Scholarships Offered by Westfield State

Merit scholarships at Westfield State University are offered to new, first-year students by the Office of Admission at the time of acceptance.

Presidential Merit Scholarships

These are university-funded merit-based grants that recognize the outstanding academic achievement of selected new first-year students at Westfield State University.  A limited number of Presidential Scholarships are awarded annually.  The award is $4000. First-year applicants who are Massachusetts residents and meet the following minimum criteria will be considered automatically:

  • Combined SAT-I score of 1270 or higher in Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math; and
  • High school cumulative grade point average at the time of acceptance to the college of at least 3.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Presidential Scholarships are renewable each year for a maximum of four years by maintaining a 3.30 cumulative average or by maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA with at least one Honors course completed per semester.

Tsongas Scholarships

These are state-funded merit-based grants that recognize the outstanding academic achievement of selected new first-year students at Westfield State University.  A limited number of Tsongas Scholarships are awarded annually.  First-year applicants who are Massachusetts residents and meet the following minimum criteria will be considered automatically. 

  • Combined SAT-I score of 1360 or higher in Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math; and
  • High school cumulative grade point average at the time of acceptance to the college of at least 4.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Tsongas scholarships, which equal the annual cost of tuition and fees, are renewable each year for a maximum of four years by maintaining a 3.30 cumulative average on a 4.0 scale.