Winthrop University: Financial Aid - Academic Scholarships
Contact Information
Office of Financial Aid
Sykes House
638 Oakland Avenue
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-2189
803/323-2557 (fax)
FinAid@winthrop.edu

Types of Financial Aid

Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

The scholarships listed below will be awarded to students who enroll as a new freshman or transfer for the stated semester. Scholarship values and minimum criteria for subsequent years may be revised upon the discretion of the University.

Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Entering Classes
      New Freshmen
      Transfer Students
      Call Me MISTER Program
      International Ambassador Scholarship
      RaiseMe Micro-Scholarships

Spring 2020 Entering Class
      New Freshmen
      Transfer Students
      RaiseMe Micro-Scholarships

Continuing Students
      Winthrop Scholarship
      Children of Faculty and Staff Scholarship
      Scholarships by College or Department


New Freshmen

Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Entering Classes

Entering first-time freshmen who are accepted to Winthrop University will be considered for a merit scholarship. Scholarships are awarded by the Office of Admissions. No separate scholarship application is required. Contact the Office of Admissions with questions regarding scholarship eligibility.

Eligibility for scholarships:

  • A completed admission application must be received by the Office of Admissions by February 1, 2020 for scholarship consideration. A completed application includes: application form, application fee, official high school transcript, and SAT or ACT scores. Students submitting applications and scores after February 1st will be considered for scholarships if funds are available.
  • Students will be awarded a scholarship based upon the credentials received by the Office of Admissions as of February 1, 2019. Scholarship upgrades will not be awarded to students if new test scores are received after February 1, 2020.
  • Be admitted by Winthrop University and be classified as an entering first-time freshman.
  • Be enrolled at Winthrop University full-time (12 or more credit hours) each semester.

Scholarships are renewable for up to three (3) additional years of undergraduate study as long as student maintains financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress and has not earned his/her undergraduate degree.

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 value of scholarships as deemed necessary to comply with federal, state, and institutional guidelines.

Scholarship Notification

Students who submit their completed admission application by late January 2020 and are admitted to Winthrop University, will be notified about their scholarship eligibility on an ongoing basis.

Scholarships for In-State Freshmen
Scholarships for Out-of-State Freshmen


Scholarships for In-State Freshmen

Students selected for a scholarship will be awarded ONE of the scholarships listed below.

Winthrop Premier Scholarship

Annual Value:       $  7,000
Four-year Value:  $28,000

Students who are awarded this scholarship typically have an average SC GPA1 of 4.99 and SAT score2 of 1334 or ACT score of 29.

Winthrop Gold Scholarship

Annual Value:       $  6,000
Four-year Value:  $24,000

Students who are awarded this scholarship typically have an average SC GPA1 of 4.7 and SAT score2 of 1265 or ACT score of 27.

Winthrop Garnet Scholarship

Annual Value:       $  4,000
Four-year Value:  $16,000

Students who are awarded this scholarship typically have an average SC GPA1 of 4.45 and SAT score2 of 1193 or ACT score of 24.

Winthrop Blue Line Scholarship

Annual Value:       $ 2,000
Four-year Value:  $ 8,000

Students who are awarded this scholarship typically have an average SC GPA1 of 4.23 and SAT score2 of 1125 or ACT score of 23.

 

1 Weighted South Carolina GPA
2 We will super-score the best raw scores from the current SAT (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math) to meet the minimum SAT requirement for scholarships. SAT scores from the old SAT (tests prior to March 2016) cannot be used for scholarship consideration.

 

Additional Award

Palmetto Boys and Girls State Scholarship

Annual Value:       $ 1,000
Four-year Value:  $ 4,000

This scholarship is awarded in addition to one of the Winthrop scholarships listed above. Awarded to students who completed the Palmetto Boys State or Palmetto Girls State program as a rising high school senior and who are listed as a participant by the program.


Scholarships for Out-of-State Freshmen

Students selected for a scholarship will be awarded ONE of the scholarships listed below.

Winthrop Gold Scholarship

Annual Value:       $20,300 ($6,000 scholarship + Out-of-State Tuition Waiver1)
Four-year Value:  $81,200

Students who are awarded this scholarship typically have an average GPA2 of 3.95 and SAT score3 of 1334 or ACT score of 29.

Winthrop Garnet Scholarship

Annual Value:       $18,300 ($4,000 scholarship + Out-of-State Tuition Waiver1)
Four-year Value:  $73,200

Students who are awarded this scholarship typically have an average GPA2 of 3.65 and SAT score3 of 1251 or ACT score of 26.

Winthrop Blue Line Scholarship

Annual Value:       $16,300 ($2,000 scholarship + Out-of-State Tuition Waiver1)
Four-year Value:  $65,200

Students who are awarded this scholarship typically have an average GPA2 of 3.48 and SAT score3 of 1186 or ACT score of 24.

 

1 Out-of-State grant/waiver from all Winthrop sources cannot exceed the out-of-state portion of tuition ($14,330 in 2019-2020).
2 GPA on a 4.0 scale
3 We will super-score the best raw scores from the current SAT (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing and Math) to meet the minimum SAT requirement for scholarships. SAT scores from the old SAT (tests prior to March 2016) cannot be used for scholarship consideration.


Transfer Students

Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 Entering Classes

Transfer students who are accepted to Winthrop University will be considered for a merit scholarship. No separate scholarship application is required.

