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KWU Scholarships and Other Programs

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2018–19 KWU Scholarships

Eisenhower Scholarship – 90% Tuition

For high school senior who also meet the Presidential Scholarship qualifications. Qualified students will be invited to compete on campus for the scholarship on Jan. 27, 2018.

Presidential Scholarship – $12,000 (off-campus $9,000)

For high school seniors with a KWU composite* greater than or equal to 94 and transfer students with a 3.7 GPA in 24 or more transferring graded credit hours.

Renewable with a KWU cumulative resident GPA of 2.50 

Trustee Scholarship – $10,000 (off-campus $7,000)

For high school seniors with a KWU composite* greater than or equal to 77 and transfer students with a 3.5 GPA in 24 or more transferring graded credit hours. 

Renewable with a KWU cumulative resident GPA of 2.50

Pioneer Scholarship – $8,000 (off-campus $5,000)

For high school seniors with a KWU composite* greater than or equal to 63 and transfer students with a 3.0 GPA in 24 or more transferring graded credit hours.

Renewable with a KWU cumulative resident GPA of 2.50

University Scholarship – $6,000 (off-campus $4,000)

For high school seniors with a KWU composite* greater than or equal to 53 and transfer students with a 2.75 GPA in 24 or more transferring graded credit hours. 

Renewable with a KWU cumulative resident GPA of 2.50

Promise Scholarship – $4,000 (off-campus $2,000)

For high school seniors with a KWU composite* greater than or equal to 45 and transfer students with a 2.50 GPA in 24 or more transferring graded credit hours.

Renewable with a KWU cumulative resident GPA of 2.50

Performance Scholarship – Amount varies 

May be awarded to students demonstrating talent or interest in an academic division, athletics, fine arts or other performance-related activity offered at KWU; limit of one award per student. Requires direct contact with Performance Scholarship faculty member, sponsor or coach.

Renewal requires annual participation while enrolled  

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship – $1,000

KWU will award a renewable $1,000 scholarship, on top of all other aid, for any transfer student who is a member of Phi Theta Kappa.

Kansas Wesleyan University Award – Amount Varies

First-time freshmen and transfer students who demonstrate financial need may qualify for $100-$9,000 per year.

Kansas Comprehensive Grant – Up to $3,500 per year

Kansas resident; based on financial need. Must complete the FAFSA by April 1.

*Calculate your KWU composite by multiplying your cumulative high school GPA by your ACT score. For example, if your GPA is 3.8 and your ACT score is 26, your composite score is 98.8. 

Coyote Timeliness Award  Outside Scholarships 

Renew and Upgrade

Renewal of your KWU Academic Scholarships

Eligibility for renewal of KWU Scholarships is reviewed at the end of each Academic year after grades have been posted for the year (end of Spring Term in May or end of Summer Term in July) for determination of the next year's scholarship award. Renewal is based upon your Kansas Wesleyan University Cumulative Residential GPA. That means only classes you take at KWU, and the Grade Point Average you earn for classes taken at KWU are considered. 

Presidential — Minimum KWU GPA to Renew: 3.20
Trustee — Minimum KWU GPA to Renew: 3.00
Pioneer — Minimum KWU GPA to Renew: 2.75
University — Minimum KWU GPA to Renew: 2.50
Kansas Wesleyan Award — Does not guarantee renewal. Contact the Office of Student Financial Planning after your awards have been offered if you have further questions.

Upgrading Scholarships

In addition to enabling the renewal of academic scholarships, KWU rewards excellent academic results by allowing students to move up to the next scholarship level (not applicable to students receiving the Trustee Scholarship) by achieving the transfer GPA minimum at the end of an academic year. Eligibility for upgrade of KWU Scholarships is reviewed at the end of each Academic year after grades have been posted for the year (end of Spring Term in May or end of Summer Term in July) for determination of the next year's scholarship award. Upgrading is based upon your Kansas Wesleyan University Cumulative Residential GPA. 

Trustee — Minimum KWU GPA to upgrade: 3.50
Pioneer — Minimum KWU GPA to upgrade: 3.00
University — Minimum KWU GPA to upgrade: 2.75

Presidential Scholarships are only awarded to incoming freshmen who meet the original eligibility criterion upon admission.

GPA is based on a 4.0 scale. KWU converts SAT results to an ACT equivalent.

Scholarship eligibility assumes full-time enrollment and compliance with all policies.