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Young Presbyterian Scholars Program

Westminster College Offers $76,000 Young Presbyterian Scholarships

In 2002 Westminster College celebrated its 150th Anniversary by recognizing its historical ties to the Presbyterian Church with the establishment of the Young Presbyterian Scholarship. The decision was made to invite all PC(USA) churches to nominate qualified high school seniors interested in admission to Westminster College for this award. The scholarship enables the local church and Westminster College to partner together to provide students with opportunities to continue to grow in their faith while attending one of the leading liberal arts colleges in the country.

The Young Presbyterian Scholarship is worth $19,000 annually for Academic Year 2018–2019 and renewable every year for four years, for a total of $76,000. Each PC(USA) congregation can nominate at least two qualifying graduating seniors for the scholarships each academic year.

Student qualifications for the Young Presbyterian Scholarship:

  • PC(USA) Church Membership
  • 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 1 — Student Application Due

For more information, contact Rev. Jim Mohr, College Chaplain and Young Presbyterian Scholarship Program Coordinator, at (724) 946-7116, or Brad Tokar, Director of Admissions at (724) 946-7100.


The Mission of the YPS Program 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.