Financial Aid Scholarships & Programs

More than 100 years ago, Webster University was founded on the principles of providing high-quality learning experiences to all. Today, the legacy of accessibility remains a cornerstone of the University’s vision. We understand financial considerations are critical when deciding to pursue an undergraduate or graduate degree.

That’s why we assist our students in securing the necessary loans, grants, and guide them to scholarship resources.  Because we’re an international University with a diverse community, we’re adept at finding the available financial aid programs, understanding the eligibility requirements, plus navigating the application process.

 

Financial Resources

Taking the Next Step

If you’re planning on attending our University, we encourage you to complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and Webster's Financial Aid Application. Then, review the link below to learn more about our specific financial aid programs.

 
96%
Undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid

Grants for Undergraduate Students

The Access Missouri Grant is a state-funded grant that provides assistance to residents of Missouri who are seeking a first bachelor's degree. A minimum of 12 credit hours is required each semester in order to receive the Access Missouri Grant. Students who have completed a bachelor's degree are NOT eligible to receive a Missouri Student Grant. The priority application deadline is April 1. Funding and maximum award vary each year, please visit the link below for more information.

  • Value: Up to $2000
  • Opens on March 1 to until funding is depleted
  • More Information

FSEOG is for undergraduates with exceptional need, i.e. the students with the lowest EFC who are also Federal Pell Grant recipients. Students may receive up to $2,000 per year depending on eligibility and funding level.  Students who have received a bachelor's degree are NOT eligible for FSEOG.

The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a program for Missouri residents who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are 25 years or older, have not been enrolled in any school within the last two years and are working toward their first bachelor's degree. This program is designed to ensure, when combined with other governmental financial aid, that tuition and fee costs are fully covered.

The program addresses workforce needs by helping adults pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need. Learn more about Webster's eligible academic programs.  More details about the application process are available on the DHEWD webpage.

The four goals for this project to support 36 Noyce Scholars are (1) to recruit more students to pursue both a STEM degree and teaching certification through purposeful pathways; (2) to strengthen the pipelines for STEM/Education programs through specialized curricula, culturally relevant pedagogical methodologies, increased advising, collaborative faculty-student research projects in STEM, and field experiences in high-need schools; (3) to enact collaborative partnerships with academic and community organizations that provide relevant professional and educational experiences leading to better-prepared STEM educators; and (4) to promote success for STEM teachers working in high-need schools through supportive mentorship and intentional induction opportunities to strengthen students’ mastery of STEM concepts and skills and improve teacher retention.

Overview

In collaboration with grant partners we'll recruit, prepare and support 36 Noyce Scholars to pursue both a major in STEM and in Education (double major) in a program that exceeds state minimums with a required research component in STEM and additional hours for clinical experience. Additional grant activities will engage Noyce Scholars with diverse and high-need populations to develop culturally responsive pedagogy practices specific to teaching STEM topics. An induction process that builds on and strengthens existing beginning teacher assistance will ensure that Noyce Scholars are supported in the high-need schools that employ them so they may fulfill their teaching service commitment and continue to serve as a STEM educator in their schools. Community partners include: St. Louis Community College (STLCC), Academy of Science of St. Louis, Urban League of St. Louis, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Education and Outreach Center and Ritenour School District.

Awarded Scholarships/Funding

  • $700 for 2 courses during the summer between sophomore and junior year at STLCC
  • $10,000 Scholarship for Junior year
  • $10,000 Scholarship for Senior year
  • $3,000 for summer research course tuition
  • $2,000 stipend for Noyce Scholar during research experience (summer)
  • Maximum Award $25,700

Requirements & Benefits

  • Students must obtain a major in a STEM field (Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science)
  • Students must obtain a second major/certification in Education
  • Students will engage in five (5) service activities with our community partners
  • Students will take two (2) summer classes (funding to cover cost of courses provided to Noyce Scholars) at STLCC between their sophomore and junior year
  • Students will receive a scholarship of $10,000 during years 3 and 4 of their undergraduate studies in STEM and Education
  • Students will conduct research with a faculty mentor during the summer between junior and senior year (funding to cover cost of research course AND stipend to student funded by program)
  • Students must remain in good academic standing (2.8 or 3.0 GPA)
  • Students will perform their apprentice teaching in a high-needs school district
  • Students will receive additional support from Webster University Faculty and Career Services Department assisting with job placement in high-needs schools.
  • Students will participate in all grant funded activities (induction activities, MoCA exam review, etc)
  • Students will have the opportunity to apply for additional funding to attend national or regional conferences to meet other Noyce Scholars and present results from any research work.

