Scholarships & Grants
Start Now & Save Thousands
By enrolling at Capella University now, you can save thousands on your tuition. Capella–sponsored grants are not based on financial need and do not require repayment. Instead, these special grants are available to everyone who enrolls now in qualified programs and meets other eligibility requirements. Grants are easy to apply for, and are an excellent way to help pay for your college education. New students are only eligible to apply for one of the grants listed below.
Nurses who hold an RN license who start their program between September and December 2014 and pass their first course are eligible to receive a grant ($1,500 for certificate programs, $3,000 for bachelor's programs, $4,000 for master's programs, $5,000 for doctoral programs), distributed over 7 consecutive quarters (4 quarters for certificate programs). To receive the grant, new students must enroll at Capella and apply for the grant before their first course begins and no later than December 8, 2014.
New students who start an eligible public service master's program — including MS in Public Safety, MS in Human Service, MPA, and MNML — between September and December of 2014 and pass their first course are eligible to receive $3,000, distributed over 7 consecutive quarters. To receive the grant, new students must enroll at Capella and apply before their first course begins and no later than December 8, 2014.
Find the Right Funding for Your Goals
Scholarships offered by Capella and other outside sources are an ideal way to fund your education — they do not have to be paid back and can be used for tuition, fees, and other education expenses. Although scholarships can be need-based, merit-based, or a combination of the two, they require advanced planning due to their limited availability and extensive application and review process.
Robert C. Ford Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by Capella in honor of Dr. Robert C. Ford, who served as dean of the Capella University School of Human Services from 1997 until his death in 2001.
Who is eligible?
Current Capella learners enrolled in any degree program who demonstrate academic and professional objectives reflective of Dr. Ford's mission to help people help themselves, while serving traditionally underserved and disadvantaged members of society, and who have successfully completed first course and who demonstrate financial need.
How much is the award?
Eight $4,000 scholarships are available each year; typically, 2 are awarded each quarter. The funds are distributed evenly over 4 consecutive quarters. Recipients may qualify for the scholarship for up to 3 years, for a total of 12 quarters, in one degree program.
When is this scholarship available?
The Robert C. Ford Scholarship is offered 4 times per year. Applications are accepted beginning mid-September, early December, mid-March, and mid-June.