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We know that a college degree is a major investment and 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.  

We have a variety of scholarships available, including scholarship opportunities for alumni and staff of AmeriCorps, City Year, and NOLS. 

Students who have completed their application and have submitted all their application requirements 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, awarding will be limited and based on availability of scholarships.

The Prescott College Fellowship

The Prescott College Fellowship is a full tuition scholarship available to one newly admitted student for each of our full academic degree programs with an anticipated enrollment in the spring 2018 or fall 2018 semester (bachelors, masters, and doctorate only).*

A fellowship will be awarded to one newly admitted student from each of our full academic degree programs areas, totally five new fellowships for the spring 2018 term and six new fellowships for the fall 2018 term. This includes the following degree programs.

  • On campus residency undergraduate
  • Limited residency undergraduate
  • M.S. (Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Addictions Counseling, or Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling)
  • M.Ed. (Elementary Education, Secondary Education, School Counseling, or Educational Leadership/Principalship)
  • M. A. (Adventure Education, Arts & Humanities, Education, Environmental Studies & Sustainability, or Social Justice & Community Organizing)
  • Ph.D. in Sustainability Education (fall 2018 only)

Applicants must submit all required admissions materials to be considered for admission and the fellowship by December 1 for the spring 2018 semester and by January 1 for the fall 2018 semester. Applicants must be admitted into the degree program of their choice to be considered. The Prescott College fellowship, a full tuition scholarship, may be renewed as long as the student maintains satisfactory academic progress as a continuous full-time student at Prescott College.

The following criteria shall be used in the awarding process to prioritize the identification of fellowship recipients.

  • Demonstrated passion and excitement for the mission and programs of Prescott College.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve strong academic success based upon previous academic background, activities, and community leadership involvement.
  • Demonstrated resilience and persistence in their lives, education, work and community engagement.
  • Commitment to use their degree to address the social, cultural, economic, educational,  environmental, or health crises facing communities today.
  • Applicants who are members of communities most impacted by the social, economic, political and environmental problems they are working to solve.

Students who receive and accept the Prescott College Fellowship agree to support relationship building and outreach between Prescott College and the greater community.

Please note: Recipients of the fellowship will not be eligible for any additional merit based, endowed, or community partnership scholarships offered through Prescott College. Students who are eligible to receive federal student aid may utilize their need based award toward any remaining expenses.

*If no eligible fellowship recipient is identified for a specific full academic degree program or term, no fellowship will be awarded. Additionally, the recipient of the PhD fellowship will be notified by late February due to the admissions screening process of this program.

These scholarship opportunities are available to distance learning students. 

Limited Residency Undergraduate Scholarships Masters and Ph.D. Scholarships

 

Limited Residency Undergraduate Scholarships

New Student Scholarship

Eligibility: Awarded to applicants who complete their admissions file by the scholarship deadline and receive
a “superior” rating on their admissions application. This scholarship is renewable for up to three years.

Amount: Annual award $3,000 per year; $1,000 per semester


Community College Transfer Scholarship

Eligibility: Awarded to applicants who complete their admission file by the scholarship deadline and who are
transferring from a community college with a minimum GPA of 2.5. This scholarship is renewable for up to three years.

Amount: Annual award $3,000 per year; $1,000 per semester


Prescott College Arizona Teacher Education Scholarship

Eligibility: Awarded to applicants who complete their admission file by the scholarship deadline pursuing a B.A. leading to Arizona teacher certification and who have prior minimum GPA of 3.0

Amount: Annual award $3,000 per year; $1,000 per semester


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Eligibility: This scholarship is awarded to applicants who will be attending Prescott College as undergraduates and first-degree seeking students. The award is in the amount of $1,000 per term toward tuition for eligible students in their junior and senior years.  Students must be an active member of Phi Theta Kappa.

Amount: $1,000 per semester – renewable for up to three years


Early Childhood Workforce Scholarship

Eligibility: Available to students working in the early childhood education field in Arizona who wish to earn a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, or Early Childhood Management.  Scholarship is $1,500 per term, $4,500 per year. 
 AmeriCorps


Arizona Teaching Intern Scholarship

Eligibility: Available to assist students with a bachelor's degree to become certified to teach in Arizona.  Applicable to Post-Bachelor's certification and Masters of Education with Certification programs.  Recipient must be employed by a school district and must apply for the Intern Certificate with both Prescott College and the Arizona Department of Education.  Post-Bachelor Scholarship is $1,500 per term, $4,500 per year.    AmeriCorps


National And Community Service Education Awards

Eligibility: This scholarship matches all Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards for up to $1,000 for each term of full time enrollment. To qualify, students possessing an award must be accepted to Prescott College and enroll in a degree seeking program at the College. Prior to each term of enrollment, the award recipient must request payment online through their My AmeriCorps Account.  The match may be prorated for lesser enrollments.  AmeriCorps


Freedom Education Fund

Eligibility: The Freedom Education Fund is a scholarship for an undocumented or DACA-mented student who has already been accepted to Prescott College but who, because of immigration status, is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. The scholarship was started through a student initiative and community collaboration to demonstrate Prescott College’s belief that education is a human right. Offered annually to one full time or part time student, the scholarship covers full tuition and mandatory fees in any program. Priority is given to students pursuing social justice or environmental studies but not exclusively.

