The Lotus scholarships are open for new students entering the UWest, as well as for students seeking to renew their scholarships. The Scholarship awards up to $5,000 or up to $10,000 annually to each successful applicant to apply toward his or her tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, and other expenses required for attendance at UWest. The Scholarship is initially awarded for one academic year beginning in Fall semester. Renewal of the Scholarship is possible, but not guaranteed, depending on the student’s performance and funding availability.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all subjects offered by the UWest.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for students seeking either bachelor’s degrees or master’s degrees at UWest.
Scholarship Provider: University of the West, USA
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
-The Scholarship is available to new students seeking either Bachelor’s degrees or Master’s degrees at UWest. PhD students, ESL students or students seeking certificates only are not eligible for this Scholarship. Previous recipients of the Scholarship, who meet the maintaining requirements are also eligible to reapply: Minimum GPA for Lotus Gold Scholarship (up to $10,000): 3.0 (undergraduate) and 3.25 (graduate) and for Lotus Silver Scholarship (up to $5,000): 2.75 (undergraduate) and 3.0 (graduate).
-Financial Need: A student’s financial need may be taken into consideration during the applicant review process.
-International students must meet the minimum UWest admission requirements for English proficiency.
-To qualify for the Scholarship a student must be enrolled full-time at UWest. Full-time enrollment for undergraduate students is defined as registering for, and successfully completing, a minimum of 12 units each semester (24 units per academic year). Full-time enrollment for graduate students is defined as registering for, and successfully completing, a minimum of 9 units each semester (18 units per academic year). Students must be pre-registered at the full-time credit level before the Scholarship funds can be made available to them. Exceptions to this full-time enrollment rule may be made through an appeal process for students who are in their final semester or who encounter extenuating circumstances. Non-full-time students will receive a prorated amount of the Scholarship based on the actual number of units for which they are registered.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Both domestic and international students can apply for this Lotus scholarship.
Scholarship Description: The Lotus Scholarship (the Scholarship) is awarded to students who achieve high academic standards and demonstrate a financial need in order to attend University of the West (UWest). The Scholarship was established in 2012 and has so far been awarded to more than 150 students. UWest is home of the Lotus Scholarship – are you the next Lotus Scholarship award recipient? For the 2016-2017 academic year, UWest has set aside funds to continue providing the Lotus Scholarships for new students entering the university, as well as for students seeking to renew their scholarships. New applicants must meet the scholarship eligibility requirements and matriculate into UWest in the 2016-2017 academic year (see last page for students beginning Spring 2016). Returning applicants must meet the Lotus Scholarship criteria in order to qualify for a renewal.
Number of award(s): UWest anticipates awarding a large number of Lotus Scholarships for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Duration of award(s): The Scholarship is initially awarded for one academic year beginning in Fall semester. Renewal of the Scholarship is possible, but not guaranteed, depending on the student’s performance and funding availability. The maximum term of the Scholarship support is four years (or eight semesters) for four-year undergraduate students, and two to three years (or four to six semesters) for undergraduate transfer students and students entering UWest’s master’s degree programs.
What does it cover? The Scholarship awards up to $5,000 (Silver Scholarship) or up to $10,000 (Gold Scholarship) annually to each successful applicant to apply toward his or her tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, and other expenses required for attendance at UWest.
Selection Criteria: Scholarship is awarded on the basis of financial need.
Notification: Every effort will be made to notify students of their scholarship application result by May 1, 2016. New students will be notified of the scholarship result by June 1, 2016. Returning students will be notified of the scholarship result by June 30, 2016.
How to Apply: The Lotus Scholarship Application must include the following documents:
-Completed and signed UWest Financial Aid Application Form;
-Completed and signed UWest International Student Supplemental Application for Financial Aid (International applicants only);
-A copy of Official Transcript (in English) of the highest education attained;
-A copy of official TOEFL or IELTS score report (first-time international applicants only);
-Domestic students must submit a completed 2016-17 FAFSA or a copy of their most recent available tax return.
Note: For new applicants, the Lotus Scholarship Application must be submitted together with the Application for Admission to the University. All documents must be submitted by the deadlines indicated above. Lotus Scholarship Applications that do not include the Application for Admission will not be considered.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Priority Deadline (for new applicants): Post-marked on or before February 15, 2016. Secondary Deadline (for both new and returning applicants): Post-marked on or before February 15, 2017