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SCHOLARSHIPS

The University and the RVU Alumni Association offer several scholarships to incoming students each year. These scholarships are offered in the form of partial tuition waivers. Scholarship information and applications are available annually, during the spring prior to matriculation. Scholarship applicants must complete a separate application and supply all required supporting documentation for each individual scholarship they are applying for by the deadline. Award recipients are announced in July.

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RVU Scholarships

The University and the RVU Alumni Association offer several scholarships to incoming students each year. These scholarships are offered in the form of partial tuition waivers. Scholarship information and applications are available annually, during the spring prior to matriculation. Scholarship applicants must complete a separate application and supply all required supporting documentation for each individual scholarship they are applying for by the deadline. Award recipients are announced in July.

  • Brandon Trusell Service COM Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to one incoming student who has demonstrated a commitment to service. The recipient will receive a tuition waiver of $5,000 ($2,500 per semester). This is a one-year award.
  • Robert Bruce Told Scholarship: this scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student who grew up and graduated from high school in a rural community. Preference will be given to applicants who plan to return to a rural community to practice medicine. The recipient will receive a tuition waiver of $10,000 ($5,000 per semester) and the award is renewable for three additional years.
  • RVU Challenge COM Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to one incoming student who demonstrates that they have had to overcome previous or on-going hardships to get to where they are today. The recipient will receive a tuition waiver of $5,000 ($2,500 per semester). This is a one-year award.
  • RVU Healthcare Leaders Scholarship: this scholarship will be awarded to an incoming minority medical student. For purposes of this scholarship, a minority is defined as a student of Black/African-American, Native American, Asian/Pacific, or of Hispanic ethnic origin, as defined by the American Osteopathic Foundation. The recipient will receive a tuition waiver of $10,000 ($5,000 per semester) and the award is renewable for three additional years.
  • RVU Hope Scholarship: this scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student who is the first person in his or her immediate family to attend college. The recipient will receive a tuition waiver of $10,000 ($5,000 per semester) and the award is renewable for three additional years.
  • RVU Opportunity Scholarship: this scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student who grew up and graduated from high school in an inner-city community. (Inner city is defined as “the usually older, central part of a city, especially characterized by crowded neighborhoods in which low-income, often minority groups predominate.”) Preference will be given to applicants who plan to return to an inner-city community to practice medicine. The recipient will receive a tuition waiver of $10,000 ($5,000 per semester) and the award is renewable for three additional years.

RVU Alumni Scholarships for Incoming students

Applications are placed on the admitted student portal and admitted students are notified when these are available each year. Please contact Julie Rosenthal, Vice President of Enrollment Management and External Relations, at 720-875-2804 or jrosenthal@rvu.edu.

  • Brandon Trusell Memorial Scholarship: This is a service scholarship that is awarded by the RVU Alumni Association to an incoming COM student at the Utah or Colorado locations. Applications are placed on the admitted student portal in the Spring each year.

Outside Scholarships

  • Colorado Medical Society: The Colorado Medical Society Education Foundation offers the opportunity for interested pre-matriculating medical students in Colorado to apply for a Foundation scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to pre-matriculating medical students with financial need who demonstrate a commitment to future practice in either a medically underserved area and/or a rural community. To apply or learn more about this scholarship, click here: Colorado Medical Society Education Foundation
  • Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation: Ensuring the future of Osteopathic Medicine in Colorado begins by supporting today’s osteopathic medical students. The Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation is proud to award up to five $10,000 scholarships to students entering their third year at an AOA accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine. These scholarships are renewed automatically for $10,000 each for the fourth year as long as the students are in good standing with their College of Osteopathic Medicine. Scholarships are for tuition unless the selected recipients receive a fellowship. In addition, the Walter S. Strode, D.O. Memorial Scholarship has been established. To apply or learn more about this scholarship, click here: Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation
  • WICHE: Rocky Vista University accepts students for this program whose permanent residence is within one of the 3 Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) participating states. The states that participate in the WICHE Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP) for RVU are Arizona, Montana, and Wyoming.For more information, visit WICHE’s website. If you are not certain of the residency requirements for your state, you can find that information at The College Board. To find the requirements for your state, click on your state on the U.S. map.
  • National Western Stock Show Scholarship: The University and/or its Scholarship Committee shall review scholarship applications and select an appropriate candidate(s) based on the eligibility criteria. Please contact Student Financial Services at SFS@rvu.edu for further information.
    • Eligibility: To be eligible for a scholarship, the student:
      • Must be a college graduate who is currently enrolled at the University;
      • Must have participated in the annual January National Western Stock Show which can include livestock exhibition and/or judging, the NW internship program, the NW volunteer program, Westernaires, and sanctioned 4-H/FFA projects. This does not include participation in shows held at the National Western at times other than the actual January Stock Show dates for each specific year.
      • Must be enrolled in the University’s rural track primary care program with a commitment to rural practice post-graduation (see “WSSA Scholarship Recipient Agreement”).
      • Must maintain “good standing” during the award period.
  • National Health Services Corp Programs: The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) offers a scholarship to students interested in pursuing a career as a primary care physician. This scholarship program covers tuition, fees, other reasonable educational costs, and provides a monthly living stipend. In return, the recipient must serve one year for each year of support at an approved site after completing a primary care residency. There is a minimum commitment of two years.

Other federal, state, and local scholarship programs may be available for qualified students.

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RESOURCES

Students who wish to apply for a loan must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. RVU students are strongly encouraged to complete their FAFSA prior to April 1st. From there, the Office of Student Financial Services will determine the financial aid eligibility for each student annually.

The University and the RVU Alumni Association offer several scholarships to incoming students each year. These scholarships are offered in the form of partial tuition waivers. Scholarship information and applications are available annually, during the spring prior to matriculation.

Federal and private educational loans are available to graduate students. Students receiving loans for the first time must complete loan entrance counseling and  Master Promissory Note before any funds will be disbursed.

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES

COLORADO CAMPUS
8401 S. Chambers Road

Parker, CO 80134
720-874-2442

For faster response, please direct inquiries to the campus email:
sfs@rvu.edu

SOUTHERN UTAH CAMPUS
255 E. Center Street

Ivins, UT 84738
435-222-1248

For faster response, please direct inquiries to the campus email:
sfssu@rvu.edu