$12,500 Doctoral Scholarship

Progressing in your degree takes hard work. We recognize your dedication by offering $12.5K toward your tuition costs as you persist in your program. This Capella Progress Reward is a scholarship for Capella alumni and is not need-based.

Eligibility requirements

Student criteria

Must be a new student (or former student reapplying to the university) accepted into and enrolled in an eligible program in the GuidedPath learning format at Capella University by January 2021.*

Academic standards

Adhere to all applicable Capella University policies, including but not limited to, good academic standing (3.01.04 Academic Standing) and 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.

Prior graduate

Must be a graduate of a Capella bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree program in the GuidedPath or FlexPath learning format.

*FlexPath and certificate applicants not eligible.

How to apply

Step 1

Submit your Capella University admission application. Already applied? Skip this step.

Step 2

To start your program by Jan. 11, 2021, apply for the Capella Progress Reward before courses begin.

$12,500 Capella Progress Reward

Eligible programs

  • DNP
  • DNP Preparatory
  • Doctor of Business Administration
  • Doctor of Education
  • Doctor of Health Administration
  • Doctor of Human Services
  • Doctor of Information Technology
  • Doctor of Public Administration
  • Doctor of Public Health
  • Doctor of Social Work
  • PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior
  • PhD in Business Management
  • PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision
  • PhD in Education
  • PhD in Human Services
  • PhD in Information Technology
  • PhD in Psychology
  • PsyD
  • PsyD in School Psychology

Capella Progress Reward details

The Capella Progress Reward can be applied only to an eligible doctoral program in the GuidedPath learning format. The $12,500 will be applied to your Capella account during the third week of the quarter, disbursed equally over seven consecutive quarters ($1,786 per quarter).

Start Date Date of First Disbursement
November or December 2020 October 2021
January 2021 January 2022
  • 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 disbursements canceled.
  • In some circumstances, Capella quarterly tuition may be lower than a quarterly disbursement. In other cases, recipients may complete their programs before they receive all quarterly disbursements. Under no circumstances will recipients be eligible for cash payment or other compensation for the value of unused disbursements.
  • Recipients of this Capella Progress Reward are not eligible for other Capella grants, scholarships, or discounts in excess of 15%, unless otherwise noted in the eligibility requirements of the additional applicable scholarship.
  • The Capella Progress Reward may decrease the amount of funding that can be offered from other sources, such as federal financial aid.
  • The Capella Progress Reward is intended to address the cost of attendance, including but not limited to, tuition.
  • To be considered a former student reapplying to the university, the student must not be currently enrolled in the university and meet one of the following criteria below:
    • Graduate of a Capella certificate or a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree program in the GuidedPath or FlexPath learning format.
    • Discontinued from the university for over four quarters.
    • Administratively withdrawn from the university.
    • Program of prior admittance to the university has been restaged or retired.
    • Applying to a program at a different degree level than program of prior admittance.
  • 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 Capella Progress Reward.

Call an enrollment counselor at 1.866.679.9682 to learn more about this Capella Progress Reward and explore Capella programs.

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