International Financial Aid


As a private institution, Westminster College maintains the same tuition rates for domestic and international students and offers many of the same financial aid programs. These programs are intended to help qualified students attend our institution, regardless of where they come from.

Scholarships

International students are eligible for merit-based scholarships upon completion of a Westminster College application. These scholarships are awarded based on previous academic performance.

First-Year Students 2019/2020

Presidential Scholarship: $22,000 per year

Dean’s Scholarship: $19,000 per year

Founder’s Scholarship: $17,000 per year

Horizon Scholarship: $15,000 per year

New Scholar Scholarship: $10,000 per year

Transfer Students 2019/2020

Transfer Presidential Scholarship: $15,000 per year

Transfer Dean’s Scholarship: $13,000 per year

Transfer Founder’s Scholarship: $12,000 per year

Success Grant: $9,000 per year

International Student Grant

Westminster College offers the International Student Grant program for admitted students. This is a scholarship program that can provide additional funding for international students according to financial need. Students interested in applying should contact the international admissions team at international@westminstercollege.edu for details. Applications are reviewed weekly.

Loans

International students may be eligible for loans sponsored by US lenders provided they apply with a loan co-signer who is a US citizen or a permanent resident. See more information on private education loans.

Additional Resources

Westminster College offers a variety of additional scholarships, including departmental, talent-based, and program-based awards. For more information, please visit the page for our Financial Aid Office.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Scholarships

Websitehttp://www.akaeaf.org/scholarships.html
Award Amount: $750 - $2,500
Deadline: April 15 for undergrad, August 15 for graduate students 
Requirements: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. provides several scholarships including Merit, Financial Need and Youth Partners Accessing Capital (P.A.C.) scholarships. Requirements vary. 

American Association of University Women

Phone: 800-326-2289 
E-mail: connect@aauw.org
Websitehttp://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/
Award Amount: varies 
Deadline: varies 
Requirements: AAUW offers six fellowship and grant programs for women. See website for specific requirements. 

Art School Scholarships

Websitehttps://www.straightforwardmedia.com/sfm_v2/scholarships 
Award Amount: $500 
Deadline: varies 
Requirements: StraightForward Media offers 6 different scholarships, including scholarships for minority students and students majoring in teaching or nursing, to both American and international students for four-year colleges, two-year and community colleges, vocational and technical schools. See individual scholarships for specific requirements. 

Ayn Rand Institute Essay Contest

Contact: Marilee Dahl 
Email: marileed@aynrand.org 
Website: http://aynrandnovels.com
Award Amount: $50 - $10,000 
Deadline: varies 
Requirements: Organization offers multiple essay contests open to students worldwide in grades 8, 9, and 10. 

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund 
Post Office Box 7307 
New York, NY 10116-7307 
Website: https://davisputter.org 
Award Amount: up to $10,000 
Deadline: April 1 
Requirements: Must be able to do academic work at the college level and be actively working for peace and justice. Must submit a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, transcripts of all previous academic work, and the Student Aid Report. Scholarship is awarded based on financial need.

Esperanza Education Fund

Email: info@esperanzafund.org 
Website: https://esperanzafund.org 
Award Amount: $5,000 - $10,000 
Deadline: Date not available yet Requirements: Must be born outside the U.S. or have two parents born outside the U.S. Must be a graduating senior at a high school in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia. Must enroll full-time at an accredited public college or university. 

Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) Scholarships

Phone: 703-993-4880 or 800-697-8799 
Website: https://theihs.org/what-we-offer/#funding 
Award Amount: varies 
Deadline: varies 
Requirements: Organization offers scholarships in four categories: Humane Studies Fellowships, Film & Fiction Scholarships, Summer Graduate Research Fellowships, and the Hayek Fund for Scholars. No citizenship requirement. 

International Education Financial Aid

Website: https://iefa.org
Award Amount: varies 
Deadline: varies 
Requirements: Website provides information on financial aid for international education as well as an international scholarship search engine.

Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc. Latina Scholarship Award

Website: https://lambdathetanu.org/philanthropy/scholarship.html
Award Amount: see website
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Requirements: Must be a female of Latino Heritage or be able to demonstrate dedication to community service and empowerment of the Latina(o) community. Must be a graduating senior in high school planning to attend an accredited community college, university, or technical or vocational school.

Lena Chang Internship Award

Websitehttp://wagingpeace.org/about/opportunities/internships/paid-internships/
Award Amount: see website
Deadline: March 1, 2017
Requirements: Available to students currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the United States at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Must demonstrate superior academic achievement and financial need. Only available in the summer.

L. Ron Hubbard's Writers and Illustrators of the Future

Websitehttps://writersofthefuture.com
Award Amount: varies
Deadline: varies
Requirements: Two contests available, one for an original piece of science fiction writing, the other for an original science fiction illustration. See the website for more specific requirements.

Microsoft Scholarships

Email: scholars@microsoft.com
Website: https://careers.microsoft.com/students/scholarships
Award Amount: varies
Deadline: Varies
Requirements: Must be enrolled full time in a Bachelor's degree program at a 4-year college or university in the United States, Canada, or Mexico majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

QuestBridge Scholarship – but varies depending on the college in question

Websitehttps://questbridge.org
Award Amount: varies
Deadline: March 29, 2010
Requirements: Available to high school juniors with strong academic records and an annual family income of less than $60,000 with typical assets although there is no fixed cut-offs in assessing applicants' academic or socioeconomic qualifications.

