Reisher Scholars Program Story

Mission

The mission of the Reisher Scholars Program is to provide post-secondary educational opportunities for Colorado students through scholarship grants to schools in Colorado. The ultimate objective is to enable promising students from Colorado, who do not have sufficient financial resources, to graduate from college in a timely manner with minimal additional educational debt.

Vision

The Reisher Scholars Program is one of Colorado's premier need- and merit-based scholarship programs. Every year, hundreds of Reisher Scholars earn a college education and graduate in a timely manner with minimal additional educational debt. Being a Reisher Scholar is a lifelong honor. Reisher Scholars have close bonds that they develop during college and maintain after graduation.The Reisher Scholars Program awards scholarships to Colorado students based upon demonstrated financial need and academic merit. The program seeks to help promising Colorado students earn their undergraduate degrees without incurring additional educational debt. The Reisher Scholars Program is unique in that it focuses on rising college sophomores and transfer students from community colleges who have already demonstrated academic and leadership potential as undergraduates.

 

The Reisher Scholars Program awards scholarships to Colorado students based upon demonstrated financial need and academic merit. The program seeks to help promising Colorado students earn their undergraduate degrees without incurring additional educational debt. The Reisher Scholars Program is unique in that it focuses on rising college sophomores and transfer students from community colleges who have already demonstrated academic and leadership potential as undergraduates.

​​Currently six Colorado public universities partner with the Reisher Scholars Program. Students who have completed their freshman year at a partner university or who are transferring into one of the universities from community colleges for their junior year may apply. Applicants must meet a variety of eligibility requirements, including a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better, demonstrated financial need and involvement in service activities. Reisher Scholar awards are full unmet need scholarships and now range from $4,000 to $11,000 per year. From 2001 to 2015, over 1,000 students from a wide variety of backgrounds have received Reisher support, with a total of $15.7 million in scholarships. The Reisher Scholars Program continues to grow, expanding its reach and impact to help Colorado college students reach their goals.

The Reisher Scholars Program is one of Colorado's premier merit- and need- based scholarship programs. Every year, hundreds of Reisher Scholars earn a college education and graduate in a timely manner with minimal additional educational debt.

"This opportunity is the encouragement I need to pursue my goals of higher education. I am grateful that the Reisher Scholars Program reaches a hand out to those who struggle with the 'need' portion of the responsibility that comes with higher education."

"I am now one step closer to my goal of becoming the first female in my family to graduate college. Post college, I plan to pursue my master's degree in higher education.