Amount: Covers full tuition and mandatory fees

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Masters and Ph.D. Scholarships

Arizona Teaching Intern Scholarship-M Ed

Eligibility: Available to assist students with a bachelor's degree to become certified to teach in Arizona.  Applicable to Masters of Education with Certification programs.  Recipient must be employed by a school district and must apply for the Intern Certificate with both Prescott College and the Arizona Department of Education.

Amount: $1,500 per term, $4,500 per year


Ecoleague/Ciel Graduate Scholarship

Eligibility: Available for graduates of Prescott College, any Eco League school, or any school in the Consortium for Innovative Environments in Learning (CIEL).

Amount: $500 per term


Graduate Teaching Scholarship Program

Eligibility: A limited number of Graduate Teaching Scholarships (GTS's) are available in various fields of study each Fall.  GTS's receive a tuition grant valued at $6,000 for the first year only and will be considered for adjunct roles at the College in their second year, assuming they have completed the first year program and had a successful evaluation of their teaching in the spring.  On average, a GTS is required to work twenty hours per week.  Graduate Teaching Scholarships are also required to enroll in a required experiential learning pedagogy and teaching internship graduate course during their first and second terms of study.  These time commitments are manageable along with full time graduate study.  A Letter of Intent is an additional element to the standard application requirements for the Master of Arts Program

Amount: Annual award $6,000 per year; $3,000 per semester


Scholarships And Graduate Fellowships

Eligibility: To help students manage the costs associated with pursuing an advanced degree, the Master of Arts Program offers a number of generous renewable Graduate Fellowships each term.  Recipients are selected by faculty from the pool of applications submitted by the priority application deadline.  Students will have their Graduate Fellowships renewed if they are both continually enrolled and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Amount: Annual award $2,000 per year; $1,000 per semester


Ph.D. Fellowships And Assistantships

Eligibility: To help students manage the costs associated with pursuing an advanced degree, the Ph.D. program offers a number of generous multi-year Fellowships and Assistantships.  Assistants work directly with Ph.D. faculty to support the PH.D. grant writing process and drive new initiative, such as the launch of the Journal of Sustainability Education, and assist with the coordination of the Annual Sustainability Education Symposium.  All applicants meeting the February 15th final application due date will be considered.


National And Community Service Education Awards

Eligibility: This scholarship matches all Segal AmeriCorps Education Awards for up to $1,000 for each term of full time enrollment. To qualify, students possessing an award must be accepted to Prescott College and enroll in a degree seeking program at the College. Prior to each term of enrollment, the award recipient must request payment online through their My AmeriCorps Account.  The match may be prorated for lesser enrollments. Students in Online Master of Arts in Social Justice and Community Organizing can apply their Segal Awards, but because of the reduced per credit tuition in this program, Prescott College will not match these awards. AmeriCorps


Freedom Education Fund

Eligibility: The Freedom Education Fund is a scholarship for an undocumented or DACA-mented student who has already been accepted to Prescott College but who, because of immigration status, is not eligible for Federal Financial Aid. The scholarship was started through a student initiative and community collaboration to demonstrate Prescott College’s belief that education is a human right. Offered annually to one full time or part time student, the scholarship covers full tuition and mandatory fees in any program. Priority is given to students pursuing social justice or environmental studies but not exclusively.

Amount: Covers full tuition and mandatory fees

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City Year

Prescott College is proud to be a member of City Year's University Partnerships program.  Prescott offers the following benefits to City Year corps members, alumni and staff who apply and/or accepted to any of our graduate programs: 25% tuition scholarships, renewable in subsequent years of the program up to 1 year. City Year National Service Scholarship Requirements: Students must submit a letter verifying City Year affiliation as part of the application process.  Please email alumni@cityyear.org  with "Prescott College Application: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line and include the site where you served and dates of service in the email.  This letter will be sent to the Admissions Office on your behalf.  Contact the Admissions Office at 1-877-350-2100 or admissions@prescott.edu to get the application fee waived and be considered for the scholarship described above. Please state that you served with City Year and reference our partnership.