While the cost of higher education continues to rise, Prescott College is taking steps to help break down the financial barriers many local families face.

“Many people think that a private, small college like Prescott College is financially out of their reach, and we’re very sensitive to the affordability issue that families are facing everywhere,” Prescott College President John Flicker said. “We’re trying to address it head-on, and let people know that we’re competitive with public institutions in the Southwest, and they shouldn’t not think about us because of cost.”

The new Changemaker Scholarship guarantees a $15,000 tuition scholarship to every new first- time student from Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Texas, who is admitted to the on-campus undergraduate degree program for the fall 2018 semester. Students don’t need to apply for the scholarship. It will automatically be awarded for students who are admitted from those states. The scholarship is split between two semesters, and can be renewed each year for students who maintain satisfactory academic progress as a full-time student.

In addition to the Changemaker Scholarship, Prescott College has introduced the Prescott College Fellowship. The fellowship is a full-tuition scholarship available to one newly admitted student for each of its full academic degree programs with an anticipated enrollment in spring 2018 or fall 2018 semesters.

In total, five new fellowships for the spring 2018 term and six new fellowships for the fall 2018 term will be awarded to incoming students from around the country who are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.

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