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2015-2016 Academic Scholarships

The following scholarships are made available to high school seniors who are admitted to Jewell for the Fall 2015 semester.

Academic Scholarships

William Jewell College takes a holistic approach to awarding academic scholarships. The chart below provides general scholarship guidelines based on test scores and grade point average. For many students, the combination of test score and GPA don't fit the chart precisely. Therefore, the Jewell Scholarship Committee considers the student's entire academic record when awarding academic scholarships. Their consideration may include overall GPA, core GPA, quality of courses taken, class rank, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses, and strength of writing sample provided in the application.

Oxbridge Scholarship - $26,000
Students entering the Oxbridge Honors Program will receive the Oxbridge Scholarship in the amount of $26,000, as the "academic award" component of their financial aid package. The Oxbridge Scholarship replaces any lesser academic award (see below). Students receiving the Oxbridge Scholarship are still eligible for additional talent-based and need-based aid. The Oxbridge Scholarship is renewable as long as the student is in the program and meets renewal standards. Official notification of the Oxbridge Scholarship will be made at the time the student is admitted to the program. For more information about the Oxbridge Honors Program and selection process, click here.

Presidential Scholarship - $18,000
3.75 High school GPA and 30 ACT or 1340 SAT test score

Trustee's Scholarship - $16,000
3.50 High school GPA and 28 ACT or 1260 SAT test score

Dean's Scholarship - $14,000
3.20 High school GPA and 25 ACT or 1150 SAT test score

Faculty Scholarship - $12,000
3.00 High school GPA and 23 ACT or 1070 SAT test score

Notification of the scholarship amount will be made when the student is admitted to the College. Admission and academic scholarship decisions will be communicated on a rolling basis beginning on October 1. SAT scores wil be accepted through the January test date and ACT scores will be accepted through the February test date. Students who take the ACT or SAT multiple times can update the Office of Admission with the test score at admission AT william.jewell DOT edu

Premier Scholarships

In addition to the scholarships listed above, the top 25% of Jewell's incoming first-year class may be considered for enhanced scholarship funding from $20,000 up to full tuition. The Jewell Scholarship Committee will review the qualifications of the top 25% of the class and select students to receive such enhanced scholarships. Notification of enhanced scholarships may be communicated along with the admission decision. Enhanced scholarships will replace any previously offered academic scholarship.


International Students

Academic scholarship levels for international applicants are considered on an individual basis by the Scholarship Committee.


Additional Funding

Students who submit a "test optional" application for admission will be considered for academic scholarships on the basis of their complete academic record. More information about test optional admittance can be found at

Applicants may be eligible for funding in addition to, or in lieu of, academic scholarships. Students recognized for their talents in athletics, debate, journalism/media, music and theater may receive scholarship funding of various amounts as determined by skillset and abilities. Click here for additional information.

To apply for admission, click here.

For questions about academic scholarships, please contact your admission counselor or email admission AT william.jewell DOT edu

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