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Bachelor's Scholarships

$5K and $8K Scholarships

Prepare to expand your career opportunities and make a difference in your chosen field. Capella is pleased to offer $5,000 and $8,000 bachelor’s scholarships in select programs that can set you on a direct path to move forward in your career.

Eligibility Requirements

Student Criteria

Must be a new student (or former student reapplying to the university) accepted into and enrolled in an eligible bachelor's program in the GuidedPath learning format at Capella University in May, June, or July 2019*. 

Academic Standards

Maintain good academic standing (3.01.04 Academic Standing) and/or good financial aid satisfactory academic progress (3.01.05 FASAP).

First Course

Must successfully pass your first course upon first attempt. Returning students must pass first course taken upon readmission to Capella.

Credit Requirements

Following your first course, you must enroll in nine or more credits in each quarter of the scholarship period.

*FlexPath and certificate applicants not eligible.

How to Apply

Step 1

Use application fee waiver code SC2019 to submit your Capella University admission application. Already applied? Skip this step.

Step 2

Find your program and corresponding scholarship below. To start your program on May 6, June 3, or July 8, 2019, apply for the scholarship before courses begin.

$5K Scholarship

Eligible Programs

  • BS in Health Care Administration*
  • BS in Public Health*
  • BS in Psychology Pre-Counseling

*Accelerated master's pathway options available.

$8K Scholarship

Eligible Programs

  • BS in Business
  • BS in Criminal Justice
  • BS in General Psychology
  • BS in General Information Technology

Scholarship Details

The scholarship can be applied only to an eligible bachelor's program in the GuidedPath learning format. Depending on the program you enter, the scholarship will be applied to your Capella account during the third week of the quarter in the following disbursements:

  • $5,000 scholarship disbursed equally over five consecutive quarters ($1,000 per quarter)
  •  $8,000 scholarship disbursed equally over eight consecutive quarters ($1,000 per quarter)


Start Date Date of First Scholarship Disbursement
May, June, or July 2019 October 2019
  • Recipients who do not remain enrolled through the first two weeks of the quarter will forfeit the award for that quarter.
  • Recipients who change to an ineligible program, graduate, discontinue, or withdraw from Capella will have all future scholarship disbursements canceled.
  • In some circumstances, Capella quarterly tuition may be lower than a quarterly scholarship disbursement. In other cases, recipients may complete their programs before they receive all quarterly scholarship disbursements. Under no circumstances will recipients be eligible for cash payment or other compensation for the value of unused disbursements.
  • Recipients of this scholarship are not eligible for other Capella grants, scholarships, or discounts in excess of 15%.
  • The scholarship may decrease the amount of financial aid funds available to the recipient.
  • The scholarship is intended to address the cost of attendance, including but not limited to, tuition.
  • Capella University and its affiliates’ (Strayer University, DevMountain, Hackbright Academy, and Strategic Education, Inc.) faculty and staff, their spouses, domestic partners, and dependent children are not eligible for the scholarship.

Call an enrollment counselor at 1.866.739.7361 to learn more about this scholarship and explore Capella programs.

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Find Funding Options

We’re here to help you find ways to pay for college without acquiring overwhelming debt. Capella financial aid advisors are available to guide you, or you can download our step-by-step financing guide.