Scholarship Policies

 

1. Scholarship recipients must be admitted to a University College degree or select certificate programs by the application deadline to be considered for a scholarship. To be considered a “new” student, you must be admitted after the April 1 deadline (Fall) or October 31 deadline (Spring).

2. Scholarship recipients must remain in good academic standing (placement on probation of any kind warrants the removal of the scholarship).

3. Scholarship awards must be applied to University College courses that are applicable towards the student’s undergraduate or graduate degree or eligible certificate program.

4. Scholarship awards cover tuition only. Lab fees, late fees, books, and other expenses are not covered.

5. If the recipient is eligible for a Pell Grant, the grant will be applied before the scholarship. University College scholarship awards will cover any remaining tuition expenses, up to the scholarship amount.

6. Students may be eligible for multiple merit-based scholarships, but they can only receive one merit-based award.

7. Students may combine merit and need-based awards.

8. The Community College Merit Scholarship (CCMS), Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), & Transfer Scholarship (TS) are only awarded to new students.

9. The Dean’s Scholarship (DS) is only awarded to current/returning students.

10. Both new and current/returning students are eligible to apply for need-based scholarships.

11. International Students are eligible for merit scholarships only.

12. Once awarded, scholarships are automatically renewed for up to two subsequent semesters (except the CCMS, which automatically renews for a longer period of time), as long as the student remains eligible.

13. Current/returning students who wish to renew a scholarship must reapply annually by the fall scholarship deadline of April 1 to receive an award for the subsequent academic year. For example:

  • Original Award in Fall: automatically renewed for subsequent spring and summer (if eligible); reapply for subsequent fall.
  • Original Award in Spring: automatically renewed for subsequent summer (if eligible); reapply for subsequent fall.

14. Scholarship recipients must attain a passing grade in all coursework to remain fully eligible for scholarships in the subsequent semester. 

  • Failing a course will jeopardize the student’s eligibility for a scholarship in the subsequent semester. Student regains full eligibility only after successfully passing all courses in a given semester.
  • Withdrawing from a course may also impact a student’s eligibility for a scholarship in the subsequent semester. Student regains full eligibility only after successfully passing all courses in a given semester.

15. Scholarship application deadlines:

  Fall Spring Summer
Current/Returning Students April 1 Oct 31 N/A
New Students Admitted after April 1 Aug 15 Jan 15 N/A

16. Washington University Employees are not eligible for University College scholarships.