Service Requirement

After graduation, students must teach for 4 years in a high-needs school district (2 years of teaching for each year of scholarship funding received). This requirement must be completed within 8 years after graduation. The scholarship amount received converts to a loan (which must be repaid by the recipient) if the teaching requirement is not fulfilled.

Application 

  • GPA requirement to meet state-required minimums (2.75 cumulative and 3.0 in STEM coursework)
  • One-page essay discussing interest in being a STEM teacher in a high-needs school
  • Finalists invited to participate in interview
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or nationals or be permanent resident aliens to qualify for this National Science Foundation (NSF) funded award

The Federal Pell Grant  is an award for undergraduates only with no prior bachelors or professional degree. Eligibility is primarily based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) but is also affected by your enrollment status. A minimum of 12 credit hours each semester is required to receive full eligibility, with prorated awards going to students with fewer than 12 credit hours.

TEACH grants may be available for either undergraduate or graduate students that intend to teach specific subjects at qualified schools upon graduation (see link below). Students may receive up to $4,000 per academic year in exchange for an agreement to teach in specific schools and subject areas after graduation. It is important to note that if a student should fail to fulfill the requirements of the Agreement To Serve (ATS), the TEACH grant will be converted to an unsubsidized loan.

Room and Board Grant assistance is a limited University-funded program which provides assistance to undergraduate students pursuing a first bachelor's degree, who are enrolled for 13 or more credit hours per semester and living in campus housing. This aid program is available to St. Louis campus students only and awards vary depending upon the level of a student's unmet need.

This program began with eligible new students in Fall 2016 who planned to live on campus.  If a student decides to not live on campus or moves out of campus, eligibility for this grant ends.  It is the responsibility of the student to inform the Financial Aid Office if they are not living in campus housing so this assistance can be removed. The Financial Aid Office will remove the grant once it is discovered the student is not living in campus housing.

Webster University Grant assistance is a university-funded program which provides assistance to undergraduate students pursuing a first bachelor's degree and who are enrolled for 13 or more credit hours per semester. This aid program is available to St. Louis campus students only and is intended to augment another gift aid that the student may or may not be receiving. Awards vary depending upon the level of a student's unmet need.

Student Loan Programs

Direct Subsidized Loans are need-based loans and are available to eligible undergraduate students. Repayment of principal is postponed while the student is in school and during a six-month grace period after the student leaves school or drops below half time status. These loans are made by a lender, such as a bank, credit union, or savings and loan association; are insured by a state or nonprofit guarantee agency; and are reinsured by the federal government.

The federal government pays (subsidizes) interest on the borrower's behalf:

  • while s/he is in school;
  • in her/his grace period;
  • during authorized periods of deferment of repayment.

Direct Unsubsidized Loans are non-need-based loans and are available to eligible undergraduate and graduate students. Repayment of principal is postponed while the student is in school and during a six-month grace period after the student leaves school or drops below half time status. The interest on Unsubsidized Direct Loans while the student is in school however is the borrower's responsibility to repay. These loans are made by a lender, such as a bank, credit union, or savings and loan association; are insured by a state or nonprofit guarantee agency; and are reinsured by the federal government. Additionally, these loans:

  • are available to students who do not qualify, in whole or in part, for Subsidized Stafford Loans;
  • have terms that are the same as the terms for subsidized loans, except that the federal government DOES NOT pay any interest on the borrower's behalf;
  • may either accrue interest while the student is in school and then be added to the loan balance, or the borrower may begin making interest payments after the first loan check is disbursed;
  • accrue interest during the borrower's grace period and during authorized periods of deferment of repayment.

