Reisher Scholars- TRANSFER

Reisher Scholars Program (Transfer students)
The mission of the Reisher Scholars Program is to enable promising students from Colorado who show dedication to academics in addition to financial need the ability to graduate from college in a timely manner with minimal additional educational debt. The Reisher Scholarship helps strong students finish stronger!
The scholarship provides two years of funding for students transferring to MSU Denver from a community college, with the goal of helping students graduate in two years with little to no debt. The scholarship provides for the full cost of attendance to be met- often called a full-ride scholarship.

  • Must be transferring to MSU Denver during the spring, summer, or fall semester of 2024
    • Have and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA
    • Have financial need based on FAFSA
    • Plan to enroll in at least 12 credits, 9 credits being in-person (not online) classes, each semester they receive the scholarship
    • Be a Colorado resident
    • Have an expected graduation date two years from the date that they are first selected as a Reisher Scholar
    • Must agree to work 10 hours per week, on or off campus, unless caring for dependent/sibling/parent, disabled, or participating in sports program at Metropolitan State University
    of Denver
    • Have a total unmet financial need of at least $4,000.
    • Student may not take out loans totaling more than $1,500 during fall and spring semester (total of $1,500 per year) while receiving scholarship
    • Must demonstrate one or more of the following personal qualities: high motivation, goal-oriented, responsible/dependable, and demonstrate an indication of making a contribution
    to society

In compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), educational institutions are prohibited from releasing student education records without your consent. Additional information regarding FERPA and educational records can be located in the university catalog on the MSU Denver webpage. By completing this application, you are authorizing MSU Denver to release ALL educational records, as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1232g, and which may include, but are not limited to, transcripts, social security number, and disciplinary records to the Denver Foundation and Reisher Scholarship Program if you are selected for the Reisher scholarship. This authorization will remain in effect until student withdraws this authorization in writing to the Office of the Registrar.

If you have any questions about applying please contact Scott Bergman

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please list all Community College or other Universities attended, including dates of attendance
  2. What is/was your 1st semester at MSU Denver?
  3. Do you expect to graduate from MSU Denver by May of 2026?
  4. What is your current community college cumulative GPA?
  5. Do you plan to use work study funds for campus employment?
  6. How many total credit hours will transfer to MSU Denver after this spring semester?
  7. Do you have any dependents?
  8. Essay Required. All applicants must submit an essay. The essay is in addition to the essay required by the MSU Denver Online General Scholarship Application. This essay should be typed, 12-point font, single spaced, 1000 word maximum, and answer the following questions: 1. What personal qualities make you a good candidate for the Reisher Scholarship? 2. What are some of the ways that you have or will give back to the community? 3. What are your academic and career goals? 4. How will the completion of your degree benefit you and others? NAMING YOUR DOCUMENT: Please make sure you put your name in the file name before uploading.
  9. Please use this space to upload your Unofficial Transcripts. NAMING YOUR DOCUMENT: Please make sure you put your name in the file name before uploading. Applicants must submit unofficial transcripts from ALL colleges/universities previously attended to complete this form.
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