A scholarship is awarded based on factors such as your academic achievement, character, leadership, enrollment in certain academic majors, participation in certain student or co-curricular activities, ministry or other criteria particular to a specific scholarship. You do not repay scholarship aid; therefore, you are encouraged to seek scholarship consideration from local agencies that offer scholarships to students. Your high school guidance counselor should have a list of local scholarships.
Your Application for Admission ensures consideration for WJC academic merit-based scholarships.
Grants, like scholarships, are a form of free assistance and are not repaid. For more information on grants, click here.
Service, Leadership & Extracurricular Competition Scholarships
The value of a student’s scholarship is primarily determined from a combination of their cumulative GPA and standardized test score. Jewell accepts updates in official ACT and SAT test scores through the February 2013 test dates and updated cumulative GPA through the student’s seventh semester of high school. New test scores or increases in cumulative GPA’s that are received after a student has been admitted will automatically be reviewed and students that qualify for a new scholarship level will automatically be notified. Completing the application for admission is the only step required for merit award consideration.
Presidential Scholarship: For the 2013-2014 academic year, WJC offers four levels of Presidential Scholarships to first-year students:
- $12,000 per academic year; $48,000 total value
- $13,000 per academic year; $52,000 total value
- $14,000 per academic year; $56,000 total value
- $15,000 per academic year; $60,000 total value
Achiever Scholarship: Students with solid academic performance in high school, along with leadership and personal accomplishments, who do not qualify for the Presidential Scholarship may be eligible for the Achiever Scholarship.
- $10,000 per academic year; $40,000 total value
- $11,000 per academic year; $44,000 total value
The Achiever and Presidential scholarships are mutually exclusive; therefore students may qualify for only one merit award from Jewell. To renew the Achiever or Presidential Scholarships on an annual basis a student must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and complete 12 or more credit hours per semester.
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The college offers a variety of prestigious merit awards for incoming first-year students. Requirements and submission deadlines vary by scholarship and are awarded based on academic, service, leadership, talent and co-curricular activities. Please read the following requirements to ensure your full consideration. Recipients will be notified beginning the first week of March.
Academic Competition Scholarships:
- Yates Medallion Scholar (4) $24,000 per academic year; $96,000 total value
- Jewell Scholar (12) $22,000 per academic year; $88,000 total value
- Doniphan Scholar (24) $20,000 per academic year; $80,000 total value
- Deans Scholar $16,000 - $17,000 per academic year; $64,000 - $68,000 total value
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WJC Transfer Scholarships
WJC Transfer Scholarships are determined during the admission process. Therefore, the application for admission is required.
Transfer Achiever Scholarship: For the 2013-2014 academic year, WJC offers three (3) levels of scholarship to students transferring to Jewell at the following values:
$12,000 per academic year: Minimum 3.0-3.24 collegiate GPA in transferrable coursework to WJC.
$13,000 per academic year: Minimum 3.25-3.49 collegeiate GPA in transferrable coursework to WJC.
$14,000 per academic year: Minimum 3.5-3.74 collegeiate GPA in transferrable coursework to WJC
The value of a students scholarship is determined by the Office of Admission and based on GPA and number of credit hours successfully completed (minimum 15 credit hours in one semester).
Presidential Community College Scholarship: The Presidential Scholarship is offered to transferring juniors with the following value:
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship: WJC offers $1,000 to students transferring to Jewell as a member of Phi Theta Kappa at the community college previously attended. Scholarship is offered in addition to other transfer awards.
Dean's/President's List Scholarship: WJC offers $1,000 to students transferring to Jewell who were a member of a Dean's or President's list at the previously attended institution. This honor must be shown on the official transcript.
A+ Scholarship: WJC offers $1,000 to students transferring to Jewell who previously received A+ funds at another college or university. The scholarship is offered in addtion to other transfer awards but not applicable to students receiving additional Jewell awards (i.e. athletic scholarships or talent scholarships, etc.)
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WJC Co-Curricular Awards
See Performing Art Scholarships | See Religion Awards
Contact the Head Coach of your sport and your admission counselor to arrange a tryout, attend a clinic or practice as requested by the coach. For additional information for the athletic teams, view the Athletic Department web pages.
