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Edward Waters College Scholarships


The Office of Financial Aid is pleased to announce the availability of both merit and need-based scholarships to students who qualify.

The Edward Waters College scholarship/Grant-In-Aid Programs are designed to assist students with offsetting the direct costs of education (tuition, fees, books, on-campus room and board). . The following awards will be made after all other financial aid has been determined. The EWC scholarship and Grant-in Aid programs are not designed or intended for students to make a financial profit or generate a student refund, rather only to pay for direct college expenses not met by other forms of assistance. The award may be reduced should additional aid be received after disbursement (other than work study and loans) for direct costs. The following scholarships are offered to potential students once all admissions documents have been received by the Admissions Office.

Presidential Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to incoming high school seniors with a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and SAT scores of 1000 or ACT scores of 21. Students must apply and qualify for financial aid to be eligible for this scholarship. Students must register for and earn at least 15 credit hours per semester. This scholarship is up to the full cost of tuition and fees, and cannot generate any refund to the student. This scholarship is renewable up to eight semesters by maintaining a minimum 3.50 GPA.

College Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to incoming high school seniors with a 3.25 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and SAT scores of 900 or ACT scores of 19. Students must apply and qualify for financial aid to be eligible for this scholarship. Students must register for and earn at least 15 credit hours per semester. This scholarship is up to $7,000, and cannot generate any refund to the student. This scholarship is renewable up to eight semesters by maintaining a 3.25 GPA.

Honors Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to incoming high school seniors with a 3.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) and SAT scores of 800 or ACT scores of 16. Students must apply and qualify for financial aid to be eligible for this scholarship. Students must register for and earn at least 15 credit hours per semester. This scholarship is up to $5,000, and cannot generate any refund to the student. This scholarship is renewable up to eight semesters by maintaining a 3.00 GPA.

Transfer Incentive Grant
This scholarship is non-renewable and is only good for one academic year. This scholarship is for students transferring from another college or institution with a minimum of 24 transferable credit hours and a 3.00 grade point average (GPA). This scholarship is up to $3,000, and cannot generate a refund to the student.

Freshman Grant
This scholarship is non-renewable and is only good for one academic year. This scholarship is for high school seniors with a minimum 2.60 cumulative grade point average (GPA). This scholarship is up to $2,000, and cannot generate a refund to the student.

Talent-Based Scholarship
This scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters. This scholarship is based on the individual talent in choir or band. Amounts vary. For more information, contact the Music Department at (904) 470-8131 or (904) 470-8132.

Athletic Grant-In-Aid Scholarships
This scholarship is renewable for up to eight semesters. This scholarship is based on the athletic ability of the student, active participation in the program while maintaining certain GPA requirements. Amounts vary. For more information on the types of athletic programs, contact the Athletic Department at (904) 470-8276 or (904) 470-8277.

Edward Waters College Scholarships/Grants-In-Aid
Grant-In-Aid (GIA) awards are available to students with exceptional skills in the area of athletics, band, choir, and cheerleading. Contact the appropriate office for information. In some cases the said office will contact you. The student must meet the requirements of each of the programs to be qualified. Grant-In-Aid (GIA) may be combined with other scholarships after all federal and state aid has been applied. GIA and other EWC scholarship awards cannot exceed charges for EWC tuition, room, and board, minus student financial aid awards (not including student loans). The intent of the Grant-In-Aid award is to provide students with gap funding to meet their unmet direct education expenses. It is not intended to yield a credit balance and generate a refund check.

Edward Waters Scholarships and Financial Aid Awarding Policy

All institutional scholarship/grant recipients must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). International students are excluded. Some scholarship awards can reduce the amount of financial aid you receive. Should you receive other scholarship awards, the College will adjust the institutional award first. External scholarship awards may be received up to the cost of attendance.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 February 2014 16:31