Williams Baptist University in Walnut Ridge has announced a new package of scholarships for incoming students. The new scholarships are for freshmen and transfer students who enroll at Williams for the first time in the fall 2019 semester.
Angela Flippo, vice president for enrollment management at WBU, said the new awards will help incoming students and their families keep a university education affordable.
“We understand what a financial commitment college can be for families, so we have simplified the scholarship process, and we have provided financial awards that will make it affordable for students to get an outstanding, Christian education at WBU,” Flippo noted.
Under the new scholarship structure, incoming freshmen who have a 27 or higher composite score on their ACT exams will be eligible to receive the Founder’s Scholarship, which is worth $12,000 a year.
Those with an ACT score between 22 and 26 will receive the President’s Scholarship, which is worth $10,000 a year.
Students who score from 19 to 21 on the ACT will be eligible for the Dean’s Scholarship, valued at $8,000 per year, and those who make 17 or 18 on the entrance exam will receive the University Grant, which is worth $5,000 each year.
Flippo says the freshman merit awards are renewable for up to four years, provided students meet their academic standards.
Students transferring to Williams from other institutions next fall will also have new scholarships available to them. Flippo says transfer students who have a grade point average of 3.5 or above will receive the Summit Scholarship, which is worth $8,000 per year.
Transfer students who have a GPA from 3.0 to 3.49 are eligible for the Excellence Scholarship, which is worth $6,000 per year. And those who have a 2.5 to 2.99 GPA can receive the Transfer Grant, which is valued at $3,000.
“We have also simplified the scholarship process for our incoming students. Their application for admission to WBU also serves as their scholarship application, so there is no need to fill out a second application. This process is designed to make it as easy as possible for students to enroll at Williams,” Flippo said.
Flippo noted that it is free to apply to Williams, and she encouraged prospective students to apply online at williamsbu.edu/apply. Those wanting more information can contact the WBU Office of Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (870) 759-4120.