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Doctoral $5,000 Scholarship

Capella University is pleased to offer a $5,000 scholarship opportunity for Capella alumni who begin a doctoral degree program, apply for the scholarship, and meet all eligibility requirements.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must meet Capella University admission requirements PDF.
  • Must be a new student accepted into and enrolled in an eligible doctoral program at Capella University in December 2018 - December 2019. Former students reapplying to the university are also eligible.
  • Maintain good academic standing (3.01.04 Academic Standing PDF) and/or good financial aid satisfactory academic progress (3.01.05 FASAP PDF).
  • Must successfully pass your first course upon first attempt. Returning students must pass first course taken upon readmission to Capella.
  • Must be a graduate of a Capella master's, MBA, or doctoral degree program.

How to Apply for the Scholarship:

  1. Submit the Capella University online admission application. If you have already applied to Capella, skip this step.
  2. Apply for the Capella Alumni Doctoral Scholarship.
  3. Begin courses on Dec. 3, 2018, or Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 4, April 8, May 6, June 3, July 8, Aug. 5, Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, or Dec. 2, 2019.

Apply Now

Scholarship Application Deadline:

Apply before your first course begins. Applications received after your first course begins will not be considered.

Scholarship Details:

  • The scholarship can be applied only to an eligible doctoral program.
  • The $5,000 scholarship will be applied to your Capella account equally over 3 consecutive quarters ($1,667 per quarter) during the third week of each quarter.
Start date Date of first scholarship disbursement

December 2018 or January 2019

April 2019

February, March, or April 2019

July 2019

May, June, or July 2019

October 2019

August, September, or October 2019

January 2020

November or December 2019

April 2020

  • 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 cancelled.
  • Recipients who do not use the full scholarship award will not be eligible for a cash disbursement or any other compensation equal to the value of the scholarship award.
  • 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 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 opportunity and explore Capella programs.

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