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Scholarships

 

Merit Based Scholarships


Merit-based scholarships are awarded in recognition of noteworthy academic achievement, special talent, or meaningful involvement in co-curricular activities and are renewable for four years. Westminster is test-optional for admission and has also waived the SAT/ACT requirement for certain scholarships. The following scholarships, and the amounts listed, are available to the entering class of 2021. Students who qualify for more than one scholarship will receive the scholarship with the highest value.

Academic Scholarships


All accepted students are eligible to receive a merit-based academic scholarship. Some of the academic scholarships available to the entering class of 2021 include:


Westminster Scholarship

Currently worth up to $96,000 ($24,000/year)

A student must present a minimum GPA of 4.0, have a minimum 1300 SAT or a 27 ACT.


Tower Scholarship

Currently worth up to $90,000 ($22,500/year)

A student must present a minimum GPA of 3.75, have a minimum 1160 SAT or a 24 ACT.


Titan Scholarship

Currently worth up to $84,000 ($21,000/year)

A student must present a minimum GPA of 3.75, and test scores are optional upon application.


Trustee Scholarship

Currently worth up to $78,000 ($19,500/year)

A student must present a minimum GPA of 3.25, and test scores are optional upon application.

 

Nominated Scholarships


Currently worth $84,000 ($21,000/year) 
Must be nominated by an educator who is a Westminster College graduate and present a minimum GPA of 3.5.


Currently worth $84,000 ($21,000/year)
A student must be a member of a Presbyterian or historically-related congregation, be nominated by his/her church, and present a minimum GPA of 3.5.


Currently worth $84,000 ($21,000/year)

A student must have a parent or grandparent who earned a degree from Westminster College and present a minimum GPA of 3.0.

 

Stackable Scholarships


The following scholarships may be added to the academic or nominated scholarships listed above (not to exceed full tuition):

LEMMON FAMILY Scholarship

Currently worth up to $32,000 ($8,000/year)

A student must be enrolling in a pre-health program.


Music Talent Award

Ranging from $500-$2,000/year - renewable

A student must audition and be a music major or minor who demonstrates exceptional ability in music.

 

Outside College Scholarships


Many Westminster College students receive scholarships from various outside resources. Many of these scholarships are applied for as early as February or March and are awarded for the next academic year. The Guidance Office at your high school is an excellent source for obtaining these types of scholarships that may be local to your area.

You can also search for national scholarships using websites such as FastWeb. FastWeb is a free scholarship search that includes more than 600,000 scholarships worth more than $1 billion. To use FastWeb, a student fills out a detailed profile through a series of online forms. After the forms are complete, FastWeb responds with a list of matching awards. Each entry in this list includes information about deadlines, eligibility requirements, award amounts, and contact information for the award provider.

If you live in the Pittsburgh area, you should also visit the Pittsburgh Foundation website to find a list of scholarships available. Westminster is also pleased to be a Preferred College Partner of The Pittsburgh Promise, a scholarship program for students who live in the city and attend Pittsburgh public schools. More on The Pittsburgh Promise Program.

The Presbyterian Church USA has individual scholarship applications available through its respective churches. Contact your church for an application for these scholarships or visit the Presbyterian Church USA Financial Aid Programs for Undergraduates.

Other outside scholarships may be applied for through: