Westminster College EducationUSA Scholarship – deadline Feb. 1

Europe / Eurasia Regional Scholarship

Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, is partnering with the EducationUSA European and Eurasian Regional Advising Centers1 to offer one $20,000 scholarship to an entering first-time-in-college student. The scholarship is renewable for a total of 4 years (total amount $80,000).

 

Scholarship Details
One student will be awarded a $20,000 scholarship.
The scholarship will be automatically renewed each year for a maximum of 4 years if the student remains in good academic standing.
The 2012 scholarship recipient must enroll in his/her first semester at Westminster College starting June or August 2012.
Application deadline is February 1, 2012.

 

Application Details
The first step for student qualification is nomination by an EducationUSA  advisor at one of the Europe / Eurasian advising centers.  Each advising center can nominate one student.

With this nomination, the student can begin step two: apply to Westminster College and the scholarship.

 

Here is a description of the steps and materials:

Step One
EducationUSA advisor nominates one student.  Use the Recommendation Form on the last page of this handout.

 

Step Two
Nominated Student applies to Westminster College.  The materials include the following:

 

A completed application to Westminster College
Official original-language transcripts from your secondary school. Foreign transcripts will also require translation and professional evaluation.
Completed EducationUSA Advisor Nomination Form (The advisor submits this form)
The requirements for speakers of English as a foreign language2 must demonstrate English proficiency through one of the following:
TOEFL ibt, IELTS, or equivalent test scores.  Westminster’s TOEFL institution code is 4948.
For more information on how to apply, see: www.westminstercollege.edu/admissions_international/

 

Step 3
In addition to the application materials, the nominated student submits answers to the questions on the scholarship application (see “Student Question Instructions” on the next page).

 

Helpful Information
English Language Proficiency Comments
Applicants who need to demonstrate English proficiency must have a minimum TOEFL ibt of 45 (or equivalent).  Students who score between 45 and 78 on the TOEFL ibt are required to take English courses as a Bridge student.  Email Jennifer Ritter if you have questions about the language requirements.

 

Application Review
The Scholarship recipient is selected on a competitive basis. Selection criteria include academic merit, recommendation letter, quality of student writing, and the potential for the student to succeed at Westminster College, a small liberal arts college. Preference is given to EducationUSA Opportunity or Competitive College Club students.

 

Other Westminster College Scholarships
All international students who apply as first-year students at Westminster College are considered for Westminster College Incoming Freshman Scholarships. These scholarships range from $9,000 to $14,000 a year for 4 years.

 

Transcript Evaluations
Foreign transcripts must be submitted for evaluation. The approved evaluation agencies are World Education Services (www.wes.org) and ACEI (www.acei1.com).

 

If you have questions:

 

About English proficiency requirements or general questions
Jennifer Ritter:  jritter@westminstercollege.edu
About the application and/or admission requirements: international@westminstercollege.edu

 

Instructions:


Type your answers on a separate document. Aim to write 100-250 words per question.
Answer all the questions.
Number each question (1, 2, 3, etc)
Type your name on the top of each page

 

Questions:


1.What are your academic strengths and challenges?

 

2.What experience do you have outside of academics and how will this experience contribute to your success in college?  The experience may include volunteer work, sports, leadership, or other extracurricular activities.

 

3.What is your proposed major (or majors) and your goals after earning your bachelor’s degree?

 

4.Why are you choosing an American education?

 

5.Why is a liberal arts college a good choice for you?

 

Submit your answers by February 1, 2012 to:

 

Electronic:  international@westminstercollege.edu
** Include EdUSA Europe/Eurasia Scholarship and your name in the subject heading

 

OR  Fax:   Jennifer Ritter at (801) 832. 3105

 

OR  Mail:      Westminster College
Office of Admissions
ATTN:  International Admissions
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105 U.S.A.

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