Iliff is committed to supporting and collaborating with our students to identify funding to support their graduate studies. Thanks to a generous gift in memory of Susan Schlessman Duncan, Iliff is able to provide an increased level of institutional scholarship support to new degree-seeking students for the 2021-2022 academic year.  

Applicants are not required to submit a separate application to be considered for an Iliff institutional scholarship, and all admitted students are automatically considered for scholarship support.

Additional scholarship support for degree-seeking students may be available through donor, grant, and external scholarship opportunities. Students who are accepted to Iliff will receive information from the Financial Aid Office regarding the scholarship application. An Iliff login and password are required to access this form

In addition to scholarships, we encourage eligible students to complete an annual FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ to identify federal grants and loans.

 

2021-2022 New Student Scholarships

 

Iliff Scholarship 

This scholarship may be awarded to new students who are admissible to an Iliff degree program and who intend to enroll full-time (FTE). This award will be distributed across the fall, winter, and spring quarters. If a student is not enrolled full-time the award amount will be prorated accordingly. This scholarship may be stacked with other Iliff, donor, grant, and external scholarships

 

The Social Justice Scholarship

This scholarship may be awarded to new students who are admissible to an Iliff degree program and who either self-identify with a historically excluded, underrepresented, underserved or underresourced community or who have previous experience with said communities and a commitment to serve them post-graduation. This award will be distributed across the fall, winter, and spring quarters. If a student is not enrolled full-time the award amount will be prorated accordingly. This scholarship may be stacked with other Iliff, donor, grant, and external scholarships.

 

The Western Regional Scholarship

This scholarship may be awarded to new students who are admissible to an Iliff degree program and who reside in the Western region at the time of admission. Western region states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. This award will be distributed across the fall, winter, and spring quarters. If a student is not enrolled full-time the award amount will be prorated accordingly. This scholarship may be stacked with other Iliff, donor, grant, and external scholarships.

 

The International/DACA Scholarship

This scholarship may be awarded to new students who are admissible to an Iliff degree program and who self-identify as an international or U. S. DACA student with demonstrated financial need. This award will be distributed across the fall, winter, and spring quarters. If a student is not enrolled full-time the award amount will be prorated accordingly. This scholarship may be stacked with donor, grant, and external scholarships.

 

The Susan Schlessman Duncan Full Tuition Scholarship

This scholarship may be awarded to new students who are admissible to an Iliff degree program;  demonstrate previous and/or future experience, commitment, and dedication towards the mission and values of Iliff; demonstrate great future promise academically and professionally; and demonstrate financial need. This award will be distributed across the fall, winter, and spring quarters. If a student is not enrolled full-time the award amount will be prorated accordingly. This scholarship may be stacked with donor, grant, and external scholarships.

2021-2022 Continuing Student Scholarships

Currently enrolled students will continue to receive a similar level of scholarship support for the remainder of their full-time enrollment in their specific degree program. Students are encouraged to complete the Iliff scholarship application on an annual basis to identify additional Iliff, donor, grant, and external scholarship opportunities. 

Donor and External Scholarships 

Iliff receives generous support from the current Iliff community and alumni. The Iliff scholarship application is designed to match students with specific donor requests. General scholarships are also available.

Fundraising Coaching

The Office of Financial Aid staff is available to assist students with external scholarship application materials. Many Iliff students pursue careers in ministry and non-profit work. These fields require fundraising skills, and fundraising through financial aid is one way to get used to making the all-important ask for funding. It is more difficult to advocate on one’s own behalf in comparison to having a building or cause to reference for potential donors. Many of our students have successfully raised funds through their community connections and paid for their seminary studies without taking on huge amounts of debt. 

You are encouraged to contact the Office of Financial Aid and set up an appointment to receive fundraising coaching.

Contact

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Students are encouraged to set up an appointment through the Financial Aid Appointment Calendar.

Goldie Ector | Director of Financial Aid
303-765-3114

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