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Keep Costs Down with Scholarships

Whether offered by Capella or an outside organization, scholarships can help you lower the cost of your education.

Applying for a scholarship requires advanced planning. Typically, scholarship applications are accepted many months before funds are distributed. Scholarships can be highly competitive and have an extensive application and review process. In addition to completing the application, you may be required to submit additional materials, such as a transcript, a resume, and letters of recommendation.

Scholarships Offered by Capella University

Capella offers several scholarships to currently enrolled students in a variety of programs. Most are awarded to several students once per year. Applications are only accepted during the specified time period. Visit Campus for more information.

+Dr. Mary Brown Memorial Scholarship - Full-Tuition

The need for information security professionals is great; the need for women in information security is even greater. To honor Dr. Brown and her contributions and commitment to information security, the Dr. Mary Brown Memorial Scholarship is specifically designed to award women who are in or who wish to enter the information assurance and security field. The Dr. Mary Brown Memorial scholarship is awarded annually during the summer quarter.  Two full-tuition scholarships are awarded to female students who start or are enrolled in the BS in Information Assurance and Security or MS in Digital Forensics, Network Defense or Health Care Security programs as of July 2017. Scholarship application deadline is April 16, 2017.

To see if you qualify for this scholarship, email an enrollment counselor or call 1.844.363.6916.
View scholarship requirements.

+$2,500 School Psychology Specialist Certificate Scholarship

This scholarship is available to current students enrolled in the Specialist Certificate Program in School Psychology who bring a unique perspective to the field of school psychology.

How much is the award?

Two $2,500 scholarships are available twice a year. The funds are distributed evenly over 2 quarters of the practicum.

When is this scholarship available?

This scholarship is offered twice per year. Applications for Winter quarter are accepted mid-October to mid-November; the Summer quarter award, early April to mid-May.

Who is eligible?

Current Capella students in the Specialist Certificate in the School Psychology program who have completed at least 20 quarter credit hours and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.

+$2,500 Loran Walker Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Loran Walker was an inspiring faculty leader at Capella University who passed away unexpectedly in November 2014. Loran was committed to improving the project management offerings throughout the School of Business and Technology and School of Undergraduate Studies. He was also dedicated to improving the experience of his learners, engaging them in new ways of learning to ensure that they could understand and apply project management concepts.

How much is the award?

Two $2,500 scholarships are awarded in the summer quarter each year.

When is this scholarship available?

This scholarship is offered once a year. Applications are accepted late March to mid-May.

Who is eligible?

Current Capella students enrolled in a degree program at the undergraduate, master's, or doctoral level in a project management specialization in: BS Business, BS Information Technology, MS Information Systems and Technology Management, MBA, DBA, PhD Business Management, or PhD Information Technology, who have successfully completed their first course, have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (graduate students) or 3.0 (undergraduate students).


+Capella Business Leader Award

Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal to offer an enhanced learning experience for business students.

Capella is proud to announce the annual Capella Business Leader Award, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal. All eligible business students can apply. Three students will be selected to travel to New York City in October to visit The Wall Street Journal headquarters, meet with Dow Jones Talent Development leaders, participate in the NASDAQ Closing Bell ceremony, and much more.

Who is eligible?

Students must be enrolled in a Capella business degree program at the undergraduate, master’s, or doctoral level, and have successfully completed four quarters or 36 credits at the undergraduate level, two quarters or 12 credits at the master’s level, or four quarters or 36 credits at the doctoral level.

Applicants must also demonstrate academic excellence as determined by the GPA—3.0 for undergraduates, 3.5 for master’s and doctoral students—and continue to maintain satisfactory academic progress (3.01.04 Academic Standing).

When is this award available?

The Capella Business Leader Award is offered once a year. Applications for the 2017 award will open May 1, 2017, with a submission deadline June 12, 2017.

Learn more about the award and how to apply.

Additional Scholarship Sources

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Other organizations committed to funding education have made scholarships available. Contact the scholarship sponsor to learn more about your eligibility and the application process.

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