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, Westminster
automatically considers 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. Westminster
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
|2019–20 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|
|2020–21 Award Designation||Award Amount|
|Westminster President's Scholarship||$24,000|
|Westminster Provost's Scholarship||$23,000|
|Westminster Dean's Scholarship||$21,000|
|Westminster Faculty Scholarship||$18,000|
|Westminster Founder's Scholarship||$14,000|
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.
Westminster is committed to making its high-quality education accessible to all students, giving them the opportunity
to explore their passions in a close-knit educational environment.
To be considered for an income-based award, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Westminster’s free application for
admission. Once you do, you'll receive a comprehensive and personalized financial aid package that includes
income-based financial aid (if you qualify). If you're unable to complete the FAFSA, contact the Financial Aid
Additional Institutional 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 auditions, competitions, or tryouts. Contact the Office of Admissions for
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.