Academic Scholarships

Pioneer Scholarship

As a means of encouraging and rewarding our country’s most productive students, Wayland proudly offers the Pioneer Scholarship to outstanding undergraduate students at the Plainview campus. The scholarship is based on scores from the ACT or SAT college entrance examinations and may be renewed if the student maintains the required cumulative 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 on which they are admitted to the University.

First-Time Freshman Students

The scholarship is renewable for eight consecutive 16-week terms (fall and spring only) and applied to undergraduate block tuition for face-to-face or online courses. Full-time status (12 credit hours) is required to receive the scholarship. For renewal, the student’s GPA is evaluated at the close of each spring term and must meet the required cumulative for the level of Pioneer Scholarship awarded. 

Transfer Students

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

  1. Completing the ACT or SAT before attending any college as a full-time undergraduate student (not including concurrent high school enrollment).
  2. Scoring a minimum of 25 on the ACT, 1100 (M+CR) on the only SAT, or 1200 (M+ERW) on the new SAT.
  3. Maintaining a cumulative GAP of 3.25 on all previous college work.

Re-Entering Students

Pioneer Scholars who do not maintain continuous enrollment at Wayland, may be reinstated to the Pioneer Scholarship program. However, the maximum award for re-entering scholars is the Dean’s level at one-third tuition. 

Valedictorian and Salutatorian

The Pioneer Scholarship is available at the Dean's level to the valedictorian and salutatorian of an accredited high school if they do not otherwise qualify through ACT or SAT scores. Official verification of class rank and standing is required upon application to Wayland. For renewal,   t he student’s GPA is evaluated at the   close   of each spring term and must meet the required cumulative for the level of Pioneer Scholarship awarded.


Centennial Scholarship

Introduced during Wayland’s 100th year celebration, the Centennial Scholarship serves as an additional means of encouraging and rewarding outstanding students. Available to first-time Freshmen, this scholarship is based upon scores from the ACT or SAT college entrance examinations and may be renewed for up to eight terms if the student maintains the required cumulative grade point average (GPA) at Wayland. The Centennial Scholarship is awarded to the extent of university budget allocations, and eligible students will receive consideration in the order of the date on they are admitted to the University.

First-Time Freshmen Students

The scholarship is renewable for eight consecutive 16-week terms (fall and spring only) and applied to undergraduate block tuition for face-to-face or online courses. Full-time status (12 credit hours) is required to receive the scholarship. For renewal, the student’s GPA is evaluated at the close of each spring term and must meet the required cumulative for the level of Centennial Scholarship awarded. 


Blue & Gold Scholarship (Transfer Students Only)

In its tradition of encouraging promising students, Wayland is proud to offer its Blue & Gold Transfer Scholarship to outstanding transfer students.

The scholarship is renewable for eight consecutive 16-week terms (fall and spring only) less each term attended at another college before entering Wayland and applied to undergraduate block tuition for face-to-face or online courses. Full-time status (12 credit hours) is required to receive the scholarship. For renewal, the student’s GPA is evaluated at the close of each spring term and must meet the required cumulative for the level of Blue & Gold Scholarship awarded. The Blue & Gold Scholarship is awarded to the extent of university budget allocations and eligible students will receive consideration in the order of the date on which they are admitted to the University.

 

 

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.


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.