Scholarships and Grants
You are here
KWU Scholarships combine academics and activities into a single, renewable award. The higher your academic standing, the more KWU funds you can automatically receive (no long essay to write). Students are encouraged to participate in activities, athletics, or explore various majors without the worry of losing money. Unlike most institutions, you also have the opportunity to increase or attain KWU Scholarships based upon your college GPA (your high school achievement record affects your first year award only). 98% of the students who attends KWU receive financial assistance through a combination of KWU awards, State and Federal grants and scholarships, loans and work study.
These programs (with the exception of the Pell Grant) require full-time enrollment. Most programs require a minimum cumulative resident grade point average of 2.000 or higher.
|Presidential Scholar/Activity Scholarship||$12,000 per year
$9,000 for non-residence
|High school senior, 3.75 GPA; ACT 25/SAT 1140. Renewal: maintain cumulative KWU residential GPA of 3.30. Students meeting requirements receive automatic award.|
|Trustee Scholar/Activity Scholarships||$10,000 per year
$7,000 for non-residence
|High school senior, 3.5 GPA; ACT 22/SAT 1030; transfer students with transfer GPA of 3.5 on 24 or more transferring graded credit hours; continuing students with cumulative KWU residential GPA of 3.5 on 24 or more KWU resident earned credit hours. Renewal: cumulative KWU residential GPA of 3.25. Students meeting requirements receive automatic award.|
|Pioneer Scholar/Activity Scholarships||$9,000 per year
$6,000 for non-residence
|High school senior, 3.0 GPA and either ACT 20/SAT 950 or top third of high school graduating class; transfer students with GPA of 3.0 on 24 or more transferring graded credit hours; continuing students with cumulative KWU residential GPA of 3.0 on 24 or more KWU resident earned credit hours. Renewal: cumulative KWU residential GPA of 3.0. Students meeting requirements receive automatic award.|
|Wesleyan Scholar/Activity Scholarships||$7,000 per year
$5,000 for non-residence Hall students
|Transfer students with cumulative GPA of 2.75-2.999 on 24 or more transferring graded credit hours; continuing students with KWU residential GPA of 2.75-2.999 on 24 or more KWU resident earned credit hours. Renewal: cumulative KWU residential GPA of 2.75. Students meeting requirements receive automatic award.|
|$100 – $9,000 per year||Mostly need-based, however, non-need-based awards of $3,000-$4,000 are available.|
|$2,600 per year||KANSAS RESIDENTS: Full-time student; high school seniors with high school GPA of 2.5 and ACT 18/SAT 860. Transfer students with GPA of 2.5 on 24 or more transferring graded credit hours. Complete FAFSA by July 15. Renewal: cumulative KWU residential GPA of 2.5 and reapply by March 15.
OUT-OF-STATE: Full-time student; high school seniors with high school GPA of 3.0 and either ACT 20/SAT 950 or top third of high school graduating class. Transfer students with GPA of 3.0 on 24 or more transferring graded credit hours. Complete FAFSA by July 15. Renewal: cumulative KWU residential GPA of 2.500 and apply by March 15. Current out-of-state students can qualify for their subsequent year with a cumulative KWU residential GPA of 2.500 on 24 or more KWU resident earned credit hours and application date before March 15.
|Multiple Student Discounts||$1,000 per year per
|More than one dependent child in a family concurrently enrolled at KWU full-time. Normal academic progress.|
|$1,000 per year||Dependent of KWU alumnus. Notify Financial Assistance Office by March 15.|
|KW Award International Students||Varies||Available for full-time international students living in the residence hall. Renewal: 2.000 cumulative KWU residential GPA. Students meeting criteria receive automatic award.
New international students with 24 or more transferring graded credit hours from U.S. colleges should contact the Enrollment and Financial Services office for additional information.
|Salina Regional Health Center Nursing Scholarships||$3,600 for first year in nursing program (juniors)
$5,400 for second year in nursing school (seniors)
|Available for full-time nursing students. Juniors accepted into their first year in the nursing program will receive $3,600; seniors will receive $5,400 for their second year in the program. Graduates receiving scholarships as juniors or seniors are expected to work at SRHC or a Sunflower health network participating facility for one year for each year of scholarship or repay scholarships received. Juniors or seniors not continuing in the program must repay the scholarship funds received. This program may be used in addition to the Kansas Nursing Scholarship, but the work commitment does not run concurrently. This program cannot be used in combination with the current SRHC loan forgiveness program.|
Not only are there scholarships available from Kansas Wesleyan, the Federal and State Governments provides several scholarships and grants.
|Pell Grants||$602 – $5,550 per year||Financial need. Also available for part-time students.|
|Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG)||$100 – $4,000 per year||Financial need.|
|Kansas Comprehensive Grants||Up to $3,500 per year||Kansas resident; financial need. Must attend private college, such as KWU, and apply by March 15.|
|Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant||$4,000 per year (up to $16,000 total undergraduate)||3.250 GPA; agree to teach full-time for at least four years within eight years of graduation at a school serving a high percentage of low income students (Title I schools) and in a specific field such as mathematics, science, foreign language, special education, etc.|
|State of Kansas Scholarship||Up to $1,000 per year||High school seniors selected as state scholars; Kansas resident. Renewal: cumulative GPA of 3.0|
|Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarships||Up to $1,850 per year||Minority students: African American, American Indian or Alaskan native, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Hispanic; Kansas resident. Scholastic criteria designated by state. Renewal: 2.000 cumulative GPA and financial need.|
|Kansas Nursing Service Scholarships||$3,500 per year||Kansas resident; enrollment in KWU nursing program; sponsorship from medical provider; commitment to work for sponsor for one year for each year of scholarship.|
|Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship||$5,482 per year full-time studentsProrated for part-time students ($4,390 ¾; $3,288 ½; $2,194 < ½)||Kansas residents agreeing to teach full-time in hard to fill disciplines. 2011-12 designations are: Special Education, Mathematics, Science, Foreign Language, and English as a Second Language; one year for each year of scholarship or
Kansas residents agreeing to teach full-time in an underserved geographic area.For 2011-12 underserved geographic areas have been identified as: USD 501 Topeka; USD 500 Kansas City, KS; USD 259 Wichita and State Board of Education Area 5 (which includes all of the western 1/3 of the State of Kansas).