Academic Standards and Criteria for Institutional Scholarship and Grant Renewal

All Westminster scholarship and grant funds require a student to maintain good academic standing and satisfactory progress as outlined in the Academic Catalog. The student’s academic standing and progress will be measured at the end of each May Term and will be used to determine whether the student is eligible for institutional funds in the next academic year. Both the May and Summer semesters may be used by a student to regain institutional fund eligibility. In general, this requires students to maintain a 2.0 GPA and to have successfully completed 70% of the semester credit hour for which they have been enrolled at Westminster College.

Eligibility for restricted and endowed scholarship funds are excluded from this policy and will be determined by the individual donor agreements for each scholarship.

This policy is effective with the Fall 2010 semester for all degree-seeking undergraduate students. Appeals for previous semesters where students received reduced scholarship amounts based on the prior institutional fund renewal policy will not be considered. A student may still receive institutional funds for up to a total of 8 semesters.

To receive merit-based aid, a student must be enrolled full time (at least 12 semester credit hours), except where otherwise specified by the individual award.