The Webster University USA Scholarship is available to qualified Military Dependents, Civil Service Employees, and Federal Contract Workers when enrolled in on-base, in-classroom courses. The scholarship awards the difference between our military and civilian tuition rates so that your “net tuition” equals that of our active duty military. The scholarship applies to courses at the undergraduate, undergraduate completion and graduate levels at any Webster University military campus.
Effective Spring 2021, the USA Scholarship will be expanded for dependents to include classes at all locations and online. For undergraduate only, USA Scholarship will be expanded for Civil Service Employees and Federal Contract Workers to include classes at all locations and online.
Eligibility, Tuition & Scholarship Information
Qualified Military Dependents, Civil Service Employees, and Federal Contract Workers are qualified for the USA Scholarship as described in the section above. The scholarship awards the difference between Webster's military and civilian tuition rates so that your “net tuition” equals that of active duty military.
Flat fee degree programs are excluded; Undergraduate Flat fee, Conservatory, Global MA International Relations, MA International Nongovernmental Organizations, and MS Nurse Anesthesia. No military rate is offered for these programs. Additionally, the Scholarship “net tuition rate” is not retroactive to previous terms of enrollment.
Proud to Serve Scholarship for Military Dependents
Webster University is pleased to offer the Proud to Serve Scholarship for Military Dependents on the Webster Groves campus. This offer is open to qualified full-time first-time freshmen and new transfer students who are dependents of active military or veterans who have been honorably discharged. The annual scholarships up to $3,000 for undergraduate education are guaranteed to all military dependents who meet the following criteria:
- Meet all requirements of admission for first-time undergraduate freshmen or new transfers with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Maintain a full class load of 13 or more credit hours per semester and make satisfactory academic progress for annual renewal
The Proud to Serve Scholarship may be used for tuition. The scholarship is offered in addition to any transferred GI Bill® higher education benefit and any other scholarships and awards. However, if a student qualifies for merit aid in excess of $3,000, only a $1,000 award will be given annually for the Proud to Serve scholarship.
For professionals and students interested in master-level courses, the Walker School offers graduate programs ranging from certificates to a doctoral
First Responders Scholarship
The First Responder tuition rate is our normal Metro campus tuition rates, but all students are eligible to receive a First Responder Scholarship, which essentially reduces your “net tuition” to equal that of Webster's active duty military students The program is available to qualified First Responders who are undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at any U.S. campus or online. Flat fee degree programs are excluded (Undergraduate Flat fee, Conservatory, Global MA International Relations, MA International Nongovernmental Organizations, and Nurse Anesthesia, no active duty rate is offered for these programs). Additionally, the Scholarship is not retroactive to previous terms of enrollment.
First Responder organizations with the potential for 20 to 25 students may qualify for a cohort group, available in the classroom, online, or in a combination of the two.
First Responder Definition:
First Responders are defined as those deployed to emergencies, natural disasters, bioterrorism attacks, and terrorist attacks. Qualified First Responders include:
State and Local Police Officers and Sheriffs
Registered Nurses or Physicians working in emergency room settings
If your current role is not covered by the above definition, but you feel you serve as a First Responder, you can submit an appeal and supporting documentation demonstrating First Responder responsibilities to:
Office of the Dean for Military Campuses and Online Learning
470 E. Lockwood
St. Louis, MO 63119
or scan and email documentation, attn: First Responder Appeal, to firstname.lastname@example.org
NMFA Military Spouse Program Scholarship
Education Partnership with NMFA
Webster University’s NMFA Military Spouse Scholarship offers our NMFA verified students a “net” tuition that matches our most preferred military tuition rates for military spouses at both in-classroom and online courses and degree programs. This partnership with National Military Family Association supports Webster University’s continued commitment to our military.
NMFA, founded in 1969, is the leading non-profit organization focusing on issues important to military families. It oversees several programs, one of which is to offer scholarships and form educational partnerships with elite Universities like Webster University that allow verified military spouses to receive a high quality education at our most preferred tuition rate (via the University’s NMFA Scholarship).
