You must enroll full time in order to receive these awards. Full-time enrollment may include online or graduate level coursework (see ASU Scholarship Policy).

Merit Scholarships

We automatically award renewable merit scholarships to our first-time students based on weighted or unweighted high school GPA and to transfer students based on transfer cumulative GPA from all institutions attended.

President’s Scholarship – $3,000/year

  • Incoming first-time students: minimum weighted GPA 3.90
  • Continuing students: minimum cumulative GPA 3.90

Vice President’s Scholarship – $1,000/year

  • Incoming first-time students: weighted GPA 3.25 to 3.89  
  • Continuing students: minimum cumulative GPA 3.25 to 3.89

Experience Colorado Scholarship

Awarded to all non-resident and international students (WUE and NM reciprocal students excluded). Valued at $5,000 for the academic year, it is renewed annually as long as the student maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress and is enrolled full time. For more information, visit the One Stop Student Services Center in the Student Union Building.

Arizona and California Resident Scholarship

$2,000 annual scholarship for Arizona and California residents who are unconditionally admitted starting Fall 2019. AZ/CA residents are also WUE residents who pay the WUE tuition rate. It is renewed annually as long as the student maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress and is enrolled full time.

Valedictorian Scholarship

All first-year students who were valedictorians or ranked first in their class, as documented on their final high school transcript, will receive an additional $1,000.

Junior and Senior Room Waivers

Students who live in the dorms or apartments as juniors and seniors are eligible for a room waiver. Juniors will receive $500 per semester and seniors, $700. Faculty Drive apartments are not eligible at this time. Students who indicate that they will live on campus on their FAFSA will be processed automatically.
Please contact Housing at 719-587-7227 with any questions regarding these waivers.

Grizzly Partner Scholarship

Awarded at admission to students from Alamosa, Archuleta, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache Counties in Colorado, as well as Taos and Rio Arriba Counties in New Mexico.

This award, valued at up to $3,200 per year ($1,000 for tuition, $1,100 for room and $1,100 for board), is for full-time freshmen and sophomores and requires recipients to live on campus. Students who indicate that they will live on campus on their FAFSA will be processed automatically.

The award for students who live in an apartment without a meal plan is $2,000 per year ($500 for tuition and $500 for room per semester).

Juniors, seniors and Faculty-Drive residents are not eligible for this award.

SLV Promise

Adams State University prides itself in serving students from its hometown of Alamosa and the surrounding San Luis Valley. To assist those students, as well as students from across southern Colorado, Adams State guarantees need-based grants to qualified Pell grant, Colorado resident, students to cover the normally assessed tuition and fees. To qualify during the 2020-21 academic year, students must complete a FAFSA and all requirements and enroll full-time on campus by July 31, 2020.

Students from the following counties are included in the SLV Promise: Alamosa, Archuleta, Baca, Bent, Chaffee, Conejos, Costilla, Huerfano, Las Animas, Mineral, Otero, Prowers, Rio Grande and Saguache.

If you are a transfer student returning to Adams State University to complete your degree and originally graduated from one of the counties listed above, you could be eligible to receive the SLV Promise. Please contact us at financialaid@adams.edu or call 719-587-7306 if you any questions.