Merit-Based Scholarships

     

2015-2016

Westminster Scholars


The Westminster Scholars program is designed to identify and recognize students who present academic achievements along with an SAT or ACT score that would place them among the country's top achieving college-bound high school students. Along with the distinction of being recognized as a Westminster Scholar, selected students will be awarded a minimum of $17,000 per year and be given an opportunity to compete for a larger four year award through a Scholarship Writing Competition. Students must apply by March 1 to participate in the Writing Competition.

Merit-based scholarships are four year subsidies and include the following:

Presidential Award
Full Tuition
To be eligible, a student must present a minimum GPA of 3.7, have a minimum 1200 SAT (cr + math) or a 27 ACT composite, and compete in the scholarship writing competition.
Vance Award
$80,000 ($20,000 per academic year)
To be eligible, a student must present a minimum GPA of 3.7 and have a minimum 1200 SAT (cr + math) or a 27 ACT composite.
Titan Award
$68,000 ($17,000 per academic year)
To be eligible, a student must present a minimum GPA of 3.5 and have a minimum 1100 SAT (cr + math) or a 24 ACT composite.

Students will be notified about the Scholarship Writing Competition by mail shortly after admission.

All recipients are required to maintain academic progress towards graduation and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) during their studies at Westminster College to have their award renewed each year.

 

Nominated Merit-Based Scholarships


$74,000 ($18,500 per academic year)
To be eligible, a student must be a member of the Presbyterian Church USA, be nominated by his/her church and present a minimum GPA of 3.50.
$74,000 ($18,500 per academic year)
To be eligible, a student must be nominated by an educator who is a Westminster College graduate and present a minimum GPA of 3.50.
Legacy Scholarship
$72,000 ($18,000 per academic year)
To be eligible, a student must present a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and have a parent or grandparent who earned a degree from Westminster College.

 

Other Scholarships


Lemmon Family Scholarship
Worth approximately $130,000 the Lemmon Family Scholarship is a four year full-tuition scholarship for students enrolling in the pre-health program, renewable with the maintenance of a 3.4 cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress.

Music Talent Award
Students with exceptional ability in music, who are music majors or minors, may receive a grant for their participation. Interested students should contact the Department of Music to apply.

 

How do you know if you qualify for a merit-based scholarship?


Complete an application for admission and submit it to the Office of Admissions. If you are accepted for admission and qualify, you will be notified by mail. If you have further questions, contact the Office of Admissions at 724-946-7100 or admis@westminster.edu.

 

Notes: In instances where a candidate qualifies for more than one scholarship, the student will receive the largest scholarship for which s/he qualifies. Any consideration for scholarship adjustment will be based upon scores and grades received by the end of February.