NMFA Military Spouse Education Benefits
- Military spouses can save tens of thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket tuition expenses.
- A quality education enhances spouses' employment prospects and ability to contribute to their families' financial wellbeing.
- It's Easy to Apply and Webster's Academic Advising team will help you achieve your goals.
The NMFA Military Spouse Scholarship yields a “net” rate* that is the same as that offered to active duty military, selected reserve, and National Guard military students. The reduced tuition is available to qualified military spouses who are undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at any US campus or online courses. Flat fee degree programs are excluded from the program: Undergraduate Flat fee, Conservatory, Global MA International Relations, MA International Nongovernmental Organizations, and MS Nurse Anesthesia. No military rate is offered for these programs. The tuition rate is not retroactive to previous terms of enrollment. For eligibility determination or any other questions, please contact the Office of Military Affairs.
Fallen Patriots Scholarship
Partnering with Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (Fallen Patriots) to allow military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty to attend Webster University is one of the best ways Webster can honor those who have died defending our country. Fallen Patriots’ mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. They are dedicated to serving the families of combat casualties and military training accidents as well as other duty-related deaths, cover all branches of the armed forces, and cover suicides and illness if VA rules the death was in the line of duty.
An undergraduate student who attends Webster University’s home campus in St Louis, Missouri, as a full-time student (minimum 13 credit hrs/semester). Additionally, any Fallen Patriots graduate student who enrolls at any U.S. Webster University campus will receive the Webster University CFPC Scholarship that yields a “net” tuition to be the same tuition rates as our Active-Duty, Guard and Reserve members.
- Eligible Undergraduate Students: $5,000 Annual Incentive Fund
- Eligible Graduate Students: Receive our most preferred military tuition rates (via the University’s CFPC Scholarship).
It's Easy to Apply and Webster's Academic Advising team will help you achieve your goals.
For eligibility determination or any other questions, please contact the Office of Military Affairs.
Folds of Honor Program Scholarship
Webster University’s Office of Military Affairs has a partnership with the Folds of Honor organization that provides a $5,000 annual incentive fund to be competitively awarded to each Folds of Honor eligible undergraduate student that attends Webster University’s home campus in St Louis, Missouri, as a full-time student (minimum 13 credit hrs/semester). Additionally, any Folds of Honor graduate student who enrolls at any U.S. Webster University campus or online will receive the same tuition rates as our active-duty, reserve, and National Guard members through this scholarship offer.
- Eligible Undergraduate Students: $5,000 Annual Incentive Fund
- Eligible Graduate Students: Receive Webster's most preferred military tuition rates (via the FOH Scholarship).
Partnering with the Folds of Honor Foundation allows military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty to attend Webster University is one of the best ways Webster can honor those who have died defending our country. Folds of Honor’s mission is to support the one million-plus dependents adversely affected by deployments - nearly nine out of 10 do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission. To close the gap, providing educational support to spouses and children of America's fallen and wounded soldiers. For eligibility determination or any other questions, please contact the Office of Military Affairs.
*This special program is via a partnership with Folds of Honor Foundation. To be eligible for this program, University scholarship and most preferred tuition
rates, you must be registered and validated through Fallen Patriots.
The Folds of Honor Foundation also offers their own scholarship programs that are separate and exclusive to that organization. For more information, visit the organization's scholarship page.
Additional Resources for Military Spouses & Dependents
BestColleges.com offers a Scholarship Guide on how military affiliated dependents can best take advantage of available scholarship and grant resources. This guide is not directly affiliated with Webster University and Webster University offers no guarantee associated with opportunities on or from BestColleges.com.
Webster University is not affiliated with the Department of Defense or any Military Service and images including incidental uniformed military personnel, facilities, or Military Service Marks do not imply endorsement by the Department of Defense or any Military Service.
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