Scholarships For Transfer Students
Westminster's transfer student scholarships and grant support are designed to help you finish what you started and finish strong.
Our current merit scholarships for transfer students are listed below:
|Award Designation||Award Amount||Cumulative Transfer GPA|
|Westminster Success Grant||$9,000||2.75–2.99|
|Phi Theta Kappa Members||$2,000||*In addition to your merit-based scholarship listed above|
|Yellow Ribbon Scholarship||Estimated award covers tuition costs – VA Eligible|
When you apply and are admitted to Westminster College, we automatically consider you for merit-based scholarship and grant awards. In the fall 2018 semester, 89% 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 do not 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.
If there is anything we can do to help make the 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.
Scholarships For Current Students
There are additional scholarships available for current Westminster students. Hundreds of donors have contributed scholarship funds for students in their second, third, and fourth years at Westminster. These scholarships are awarded based on the individual criteria set up by the donor and utilize your cumulative Westminster GPA. Submit one application to be considered for all continuing scholarships.
The continuing student scholarship application for 2018–19 is now closed. The 2019–20 application will open in late November.
Eligible students are also encouraged to apply for the McNair Scholars Program. This is a federally funded effort to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups who go on to graduate study.
Continuing Student Scholarship Statistics
- Roughly $1.5 million was awarded to over 500 students
- Average award was $2,070
External Scholarships are offered by a number of agencies and possible state opportunities, and many students receive more than one outside scholarship. Some popular websites to find outside scholarships include www.finaid.org and www.fastweb.com. Our Financial Aid Facebook page is also a good place to find new scholarship opportunities and helpful tips.
Tips for Applying to External Scholarships
- Be specific—donors want to see that you fit the criteria they are looking for.
- Identify what the donor is looking for—if you can identify what a donor is looking for then you can make an application that is tailored toward those criteria and increase your chances of being selected.
- Be organized and neat—first impressions matter.
- Keep track of deadlines—submitting some applications early can benefit you.
- Submit the application in full—keep a copy of all application documents before you finally submit.
- Be aware of scholarship scams. If they ask for unnecessary personal information or an application fee, they are probably not a legitimate source of funding.