Centennial Scholarship Established for Incoming Freshmen

Students could receive up to $3,000 per year

ST. LOUIS (MARCH 9, 2015)  – Starting this fall, new freshmen at Webster University can qualify for up to $3,000 per year in scholarships. The program is part of a new $25 million endowed scholarship established for this year’s Webster University’s Centennial celebration.

The new award, The Webster University Centennial Scholarship, is being granted to students on the Webster Groves home campus. A student’s eligibility will be reviewed in the fall and spring semesters for a maximum of eight semesters.

“To contribute to our undergraduate students’ success, and to strengthen this region’s future, we must do everything we can to improve access to high quality, global education, while reducing out-of-pocket costs,” said Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, president of Webster University. “The Webster University Centennial Scholarship continues Webster’s century-long tradition of successfully meetings students’ needs.”

The scholarship will become available in the fall of 2015. Students will be automatically considered for the scholarship upon their acceptance to Webster University. In order to receive the funds, students must:

  • Be first-year freshmen enrolled in 13 or more credit hours each fall and spring semester
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or above and 21 ACT/980 SAT or above
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have completed and submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

“Webster University offers a wide-array of financial aid, from the annual Presidential Scholarship to special tuition rates for children of veterans,” said Julian Schuster, Webster University’s provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer. “This program is another addition to that proud tradition of continually increasing educational access and creating new opportunities for our students.”

In December 2014, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Webster University as one of the 100 “Best Value” private colleges in the United States, also ranking among the top 300 among all colleges and universities.

Nearly 80 percent of Webster’s U.S. students receive financial aid through grants, scholarships, or other programs. U.S. News & World Report annually ranks Webster University among the most economically diversified private universities in the Midwest. 

Earlier this year, Webster established a scholarship for part-time students who are transferring from a community college to one of the University’s St. Louis area programs.

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.