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Office of Financial Aid

Types of Financial Aid

Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

Spring 2017 Entering Classes
     New Freshmen
     Transfer Students
     International Ambassador Scholarship

Fall 2016 Entering Classes
     New Freshmen
     Transfer Students
     Call Me MISTER Program
     International Ambassador Scholarship

Fall 2017 Entering Classes
     Scholarship details will be posted in early Fall 2016.

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


New Freshmen

Fall 2016 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 16, 2016 for scholarship consideration.  Students submitting admission applications after February 16th will be considered for scholarships if funds are available.  A completed application includes:  application form, application fee, official high school transcript, and SAT or ACT scores.
  • Be admitted by Winthrop University and be classified as an entering first-time freshman.
  • Meet the minimum criteria for the scholarship.
  • 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.  The Winthrop Fellows and National Achievement/National Hispanic/National Merit scholarships have additional renewal criteria.

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 February 16, 2016 and are admitted to Winthrop University, will be notified about their scholarship eligibility in early March.  After that time, scholarship notifications will be communicated on an ongoing basis.

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


Scholarships for In-State Freshmen

Students will be awarded one of the following merit scholarships:


Award Name

Total Value of Award per Year

Minimum GPA1

Minimum SAT2

Minimum ACT

National Achievement/National Hispanic/National Merit Scholarship

$22,900

A limited number of scholarships are available for finalists and semi-finalists who designate Winthrop University as their first-choice institution.3

Winthrop Gold Scholar

$9,000

3.5

1300

29

Winthrop Garnet Scholar

$6,000

3.5

1200

27

Winthrop Blue Line Scholar

$3,000

3.5

1050

23

1 Weighted GPA.
2 We will combine/super-score best raw scores from the old SAT and the new SAT to meet the minimum SAT requirement for scholarships for fall 2016.
3 When combined with the National Achievement/National Hispanic/National Merit Scholarship and other scholarships, this scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, a double-occupancy residence hall room, and the standard meal plan each year, or your actual charges, whichever is less.


Additional Awards

These scholarships can be awarded in addition to the Winthrop Scholar award listed above as long as the student meets the scholarship(s) criteria1.

Additional Scholarships for In-State Freshmen
Award Name

Total Value of Award per Year

Criteria

Winthrop Fellows Scholarship

$3,000

Awarded to students who are designated as a Palmetto Fellows recipient by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE).2
International Baccalaureate Scholarship

$1,000

Awarded to students who complete the International Baccalaureate program through the senior year in high school.
Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarship

$1,000

Awarded to students who have a class rank of 1 or 2 on the final high school transcript or who are designated as a valedictorian or salutatorian of their high school class.
Governors School for Science and Mathematics

$1,000

Awarded to students who graduate from the South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics.
Governors School for Arts and Humanities

$1,000

Awarded to students who graduate from the South Carolina Governor's School for Arts and Humanities.
Palmetto Boys and Girls State Scholarship

$1,000

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.

1 Recipients of the National Achievement/National Hispanic/National Merit Scholarship are not eligible for the Additional Awards.
2 Recipients must remain eligible for the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship in order to renew the Winthrop Fellows Scholarship each year.


Scholarships for Out-of-State Freshmen

Students will be awarded one of the following merit scholarships:


Award Name

Academic Scholarship

Out-of-State Tuition Waiver1 Total Value of Award per Year

Minimum GPA2

Minimum SAT3

Minimum ACT

National Achievement/National Hispanic/National Merit Scholarship

$22,752

$13,248

$36,000

A limited number of scholarships are available for finalists and semi-finalists who designate Winthrop University as their first-choice institution.4

Winthrop Gold Scholar

$4,000

$13,248

$17,248

3.0

1300

29

Winthrop Garnet Scholar

$2,000

$13,248

$15,248

3.0

1200

27

Winthrop Blue Line Scholar

$1,000

$13,248

$14,248

3.0

1100

24

1 Out-of-State grant/waiver from all Winthrop sources cannot exceed the out-of-state portion of tuition ($13,248 in 2015-2016).
2 Weighted GPA.
3 We will combine/super-score best raw scores from the old SAT and the new SAT to meet the minimum SAT requirement for scholarships for fall 2016.
4 When combined with the National Achievement/National Hispanic/National Merit Scholarship and other scholarships, this scholarship will cover the cost of tuition, a double-occupancy residence hall room, and the standard meal plan each year, or your actual charges, whichever is less.


Additional Awards

These scholarships can be awarded in addition to the Winthrop Scholar award listed above as long as the student meets the scholarship(s) criteria1.

Additional Scholarships for Out-of-State Freshmen
Award Name

Total Value of Award per Year

Criteria

International Baccalaureate Scholarship

$1,000

Awarded to students who complete the International Baccalaureate program through the senior year in high school.
Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarship

$1,000

Awarded to students who have a class rank of 1 or 2 on the final high school transcript or who are designated as a valedictorian or salutatorian of their high school class.

1 Recipients of the National Achievement/National Hispanic/National Merit Scholarship are not eligible for the Additional Awards.


Transfer Students

Fall 2016 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 May 1, 2016 for priority scholarship consideration.  Students who submit an admission applications after May 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.
  • Be admitted to Winthrop University and classified as a new entering transfer student.
  • Complete at least 24 or more semester hours or 36 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.

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 May 1, 2016 and are admitted to Winthrop University, will be notified about their scholarship eligibility in early May. After that time, scholarship notifications will be communicated on an ongoing basis.

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


Scholarships for In-State Transfer Students

Students will be awarded one of the following merit scholarships:

Transfer Scholar:

Award Name

Total Value of Award per Year

Minimum GPA1

Transfer Gold Scholar

$4,000

3.5

Transfer Garnet Scholar

$2,000

3.0

1 All course work completed (excluding remedial, developmental, and vocational courses) will be used to calculate the cumulative GPA for scholarship consideration.


Additional Awards

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

Additional Scholarships for In-State Transfers
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.


Scholarships for Out-of-State Transfer Students

Students will be awarded one of the following merit scholarships:

Transfer Scholar:

Award Name

Academic Scholarship

Out-of-State Tuition Waiver1 Total Value of Award per Year

Minimum GPA2

Transfer Gold Scholar

$2,000

$13,248

$15,248

3.5

Transfer Garnet Scholar

$1,000

$13,248

$14,248

3.0

1 Out-of-State grant/waiver from all Winthrop sources cannot exceed the out-of-state portion of tuition ($13,248 in 2015-2016).
2 All course work completed (excluding remedial, developmental, and vocational courses) will be used to calculate the cumulative GPA for scholarship consideration.


Additional Awards

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

Additional Scholarships for Out-of-State Transfers
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.


Continuing Students

Winthrop Scholarship

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. Deadline for 2016-2017 has passed.

Children of Faculty and Staff Scholarship

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 2016 semester. Recipients of this scholarship must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative Winthrop GPA from 2015-2016, to be considered for the 2016-2017 scholarship. 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. Deadline for 2016-2017 has passed.

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.

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
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