New Scholarship for Community College Part-Time Transfer Students Established

Students could get up to $4,000 per year

ST. LOUIS (FEB. 18, 2015) - Community college students planning on transferring to Webster University could qualify for up to $4,000 in scholarships, it was announced today. The scholarships are available to students enrolling at Webster University’s Gateway, Westport, WingHaven or home campuses in the 2015 Spring II, Summer, Fall I or Fall II terms.

“Understanding that cost is a factor leading many students to begin their post-secondary education at a community college, Webster University is pleased to announce a new scholarship for part-time community college transfers,” said Robert Parrent, chief enrollment officer at Webster University. “This exciting, new program will open doors of opportunity so that students can attain their goal of earning a four-year degree.”

The program will launch in March. Any new applicant to Webster University who is transferring from a community college and enrolling as a part-time student will automatically be considered for the scholarship. Students could receive up to $200 for each credit hour that is taken at Webster, with a maximum cap of five credits for each eight-week term. If a student continually qualifies for the financial aid, it would represent a $4,000 reduction in tuition costs per year.

To be considered, an applicant must:

  • Be a new student to Webster University.
  • Have a community college transcript.
  • Have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Maintain good academic standing from semester to semester in order to continuously be considered for the scholarship each term of 2015.
  • Be enrolling to the Gateway Campus in downtown St. Louis, the Westport Campus, the Winghaven Campus, or the Webster Groves (home) campus.
  • Enroll continuously from term to term in 2015.

The scholarships are short term and may not be available in 2016, Parrent said, as the University will look at the data and determine if the program was successful.  Students with less than a 3.0 cumulative GPA may e-mail a letter of appeal explaining their extenuating circumstances.

For more information about the scholarships at the Gateway, Westport or WingHaven campuses, call Thao Dang Williams at 314-246-8757 or e-mail her at thaodangwilliams@webster.edu. For information about the scholarships on the home campus, call Christina Gilbert at 314-246-7882 or e-mail her at cgilbert26@webster.edu.

With its home campus in St. Louis, Webster University (www.webster.edu) is the only Tier 1, private, non-profit U.S.-based university providing a network of international residential campuses and a robust online learning program. Founded in 1915, Webster University’s campus network today includes metropolitan, military and corporate locations around the world, as well as traditional campuses in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa. The university is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that transform students for global citizenship and individual excellence.

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