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Transfer Students

2013-2014 General Scholarship Information

Apply now! Westminster’s transfer student scholarship and grant support is designed to help you finish what you started and finish strong!

We are currently reviewing applications and awarding scholarships and grants for our Fall 2013 entering class and listed below are our current merit aid opportunities for Transfer students:  

Award Designation

Award Amount

Cumulative Transfer GPA

Transfer Presidential

$12,000

3.5+

Transfer Dean's

$11,000

3.25-3.49

Transfer Founder's

$10,000

3.0-3.24

Westminster Success Grant

$7,000

2.75-2.99

     

Phi Theta Kappa Members

$1,000

 **In addition to your merit-based scholarship listed above. 

When you apply and are admitted to Westminster College, we automatically consider you for merit-based scholarship and grant awards. In the fall 2012 semester, 87% 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 don’t 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.

Westminster College Award for Exemplary Achievement

Three scholarships of $25,000 per year will be awarded to students who will attend Westminster College as members of the Fall 2014 entering class. In addition, twenty-five scholarships of $4,000 will be awarded to students on top to their merit-based scholarship. Both freshman and transfer students are eligible to apply.

In rewarding exceptional achievement, the College seeks to honor students who will enrich our community of learners as they embody the high value we place on excellence. Special consideration will be given to students who demonstrate innovative, motivational leadership that has impacted their schools, workplaces, or communities. Consideration will also be given to applicants who have demonstrated resilience in the face of hardships, disability, difficult personal situations, or other disadvantage.

The Exemplary Achievement Award recognizes students who have achieved excellence in one of the following categories:

  • Significant participation in community service and civic participation

  • Work experience and entrepreneurship 

  • Resilience in the face of hardship or disadvantage

  • Promoting equity and understanding

  • Outstanding leadership

  • Distinction in the Arts, Humanities, or Sciences

  • Alvin & Helene Richer Academic Excellence
    Scholarship (Minimum 3.7 GPA; 27 ACT or
    equivalent )

Students may apply for consideration in one category. At least three scholarships will be awarded in each category. The Scholarship Committee will select the recipients by evaluating the level of achievement, depth of involvement, and quality of contribution among the applicants. Applicants must apply and be admitted to Westminster by the scholarship deadline and be in good academic standing at their current school. This award requires a separate application that is due in the admissions office by 5:00 pm on February 3, 2014. Finalists will be notified by March 5, 2014. Please contact the admissions office for further details.

Application materials include:

  1. Complete application form.

  2. Personal statement or essay explaining why your achievements relate to this award and how you will enrich our community of learners.

  3. A professional resume and list of all activities, awards and achievements

Please include the Westminster College Award for Exemplary Achievement Consideration Form (PDF) with your application materials listed above.

Need-based Aid

Undergraduate transfer students can apply for federal, state, and institutional aid programs by completing a FAFSA. Check out information on loans, scholarships, and work study programs for the best options for you. If you are transferring to Westminster College starting fall semester, you will need to complete a FAFSA or a Renewal FAFSA and send it to the Department of Education. Students who are transferring to Westminster starting spring or summer semester and have already completed a FAFSA will need to make sure that Westminster College is listed on their Student Aid Report. If not, call our Financial Aid Office at (801) 832-2500 and we can assist you in electronically adding Westminster to your financial aid application.