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Reisher Scholars

The Reisher Scholars Program helps promising Colorado students earn their undergraduate degrees without incurring additional education debt by awarding scholarships based on financial need and academic merit.

This unique program focuses on rising college sophomores and transfer students who have already demonstrated academic and leadership potential as undergraduates.

Awards range from $4,000 to $11,000 per academic year to cover students’ unmet needs for up to six semesters.

UNC Reisher Contact

Sherri Frye 

Phone: 970-351-3765

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for the Reisher Scholars Program students must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be a Colorado Resident
  • Entering seconding year at UNC as a continuing student or transferring from a community college as a junior
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA (minimum) 
  • Be a full-time student
  • Demonstrate financial need through completion of the FAFSA (by March 1 deadline)

Program Requirements

In order to continue to receive funding, continuing scholars must meet the following requirements:

  • Continue to be a Colorado resident
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Not incur additional deb in excess of $1,500 for each year they are a Reisher Scholar
    • Loans taken out for summer study and/or study abroad experiences are exempt
  • Work average of 10 hours per week (during academic year)
  • File FAFSA by March 1 each year
  • Apply for renewal of other scholarships included in aid package
  • Attend required Reisher Scholars events
  • Respond to inquires form Reisher Scholar advisor in a timely manner
  • Continue to have financial need