Baseball Team: Head Coach Mike Stockton
Men's Basketball Team: Head Coach Larry Holley
Women's Basketball Team: Head Coach Jill Cress
Football Team: Head Coach Jerod Kruse
Men's Golf Team: Head Coach Joel Lueken
Women's Golf Team: Head Coach Bob Cole
Men's & Women's Soccer Team: Head Coach Jefferson Roblee
Softball Team: Head Coach Dustin Combs
Spirit Team (Cheer & Dance): Cheer Coach Chelsea Green; Dance Coach Amber Balentine
Men's & Women's Tennis Team: Head Coach Paul Worstell
Men's & Women's Swim Team: Head Coach Mark Gole
Men's & Women's Track & Field/Cross Country Team: Head Coach Tom Eisenhauer
Volleyball Team: Head Coach Krista Newman
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Performing Art Scholarships
- Major and non-major, vocal or instrumental
- Submit the music questionnaire and Music Department Scholarship Application
- Schedule an audition at one of the pre-set audition times. Audition requirements include two solo pieces of contrasting style
- Audition music should be equivalent to that presented at state festivals. Taped accompaniment is not permitted
- Audition will also include sight-reading, and/or ear-training exercises
Non-majors awarded a scholarship are required to participate in at least one vocal or instrumental ensemble each year and may also be required to take private lessons. For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Anne Aunspaugh, Administrative Associate, music AT william.jewell DOT edu or (816) 415-7537.
For more information or to schedule an audition contact Mr. Nathan Wyman, Associate Professor of Communication and Theatre/Director and Scenographer, wymann AT william.jewell DOT edu or (816) 415-7588.
High school or community college participation in competitive debate
Letter of application describing your level of experience and individual record
Interview with Kevin Garner, Director of Debate
For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Kevin Garner, Director of Debate and Instructor of Communication, garnert AT william.jewell DOT edu or (816) 415-5995,
Letter of application describing high school or community college journalistic involvement, personal strengths, and what you enjoy about working with the school paper
Portfolio of work with your school paper
Letter of recommendation from a teacher who can comment on your ability and work ethic
Involvement with Jewell's "The Hilltop Monitor"
To submit your portfolio or for more information contact Stephanie DeClue, Director of Library Services, declues AT william.jewell DOT edu or (816) 415-7606.
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H.I. Hester Award
The Hester Award is an award to a religion major with a vocational interest in ministry who has a high school GPA of at least 3.5. By February 1, applicants should submit the VSE Application, a letter from a local church, synagogue, or mosque affirming the student's pursuit of full-time religious service and the FAFSA. An essay addressing the topic: What role do you see academic study playing in your preparation for and ongoing commitment to full-time religious service? For additional details contact the Religion Department.
Vocational and Spiritual Exploration (VSE) Scholarship
The VSE Scholarship, formerly known as CRV, is an award available to students interested in professional or lay ministry, either within a local church or related organization. Interested students should contact the Dean of the Chapel and/or the Office of Admission to express intent to pursue the award and request a VSE Application. A letter from your local church, synagogue, or mosque affirming the student's pursuit of a vocation related to part- or full-time religious service is also required.
The following awards are offered by the WJC Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Services to students meeting eligibility criteria. Additional WJC applications are not required.
The Dilts Award is a one-time $500 award presented to one student who wishes to major in biology and participate in undergraduate research during the first year. Requirements: 3.75 GPA or higher/top 90% on standardized test.
$2,000 Awarded to children of WJC graduates or siblings of WJC current students or graduates annually for up-to four years (8 semesters).
Missouri Resident A+ Scholarship
$1,000 Awarded annually for up-to four years to students from a qualifying A+ accredited high school. The scholarship is offered in addition to other merit awards but not applicable to students receiving additional Jewell awards (i.e. athletic scholarships or talent scholarships, etc.).
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Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship
The Bright Flight Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors residing in Missouri who have scored in the top 3% of all Missouri students taking the ACT/SAT (31 ACT in 2012-2013). Funded by the State of Missouri in an amount of $2,000 in 2012-2013.
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