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Scholarships: Apply Now & Save

By enrolling at Capella University now, you may be able to save thousands on your tuition. Capella-sponsored scholarships are not based on financial need and never require repayment. These scholarships are available to learners who enroll in qualified programs and meet other eligibility requirements. Capella scholarships are easy to apply for and are a smart way to help fund your college education.

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.

See if you qualify for this scholarship