Admissions & Aid Scholarships
Generous academic scholarships set the foundation of our financial aid program and are awarded to students who show exceptional promise for success at Westmont. On the chart below, find your GPA and your SAT and/or ACT scores and discover the amount of your academic scholarship award. With some scholarships, higher test scores can compensate for a lower GPA—and vice-versa.
These amounts do not include any need-based aid you may receive on the basis of your FAFSA or talent-based awards such as athletics and music scholarships. Need- and talent-based awards can stack on top of academic scholarships!
Westmont bases admission decisions on all the information applicants submit, including essays, references, community service and leadership experience. Meeting scholarship criteria based on GPA and test scores does not guarantee acceptance.
Students applying without ACT or SAT scores are eligible for all our academic scholarship tiers. Merit scholarships are awarded based on the academic criteria available to us. Admission decisions are always made on the basis of a holistic review, including academic credentials, an interview, extra-curricular involvement, demonstrated leadership and more.
These scholarships are awarded to first-year and transfer students with a distinguished high school or college academic profile. More than 95 percent of first-year and transfer students receive an academic and/or talent-based scholarship. A combination of academic GPA, SAT or ACT scores and overall quality of the application determine the scholarship amount. Students eligible for academic scholarships are notified within their offer of admission.
The Augustinian Scholarship
by invitation only
Approximately 60 scholarships are awarded, each covering 85% of tuition. In January, Westmont will invite some Presidential Scholarship recipients who applied Early Action I & II to compete for the awards. Scholarships are renewable with a 3.25 GPA (3.0 for students who are enrolled in two or more honors courses each year).
The President's Scholarship
|Recognizes outstanding academic and personal achievement with a $25,000 scholarship ($100,000 total for four years) which is renewable with a 3.25 GPA (3.0 if enrolled in two or more honors classes each year).|
|The Ruth Kerr Scholarship||Named for our founder, the Ruth Kerr Scholarship offers eligible students $22,000 per year ($88,000 total in four years) and is renewable with a minimum 3.0 GPA.|
|The Wallace L. Emerson Scholarship||Honors Westmont’s first president by awarding $20,000 per year ($80,000 total for four years) to deserving students and is renewable with a minimum 3.0 GPA.|
|The Founder's Scholarship||Honoring the vision of many faithful men and women who helped Westmont become a premier Christian liberal arts college, this $18,000 annual award ($72,000 total in four years) is renewable with a minimum 2.75 GPA.|
|The Warrior Academic Award||Grants $15,000 per year ($60,000 total in four years) to deserving students and is renewable for students in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.0.|
|The President's Scholarship||Recognizes the outstanding academic and personal achievement of transfer students with a $17,500 scholarship that is renewable with a 3.25 GPA (3.0 for students who are enrolled in two or more honors classes each year).|
|The Ruth Kerr Scholarship||Named for our founder, the Ruth Kerr Scholarship offers eligible transfer students $14,500 per year and is renewable with a minimum 3.0 GPA.|
|The Founder's Scholarship||Honoring the vision of many faithful men and women who helped Westmont become a premier Christian liberal arts college, this $11,500 annual award for transfer students is renewable with a minimum 2.75 GPA.|
More Reasons to Transfer Here: Incoming transfer students, who earned a minimum 3.0 GPA in college-level work, may be awarded generous academic scholarships ranging from $11,500-$17,500. These amounts do not include need-based aid (FAFSA), talent-based awards (athletics/music) or cultural diversity awards.
Talent scholarships are available in athletics, art, theatre and music. Applicants interested in these programs should contact the respective academic department or athletic coach for more information. Athletes are encouraged to visit the athletics website and submit a "Recruit Me" form, found here.
To create an academic community rich in cultural diversity, Westmont offers a Cultural Diversity Award of up to $8,000. Incoming students who desire to incorporate their intercultural experiences into the Westmont learning environment should apply for this competitive, need-based scholarship.
You can find the application here. Incoming students for spring 2021 should apply by December 1, 2020. Students applying for fall 2021 should apply by February 1, 2021.