Scholarships

All undergraduate first-year and transfer students who apply to Westminster College are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships and awards. Additionally, undergraduate first-year and transfer students who fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are considered for income-based institutional grants. Undergraduates may also apply for additional institutional scholarships (talent-based and Honors) and external scholarships. Students in the Bachelor of Business Administration and RN-to-BS in Nursing undergraduate programs are not eligible for Westminster merit scholarships due to the already discounted tuition rate.

Current (continuing) students are eligible to apply for continuing student scholarships, additional institutional scholarships, and external scholarships.

Graduate students are eligible to apply for institutional scholarships (based on their academic program) and external scholarships.

First-Year Student Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarships and Awards

At Westminster, your success is recognized. Your academic achievements—measured by difficulty of course work, grades, and entrance exams (ACT or SAT) along with recommendations and extracurricular activities—indicate your future success at Westminster and beyond.

When you apply and are admitted to Westminster College, you are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. This includes international students.

The college invests—through scholarship awards—in students who carry an excellent high school GPA; score well on the ACT or SAT; and who are hardworking, determined, open-minded, caring, and ambitious. Westminster recommends you meet with an admissions counselor, as it helps complete the picture for both the student and the college.

Annual amounts for these awards vary. These awards are renewable for students who maintain good academic standing and satisfactory academic progress. The highest-level award for which a student qualifies will supersede all previous offers.

2021–22 Award DesignationAward Amount
Westminster President's Scholarship$27,000
Westminster Provost's Scholarship$23,000
Westminster Dean's Scholarship$19,000
Westminster Faculty Scholarship$15,000
Westminster Award$11,000

See which scholarships you qualify for.

Contact the Financial Aid Office at 801.832.2500 or submit a question online for more information and a list of all the scholarships Westminster offers. Check out the merit-based scholarship terms and conditions to learn more.

Additional Institutional Scholarships

Talent Scholarships

In addition to merit- and income-based awards, Westminster offers some select talent scholarships. Theatre, music, athletic, computer science, and dance scholarships are available through interviews, auditions, competitions, or tryouts. Visit the scholarship's webpage for more information.

Honors College Scholarship

The Honors College does everything in its power to support incoming Honors students' quest for other forms of monetary support. First-year students are eligible for the Honors Academic Excellence Scholarship, which is awarded to students who show particular promise and interest in academic excellence, campus leadership, and visibility—and who demonstrate a good fit with the unique learning approach of Honors.

External Scholarships

External scholarships are offered by a number of agencies, and many students receive more than 1 outside scholarship. Some popular websites to use to find outside scholarships include FinAid's SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid and Fastweb's online scholarship resource. Westminster's financial aid Facebook page is also a good place to find new scholarship opportunities and helpful tips.

  • Identify what the donor is looking for. If you know what a donor is looking for, then you can tailor your application and increase your chances of being selected.
  • Be specific. Donors want to see that you fit the criteria they are looking for.
  • 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.

Diversity Scholarships and Awards

Diversity scholarships and awards are offered by several external organizations.

International Students

There are a variety of external scholarships available to international students.


Transfer Student Scholarships

Merit-Based Scholarships and Awards

Westminster's transfer-student scholarships are designed to help you finish what you started—and finish strong. When you apply and are admitted to Westminster College, you are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships. This includes international students.

Merit scholarships and awards are based on a student's cumulative transfer GPA. Students with fewer than 60 earned college credit hours will also be required to submit a high school transcript, and the high school GPA may be used for determination of merit-scholarship eligibility.

2020–21 Award DesignationAward AmountCumulative Transfer GPA
Transfer Westminster President's Scholarship$18,0003.5+
Transfer Westminster Provost's Scholarship$16,0003.25–3.49
Transfer Westminster Dean's Scholarship$14,0003.0–3.24
Transfer Westminster Faculty Scholarship$12,0002.75–2.99
Transfer Westminster Award$10,000Lower than 2.75
Phi Theta Kappa Members$3,000 (in addition to your merit-based scholarship listed above)
Yellow Ribbon ScholarshipEstimated award covers tuition costs (VA eligible)

Contact the Financial Aid Office at 801.832.2500 or submit a question online for more information.

Additional Institutional Scholarships

Honors College Scholarship

The Honors College does everything in its power to support Honors students who are transferring to Westminster and entering the Honors College. Transfer students are eligible for the Honors Academic Excellence Scholarship, which is awarded annually students who show particular promise and interest in academic excellence, campus leadership, and visibility—and who demonstrate a good fit with the unique learning approach of Honors.

Graduate Student Scholarships

Westminster is committed to making your graduate education accessible and affordable.

