Honors Scholarship Applications for the 2024-25 Academic Year will open Oct 1, 2023
Westminster Schools of Augusta's Honors Scholarships provide outstanding young people with the opportunity to attend school at Westminster with generous scholarship assistance. The Honors Scholarship is not dependent on academic achievement alone but 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 Experience Day with individual 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 second year, the Honors Scholarship will be open to both rising 6th and 9th grade students for the 2024-25 academic year, with multiple scholarships 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
All nominees must complete and submit the admissions application between October 1, 2023 - November 15, 2023, along with the $75 application fee. All nominees must also make sure the online Nomination form has been submitted by November 15, 2023. To be considered complete, an applicant's file must include:
1) A complete school transcript to include the most recent copy of the applicant's standardized test scores and all other required documents.
2) Recommendations from the applicant's current English and Math teachers.
3) Completed honors scholar nomination form - to be completed by an adult who knows the student well (i.e. a pastor, teacher, family friend, etc.).
Step 2: Attend the Honors Scholar Group Tour on November 9, 2023, at 9:30a.
All nominees are required to attend the Campus Experience Day for their grade level. Each Experience Day will include student tours and class shadowing, individual interviews, and admissions testing. The 6th grade Experience Day will be held on November 30, 2023. The 9th grade Experience Day will be held on December 4, 2023.
Step 3: Apply for Tuition Assistance
All nominees are encouraged to complete the tuition assistance application. Some honors scholars could also receive need-based tuition assistance 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 assistance at wsa.net/affording-westminster. The deadline to submit applications is January 27, 2024.
Step 4: Notification
We will notify the recipients of the Westminster Honors Scholarship by phone the week of December 11, 2023. All other nominees will be notified by email.
If you are a nominee, please be sure to follow these deadlines:
November 9, 2023: Honors Scholars Group Tour at 9:30a.
November 15, 2023: Online application, nomination form, and all required documents are due.
November 30, 2023: 6th Grade Campus Experience Day - Includes testing and interview.
December 4, 2023: 9th Grade Campus Experience Day - includes testing and interview.
Week of December 11, 2023: Family Interviews.
Week of December 11, 2023: Honors Scholarships Recipients Announced.
Nominate a Student
To nominate an outstanding young person for this opportunity, please submit an online nomination form.
Deadline for 2024-25: November 15, 2023