Centennial Scholarship Established for Incoming Freshmen

| March 11, 2015

Beginning this fall, new freshmen at Webster University can qualify for up to $3,000 per year in scholarships. This program is part of a new $25 million endowed scholarship established for  Webster University’s Centennial celebration this year.

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 Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble. “The Webster University Centennial Scholarship continues Webster’s century-long tradition of successfully meetings students’ needs.”

Scholarship Eligibility

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:

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

“Webster University offers a wide-array of financial aid, from the annual Presidential Scholarship to special tuition rates for children of veterans,” said Provost Julian Schuster. “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.

Additional Financial Assistance

Earlier this year, Webster also established a scholarship for part-time transfer students from a community college to one of the University’s St. Louis area programs. New applicants to Webster University who transferred from a community college and enrolled as a part-time student were automatically considered for the scholarship. Students could receive up to $200 for each credit hour 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.

This announcement originally appeared in the newsroom at webster.edu.

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