Parent PLUS (Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students) Loans enable parents to borrow up to the student's cost of attendance minus other aid for each dependent student who is enrolled at least half-time.

  • PLUS loans do NOT require that the student have demonstrated financial need. However, the combination of PLUS loans and any other aid may not exceed the cost of education for the term of the loan.

Graduate PLUS Loans allow graduate students to borrow funds up to the student's cost of attendance.

Private Education Loans are not state, federal, or institutional aid programs. Instead they are loan programs specifically tailored for educational expenses by private lenders. Since these programs are created by the lenders themselves, there are often different terms & conditions for receiving them.

Interest rates, fees, and maximum loan amounts are among the many factors that may vary from lender to lender. We strongly encourage students and parents to borrow first from the Federal Loan Programs. With the use of a survey process, we developed a recommended lender list, allowing our students and parents to compare Private Alternative Education Loan Lenders.  

Freshman Scholarships

Accepted applicants for admission are automatically reviewed for Webster Academic Scholarship consideration and are notified within 10-14 days after receiving their admission decision.

  • Value:  $13,000 - $19,000
  • Contact: Admission Office
  • No separate application required.

Webster University is pleased to announce a $1,000 award being offered to the dependent sons and/or daughters of Webster University Alumni worldwide. This award applies to new, first-time freshmen or transfers who will be enrolled as full-time, degree-seeking students at the home campus in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Legacy Scholarship is automatically renewable for a maximum of four years and can be stacked with all other Webster-funded awards, with the exception of the full-tuition Presidential award and the full-tuition Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Achievement award. Although a separate application is not required, applicants must provide the name of the qualifying parent in the space provided on the Application for Admission or on the Webster Common Application Supplement.

Awarded to first-time freshmen who have completed the requirements for the A+ Scholarship Program at the time of graduation from an A+ designated high school in the State of Missouri.  This is a Webster University award. The A+ Scholarship offered by the State of Missouri can only be used at Missouri public community colleges.

Awarded to incoming freshmen who have participated in Boys State and have maintained a 3.0 G.P.A.

  • Value: $1,000
  • Deadline: July 9, 2021
Application for 2021-2022

Awarded to incoming freshmen who have participated in Girls State and have maintained a 3.0 G.P.A.

  • Value: $1,000
  • Deadline: July 9, 2021

Application for 2021-2022

Webster University offers this for those students who have demonstrated significant leadership activity during high school and plan to continue this activity while at Webster. Students who have submitted an admission application and all supporting documents, as well as the Leadership Scholarship application, by February 8, 2021, will be considered.

In addition to significant leadership experience, students most likely to be awarded will have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and either an ACT Composite Score of 24 or an SAT combined Critical Reading and Math Score of 1160-1190. The amount is $2,000 and is renewable up to a total of eight consecutive semesters. Up to 12 individuals will be awarded.

The Midwest Student Exchange Program enables residents of Kansas, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio (effective Fall 2018), and Wisconsin to enroll at Webster University at reduced tuition levels. Eligible First Year MSEP students attending Webster University will receive a 10 percent reduction in their tuition.

  • Deadline: Students must be applied and academically accepted for admission by May 1, 2021

Competitive and available to incoming freshmen who have met two of the following criteria: a 3.75 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale), a minimum 27 ACT composite or 1260 SAT or higher, rank in the top 20% of your high school graduating class. Finalists must be able to attend the scheduled virtual competition event held at Webster Groves campus on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021.

  • Value: Full tuition - Renewable (up to eight consecutive semesters or until completion of 120 credit hours)
  • Fulltime enrollment required (13 credit hours or more) (Fall & Spring semesters only)
  • Maintain a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Contact: Office of Admission, admit@webster.edu, or 314-246-7800
  • Deadline: January 18, 2021
  • 2021-2022 Application

The Proud to Serve Scholarship is open to incoming freshmen and undergraduate transfer students who are dependents of active-duty military or honorably discharged veterans. Recipients of this award must maintain full-time status at the Webster Groves campus.

