Presidential Scholarship | Webster University

Presidential Scholarship

Full-Tuition Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Students

Value: Awards for 2020-21 will be valued at more than $110,000 for four years

Scholarship Description: The Webster University Presidential Scholarship is a full-tuition award for outstanding undergraduate students who enroll at the University as first-time freshmen. This is the highest academic award given to any student at Webster. A maximum of five Presidential Scholarships may be awarded per year. Awards for 2020-2021 will be valued at over $110,000 for four years. Selection is based upon demonstrated academic excellence, involvement with school and community, and capacity for future contributions as a student leader at Webster University.

Presidential Scholars and Finalists participate in our renowned WebsterLEADS program, which engages students in an on-going application of scholarship and practical leadership experiences that develops a foundation from which they will change the world. Students are taught to Learn, Apply, Evolve, Develop, and Serve. Through classes, retreats, and practical experiences, the WebsterLEADS program provides opportunities to develop leadership skills and philosophy, which culminates in receiving the Leadership Certificate upon graduation. The WebsterLEADS program achieves this by:

  • Providing opportunities for students to develop and apply their own philosophy and approach to leadership.
  • Expecting students to serve as role models and educators within the Webster University community worldwide.

Presidential Scholars are ensured the assignment of their choice in Webster’s dynamic Learning Community program as a component of their first-year experience. The Learning Community program consists of groups of like-minded new students who choose to learn, study, and explore their fields of interest together. These students participate in activities inside and outside of the classroom that enhance their learning and deepen their connection to the Webster University community, and the program is available to both residential and commuter students.

Learning Community students receive:

  • Immediate access to a community of students who share similar social and academic interests.
  • Encouragement to participate in leadership experiences.
  • Invitations to participate in outside classroom experiences that relate to their course curriculum.
  • Additional academic support from their faculty, staff, and peers.
  • Opportunities to build mentoring relationships with upperclassmen students.