Fall 2019 Deadline: April 15th

Application Process:

  • To access the General Application, click “Sign in” and use your NetID to login.
  • Please be sure to answer each question in detail to apply for all available funding.
  • The system may recommend scholarships to you that are not completely covered by the general application, you may need to supply additional information or take additional steps to be considered for these scholarships.
    • For example: You may be required to demonstrate financial need by submitting your completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

The Office of Return to Learn processes all R2L Scholarships through the Cat Scholarships portal. After you have completed your General Application, the system will automatically match you to all scholarships you are eligible for, including the R2L Scholarship.

The Office of Return to Learn's scholarships were created to help students return to school after a year or more away and is designed to help students improve both their academic performance and their career focus. Merit and circumstance-based scholarships of up to $2,000 tie funding with each student’s proactive use of student success resources to fulfill their degree requirements and improve their career prospects.  

R2L Scholarship Categories*


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  • Must be Pursuing First Undergraduate Degree
  • Must Have Been Absent for at Least One Academic Year 
  • Must be Enrolled for 15 Credits
    • May be a part-time student with justification
  • MUST HAVE 3.0 GPA or greater


  • Must be Pursuing First Undergraduate Degree
  • Must Have Been Absent for at Least One Academic Year
  • Must be Enrolled for 15 Credits

*Scholarship applicants will be automatically sorted into the appropriate categories.