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 2024-2025 WATTS Scholar

For the 2024-2025 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 2024 enrollment will be accepted until April 15, 2024.*

If you are interested but would like to learn more, email Mary Preuss for more information.

*NOTE: WATTS Scholarships will be offered in 2025-2026, so if you do not currently qualify for a WATTS Scholarship, it may be possible to work toward eligibility for the future.

Briana Robles
Student Testimonial

“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.”

Briana Robles
Briana Robles

WATTS Scholar and 2021 Webster Alum

WATTS Scholarship Benefits

Specialized Learning Opportunities

Faculty mentoring for WATTS Scholars

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:

  1. Be accepted as a full-time, undergraduate transfer student with a declared degree in one of the following programs in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at Webster University: BA in Biology, BS in Biological Sciences or BS in Chemistry.
  2. 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) offered at the local community colleges that are equivalent to these courses at Webster).
  3. Reflect a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 within those applicable, transferred credits.
  4. Provide a personal statement that describes your motivations for pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the chosen major.
  5. Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, national or refugee.
  6. Demonstrate financial need as determined by the University.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Mary Lai Preuss, Associate Professor
Webster University | Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Phone: 314-246-4211

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 2024 WATTS cohort is April 15, 2024. 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.

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Dr. Brown-Kennerly lecturing class of Webster students.
Dr. Preuss mentoring a Webster student on pipetting technique.
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Dr. Schroeder pointing to student's experimental notes while talking with the lab partners.

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.

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