9.4 Scholarships for Studen...

9.4. Grants and Scholarships for Students in Advanced Degree Programs  (Th.M., D.Min. & Ph.D.)

9.4.a Types of Grants and Scholarships Available to Th.M. Students

9.4.b Types of Grants and Scholarships Available to D.Min. Students

  • Regular Grant: D.Min.
  • Special Grants and “Named” Scholarships: none available
Regular D.Min. Grant

The D.Min. Grant is a merit-based full or partial tuition grant which is awarded by invitation only. No applications or petitions for this grant will be considered. A maximum of two D.Min. students may hold this grant at any given time (one for tuition and one continuation fee). D.Min. students awarded this grant are required to notify the Financial Aid Office of their intention to continue in the program each successive year that they are enrolled by submitting a Statement of Intent form. Deadline to submit this form is February 1 for the following academic year.

9.4.c Types of Grants and Scholarships Available to Ph.D. Students

Regular Ph.D. Grant

The Ph.D. Grant is a merit-based full tuition grant awarded each year to four entering Ph.D. students pursuing full-time study. This grant is awarded by invitation only.  No applications or petitions for this grant will be considered. Ph.D. students awarded this grant are required to notify the Financial Aid Office of their intention to continue in the program each successive year that they are enrolled by submitting a Statement of Intent Form. The deadline to submit this form is February 1 for the following academic year.

Applying for a “Named” Scholarship

Ph.D. students who wish to apply for a “Named” Scholarship should refer to the “Applying for a Special or ‘Named’ Scholarship” section 9.6.b below and the Financial Aid website.  However, basic application materials that must be submitted for a “Named” Scholarship are:

  • Westminster’s Financial Aid Application for U.S. and Canadian Students or Financial Aid Application for International Students, available on the Westminster website (www.wts.edu) or from the Financial Aid Office.
  • For U.S. citizens and permanent residents only: a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA, submit online).  Note to tax filers: The application will not be processed unless the student’s FAFSA indicates that a tax return was already completed and filed.
  • 2013 Tax Return information: Electronically transfer to the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (preferred) or provide a Tax Transcript (available from www.irs.gov)
  • Non-tax filers: complete the Non-Tax Filer Worksheet.
  • Additional documents (such as essays or letters of reference) required by the specific scholarship for which the student is applying (additional documents are specified in the section under the relevant scholarship description paragraph of the catalog and/or the Westminster website).

9.4.d Submission Deadline

Refer to Application Submission Deadlines.