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 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.
  • Unless otherwise noted, applicants must be enrolled at the Webster Groves campus only.
  • Scholarships are not applicable to the summer session unless otherwise noted.

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 application deadline are considered only if funds remain. 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 is 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/Financial Aid Office
  • No separate application required.
  • Deadline: February 1, 2016

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/Financial Aid Office
  • Deadline: February 1, 2016
  • Application
               

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/Financial Aid Office
  • Deadline: February 1, 2016
  • Application

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/Financial Aid Office
  • Deadline: February 1, 2016
  • Application

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 16, 2016 will be considered for this scholarship.

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, Indiana, 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/Financial Aid Office
  • Deadline: Students must be applied and academically accepted for admission by May 1, 2016

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, Financial Aid Office
  • Application (pdf)

Webster University Loretto Community Scholarship

The Webster University Loretto Community Scholarship has been established to recognize the history, mission, and service heritage of the Sisters of Loretto, and to honor their rich tradition of making higher education available to young women.  This scholarship will be available to graduating seniors who plan to attend Webster from any of the three Loretto-sponsored high schools:  Nerinx Hall High School, St. Louis, MO; Loretto Academy, El Paso, TX; and St. Mary's Academy, Denver, CO.  A total of three scholarships per year will be offered, and multiple students from a single school can be awarded.

  • Value:  $5000 (renewable for up to four years)
  • 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher and ACT of 21 or higher, or SAT combined Reading and Math of 1000
  • Contact:  Office of Admission, admit@webster.edu or 314-246-7800
  • Deadline:  February 1, 2016
  • Application (pdf)

 

Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship

The Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship has been established to honor Dr. Donald M. Suggs, oral surgeon, newspaper publisher, patron of the arts and distinguished community leader.  It is designed to enhance recruitment and retention of academically talented undergraduate students from ethnic groups typically under-represented in higher education.  This scholarship cannot be combined with other University scholarships.  However, students may also be eligible to receive the Bright Flight Scholarship or other federal/state need-based aid. Scholarship is subject to change if all federal, state, institutional and private funding received by the student exceeds the estimated cost of attendance as defined by Webster University's Financial Aid Office.

  • Two scholarships awarded annually
  • Value:  $75,000 ($18,750 per year for a maximum of four years) per scholarship
  • Minimum Qualifications: 
      • Composite ACT score of 27 or higher (or a combined critical reading and math SAT score of 1210 or higher)
      • Ethnic group that is under-represented in higher education
  • Renewal Criteria
      • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
      • Enroll in a minimum of 13 credit hours each semester (Fall & Spring)
      • Complete a minimum of 26 credit hours each academic year
  • Contact:  Office of Admission, admit@webster.eduor 314-246-7800
  • Deadline:  March 1, 2016
  • Application (pdf)  

Helen Cleary Hufker Memorial Scholarship

The Helen Cleary Hufker Endowed Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman or undergraduate transfer student enrolled full-time in the School of Communications at Webster University, with a preference given to women pursuing a degree in Audio Production. Applicants for this award must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 in high school or transfer coursework previously attempted and must also have a 2016-17 FAFSA on file in Webster’s Office of Financial Aid which demonstrates financial need.

  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 graded college-level work completed (as calculated by Webster) and/or high school academic record.

  • Value: $5,500-$12,000 (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 for graded college-level work completed. Cumulative G.P.A. is factored by Webster University.

  • Value: $2,300 (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 transfer undergraduate applicants with a minimum 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. The award level is based on the applicant’s cumulative G.P.A. on all graded college-level work completed (as calculated by Webster).  Applicants must request consideration by submission of proof of membership in Phi Theta Kappa and have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at time of application to Webster University. Recipients must enroll directly from the community college into Webster University without intermediary enrollment at any other baccalaureate-granting institution. This scholarship may 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 3.5 or above (as calculated by Webster). Applicants must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa. An associate's degree must be completed prior to enrollment at Webster University or applicant must be a candidate for earning associate degree through reverse transfer. 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, 2016 (Separate application required)
  • Application

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

Part-Time Scholarships

The part-time scholarships listed below are available to new and currently enrolled Webster University students at a St. Louis-area campus (St. Louis Home Campus, Downtown, Westport or WingHaven) who will be enrolled as part-time students (6–12 credit hours each semester) for the 2015-16 academic year. To be eligible, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above. Students who do not have a FAFSA on file in Webster's financial aid office for the 2015-16 academic year by May 15, 2015, will not be considered.

Alice Gerdine Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship awarded annually (nonrenewable)

Awarded to a part-time degree-seeking undergraduate junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. This scholarship is funded by the Webster University Alumni Association in honor of Alice Gerdine, wife of former president, Leigh Gerdine.

Leigh Gerdine Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship awarded annually (nonrenewable)

Awarded to a part-time degree-seeking undergraduate junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. This scholarship is funded by the Webster University Alumni Association in honor of former president, Leigh Gerdine.

Joseph P. Kelly Scholarship

One $1,000 scholarship awarded annually (nonrenewable)

Awarded to a part-time degree-seeking undergraduate junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above. This scholarship is funded by the Webster University Alumni Association in honor of former provost, Joseph P. Kelly.

Sisters of Loretto Founders Scholarship

The value and number of awards (nonrenewable) varies and is contingent upon the availability of funds and the number of applications received.

Awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking women 25 years or older. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2, with priority consideration given to those who have attained junior or senior status. All applicants must have a FAFSA on file in Webster’s financial aid office by May 15, 2015 for the 2015-16 academic year.

  • Value: Varies depending upon the scholarship awarded
  • Contact: Scholarship Coordinator/Office of Financial Aid
  • Deadline: May 1, 2016
  • Application - Coming Soon

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
  • US Citizen Students - FAFSA & Graduate Webster Financial Aid Application required
  • International Students - Financial Assessment Form & Graduate 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 

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