First-Year Student Scholarships
At Westminster, we recognize student success. 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, we automatically consider you for merit-based scholarships.
The college invests—through scholarship awards—in students who carry a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher; score well on the ACT or SAT; and who are hardworking, determined, open-minded, caring, and ambitious. We recommend you meet with an admissions counselor, as it helps complete the picture for both the student and the college.
Annual amounts for these awards range from $10,000 a year to $22,000 a year. 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.
|Award Designation||Award Amount|
|Westminster Presidential Scholarship||$22,000|
|Westminster Dean's Scholarship||$19,000|
|Westminster Founder's Scholarship||$17,000|
|Westminster Horizon Scholarship||$15,000|
|Westminster New Scholar Scholarship||$10,000|
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 we offer. Check out the merit-based scholarship terms and conditions to learn more.
Westminster is committed to making its high-quality education accessible to Utah students, giving them the opportunity to explore their passions in a close-knit, educational environment.
Our financial aid model includes funding for Utah families with an adjusted gross income less than $100,000. This income-based funding allows for financial awards for qualifying Utah students equivalent to $25,200 per year after all other scholarships and grants are issued.
How It Works
If a qualified Utah student’s grants and merit-based scholarships don’t reach $25,200, the college will provide an income-based award to make up the difference. Westminster staff will then advise students on strategies to pay for the remaining cost of attendance through outside scholarships, loans, work study, and other personal investments in your education.
How to Qualify
The income-based award is available to Utah families with an adjusted gross income of less than $100,000 in the year prior to entering Westminster.
Entering first-year students must have been a registered student at a Utah high school in the semester prior to entry into Westminster. If your family does not qualify for the income-based award, you are still eligible for the grants and merit-based scholarships Westminster offers, including academic, athletic, fine art performance, and departmental awards. Donors have also made many awards available for a variety of qualifying students.
Additional Institutional Scholarships
In addition to our merit- and income-based awards, we offer some select talent scholarships. Theatre, music, athletic, computer science, and dance scholarships are available through auditions, competitions, or tryouts. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.
External scholarships are offered by a number of agencies, and many students receive more than one outside scholarship. Some popular websites to find outside scholarships include finaid.org and fastweb.com. Our Financial Aid Facebook page is also a good place to find new scholarship opportunities and helpful tips.