Scholarship Details

 

Pioneer Scholarship

For First-Time Freshmen

For Transfer Students

For Re-Entering Students

For High School Valedictorians and Salutatorians

Honors Program Scholarship

Centennial Scholar Award

Departmental and Performance Scholarships

Ministerial Scholarships

Baptist Minister's Dependent Scholarship

Minister and Spouse of Other Denominations Scholarship

Christian Leadership Scholarships

Challenger and Acteen Scholarships

Christian Leadership/Academic Scholarships

Other Scholarships and Grants

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS:

Pioneer Scholarship - As a means of encouraging and rewarding our country's most productive students, Wayland proudly offers the Pioneer Scholar Award to outstanding students. This scholarship is based upon scores from the ACT or SAT 1 college entrance examinations and may be renewed if the student maintains a satisfactory grade point average (GPA) at Wayland. The Pioneer Scholarship is awarded to the extent of University budget allocations and eligible students will receive consideration in the order of the date they receive a Permit to Enter. To receive a Permit to Enter, a student must provide the Office of Admissions with:

1. An application for admission.

2. An application fee of $35.

3. All official transcripts (high school and/or college).

4. Official ACT or SAT 1 scores.

Scores required to receive the Pioneer Scholar Award and corresponding scholarship amounts follow. top

First-Time Freshman

Please note the qualifying scores listed for the SAT 1 include Critical Reading (CR) and Math (M) only.

Scholarship
Level
ACT SAT 1
(Combined Critical Reading and Math)
Scholarship Tuition
Amount
Required Cumulative
GPA for Renewal
Trustee 33-36 1410-1600 Full 3.70
President 29-32 1220-1400 Two Thirds 3.50
Dean 25-28 1100-1210 One Third 3.25

Scholarship amounts are for a maximum of 15 hours per semester. The scholarship is renewable for eight consecutive long semesters (fall and spring only) and applied to tuition only. Full-time status (12 semester hours) is required to receive the scholarship. For renewal, each student must have a minimum 2.75 GPA following the first semester. After the first semester, the student's GPA is evaluated each spring and must meet the required cumulative for the level of Pioneer Scholarship awarded. After the first semester, no student with a cumulative Wayland GPA less than 2.75 may continue to receive a Pioneer Scholarship. top

Transfer Students

Students transferring college credit to Wayland may receive the Pioneer Scholarship if they satisfy the following requirements:

  • Completing the ACT or SAT 1 before they attended any college.
  • Scoring a minimum of 25 on the ACT or 1100 on the SAT 1
  • Maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.25 on all previous college work.

Transfer students lose one semester of eligibility for each semester attended at another college and enter and remain on the Dean's level. For renewal, each transfer student must have a minimum Wayland GPA of 2.75 following the first semester and a cumulative Wayland GPA of 3.25 at the end of each spring semester. All other restrictions and benefits previously mentioned also apply. top

Re-entering Students

Pioneer scholars who do not maintain continuous enrollment at Wayland, those who transfer to another school or do not enroll anywhere else, may apply to be reinstated to the Pioneer scholarship program. However, the maximum award for re-entering scholars is one third tuition, the Dean's scholarship level. top

Valedictorian and Salutatorian

A one third tuition Pioneer Scholarship is available to the valedictorian and salutatorian of an accredited high school if they do not otherwise qualify through ACT or SAT 1 scores. Official verification of class rank and standing is required upon application. For renewal, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 following their first semester and a cumulative GPA of 3.25 at the end of each spring semester. All other restrictions and benefits previously mentioned also apply. top

Centennial Scholar Award

Birthed during Wayland’s 100th year celebration, the Centennial Scholarship serves as an additional means of encouraging and rewarding outstanding students. Available to First-Time Freshman, this scholarship is based upon scores from the ACT or SAT I college entrance examinations and may be renewed for up to eight semesters with the maintenance of a satisfactory grade point average (GPA) at Wayland.

