Honors Scholarship Applications for the 2023-24 Academic Year are Open!
Westminster Schools of Augusta's Honors Scholarships provide outstanding young people with the opportunity to attend school at Westminster with generous scholarship assistance at a deeply discounted rate. The Honors Scholarship is not dependent on academic achievement alone. Westminster also looks for students of strong character, who demonstrate leadership potential and a willing heart to serve others. These qualifications cannot be easily distinguished in written applications and test scores, so a Westminster Campus Experience Day with group interviews is part of the application process.
The Honors Scholarship, which covers 50 percent of tuition, has traditionally been awarded to rising 9th grade students. For the first time, the Honors Scholarship will be open to both rising 6th and 9th grade students for the 2023-34 academic year, and multiple scholarships are available. Westminster's Honors Scholarship is renewable each year for recipients who maintain at least an 85 academic average and continue to demonstrate the qualities of an Honors Scholar.
To be eligible for scholarship consideration, a student must:
- be a new student to Westminster.
- be currently enrolled in fifth or eighth grade.
- be nominated by an adult outside the student’s family (i.e., a current or former teacher, school principal or guidance counselor, pastor, family friend, or Westminster alumnus/a).
- submit a complete application for admission.
- complete the Westminster Campus Experience Day.
Process for Nominee
Step 1: Apply for Admission
Nominees will be notified by phone upon receipt of the nomination. All nominees must complete and submit the admissions application between October 1, 2022 - November 15, 2022, along with the $75 application fee. To be considered complete, an applicant’s file must include 1) a copy of the applicant’s most recent standardized testing, 2) a school transcript including first semester grades, 3) recommendations from the applicant’s current English and math teachers, 4) a disciplinary record and 5) receipt of online nomination form.
Step 2: Attend the Westminster Campus Experience Day
All nominees are required to attend the Campus Experience Day for their grade level. Each Experience Day will include student tours and class shadowing, group interviews, and math and English testing. The 9th grade Experience Day will be held on December 1, 2022. The 6th grade Experience Day will be held on December 5, 2022.
Step 3: Apply for Tuition Grant
All nominees are encouraged to complete the tuition grant application. Some honors scholars could also receive a need-based tuition grant complementing their merit scholarship. Questions about eligibility or the application process should be addressed to the Admissions Office at 706.731.5260 ext. 2220. Please note: honors scholars are not eligible for FPC, U.S. Military or Augusta University employee benefits. Learn more about tuition grants at wsa.net/affording-westminster. Deadline to submit application is January 27, 2023.
Step 4: Notification
We will notify the recipients of the Westminster Honors Scholarship by phone the week of December 12, 2022. All other nominees will be notified by mail.
If you are a nominee, please be sure to follow these deadlines:
November 15, 2022: Application materials submitted (please note there are two separate applications)
December 1, 2022: 9th Grade Campus Experience Day - Includes testing and group interview
December 5, 2022: 6th Grade Campus Experience Day - Includes testing and group interview
Week of December 12, 2022: Honors Scholarship Recipients Announced
Nominate a Student
To nominate an outstanding young person for this opportunity, please submit an online nomination form.
Deadline for 2023-24: November 15, 2022