Financial Support for Honors Students

All Honors College students receive generous financial aid packages from Westminster College as a result of their outstanding performance in high school. Rankings for scholarship money take into account many factors, including performance in high school AP classes and on AP exams. The Honors College does everything in its power to support its students' quest for other forms of monetary support, including funding for various research opportunities and post-graduate scholarships.

Honors Academic Excellence Scholarship

The Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded annually to students who show particular promise and interest in academic excellence, campus leadership, and visibility—and who demonstrate a good fit with the unique learning approach of Honors. Each scholarship is $5,000 for first-year students and $2,500 for students transferring to Westminster from another school. This annual scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years, provided the student maintains good academic standing and satisfactory progress and remains an active member of the Honors College.

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Honors Summer Research Awards

The Honors College offers $3,750 awards annually to 2 students engaged in summer research. Honors Summer Research Awards are designed to support Honors students who are conducting high-level research during the summer in lieu of a full-time summer job. The Honors College also defrays costs for students presenting research at conferences.

Travel Funds for Graduate School

Students investigating graduate schools are eligible to have some of their travel funds reimbursed through the Student Honors Council Fund. You can contact the Honors College dean for an application form (