The Webster University Loretto Community Scholarship has been established to recognize the history, mission, and service heritage of the Sisters of Loretto, and to honor their rich tradition of making higher education available to young women.

This will be available to graduating seniors who plan to attend Webster from any of the three Loretto-sponsored high schools:  Nerinx Hall High School, St. Louis, MO; Loretto Academy, El Paso, TX; and St. Mary's Academy, Denver, CO. A total of three per year will be offered, and multiple students from a single school can be awarded.

  • Value: $5000 (renewable for up to four years) and is non-stackable
  • 0 cumulative GPA or higher and ACT of 21 or higher, or SAT combined Reading and Math of 1060
  • Contact: Office of Admission, admit@webster.edu, or 314-246-7800
  • Deadline: February 1, 2021

The Webster University 63119 Community Scholarship has been established to recognize the history of community support and celebrate the partnership with Webster University from those who live in the 63119-zip code community. This scholarship will be available to graduating seniors who plan to attend Webster from the 63119-zip code area. A total of six per year will be offered.

  • Value: $2500 (renewable for up to four years) 
  • 0 cumulative GPA or higher and ACT of 21 or higher, or SAT combined Reading and Math of 1060
  • Contact: Office of Admission, admit@webster.edu or 314-246-7800
  • Deadline: Once all six awards have been awarded to the first six eligible students who have been admitted 

The Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship has been established to honor Dr. Donald M. Suggs, an oral surgeon, newspaper publisher, patron of the arts and distinguished community leader.  This competitive scholarship, available for incoming freshman, is designed to enhance the recruitment and retention of academically talented undergraduate students from ethnic groups typically under-represented in higher education. 

This cannot be combined with other University awards. However, students may also be eligible to receive the Bright Flight Scholarship or other federal/state need-based aid. This award is subject to change if all federal, state, institutional and private funding received by the student exceeds the estimated cost of attendance as defined by Webster University's Financial Aid Office. Finalists must be able to attend the scheduled virtual competition event held at Webster Groves campus on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021.

  • Value: Full Tuition - Renewable (up to eight consecutive semesters or until completion of 120 credit hours)
  • Fulltime enrollment required (13 credit hours or more) (Fall & Spring semesters only)
  • Must represent an ethnic group that is under-represented in higher education from the St. Louis metro area
  • Qualifications (must meet at least two of the following): 
    • 3.5 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
    • Rank in the top 20% of high school graduating class
    • A composite ACT score of 25 or higher or an SAT score of 1200 or higher
  • Renewal Criteria
    • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
    • Enroll in a minimum of 13 credit hours each semester (Fall & Spring)
    • Complete a minimum of 26 credit hours each academic year
  • Contact: Office of Admission, admit@webster.edu, or 314-246-7800
  • Deadline: January 18, 2021
  • 2021-2022 Application

Webster University's Saint Louis Community Scholarship is an effort to broaden our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in academic excellence in the St. Louis region. First-time, underserved college students residing either in North St. Louis County or the City of St. Louis will receive consideration for Saint Louis Community Scholarship upon application to admission at Webster University. The scholarship program begins for students seeking admission during the Fall 2021 semester 

Eligibility:

  • Graduating high school seniors, from an underserved community residing either in North St. Louis County or in the City of Saint Louis
  • First-time college student admitted to Webster with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Full-time enrollment required (13 credit hours or more) during the (Fall & Spring semesters only
  • Demonstrated financial need determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Value: $2500 per academic year (up to eight consecutive semesters or until completion of 120 credit hours) (combination with other institutional aid cannot exceed tuition)

Scholarship Value:

  • $2500 per academic year (up to eight consecutive semesters or until completion of 120 credit hours) the combination with other institutional aid cannot exceed tuition
  • Renewal criteria, maintaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA and annual FAFSA completion

Note: International Students are eligible for these scholarships

Transfer Scholarships

Renewable scholarship awarded to transfer applicants with a minimum 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. The award level is based on the applicants' cumulative G.P.A. on all graded college-level work completed (as calculated by Webster) and/or high school academic record.

