Apply for Admission to Webster
Transfer to Webster University and declare your major in biology, biological sciences or chemistry.
WATTS Scholarship Application
Accepted transfer students may complete the WATTS scholarship application within their applicant portal to be considered for up to $10,000 in WATTS funding.
Winning Approaches for Talented Transfers in STEM
Value: Up to $10,000 per academic year
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.
Become a 2023-24 WATTS Scholar
For the 2023-2024 academic year, Webster University will award WATTS Scholarships of up to $10,000 each to the eight most qualified applicants. WATTS Scholarship applications for Fall 2023 enrollment will be accepted until June 15, 2023.*
If you are interested but would like to learn more, complete this form and one of our team members will follow up with you.
*NOTE: WATTS Scholarships will be offered in 2024-2025 and 2025-2026, so if you do not currently qualify for a WATTS Scholarship, it may be possible to work toward eligibility for the future.
“I am confident that Webster was the right choice for me, financially and academically. With the help of my mentors, I have been able to choose a major and a minor that suit me well, and I look forward to graduating debt-free.”
WATTS Scholar and 2021 Webster Alum
Specialized Learning Opportunities
WATTS Scholars also receive:
- Faculty mentoring
- Learning community for increased peer experiences and encouragement
- Student research that can lead to research conferences and authoring peer-reviewed publications
- Speaker programs and Career Panels
- Peer Support and Leadership Building through mentoring programs
To be eligible to apply, you must:
- Be accepted as a full-time, 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 or BS in Chemistry.
- Apply at least 15 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 or above.
(List of courses (PDF opens in new tab) offered at the local community colleges that are equivalent to these courses at Webster).
- Reflect a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 within those applicable, transferred credits.
- Provide a personal statement that describes your motivations for pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the chosen major.
- Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, national or refugee.
- Demonstrate financial need as determined by the University.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Mary Lai Preuss, Associate Professor
Webster University | Department of Biological Sciences
Step 1: Admission
Complete Webster University's Undergraduate Application for Admission and submit all supporting documents, including all official transcripts.
Step 2: FAFSA
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and designate Webster as a recipient of your FAFSA information by indicating our Title IV code of 002521.
Step 3: Application
Fill out Webster University's WATTS Scholarship Application form. (This is available under Forms in the Webster applicant portal after acceptance to the University).
The application deadline to be considered for the Fall 2023 WATTS cohort is April 15, 2023. Please note that all WATTS application requirements must be in by this date. This includes all transcripts required for admission and any documentation required by the Office of Financial Aid, so please submit your FAFSA promptly in case there is additional information or verification documents that are required. We recommend submitting the FAFSA by the February 1 priority date.
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. 2129966. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.