        The Centennial Scholarship is awarded to the extent of the University budget allocations, and eligible students will receive consideration in  the order of the date they receive a Permit to Enter. To receive a Permit to Enter, a student must provide the Office of Admissions with the following:

  • An application for admission

  • An application fee of $35

  • All official transcripts (high school and/or college)
  • Official ACT or SAT I scores

      Scores to receive the Centennial Scholar Award and corresponding scholarship amounts follow.

SAT (M + CR) ACT Amount per year (2 long semesters) Required Cumulative
GPA for Renewal
940-1000 20-21 $1500 3.0
1010-1070 22-23 $2000 3.0
1080-1090 24 $2500 3.0

  Scholarship amounts are for a maximum of 15 hours per semester. The scholarship is renewable for eight consecutive long (15 week) semesters (fall and spring only) and applied to tuition only. The scholarship does not apply toward online classes. Full-time status (12 semester hours) is required to receive the scholarship. For renewal, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 following each semester thereafter.

 

Honors Program Scholarship - Students admitted to the honors program are eligible for scholarship assistance.  The Honors Council bases individual scholarship awards on information furnished by each candidate.  These awards continue provided the student maintains the proper grade point average and makes steady progress in completing seminar, tutorial, and thesis hours.  Honors students on scholarship receive half-tuition remission for each Honors seminar they complete and full-tuition remission for twelve hours of tutorial and thesis courses. top

DEPARTMENTAL OR PERFORMANCE SCHOLARSHIPS:

Performance and Departmental scholarships are available to students who meet the eligibility criteria, evidence financial need, and apply early. Scholarships exist in most academic areas for students majoring in those areas. The chair of the school offering the major should be contacted for an application or to schedule an audition, if necessary. top

MINISTERIAL SCHOLARSHIPS:

Note:  Questions regarding Ministerial Scholarships should be directed to the School of Religion and Philosophy.

Baptist Minister's Dependent Scholarship -  Wayland provides a tuition scholarship for the dependent spouse or the dependent single child of a full-time Baptist minister, missionary, denominational minister, or staff minister serving a Baptist congregation. Dependents of retired of full-time Baptist ministers may also receive this scholarship upon the approval of the School of Religion and Philosophy.  Full-time status (12 semester hours on the Plainview campus and 9 semester hours on the external campus centers) is required to receive the scholarship. The award amount for students attending the Plainview campus is $500 per semester. The award amount for students attending the external campus centers is $190 per semester.

To establish eligibility, the student must complete an application and furnish a letter from an official of the minister's church verifying the minister's active service. This letter must be received in the School of Religion and Philosophy office one month prior to the day of registration for that term for which aid is desired. This scholarship is available only for the spring and fall semesters on the Plainview campus and only for fall, winter, and spring semesters at the external campus centers. Non-enrollment in one of the approved terms does not translate to summer term eligibility. The scholarship is awarded for one year and the student must reapply each year to maintain award eligibility. top

Minister and Spouse of Other Denominations Scholarship -   Wayland provides a tuition scholarship for full-time senior pastoral ministers and their spouses who belong to normative Christian denominations other than Southern Baptist. Full-time status (12 semester hours on the Plainview campus and 9 semester hours on the external campus centers) is required to receive the scholarship. The award amount for students attending the Plainview campus is $400 per semester. The award amount for students attending the external campus centers is $150 per semester. Scholarships are limited to the University budget allocation.

To establish eligibility, the student must complete an application and furnish a letter from an official of the minister's church verifying the minister's active service. This letter must be received in the School of Religion and Philosophy office one month prior to the day of registration for that term for which aid is desired. This scholarship is available only for the spring and fall semesters on the Plainview campus and only for fall, winter, and spring semesters at the external campus centers. Non-enrollment in one of the approved terms does not translate to summer term eligibility. The scholarship is awarded for one year and the student must reapply each year to maintain award eligibility. top

Christian Leadership Scholarships - Challenger and Acteen Scholarships - Wayland recognizes the outstanding achievements of young Christians through the Acteen and Challenger programs. Students may qualify for one of these tuition only scholarships that are awarded to freshman students attending the Plainview campus, divided equally over eight consecutive semesters.  These scholarships must be renewed annually.  Non-enrollment forfeits future term eligibility.  The student should contact the School of Religion and Philosophy on the Plainview campus for application guidelines.  Scholarships are limited to the University's budget allocation. 

