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Office of Financial Aid

Types of Financial Aid

Scholarships

Academic Scholarships for International Students

New Freshmen
Transfer Students
International Ambassador Scholarship

> Students must be enrolled FULL-TIME (12 or more hours per semester) in order to receive Winthrop scholarships.

> Financial aid received from all sources cannot exceed the cost of attendance at Winthrop University. The Office of Financial Aid reserves the right to adjust the amount of a Winthrop scholarship as deemed necessary to comply with federal, state and institutional guidelines.


New Freshmen

Spring 2012 and Fall 2012 Entering Classes

Students who apply for admission will be automatically evaluated for scholarship eligibility by the Office of Admissions after an evaluation has been completed by the International Center.

All freshman applicants who are admitted and meet the minimum criteria listed below will receive a scholarship.

  • Earn a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA (the GPA will be converted to the US grading scale when applicable) and
  • Score 1100 on the SAT or 24 on the ACT (excluding the writing test results for both exams).

Students may be awarded only one of the following academic scholarships. All awards are renewable. Students must enroll in 12 or more hours each semester and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0. Trustee's Scholarship recipients must earn a minimum GPA of 3.2 to qualify for a renewal of their scholarship.

New Freshmen

Out-of-State Freshmen Scholarships 1

Award Name

Annual Value

Out-of-State Grant 2,3

Minimum GPA

Minimum SAT

Minimum ACT

Trustees Scholarship

$14,000

$10,000

4.0

1500

34

Presidents Scholarship

$500

$10,000

3.5

1400-1490

32, 33


Joynes Scholarship

$500

$7,500

3.5

1300-1390

29 - 31

Tillman Scholarship

$500

$5,000

3.5

1250-1290

28

Founders Scholarship

$500

$2,500

3.5

1100-1240

24-27

International Baccalaureate Scholarship 4

$5,000

$10,000

3.0

1200

27

  1. International students (applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents) are classified as out-of-state students and can receive consideration for all merit scholarships.
  2. Out-of-state scholarships include a grant to cover a portion of out-of-state fees.
  3. Out-of-state grants awarded by all University departments cannot exceed $11,140.
  4. Awarded to students who complete the International Baccalaureate program through the senior year of high school.

Transfer Students

Spring 2012 and Fall 2012 Entering Classes

The minimum criteria is a 3.0 cumulative GPA completed on 30 or more semester hours (excluding remedial, developmental, and vocational courses).

  • Students who apply for admission will be automatically evaluated for scholarship eligibility during the admission process. Transfer scholarships are awarded after the final college transcript has been received by the International Center. To be eligible for transfer merit scholarships, the final transcript must be received no later than two weeks after the first day of classes for the semester.
  • Students who have attempted 120 or more hours are not eligible for transfer scholarships.
  • Students with a previously-earned bachelor's degree, or who are classified as a readmit, exchange student, or those enrolling part-time at Winthrop University, are not eligible.
  • All awards are renewable if Winthrop's criteria for renewing merit scholarships are satisfied.
  • Students may be awarded only one of the following academic scholarships.
Scholarships for Transfers

Scholarships for Transfers

Award Name

Annual Value

Out-of-State Grant1,2,3

Minimum Hours4

Minimum GPA4

Out-of-State

Peabody Scholarship

$500

$10,000

30

3.7 - 4.00

University Scholarship

$500

$5,000

30

3.5 - 3.69

Transfer Achievement Scholarship

$500

$2,500

30

3.0 - 3.49


Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

$500

$10,000

30

3.5 - 4.0

  1. International students (applicants who are not US citizens or permanent residents) are classified as out-of-state students and can receive consideration for all merit scholarships.
  2. Out-of-state scholarships include a grant to cover a portion of out-of-state fees.
  3. Out-of-state grants awarded by all University departments cannot exceed $11,140.
  4. All course work completed (excluding remedial, developmental, and vocational courses) will be used to calculate the cumulative semester hours and GPA for scholarship consideration.

International Ambassador Scholarship

Undergraduate Students

Fall 2012 Entering Class

The International Ambassador Scholarship is the University's most prestigious award for international students. A limited number of scholarships are awarded to selected international undergraduate students (new freshmen and transfers) who wish to serve as International Center Ambassadors. The scholarships are awarded by the International Center Scholarship Committee. The value of the award is $500 plus an out-of-state grant of $11,450 for the academic year.

The award is renewable for up to eight semesters (maximum of four academic years) of undergraduate study. Students must complete 30 hours of service per semester and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the scholarship to be renewed.

Notes:

  • Students may be awarded only one academic scholarship from Winthrop University.
  • Out-of-state grants awarded by all University departments cannot exceed $11,450.

Application Process

Scholarships are awarded by the International Ambassador Scholarship Committee. Recipients will be selected on the basis of their academic performance in high school and college, financial need, and potential for serving as a good representative of their country and the International Center.

For complete application instructions, please view the International Ambassador Scholarship Application (pdf - 346 KB). 

For full scholarship consideration, please apply by the following priority deadlines: Fall semester, May 1; Spring semester, October 1. Applications that are completed or received after the priority deadline will be considered if funds are available.