Everyone who applies to Westminster College and fills out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is automatically considered for the merit-based scholarships described below.

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Merit Scholarships for First-Year Students

At Westminster, we recognize student success. Your academic achievement, as measured by difficulty of course work, grades, entrance exams (ACT or SAT), along with recommendations and extracurricular activities, indicate your future success at Westminster and beyond. The college invests—through scholarship awards—in students who carry a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher; score well on the ACT or SAT; and who are hardworking, determined, open-minded, caring, and ambitious. We recommend you meet with an admissions counselor, as it helps complete the picture for both the student and the college.

Annual amounts for these awards range from $10,000 a year to $22,000 a year. These awards are renewable for students who maintain good academic standing and satisfactory academic progress. The highest level award for which a student qualifies will supersede all previous offers.

Award DesignationAward Amount
Westminster Presidential Scholarship$22,000
Westminster Dean's Scholarship$19,000
Westminster Founder's Scholarship$17,000
Westminster Horizon Scholarship$15,000
Westminster New Scholar Scholarship$10,000

See which scholarships you qualify for.

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Annually renewable $3,000 scholarship awards are offered to all Utah Sterling Scholar Regional Winners worth up to $12,000. The Utah Sterling Scholar Regional Runners Up will be eligible for a $1,500 annual scholarships up to $6,000.

Awards of $20,000 per year ($80,000 over four years) will be awarded for the senior division finalists who advance to the Intel ISEF from the Salt Lake Valley Science and Engineering Fair and other Utah Regional Science Fairs and have been admitted to Westminster. Multiple year winners will receive one scholarship award of $20,000 per year (which supersedes any merit scholarship award), and are not eligible to receive the $1,000 participant award. Every 11th and 12th grade student who participates in a Utah Regional Science Fair but does not advance to Intel ISEF will be awarded one $1,000 award per year ($4,000 over 4 years) toward tuition, in addition to any other awards they receive at Westminster (not to exceed tuition).

In recognition of our shared goals of transforming mathematics, science, and technology education through innovation and problem-based learning, Westminster College will award first-year students graduating from an NCSSSMST school an additional $2,500 per year ($10,000 over four years) toward the cost of tuition, in addition to other merit scholarships (the total amount not to exceed annual tuition).

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC Scholarship recipients, who choose to attend Westminster and also choose to live on campus, will be awarded a full room and board grant at a double room and full meal plan rate. ROTC Scholarship recipients choosing to live off campus will receive a $2,500 grant. Students who receive both an ROTC scholarship and room and board grants are not eligible for other Westminster College scholarships as entering students.

Westminster College also participates in the Utah New Century Scholarship Program and the Centennial Scholarship for Early Graduation Certificate programs.

Westminster College is pleased to offer an AmeriCorps Matching Grant to qualified undergraduate students in recognition of academic potential, involvement in community activities, and leadership. This award matches the AmeriCorps Education Award with up to $4,725 annually based on the amount of funds the student requests from AmeriCorps. The matching amount will apply toward tuition for the student's first bachelor's degree and may not exceed a student's remaining financial need after all need-based financial aid has been awarded.

Westminster College and the Business Leadership Foundation of the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to provide a scholarship to be awarded to an incoming undergraduate student of Hispanic decent. One full-tuition, yearly renewable scholarship will be presented to a qualified student each year and will be awarded by the Hispanic Business Leadership Foundation of the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. See for further details.

Scholarships with Additional Applications

Theatre, music, athletic, and dance scholarships are also available through auditions or tryouts. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.

Scholarships For Transfer Students

Westminster's transfer student scholarships and grant support are designed to help you finish what you started and finish strong.

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Our current merit scholarships for transfer students are listed below:

Award DesignationAward AmountCumulative Transfer GPA
Transfer Presidential$15,0003.5+
Transfer Dean's$13,0003.25–3.49
Transfer Founder's$12,0003.0–3.24
Westminster Success Grant$9,0002.75–2.99
Phi Theta Kappa Members$2,000*In addition to your merit-based scholarship listed above
Yellow Ribbon ScholarshipEstimated award covers tuition costs – VA Eligible

When you apply and are admitted to Westminster College, we automatically consider you for merit-based scholarship and grant awards. In the fall 2018 semester, 89% of new transfer students received a renewable merit scholarship or grant. Merit scholarships are based on a student's cumulative transfer GPA. Students with less than 30 earned college credit hours will be also be required to submit a high school transcript and the high school GPA may be used for determination of merit scholarship eligibility.

Even if you do not meet the minimum merit aid requirements, there is need-based financial aid available that is awarded on an individual basis to students who have filed the FAFSA and have demonstrated financial need.

If there is anything we can do to help make the process easier for you, please do not hesitate to call your admissions counselors at 800.748.4753 or 801.832.2200 or financial aid counselors at 801.832.2500.

Scholarships For Current Students

There are additional scholarships available for current Westminster students. Hundreds of donors have contributed scholarship funds for students in their second, third, and fourth years at Westminster. These scholarships are awarded based on the individual criteria set up by the donor and utilize your cumulative Westminster GPA. Submit one application to be considered for all continuing scholarships.

The continuing student scholarship application for the 2019–2020 academic year is now open. Applications are due on January 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Late applications will not be considered.

Apply for Continuing Scholarships

Eligible students are also encouraged to apply for the McNair Scholars Program. This is a federally funded effort to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who go on to graduate study.

Continuing Student Scholarship Statistics

  • Roughly $1.5 million was awarded to over 500 students
  • Average award was $2,070

External Scholarships

External Scholarships are offered by a number of agencies and possible state opportunities, and many students receive more than one outside scholarship. Some popular websites to find outside scholarships include and Our Financial Aid Facebook page is also a good place to find new scholarship opportunities and helpful tips.

Tips for Applying to External Scholarships

  • Be specific—donors want to see that you fit the criteria they are looking for.
  • Identify what the donor is looking for—if you can identify what a donor is looking for then you can make an application that is tailored toward those criteria and increase your chances of being selected.
  • Be organized and neat—first impressions matter.
  • Keep track of deadlines—submitting some applications early can benefit you.
  • Submit the application in full—keep a copy of all application documents before you finally submit.
  • Be aware of scholarship scams. If they ask for unnecessary personal information or an application fee, they are probably not a legitimate source of funding.