Fall scholarship applications are due by Aug. 1, spring scholarship applications are due by Dec. 1, and summer scholarship applications are due by May 1. Refer to the scholarship-specific information below to locate the applicable application deadline for your scholarship of interest.

To apply, simply submit the appropriate essay to graduate admissions (gradadmissions@westminstercollege.edu) before the specified deadline. Be sure to begin by clearly identifying yourself, the scholarship you are applying for, and the semester for which you want to apply the scholarship. If you have further questions, contact the graduate admissions team by email or phone (801.832.2200).

Westminster BS, BA, BBA, and BFA alumni are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship for the fall, spring, and summer terms, valued up to $6,000 for your program.* The Alumni Scholarship does not require an essay.

Westminster graduate programs that qualify for the Alumni Scholarship:

*The scholarship will be awarded in $1,000 disbursements for up to 6 consecutive semesters. Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester (4 for MBA summer term). Scholarships cannot be combined with any other institutional grant, scholarship, or discount including tuition match and the accelerated PMBA program for BBA grads. Total awards, including external funds, may not exceed full tuition.

Westminster offers a limited number of MBA leadership scholarships* (up to $5,000) to incoming students who demonstrate strong leadership abilities or potential. The strength of a candidate's application will also be taken into consideration.

Qualifying graduate programs include:

Apply

Students interested in applying for this scholarship need to submit a current professional resume and a 1-page essay specifically addressing the following:

  1. Describe an example of a time when you demonstrated leadership and how it made a difference in either your company or your community.
  2. How would receiving the Westminster MBA Leadership Scholarship impact you?

*The scholarship will be divided and awarded in your first 2 semesters. Students must be enrolled half-time (4 credits) to be eligible to receive the award. If you do not enroll in the semester the scholarship is awarded for, it will be forfeited. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other institutional grant, scholarship, or discount, including the accelerated PMBA program for BBA grads. Total awards, including external funds, may not exceed full tuition.

This $2,500–$4,000 scholarship supports and rewards students who are pursuing graduate studies in accounting* that will qualify them to sit for the CPA exam. The scholarship is awarded for one academic year and distributed over 2 semesters. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in or accepted into Westminster's Master of Accountancy (MAcc) program or MBA/Accounting Certificate program
  • Intend to sit for the CPA examination
  • Have strong past academic performance as evidenced by graduate or undergraduate GPA
  • Participate in extracurricular activities that promote preparation for careers in professional accounting
  • Show a financial need for assistance

Apply

Students interested in applying for this scholarship need to submit a 1-page essay specifically addressing the following:

  1. How do you meet the above criteria?

*Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester for 2 consecutive semesters to remain eligible. Scholarship cannot be combined with any other institutional grant, scholarship, or discount including tuition match. Total award, including external funds, may not exceed full tuition. Please contact us with questions regarding eligibility.

Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded each year to students who are pursuing their MBA at Westminster, are currently married or in a civil union, and have demonstrated financial need.* The scholarship is awarded for 1 academic year and distributed over 2 semesters. To qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Enrolled in or accepted into Westminster’s Master of Business Administration program
  • Strong past academic performance as evidenced by graduate or undergraduate GPA

Apply

Students interested in applying for this scholarship need to submit a 1-page essay specifically addressing the following:

  1. How do you meet the above criteria?
  2. How would receiving this scholarship impact your ability to study at Westminster?

*Recipients must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester for 2 consecutive semesters to remain eligible. If you do not enroll in the semester the scholarship is awarded for, it will be forfeited. The scholarship cannot be combined with any other institutional grant, scholarship, or discount. Total awards, including external award funds, may not exceed full tuition. Per instructions provided by the Ron and Janet Jibson family, preference is given to students who identify themselves as being married or in a civil union.


Current Student Scholarships

There are additional scholarships available for current Westminster students. Hundreds of donors have contributed scholarship funds for students in their sophomore, junior, and senior 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 the 2021–22 academic year is now open. The application period ends on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.

APPLY FOR CONTINUING SCHOLARSHIPS

Additional Institutional Scholarships and Funding

Honors College Awards and Funding

The Honors College does everything in its power to support current Honors students' quest for other forms of monetary support, including Honors Research Awards for independent summer research and travel funds for investigating graduate schools.

Study Abroad Scholarships

A range of scholarship awards ($500–4,000) for the Engaging the World Study Abroad Scholarship are available for semester-length study abroad programs. You can also apply for national and/or private study abroad scholarships that are both merit and need-based. The Office for Global Engagement provides a list of scholarship directories you can explore for national and/or private study abroad scholarships.

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