Reisher Transfer Scholarship

The program was established in 2001 by the Reisher family. Roger and Margaret Reisher came from modest means and were the first in their families to attend and graduate from college. Appreciating how much their education impacted their lives and success in the banking industry, the Reishers established the program to help fill a gap in Colorado student financial aid. While many scholarships help students get started on their college journey, the Reisher Scholarship is designed to help provide students with the financial means to complete their undergraduate degree.

The Reisher Family Scholarship is available to TRANSFER students who will have 54-75 credit hours by the start of fall 2019. In order to qualify, applicants must be a Colorado resident, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, qualify for financial aid and work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Applicants must be enrolled full-time (12 hours required, however 15 hours are strongly encouraged) each semester they receive the award and demonstrate unmet financial need. Note: Work-study funding is included in the financial aid package for those who qualify.

Interviews May 20-24

Residents of Colorado
Supplemental Questions
  1. The Reisher Family Scholarship Committee looks for students who demonstrate one or more of the following personal qualities: highly motivated, goal-oriented, responsible, and likely to make a contribution to society. (Please answer all three prompts below.)
    • Describe how you commit yourself to your community and/or civic engagement.
    • The Reisher Scholars program has a high standard for strong moral character among its scholars. What are your values? How do you exhibit these values in your life?
    • The Reisher Scholars Program is more than just a financial award; it's a community of students who are focused on improving themselves and building lasting connections with others. Scholars regularly participate in the CU Denver Scholar Community that holds regular events, and outreach support to students. Activities and events would include: team building, professional development, community service projects among others. Thus, it is expected that students are scholarship participants and not just a recipient. How do you believe you would contribute to these events and what do you hope to gain from attending such events?
  2. Please complete and submit a Reisher Graduation Plan Form that displays your plan to graduate in 2 academic years.
  3. Please upload your unofficial transcript(s) from all of the colleges you have attended.