The institution has established the UWest Scholarship to encourage and motivate outstanding students to pursue and complete their educational studies at the University of the West.
How to Apply
For students who wish to be considered for UWest Scholarship they must submit the following:
- Completed and signed UWest Financial Aid Application form;
- A completed and signed University of the West International Student Supplemental Application for financial aid. (International students only)
- Application Deadline is April 1.
- It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that all documents are submitted on time. Applications submitted after the above-mentioned deadline will only be considered under exceptional circumstances if funds are still available.
- Award is made with the intent of reducing a portion of the required tuition and fees to be paid for a specific semester. No money will be paid to the student.
- Maximum award amount is $1,000 per semester or $2,000 maximum per academic year for full-time students. For non full-time students, the award amount will be prorated based on the number of units in which they are registered.
- The number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the Financial Aid Committee every year.
Term of Award:
- This scholarship is an annual award that covers Fall and Spring semesters only. Summer sessions are not included. Recipients are subject to a mid-year progress review during the first two weeks of the second semester (see below).
- This scholarship is available to continuing degree-seeking students at UWest. ESL students or students seeking a certificate only are not qualified for this scholarship.
- The minimum required GPA is 3.2 for graduates and 3.0 for undergraduates. Exceptions may be made based on individual cases. Students who have a GPA lower than the minimum requirements may still be considered for scholarship acceptance if they are able to demonstrate distinguished strength in other evaluation criteria.
- A student must be enrolled at least half-time to qualify for this scholarship.
- Leadership - Demonstrate initiative in making constructive contributions to UWest and/or the wider community. This may include suggestions and/or organization of activities that have led to curriculum, institutional, or community improvements.
- Service – A demonstrated record of service activities that contribute to the well-being of UWest and/or the wider community.
- Integrity - Demonstrate behavior that reflects ”honesty”, ”compassion”, ”equanimity” and ”appreciation for differences”.
- Academic Achievement – Candidates should maintain the minimum GPA requirement.
Mid-year Progress Review:
- During the first two weeks of the second semester, recipients of the scholarship will be reviewed for eligibility based on their enrollment status and academic progress. Recipients may be disqualified from the scholarship if the eligibility and scholarship criteria are no longer met.
Other Important Terms and Conditions:
- This scholarship is non-transferable and may not be delayed or postponed.
- This scholarship cannot be awarded in conjunction with the President’s Fellowship, Dean’s Fellowship, Buddha’s Light Fellowship, Lotus Scholarship, or IBEF Scholarship. Students must return the scholarship fund if other scholarship money is received.
- A scholarship recipient may become disqualified after the award is made if his or her enrollment status changes during the term of award, in which case the student must return the scholarship fund received.
- Should an award be declined or returned, the Financial Aid Committee may apply that award to another qualified and vetted applicant.