Recipients must be enrolled full-time (13-18 credit hours per semester) and attending the Webster Groves home campus. The Webster Academic Scholarship can be stacked with other Webster scholarships, with the exception of the Presidential Transfer Scholarship and the full-tuition Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Achievement Scholarship.

  • Value: $8,000 - $15,000
  • Contact: Your Transfer Admission Counselor
  • Deadline: awarded at the time of admission

Competitive renewable scholarship awarded to transfer applicants with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 (as calculated by Webster). An associate degree must be completed prior to enrollment at Webster University or the applicant must be a candidate for earning an associate degree through reverse transfer. Application form, essay, and recommendation from a previous college advisor or professor required.

The recipient must enroll directly at Webster University within one semester of community college graduation without intermediary enrollment at any other baccalaureate-granting institution. Recipients must be enrolled full-time (13-18 credit hours per semester) and attending the Webster Groves home campus. The Presidential Transfer Scholarship cannot be stacked with any other Webster scholarship and replaces any previous scholarship award offered to the student by Webster University.

  • Value $40,000 ($20,000 per year for a maximum of two years) each.
  • Five awarded annually
  • Contact: Associate Director of Transfer Admission
  • Deadline: April 15 (separate application required)
  • 2021-2022 Application

Competitive renewable scholarship awarded to transfer applicants with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 (as calculated by Webster). Applicants must be a member of Phi Theta Kappa. An associate degree must be completed prior to enrollment at Webster University or the applicant must be a candidate for earning associate degree through reverse transfer. Application form, essay, and recommendation from chapter or regional Phi Theta Kappa required.

The recipient must enroll directly at Webster University within one semester of community college graduation without intermediary enrollment at any other baccalaureate-granting institution. Recipients must be enrolled full-time (13-18 credit hours per semester) and attending the Webster Groves home campus. The PTK Distinguished Achievement Scholarship cannot be stacked with any other Webster scholarship and replaces any previous scholarship award offered to the student by Webster University.

  • Value: Full tuition
  • Two awarded annually
  • Contact: Associate Director of Transfer Admission
  • Deadline: April 15 (separate application required)
  • 2021-2022 Application

Renewable scholarship awarded to transfer applicants with a minimum 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. Applicants must request consideration by submitting proof of membership in Phi Theta Kappa and should have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at time of application to Webster University.

Recipients must enroll directly from the community college into Webster University without intermediary enrollment at any other baccalaureate-granting institution. Recipients must be enrolled full-time (13-18 credit hours per semester) and attending the Webster Groves home campus. The Webster Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship can be stacked with other Webster scholarships, with the exception of the Presidential Transfer Scholarship and the full-tuition Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Achievement Scholarship.

  • Value: $1,000
  • Contact: Your Transfer Admission Counselor
  • Deadline: before attendance

Competitive renewable scholarship awarded to transfer students with a minimum 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. Applicants must document extracurricular activities and leadership involvement. Recipients must be enrolled full-time (13-18 credit hours per semester) and attending the Webster Groves home campus.

The Webster Transfer Leadership Scholarship can be stacked with other Webster scholarships, with the exception of the Presidential Transfer Scholarship and the full-tuition Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Achievement Scholarship.

  • Value: $2,000
  • 20 awarded annually
  • Contact: Associate Director of Transfer Admission
  • Deadline: May 1 (for fall); December 1 (for spring)
  • Application (Spring 2021)
  • Application (Fall 2021)

Webster University is pleased to announce a $1,000 award being offered to the dependent sons and/or daughters of Webster University Alumni worldwide. This award applies to new, first-time freshmen or transfers who will be enrolled as full-time, degree-seeking students at the home campus in St. Louis, Missouri.

The Legacy Scholarship is automatically renewable for a maximum of four years and can be stacked with all other Webster-funded awards, with the exception of the Chancellor's Scholarship and the full-tuition Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Achievement scholarship. Although a separate application is not required, applicants must provide the name of the qualifying parent in the space provided on the Application for Admission or on the Webster Common Application Supplement.

