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WATTS Scholarship

Winning Approaches for Talented Transfers in STEM

Value: Up to $10,000

  • This is a scholarship based on need and merit.
  • It may be stacked with other Webster academic scholarships up to the cost of tuition.

Webster University invites qualified applicants to apply for a WATTS Scholarship (Winning Approaches for Talented Transfers in STEM). The WATTS program was made available through a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Scholarships for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (S-STEM) program. 

WATTS Scholarships will be available beginning in 2017-18 and will be available through the 2019-20 academic year. If you do not currently qualify, please reach out to us so you can work toward future eligibility.

WATTS applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so apply early! Scholarships are awarded to the 6 most qualified applicants per year.

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  1. Be admissible as a full-time (13-18 hours), undergraduate transfer student with a declared degree in one of the following programs in the Department of Biological Sciences at Webster University: BA in Biology, BS in Biological Sciences, BS in Chemistry, or BS in Computational Biology.
  2. Apply at least 21 transferable credits toward your degree (preference is given to those who have completed courses equivalent to College Biology/Essentials of Biology I and II, College Chemistry/General Chemistry I and II, and College Algebra)
  3. Reflect a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  4. Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, national, or refugee
  5. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the University

To learn more about whether your courses at your current college or university are equivalent to the preferred courses at Webster University, see our WATTS equivalencies spreadsheet. If your college or university is not listed, please contact us.


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Step 1: Complete Webster University's Undergraduate Application for Admission and submit all supporting documents, including all official transcripts.

Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and designate Webster University as a recipient of your FAFSA information by indicating our Title IV code of 002521.

Step 3: Submit a one-page Personal Statement that includes your educational and career goals, describes your interest in your intended major, and gives an example of a time you were a leader to others. The statement should be emailed to Christina Gilbert in the Office of Admission at cgilbert26@webster.edu.

Step 4: Provide name and contact information of one current or previous biology or chemistry instructor who would be willing to serve as a reference. The reference's name and contact information should be emailed to Christina Gilbert in the Office of Admission at cgilbert26@webster.edu.

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Partial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program under Award No. 1564635. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation