Admissions & Aid Transfer Scholarships


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Generous academic scholarships set the foundation of our financial aid program and are awarded to students who show exceptional promise for success at Westmont. Typically, incoming transfer students are awarded academic scholarship on the basis of their previous college work. A minimum 3.0 GPA in college-level work is required to qualify. 

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 does not guarantee acceptance.


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 2024 should apply by December 1, 2023. Students applying for fall 2024 should apply by February 1, 2024.

Have a question?

Call our Office of Financial Aid at (805) 565-6063 or email to schedule an appointment to speak with a financial aid counselor.