The Proud to Serve Scholarship is open to incoming freshmen and undergraduate transfer students who are dependents of active-duty military or honorably discharged veterans. Recipients of this award must maintain full-time status at the Webster Groves campus.

Renewable scholarship awarded to community college transfers who A) graduated from a Missouri A+ high school and were certified to receive the A+ Scholarship from the state of Missouri, and B) either have completed or are completing an associate degree from a public Missouri community college.

The award level is based on the applicant's cumulative grade point average at the postsecondary level. A minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average at the college level is required. Submission of a high school transcript is required for consideration of this award. Recipients must enroll directly from the community college into Webster University without intermediary enrollment at any other baccalaureate-granting institution.

  • Value: $1,000
  • Deadline: May 1 (Fall); December 1 (Spring)
  • Separate application required
  • Application Fall 2021

  • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Value: $200 per credit value
  • Up to $1,000 per 8-week term
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CampusRN program is the most comprehensive of its kind for nursing programs and nursing students because it features scholarship winners from six different regions across the country and awards $2500 to six needy and deserving nursing students. In addition, CampusRN has a job search tool. 

Note: International Students are eligible for these scholarships

International Student Scholarships

International Freshman StudentsAccepted international applicants for admission are automatically reviewed for Webster Academic Scholarship based on their high school scores/ Grade Point Average. Students are notified within 2-3 weeks after receiving their admission decision.

  • Value:  $13,000 - $19,000 per year. Renewable for entire duration
  • Contact: Your International Admissions Officer
  • No separate application required
  • Confirmation and tuition deposit after your student visa may apply to secure the scholarship offer

Accepted international transfer applicants are automatically reviewed for Webster Transfer Scholarships based on their post-secondary academic performance / Grade Point Average. The award level is based on the applicants' cumulative G.P.A. on all graded college-level work completed (as calculated by Webster) and/or high school academic record.

The Webster Academic Scholarship can be stacked with other Webster scholarships, with the exception of the Presidential Transfer Scholarship and the full-tuition Phi Theta Kappa Distinguished Achievement Scholarship.

  • Value: $10,000 - $16,000 per year. Renewable until course completion.
  • Contact: Your Transfer Admission Counselor
  • Deadline: awarded at the time of admission

In response to the economic slowdown and its impact on international students who are planning  to start their Graduate Programs in 2021, Webster University is offering 15%-20% limited period scholarships to all International Graduate students who apply for the 2021-22 Academic Year. You will be auto automatically assessed for this scholarship and no additional application is required.

  • Value: 15-20% of tuition fee.
  • Contact: Your Admission Counselor
  • Deadline: awarded at the time of admission
  • Available to students applying to the St. Louis, MO Campuses.
  • Irvine and Orlando campus students may be considered for a limited period. 

Study Abroad Scholarships:

The Next Century Leaders Endowed Scholarship Fund (a.k.a. The Centennial Scholarship)
The Next Century Leaders Endowed Scholarship Fund is a non-renewable award for degree seeking sophomores, juniors, seniors or graduate students enrolled at Webster University. Students studying in any school or college enrolled at any Webster University campus are eligible to apply. Undergraduate applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and graduate recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.
 
The award will supplement the cost of tuition, housing or program fees associated with the study abroad program, or the cost of airfare. A complete application will include the online application, a statement of purpose, and recommendation letter. 
 


The Marilynne Bradley Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Study Abroad 
Full-time, degree seeking undergraduate students at the Webster University St. Louis campus are eligible to apply. Applicants must be in good academic and financial standing with the university. Preference is given to students from the School of Education.
 
Awards will be applied to the cost of housing at any of Webster University's international campuses or to the fees associated with short-term study abroad opportunities. Applicants must apply online by the appropriate deadline in order to be considered. Awards are competitive and amounts vary.
 


The Dr. Neil J. George Endowed International Study Scholarship
Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate degree seeking students who have completed at least one term of study at the Webster University home campus in St. Louis or at one of the University’s domestic extended campus locations.
 
