Scholarships

Scholarship funds are awarded each year to new students who intend to enroll at Webster University for fall and spring semesters/terms. All new students will be awarded the maximum scholarship they qualify for at the time they are accepted to the University.

The following are scholarship application guidelines:

  • Applicants must be seeking their first baccalaureate degree.
  • Applicants should have a cumulative grade average of B or better (as calculated by Webster University) on all prior work attempted in high school and/or college.
  • Applicants must have been accepted to the University as degree-seeking. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
  • Unless otherwise noted, applicants must be enrolled at the Webster Groves campus only.
  • Scholarships are not applicable to the summer session unless otherwise noted.

Scholarship awards to new students currently range from $1,000 to full tuition and are generally renewable at the same level if the required academic progress conditions are met. Awards apply only to fall and spring semester tuition charges at Webster.

Applicants who are accepted or submit required credentials after the scholarship application deadline are considered only if funds remain. Scholarship decisions are based on the University's evaluation of an applicant's previous academic background.

Scholarship funds donated to Webster University for specific needs and purposes are awarded to eligible students by the University's Scholarship Committee. These funds carry special eligibility requirements and conditions. Scholarship criteria are subject to change. Institutional scholarships apply to tuition costs only. Tuition assistance such as vocational rehabilitation or tuition remission may affect a student's eligibility for institutional scholarship awards.

Unless otherwise indicated, all scholarships are based on full-time, flat-fee (13 to 18 credit hours) enrollment for consecutive terms until required credit hours for graduation (128) are completed.

All grade point averages (G.P.A.s) are cumulative and are calculated on all previous academic work. For transfers, previous academic work includes all attempted credits from previous institutions.

How to Apply

To be considered for Webster University scholarship funds, you must be admitted to the university. Some scholarships require a separate application form and are so noted in their description.

Freshman Scholarships

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Webster University is pleased to announce The Alumni Legacy Scholarship, a $1,000 award being offered to the dependent sons and/or daughters of Webster University Alumni worldwide. This award applies to new, first-time freshmen who will be enrolled as full-time, degree-seeking students at the home campus in St. Louis, Missouri. The Legacy Scholarship is automatically renewable for a maximum of four years and can be stacked with all other Webster-funded scholarships, with the exception of the full-tuition Presidential award. Although a separate application is not required, applicants must provide the name of the qualifying parent in the space provided on the Application for Admission or on the Webster Common Application Supplement.

For more information, please contact: Shannon Frank, University Scholarship Coordinator, 314-246-8723 or franksr@webster.edu.

Webster Academic Scholarship

Awarded to first-time freshmen with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a 21 ACT score or 980 SAT. Actual scholarship amount is based on comparative index. Accepted applicants for admission are automatically reviewed for Webster Academic Scholarship consideration and are notified within 10-14 days after receiving their admission decision.

  • Value: $6,500 - $15,000
  • Contact: Scholarship Coordinator/Undergraduate Admissions Office
  • No separate application required.
  • Deadline: February 1, 2015

A+ Scholarship - Webster University

Awarded to first-time freshmen who A) graduate from an A+ high school, as certified by the state of Missouri, B) have completed the requirements of the program, and C) are certified by their high school to receive the A+ Scholarship offered by the state of Missouri. The award level is based on the applicant's cumulative grade point average, class rank, and ACT or SAT scores. In addition to the A+ certification, a minimum ACT of 21 or SAT of 980 is required. This is a Webster University award. The A+ award offered by the state of Missouri may only be used at Missouri public community colleges.

  • Value: $1,000 (unlimited)
  • Contact: Scholarship Coordinator/Undergraduate Admissions Office
  • Deadline: February 1, 2015
  • Application (pdf)

Boys' State

Awarded to incoming freshmen who have participated in Boys' State and have maintained a 3.0 G.P.A., rank in the top 33% of their high school class, and have an ACT of 22 or SAT of 1020 or higher.

  • Value: $1,000 (unlimited)
  • Contact: Scholarship Coordinator/Undergraduate Admissions Office
  • Deadline: February 1, 2014
  • Application (pdf)

Girls' State

Awarded to incoming freshmen who have participated in Girls' State and have maintained a 3.0 G.P.A., rank in the top 33% of their high school class, and have an ACT of 22 or SAT of 1020 or higher.

  • Value: $1,000 (unlimited)
  • Contact: Scholarship Coordinator/Undergraduate Admissions Office
  • Deadline: February 1, 2014
  • Application (pdf)

Leadership Scholarship

Webster University offers a Leadership Scholarship for those students who have demonstrated significant leadership activity during high school and plan to continue this activity while at Webster. Students who have submitted an admission application and all supporting documents, as well as the Leadership Scholarship application, by February 20, 2015 will be considered for this scholarship.

Application (pdf)

In addition to significant leadership experience, students most likely to be awarded will have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and either an ACT Composite Score of 24 or an SAT combined Critical Reading and Math Score of 1090. The scholarship amount is $2,000 and is renewable up to a total of eight consecutive semesters. Up to 12 Leadership Scholarships will be awarded.

Midwest Student Exchange Program

The Midwest Student Exchange Program enables residents of Kansas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin to enroll at Webster University at reduced tuition levels. Eligible MSEP students attending Webster University will receive a 10 percent reduction in their tuition.