ACTEENS:

Level of Achievement

Scholarship

Six quest

$2,000 total - $250 per semester

Five Quest

$1,800 total - $225 per semester

Four Quest

$1,600 total - $200 per semester

Three Quest

$1,400 total - $175 per semester

Two Quest

$1,200 total - $150 per semester

One Quest

$1,000 total - $125 per semester

 

CHALLENGERS:

Level of Achievement

Scholarship

Mile 6

$2,000 total - $250 per semester

Mile 5

$1,800 total - $225 per semester

Mile 4

$1,600 total - $200 per semester

Mile 3

$1,400 total - $175 per semester

Mile 2 $1,200 total - $150 per semester
Mile 1 $1,000 total - $125 per semester

For the Acteen/Challenger scholarships to be renewed, the student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours.  Notification to the School of Religion & Philosophy on the Plainview campus is required for yearly renewal.  Participation in Christian service activities through the University and a local church is expected.  The scholarship application should include a letter of recommendation and verification of the level of achievement from the pastor or the Director of WMU/Brotherhood, as appropriate.  Scholarships are limited to the University budget allocation.  top

Christian Leadership/Academic Scholarship -   Wayland offers $200 per semester for students who are active members of the Southern Baptist churches and have excelled academically in high school. This is a four-year tuition only scholarship to be awarded for each of eight consecutive semesters. To remain eligible, a student must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and enroll in a minimum course load of 12 semester hours. Notification to the School of Religion and Philosophy on the Plainview campus is required for yearly renewal and non-enrollment forfeits future term eligibility.  Scholarships are limited to the University budget allocation.  Guidelines for consideration are:

1. Academic Achievement as demonstrated by the student's high school GPA of at least a 3.0 (B average), research projects, scholastic organization membership, etc.

2. Christian leadership as demonstrated by an exceptionally high degree of involvement in church activities. Such involvement may be shown by leadership in Sunday School, worship, discipleship/witnessing programs, youth activities, choir/music ministries, etc. top

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

Local Church Grant -   A $250 first-term grant is provided for every qualified full-time student, duly admitted from the membership of a church which budgets monthly or annual contributions to the University's operational budget. This grant is provided in the name of the student's home church. top

Residence Hall Grant -   To recruit and assist students from regions beyond local area, a $500 per semester Residence Hall grant is awarded to eligible students from Hawaii, Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico (students residing west of I-25), Colorado, Oklahoma, San Antonio, Texas and Wichita Falls, Texas. To be eligible, the student must be recommended by the Wayland Center Director in the area or the Executive Director of the Baptist Convention of the state.

For consideration, the recommendation must accompany the Application for Admission. A recipient of this grant must be a full-time student residing in a Wayland dormitory. The award is for eight consecutive semesters of full-time enrollment. To retain the grant, students must make satisfactory academic progress as outlined in the University catalog. top

Endowed and Memorial Scholarships -   Several endowed and memorial scholarships with a variety of eligibility requirements are available through the University. Information concerning the eligibility requirements and the application process is available in the Financial Aid Office. Awards are made on the basis of student eligibility, financial need, and the availability of funding according to earnings on endowed investments restricted by donors and designated gifts to the University.  All students who have been awarded an endowed or memorial scholarship(s) are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and remain full time unless scholarship criteria states otherwise. top

Mack Chase Teacher Scholarship - Available for Artesia teachers seeking a Masters degree through online attendance at WBU. Each student who is employed as a teacher in the Artesia school system, may qualify for a $1000 scholarship to help pay for the cost of a class online. This is a one time gift with no guarantee that there will be further funding as limited funding is available. Students may reapply each quarter as log as they continue to meet requirements of the university and the program. Please review the Chase Foundation Scholarship Instructions here before applying.  The Scholarship application found by clicking here

 

LatPro Scholarship Program - awarding $6,000 annually. You may click here for more information.

Just Jobs Scholarship Program - awarding $6,000 annually. You may click here for more information.

Diversity Jobs Scholarship Program - awarding $6,000 annually. You may click here for more information.