Applicants must be in good academic standing. Scholarship funds can be awarded for a term, semester, or year abroad with a minimum award of $1,000. A complete application will include the online application, a statement of purpose, and two letters of recommendation.
 


The Dr. Roy Tamashiro Endowed Travel Scholarship
Applicants must be undergraduate (sophomore, junior or senior) or graduate degree seeking students. All applicants must be enrolled in a Webster University sponsored study abroad program, short-term global hybrid course, international practicum, internship or international service learning program.
 
Scholarship consideration will be given based on the quality of essay, academic standing and financial need.


The Marianne E. Gleich, BA '66 & Peter A. Gleich Endowed Scholarships for Undergraduate Study Abroad 
Full-time, traditional undergraduate students at any Webster University campus are eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
 
Awards will be applied to the cost of housing at any of Webster University's international campuses. A complete application will include the online application, a statement of purpose, and an unofficial transcript. Applicants must apply online by the appropriate deadline in order to be considered. Awards are competitive and amounts vary.
 


The Yakko and Richard S. Meyers Japan-United States Study Abroad Scholarship Fund
This scholarship is for undergraduate and/or graduate students who are United States citizens from the US and must be enrolled at Webster University at the time of the proposed travel and study. Applicants must be studying abroad in Japan for a minimum of sixteen weeks. Awards may be used for tuition or travel expenses.
 
A complete application will include the online application, a statement of purpose and recommendation letter. 
 


Leif J. Sverdrup Scholarship 
Applicants must be full-time, degree seeking undergraduate or graduate students who plan to study abroad at any Webster University campus and plan to study abroad for one or two terms. All applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 in all coursework completed at Webster.
 
Undergraduate applicants must have attained sophomore, junior or senior status with at least 30 semester credit hours in residence at Webster University. Graduate applicants must have completed 12 credit hours at Webster University.
 
Priority is given to undergraduates who plan to spend one semester or longer at a Webster international campus. A complete application will include the online application, a statement of purpose, a letter of recommendation, and an unofficial transcript. Applicants must apply online by the appropriate deadline in order to be considered. Awards are competitive and amounts vary.


Vision Fund Study Abroad in St. Louis Scholarship
This scholarship is open to any undergraduate or graduate, full-time, degree seeking student at Webster Ghana or in Webster programs delivered in Uzbekistan who will study abroad at Webster St. Louis for a term or longer.

To be eligible, students must be in good social, financial and academic standing with the university. Preference will be given to students with a 2.5 GPA or higher.

Applicants must apply online by the appropriate deadline to be considered and must submit a scholarship essay and one recommendation. Awards are competitive and the average amount will be $1,500. The scholarship will supplement the cost of tuition, housing, health insurance, textbooks or meal plans.

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Graduate Student Scholarships

For students who earned their bachelor's degree from one of Webster's St. Louis area campuses (Old Post Office/Downtown, St. Louis Home Campus, West Port, and Winghaven) with a minimum of 3.3 GPA and pursues a graduate degree at one of the St. Louis area campuses.

  • Value: $2,000 (limited)
  • Need-based
  • US Citizen Students - FAFSAGraduate Webster Financial Aid Application required
  • International Students -Financial Assessment Form & Graduate Webster Financial Aid Application required
  • Awarded on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Applied in $500 increments for four consecutive terms 
  • Enrollment is required in consecutive terms from earning a bachelor's degree to begin a master's degree. 
  • Students who graduate in the Spring semester may begin their master's degree in the following Summer or Fall
  • Staff/Faculty receiving the tuition remission benefit are not eligible  
  • Contact:  Wonjee Beh at wonjeebeh14@webster.edu

Note: International Students please check our international graduate scholarship information under the International Students Segment.

Work Study Program

The Student Employment Program is designed to help undergraduate students meet educational expenses through meaningful employment. Student employment at Webster University is divided into two different programs.

