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Presbyterian Heritage Scholars Program

Westminster College offers $72,000 Presbyterian Heritage Scholarship

The Presbyterian Heritage scholarship was established in 2015 to encourage and provide an opportunity for outstanding students whose congregation traces its roots to the Presbyterian church to apply to Westminster College, one of the nation’s most admired liberal arts colleges.

The Presbyterian Heritage scholarship is worth $18,000 annually for the Academic year 2018-2019 and renewable every year for four years, for a total of $72,000. Each qualifying congregation can nominate at least two qualifying graduating seniors for the scholarship each academic year. As of 2017, Westminster College alumni can also nominate a qualified high school senior from their congregation for this award.

Student qualifications for Presbyterian Heritage Scholarship:

  • 3.5 (or higher) cumulative High School GPA
  • Nomination by pastor/congregation using the online form or the PDF downloaded form


Scholarship Deadlines

  • February 1 — Pastor / Congregation Nomination
  • February 15 — Student Application Due

For more information, contact Stephanie Lehman, Campus Ministry Fellow, at (724) 946-7405, Rev. Jim Mohr, College Chaplain at (724) 946-7116, or Brad Tokar, Director of Admissions at (724) 946-7100.


The Mission of the Presbyterian Heritage Scholarship is to:

  • Offer a high quality liberal arts education at an affordable price for Presbyterian students
  • Provide opportunities for personal and spiritual growth
  • Mentor/partner with other students throughout the program's course
  • Study and discuss issues relating to faith
  • Develop and encourage leadership skills
  • Get students involved in the various campus ministry opportunities that are sponsored by the Office of Faith and Spirituality

It is the Program's goal to parallel the mission of Westminster College, which is to help men and women develop the competencies, commitments, and characteristics which distinguish humanity at its best, and to enhance the spiritual growth of each student.