First-Year Student Scholarships
Merit-Based Scholarships and Awards
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 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.
|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|
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 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 Office for assistance.
Additional Institutional Scholarships
In addition to our 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 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.