Eligibility for scholarships:

  • A completed admission application must be received by the Office of Admissions by June 1, 2020 for priority scholarship consideration. Students who submit an admission application after June 1st will be considered for scholarships if funds are available. A completed application includes: application form, application fee, and official college transcripts mailed from all colleges/universities attended, even if credit was not earned or if credit is not desired. Additionally, an official high school transcript is required for transfer applicants who have not completed 30 semester or 45 quarter hours and before transfer students can be considered for the South Carolina LIFE Scholarship.
  • Be admitted to Winthrop University and classified as a new entering transfer student.
  • Complete at least 12 or more semester hours or 18 quarter hours (excluding remedial, developmental, and vocational courses) at prior institution(s) before beginning classes at Winthrop.
  • Have not previously-earned a bachelor's degree.
  • Is not classified as a readmitted student.
  • Meet the minimum criteria for the scholarship.
  • Final college transcripts must be received no later than two weeks after the first day of Winthrop fall classes for students who wish to qualify for a scholarship based on a final college transcript GPA.
  • Upon receipt of the final college transcript, the Office of Admissions reserves the right to reduce and/or remove a scholarship if the student no longer qualifies due to GPA or credit hours.
  • Be enrolled at Winthrop University full-time (12 or more credit hours) each semester.
  • Transfer students enrolled in the Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) will not be eligible for Transfer Scholarships.

Scholarships are renewable for up to two (2) additional years of undergraduate study as long as student maintains financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress and has not earned his/her undergraduate degree.

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 value of scholarships as deemed necessary to comply with federal, state, and institutional guidelines.

Scholarship Notification

Students who submit their completed admission application by late January 2020 and are admitted to Winthrop University, will be notified about their scholarship eligibility on an ongoing basis.

Scholarships for In-State Transfers
Scholarships for Out-of-State Transfers


Scholarships for In-State Transfer Students1

Students will be awarded one of the following merit scholarships:

Award Name

Total Value of Award per Year

Minimum GPA2

Transfer Gold Scholar

$2,000

3.5

Transfer Garnet Scholar

$1,000

3.0

1 Transfer students enrolled in the Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) will not be eligible for Transfer Scholarships.
2 All college course work completed (excluding remedial, developmental, and vocational courses) will be used to calculate the cumulative GPA for scholarship consideration.

 

Additional Awards1

These scholarships can be awarded in addition to the Transfer Scholarship award listed above as long as the student meets the scholarship(s) criteria.

Award Name

Total Value of Award per Year

Criteria

Winthrop Bridge Scholarship

$1,000

Awarded to students who participated in the Winthrop University Bridge program and completed at least one year at York Technical College.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

$1,000

Awarded to students who participated in the Phi Theta Kappa program at a prior institution.

1 Transfer students enrolled in the Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) will not be eligible for Transfer Scholarships.


Scholarships for Out-of-State Transfer Students1

Students will be awarded one of the following merit scholarships:

Award Name

Academic Scholarship

Out-of-State Tuition Waiver2

Total Value of Award per Year

Minimum GPA3

Transfer Gold Scholar

$1,000

$14,256

$15,256

3.5

Transfer Garnet Scholar

$500

$14,256

$14,756

3.0

1 Transfer students enrolled in the Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) will not be eligible for Transfer Scholarships.
2 Out-of-State grant/waiver from all Winthrop sources cannot exceed the out-of-state portion of tuition ($14,330 in 2019-2020).
3 All college course work completed (excluding remedial, developmental, and vocational courses) will be used to calculate the cumulative GPA for scholarship consideration.

 

Additional Awards1

These scholarships can be awarded in addition to the Transfer Scholarship award listed above as long as the student meets the scholarship(s) criteria.

Award Name

Total Value of Award per Year

Criteria

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

$1,000

Awarded to students who participated in the Phi Theta Kappa program at a prior institution.

1 Transfer students enrolled in the Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) will not be eligible for Transfer Scholarships.


Continuing Students

Winthrop Scholarship - The 2019-2020 application deadline has passed.  The 2020-2021 application will be available in early 2020.

Scholarship support is awarded to continuing Winthrop students on the basis of their academic achievement at the University and/or participation in extracurricular activities. High-achieving students, seeking their first undergraduate degree, who have a minimum 3.8 Winthrop cumulative GPA after the fall term are invited to submit an application for scholarships to the Office of Financial Aid in late February of each year. The Scholarship Committee will review the applications and make awards for the following academic year. For additional information, you may contact the Office of Financial Aid. The 2019-2020 application deadline has passed. The 2020-2021 application will be available in early 2020.

Children of Faculty and Staff Scholarship - The 2020-2021 application will be available in early 2020.

Scholarships funded by the generous contributions of Winthrop University faculty and staff are available to qualifying children of full-time faculty and staff members at Winthrop University. Applications are usually available in late February of each year. Students must be seeking an undergraduate or graduate degree and intend to enroll full-time in the fall term. Recipients of this scholarship must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative Winthrop GPA from the previous academic year, to be considered for the scholarship for the following academic year. Scholarship recipients will be chosen by Winthrop's Scholarship Committee and awarded by mid-June. For additional information, you may contact the Office of Financial Aid. The 2020-2021 application will be available in early 2020.

Scholarships by College or Department

NOTE: Some students receive scholarships and grants from sources other than Winthrop University. The Office of Financial Aid reserves the right to adjust the amount of Winthrop University scholarships for students whose total aid would exceed the estimated cost of attendance.

Last Updated: 10/1/19