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Scholarships Offered by Westfield State

Merit-based scholarships are for first-year and transfer students who meet requirements not related to financial need and are awarded for superior academic achievement. Westfield State students are also invited to apply for scholarships offered through the Westfield State Foundation.

 

 

Merit Scholarships for First-Year Students

TSONGAS SCHOLARSHIP

The Tsongas Scholarship recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of selected new first-year students at Westfield State University. The award covers annual cost of tuition and fees.

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 university of at least 4.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Tsongas scholarships are renewable as a full-time Day Division student each year for a maximum of four years by maintaining a 3.30 cumulative GPA.


PRESIDENTIAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

The Presidential Merit Scholarship is a university-funded scholarship that recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of selected new first-year students at Westfield State University. The award maximum is $4,000 annually.

First-year applicants who are Massachusetts residents and meet the following minimum criteria will be considered automatically:

  • High school cumulative grade point average at the time of acceptance to the university of at least 3.70 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Applying to live on campus in University housing.

Presidential Scholarships are renewable as a full-time Day Division student each year for a maximum of eight semesters, by making satisfactory academic progress, remaining in good academic standing, and continued residence in on-campus housing.


LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

The Leadership Scholarship is a university-funded scholarship that recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of selected new first-year students at Westfield State University. The award maximum is $2,000 annually.

First-year applicants who are Massachusetts residents and meet the following minimum criteria will be considered automatically:

  • High school cumulative grade point average at the time of acceptance to the university of at least 3.30 on a 4.0 scale.

Leadership Scholarships are renewable as a full-time Day Division student each year for a maximum of eight semesters, by making satisfactory academic progress and remaining in good academic standing.


DEAN SCHOLARSHIP

The Dean Scholarship is a university-funded scholarship that recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of selected new first-year students at Westfield State University. The award maximum is $1,000 annually.

First-year applicants who are Massachusetts residents and meet the following minimum criteria will be considered automatically:

  • High school cumulative grade point average at the time of acceptance to the university of at least 2.60 on a 4.0 scale.

Dean Scholarships are renewable as a full-time Day Division student each year for a maximum of eight semesters, by making satisfactory academic progress and remaining in good academic standing.


WSU ALUMNI LEGACY AWARD

For first-year and transfer accepted students whose parent/guardian(s) are graduates of Westfield State University.  Upon acceptance to Westfield State, these students are eligible for this $1,000 (annual) award, renewable each semester.  


HONORS PROGRAM AWARD

The Honors Program Book Award is given to first-year students who have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 and are enrolled in the Honors Program at Westfield State University. The award maximum is $750 annually.

The Honors Program Award is renewable as a full-time Day Division student each year as long as the student continues in the Honors Program.


OUT-OF-STATE SCHOLARSHIP

The Out-of-State Scholarship is available to out-of-state students with a minimum 2.5 GPA and all high school academic requirements (per MA Dept of Higher Ed), excluding those in Proximity regions. The award maximum is $5,000 annually.

The Out-of-State Scholarship is renewable as a full-time Day Division student each year for a maximum of eight semesters, by making satisfactory academic progress and remaining in good academic standing.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The International Student Scholarship is available to all international students with a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of acceptance to the university. The award maximum is $5,000 annually.

The International Student Scholarship is renewable as a full-time Day Division student each year for a maximum of eight semesters, by making satisfactory academic progress and remaining in good academic standing.


Merit Scholarships for Transfer Students

LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

The Leadership Scholarship is a university-funded scholarship that recognizes the outstanding academic achievement of selected transfer students at Westfield State University. The award maximum is $2,000 annually.

Transfer applicants who are Massachusetts residents and meet the following minimum criteria will be considered automatically:

  • Cumulative grade point average at the time of acceptance to the university of at least 3.70 on a 4.0 scale.

Leadership Scholarships are renewable as a full-time Day Division student each year for a maximum of six semesters, by making satisfactory academic progress and remaining in good academic standing.


OUT-OF-STATE SCHOLARSHIP

The Out-of-State Scholarship is available to out-of-state students with a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, excluding those in Proximity regions. The award maximum is $5,000 annually.

The Out-of-State Scholarship is renewable as a full-time Day Division student each year for a maximum of six semesters, by making satisfactory academic progress and remaining in good academic standing.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP

The International Student Scholarship is available to all international students. The award maximum is $5,000 annually.

The International Student Scholarship is renewable as a full-time Day Division student each year for a maximum of six semesters, by making satisfactory academic progress and remaining in good academic standing.