside Scholarships

Helpful Hint

Scholarships offering more money are typically more competitive. Applying for more scholarships with a smaller dollar value may increase your chances of winning. 

Financial Planning

Prescott College's partnership with Nelnet allows students to make monthly payments interest-free on an affordable basis. Review each program's tuition and fees and then schedule your monthly payments in the Financial Planning links below. 

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