Scholarships For Transfer Students
Apply now Westminster's transfer student scholarships and grant support are designed to help you finish what you started and finish strong!
Listed below are our current merit scholarships for Transfer students:
|Award Designation||Award Amount||Cumulative Transfer GPA|
|Westminster Success Grant||$9,000||2.75–2.99|
|Phi Theta Kappa Members||$2,000||*In addition to your merit-based scholarship listed above.|
|Yellow Ribbon Scholarship||Estimated 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 2015 semester, 92% 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.
Apply. You'll receive a decision soon after your file is complete. With our rolling admissions process, your application will be considered until we have filled our class and the selection process closes. If there is anything we can do to help make the decision 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 scholarships funds to Westminster and we offer them to 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 them all.
The application is now closed. Applications typically open around Thanksgiving and close at the end of January.
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
- Over $1.58 Million was awarded to over 550 students
- Average Award was $2,864
External Scholarships are free money, offered by a number of agencies and possible state opportunities. Over 158 students received outside scholarships in 2015 from a variety of organizations that totaled over a ½ Million dollars. Many students, though, received more than one outside scholarship. Some popular websites to find outside scholarships can be found at www.finaid.org and www.fastweb.com. Our Financial Aid Facebook page is a good place to find new scholarship opportunities and helpful tips, too.
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 suited 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