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

555 Madison Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10022
212-490-7788
Websitehttps://eliewieselfoundation.org/entercontest.aspx
Award Amount: $500 - $5,000
Deadline: December 19, 2016
Requirements: Available to registered undergraduate full-time juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities in the U.S. including international or non-citizen students who fill the guideline requirements and are attending schools in the U.S.

The MoolahSPOT $1,000 Scholarship

Website: http://moolahspot.com/scholarship.cfm
Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: December 31, 2016
Requirements: Available to any student 16 years or older who plans to attend, or is currently attending, college or graduate school. May be of any nationality, reside in any country and study any major. 

A.R.E Scholarship

Email: razaeducators@yahoo.com
Websitehttps://scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-type/scholarships-forundocumented-students/a-r-e-scholarship/
Award Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 14, 2017
Requirements: Available to undocumented graduating seniors and continuing college students enrolled full-time in an Accredited College or University. Must not be eligible for any type of federal or state grants and become an ARE member, be involved in a committee, and attend most ARE events and/or meetings. Must be willing to present in: workshops, conferences, and/or meetings. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

BMI Student Composer Awards – only from countries in the western hemisphere

320 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019, U.S.A.
Website: http://bmifoundation.org/programs/info/bmi_student_composer_awards
Award Amount: $500 - $5,000
Deadline: February 1, 2017
Requirements: Must be a citizen of a country in the Western Hemisphere. Must be under the age of 28 and studying music either in school or privately. Music or song must be original work and not previously published.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation – but candidates for transfer scholarship must have attended an accredited two-year institution in the US

Website: https://jkcf.org/scholarships
Award Amount: varies
Deadline: varies
Requirements: Organization offers a Young Scholars Program, Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships and Graduate Scholarships. Requirements vary.

Latin American Education Foundation

561 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Email: info@laef.org
Website: https://laef.org
Award Amount: see website
Deadline: November 13, 2016
Requirements: Must be a Colorado resident (regardless of legal status) and of Hispanic heritage and/or actively involved in the Hispanic community. Recipients of scholarship are required to fulfill 10 hours of community service during year of funding. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Scholarship Program – Residency required, but not citizenship

Phone: 410-659-9314, ext. 2415
Email: scholarships@nfb.org
Websitehttps://nfb.org/scholarships
Award Amount: varies
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Requirements: Must be legally blind in both eyes, and residing in the United States, the District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico. Must be pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time, postsecondary course of study in a degree program at a United States institution in the 2010 scholastic year, except that one scholarship may be given to a person employed full-time while attending school part-time, and must participate in the entire NFB national convention and in all scheduled scholarship program activities.

National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity

Website: https://press.org/activities
Award Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Not available yet
Requirements: Open to high school seniors who are preparing to enter college and intend to become journalists and who will bring diversity to U.S. journalism.

New American College Fund

Contact: Carrie Evans
Email: carrie@e4fc.org 
Websitehttps://e4fc.org
Award Amount: up to $5,000
Deadline: see website
Requirements: Available to low-income immigrant college students who live or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Scholars are expected to participate in E4FC events and commit to community service or professional development activities.

Orphan Foundation of America

21351 Gentry Drive Suite 130
Sterling, VA 20166
Phone: 571-203-0270
Email: scholar@orphan.org
Website: http://www.fc2success.org/programs/scholarships-and-grants/
Award Amount: varies
Deadline: varies
Requirements: Must have been in foster care for one consecutive year at the time of their 18th birthday OR have been adopted or taken into legal guardianship out of foster care or upon the death of their parents after their 16th birthday OR have lost both parents to death before the age of 18 and not been subsequently adopted or taken into legal guardianship. Must be enrolled in or accepted into an accredited post-secondary program at the undergraduate level and under the age of 25 on March 31 of the year in which they apply. U.S. citizenship is not required, but must have been in foster care or orphaned while living in the United States.

Radio Television Digital News Foundation (RTDNA) – however, TIN is required

Contact: Stacey Staniak
Email: staceys@rtdna.org
Website: https://rtdna.org
Award Amount: varies
Deadline: May 10
Requirements: Must be officially enrolled in college, in good standing and have at least one full year of school remaining. Must send a video tape of 15 minutes or less showing journalistic skills, a one page statement of why your seeking a career in electronic journalism, and a letter of recommendation from your dean or faculty advisor stating you are a good candidate for the scholarship.

TELACU Education Foundation

Phone: 323-721-1655
Email: dgarcia@TELACU.com
Website: http://telacu.com/telacu-education-foundation/college-success-program/toyotatelacu-scholarship/
Award Amount: $500 - $5,000
Deadline: January 6, 2017
Requirements: Must be a first-generation college student from a low-income family and enrolled full-time at one of our partnering colleges and universities. Open to all fields of study but special consideration may be given to students pursuing careers in Business, Engineering and Science. See website for specific residency requirements. No citizenship requirement. Minimum 2.5 GPA.