  • Contact: Scholarship Coordinator/Undergraduate Admissions Office
  • Deadline: Students must be applied and academically accepted for admission by May 1, 2015

Presidential Scholarship

Competitive scholarship available to incoming freshmen who have met two of the following criteria: a 3.75 cumulative G.P.A. (on a 4.0 scale), a minimum 27 ACT composite or 1210 combined SAT Critical Reading and Math, rank in the top 20% of their high school graduating class. Finalists are required to participate in an on-campus interview at Webster University.

Proud to Serve Scholarship

The Proud to Serve Scholarship (PTS) is open to qualified full-time first-time freshmen and new transfer students who will attend the Webster Groves campus and are dependents of active military or veterans who have been honorably discharged. Students qualifying for this scholarship will receive up to $3,000 annually. This scholarship is renewable each year upon successful completion of academic course work.

  • Value: $1,000-$3,000
  • Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, Office of Admission
  • Application (pdf)

Transfer Scholarships

Webster Academic Scholarship

Awarded to transfer applicants with a minimum 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. The award level is based on the applicants' cumulative G.P.A. on all college-level work attempted (as calculated by Webster) and/or high school academic record.

  • Value: $5,000-$10,500 (unlimited)
  • Contact: Your Transfer Admission Counselor
  • Deadline: awarded at the time of admission

Gorlok Scholarship

Awarded to full-time, flat-fee, degree-seeking undergraduate with a lifetime cumulative G.P.A. range between 2.5 – 2.99. Cumulative G.P.A. is factored by Webster University.

  • Value: $2,000 (renewable)
  • Contact: Your transfer admission counselor
  • Deadline: awarded at the time of admission

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

Awarded to full-time, flat-fee, degree-seeking undergraduates with a lifetime cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or above. Recipients must be members of Phi Theta Kappa with an associate's degree or a minimum of 60 credit hours. Applicants must enroll at Webster University directly from the community college within one semester of community college graduation. This scholarship can be combined with, the Webster University Academic Scholarship.

  • Value: $1,000 (renewable)
  • Contact: Your Transfer Admission Counselor
  • Deadline: before attendance

Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Achievement Scholarship

Competitive renewable scholarship awarded to a full-time (taking between 13 – 18 credit hours per semester, degree-seeking undergraduate with a lifetime cumulative G.P.A. of 3.7 or above. Applicant must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa. An associate's degree must be completed prior to enrollment at Webster University. Application form, essay, and recommendation from chapter or regional Phi Theta Kappa advisor required. Recipient must enroll directly at Webster University within one semester of community college graduation.

  • Value: Full tuition (one awarded)
  • Contact: Coordinator of Transfer Admission
  • Deadline: April 1 (separate application required)
  • Application (pdf)

Proud to Serve Scholarship

The Proud to Serve Scholarship (PTS) is open to qualified full-time, first-time freshmen and new transfer students who will attend the Webster Groves campus and are dependents of active military or veterans who have been honorably discharged. Students qualifying for this scholarship will receive up to $3,000 annually. This scholarship is renewable each year upon successful completion of academic course work.

  • Value: $1,000-$3,000
  • Contact: Scholarship Coordinator, Office of Admission
  • Application (pdf)

Leadership Scholarship

Awarded to transfer students with a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. Applicants must document extracurricular activities and leadership involvement. Awards are renewable based on the following criteria (separate application required):

Participation in leadership workshop at the beginning of each year and enrollment in the Student Leadership Development Program to pursue a Leadership Certificate;

  • Membership and involvement in at least one club (flexible with off-campus involvement in church or other community service);
  • Involvement in planning at least one club event;
  • Maintenance of a minimum of 3.0 cumulative G.P.A.; maximum award of eight consecutive semesters.
  • Value: $2,000
  • Contact: Coordinator of Transfer Admission
  • Deadline: May 15, 2014 (Separate application required)
  • Application (pdf) (doc)

A+ Scholarship—Webster University

Awarded to community college transfers who A) graduated from a Missouri A+ high school and were certified to receive the A+ Scholarship from the state of Missouri, and B) either have completed or are completing an associate's degree from a public Missouri community college. The award level is based on the applicant's cumulative grade point average at the postsecondary level. A minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the college level is required. Submission of a high school transcript is required for consideration of this award.

  • Value: $1,000-$2,000 (unlimited)
  • Contact: Scholarship Coordinator/Office of Financial Aid
  • Deadline: May 1 (Fall); December 1 (Spring)
  • Separate application required
  • Application (pdf) (doc)

Part Time Scholarships

Part time scholarships are available to those students enrolled at the Webster Groves, Downtown, Westport and Winghaven campuses. Students enrolled in 6 – 12 credit hours each semester and who have a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.3, are eligible to apply for this competitive scholarship.

  • Value: varies depending upon the scholarship awarded
  • Contact: Scholarship Coordinator/Office of Financial Aid
  • Deadline: May 3, 2014

Grad to Grad Scholarship

For students who earned their bachelor's degree from one of Webster's St. Louis area campuses (Old Post Office/Downtown, St. Louis Home Campus, West Port, and WingHaven) with a minimum of 3.3 GPA and pursues a graduate degree at one of the St. Louis area campuses.

  • Value:  $2,000 (limited)
  • Need based scholarship - FAFSA & Webster Financial Aid Application required
  • Awarded on a first-come, first served basis
  • Applied in $500 increments for four consecutive terms 
  • Enrollment is required in consecutive terms from earning a bachelor's degree to beginning a master's degree. 
  • Students who graduate in the Spring semester may begin their master's degree in the following Summer or Fall
  • Contact:  Sarah Nandor at nandor@webster.edu.