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. Westfield State students are also invited to apply for scholarships offered through the Westfield State Foundation.

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.