1. Federal Work Study

You are eligible for Federal Work-Study if you have done all of the following:

  • You have been accepted for admission and plan to enroll at the St. Louis home campus as a full-time undergraduate student.
  • You indicated on your FAFSA that you are interested in the Federal Work-Study Program.
  • You have completed the Webster University Financial Aid Form indicating that you want Federal Work-Study as part of your financial aid award.
  • You have received an award letter from the Financial Aid Office in St. Louis which included an award for Federal Work-Study.

You are eligible to be employed on campus through Federal Work Study if you have done all the following:

  • You have been accepted for admission and plan to enroll as a full-time student.
  • You have been hired by an on-campus department to work part-time.
  • You have completed the required paperwork to begin work.

2. Institutional Work Study

If you are not eligible for a Federal Work-Study award but are interested in working on-campus through Institutional Student Employment, you are eligible to be employed on campus if you have done all the following:

  • You have been accepted for admission and plan to enroll as a half-time undergraduate or graduate student.
  • You have been hired by an on-campus department to work part-time.
  • You have completed the required paperwork to begin work.

How Do I Find A Position

After you enroll in classes at the St. Louis home campus, you may start applying for student employment positions on-campus or through community service. Many supervisors post available positions on Handshake, Webster University’s online career management and recruiting system. You may also wish to check with individual departments, staff members, and professors for part-time on-campus employment opportunities that are not posted on Handshake.

 

Once You Have Accepted Employment, You and Your Supervisor Must Complete the Required Paperwork

If interested, students should apply as early as possible over the summer and early fall for these jobs.

What are the pay rates and work hours?

  • Hourly pay rates begin at Missouri's minimum wage and vary based upon the requirements of the job.
  • Jobs are part-time. You may not work more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session.  During periods of non-enrollment (Winter Break, Summer Interim, Fall Break, and Spring Break) you may work more hours; however, your earnings may be subject to FICA taxes. Students may not work during a scheduled class period.
  • Federal Work-Study students may not earn more than the amount of their Federal Work-Study award specified on their award letter. Based on the student's award and hourly pay rate, this may restrict the number of hours a student may work. Students are not allowed to work after the end of an award period (July 1 – June 30).
  • Working hours on campus are flexible to work with your class schedule. Evening, weekend, and night hours are available in some positions.

How Will I Be Paid

  • Your Federal Work-Study award must be earned. If you have been awarded Federal Work-Study and cannot work or if you do not want to participate in the program, you must contact the Financial Aid Office in St. Louis to cancel your award.
  • Student employees are paid by the hour on a bi-weekly basis. Student employees must timestamp in and out through MyWebster.
  • Student employees are paid by the hour on a bi-weekly pay schedule. The preferred option is to designate that their paychecks be deposited directly to a specific bank of their choice. Students need to complete the Direct Deposit information through MyWebster, Pay, Direct Deposit. If you elect not to receive direct deposit, your paycheck will be mailed to the home address listed under Personal Information in  Your first paycheck, even if you signed up for Direct Deposit, will go to the home address listed under Personal Information in MyWebster.
  • Students can also authorize a percentage of their pay (up to 100%) to be deposited directly to their Webster student account. This is done by the student through MyWebster.

Terms of Employment

Student Employment provides temporary, part-time employment. The Federal Work-Study award is given to meet educational expenses including tuition and fees and cannot provide a sole source of financial support. If you find that you are unable to meet your educational and living expenses, contact your Financial Aid Counselor for possible alternatives.

When you are hired, your supervisor should fully explain the job duties, starting pay rate, student rights and responsibilities, and departmental policies. You should arrange a satisfactory work schedule with your supervisor. If you have Federal Work-Study be sure to consistently work the number of hours that will allow you to earn your entire Federal Work-Study award. Student employees are not entitled to paid vacations, holidays, sick pay, closure pay, or paid leave of absence. Students are paid only for time worked, and changes in work schedule due to illness, vacations, exam schedules, or course requirements should be arranged in advance with the supervisor.

All university employees, including student employees, represent the University to other students, staff, faculty, and the public, and are expected to maintain behavior appropriate to their position. Student employment requires a commitment from the participating student of time, dedication, and enthusiasm. It provides a rewarding and productive experience for the student employee and the employer.

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