Affordability

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.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Changemaker Scholarship initiative guarantees a tuition scholarship to every new accepted student who applies by our priority application deadline and who intends to enroll in a degree program for the fall 2019, spring 2020, or summer 2020 semester. Scholarships will be available for those who apply after the priority application deadline on a first-come, first-serve basis*. The Changemaker scholarship will be renewed each year for students who maintain satisfactory academic progress as a full-time student at Prescott College.

Changemaker Scholarships available by program

·         On Campus Undergraduate for a first time student up to $16,000 per year

·         On Campus Undergraduate for a transfer student up to $9,000 per year

·         Online Undergraduate up to $3,000 per year

·         Online and On Campus Master of Arts up to $3,000 per year*

·         Online Master of Education up to $3,000 per year

·         Online Master of Science in Counseling up to $4,000 per year

·         Online PhD in Sustainability Education up to $8,000 per year

*Important note: The Online Master of Arts in Social Justice and Community Organizing program is not eligible for the Changemaker scholarship.

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.  Annual award $3,000 per year; $1,000 per semester

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.  Scholarship is $1,500 per term, $4,500 per year.  

Prescott College has a number of endowments that are specifically for funding scholarships to enrolled students.  Look for an email announcement (and at this web page) in mid-February to download the application.  The annual competition is open to all current and incoming students. Each scholarship is specific to a different area of study with various amounts ranging from $500 to $5000.

The Freedom Education Fund is a full tuition and fees scholarship at Prescott College specifically for students who are undocumented and demonstrate financial need. The 2019-2020 Application deadline will occur on May 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Find out more about the Freedom Education Fund, or download an application.

In addition to the Changemaker Scholarship, Prescott College will accept the Segal Education grant toward enrollment in any of our degree programs. 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. Welcome to EditPad.org - your online plain text editor. Enter or paste your text here. To download and save it, click on the button below.

Prescott College is proud to be a member of City Year's University Partnerships program.  City Year corps members, alumni, and staff who are accepted into any of our graduate programs* are eligible for the Changemaker scholarship in addition to their City Year Segal Education Award. Are you ready to use your City Year Segal Education Award? 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. Welcome to EditPad.org - your online plain text editor. Enter or paste your text here. To download and save it, click on the button below.

Alumni and Staff of NOLS are eligible for the Changemaker scholarship to support their enrollment in any graduate program*.

*Important note: The Online Master of Arts in Social Justice and Community Organizing program is not eligible for the Changemaker scholarship.

Students who earned micro-scholarships through Raise.Me by October 25, 2018, and who are admitted into the On Campus Undergraduate program with intended enrollment during the fall 2019 and spring 2020 terms, are eligible for the Changemaker Scholarship.