WPU Scholarships and Awards

All first-year and transfer students who apply and are accepted for admission at William Peace University will be considered for merit-based scholarships.  These scholarships are renewable through a four-year period, provided that the student maintains a designated minimum grade point average. 

Qualified students are awarded Merit Scholarships of up to $17,000 every year.  Scholarships are awarded based on weighted cumulative grade point average and the highest combined critical reading and math SAT/ACT scores.


William Peace University Presidential Scholarship

The William Peace University Presidential Scholarships are awarded to qualified students who have earned exceptional academic records.  These students should also possess exemplary characteristics of leadership ability and/or special talents that would enable them to make significant contributions to campus life.  These merit-based scholarships are renewable for an additional three years of study at William Peace University, provided recipients maintain a “B” average (3.00).

William Peace University Academic Achievement Scholarship

The William Peace University Academic Achievement Scholarships are awarded to qualified students who have earned outstanding academic records and who, in the judgment of the university representatives, display potential for making significant contributions to the William Peace University community.  These merit-based scholarships are renewable for an additional three years of study at William Peace University, provided recipients maintain a “C+” average (2.50).

William Peace University Challenge Grants

The William Peace University Challenge Grants are awarded annually on the basis of academics.  These merit based grants are renewable for an additional three years of study at William Peace University, provided recipients maintain a “C” average (2.00).

William Peace University Transfer Merit Grants

Students who transfer into William Peace University may also be eligible for merit-based grants.  These grants are awarded on the basis of the number of transferable credits earned at an accredited college or university and on the cumulative grade point average earned at each institution attended.  The Transfer Merit Grants are renewable for up to two additional years, provided recipients maintain a “C” average (2.00).

William Peace University- Peace Assistance Grant

Need-based grants are awarded annually to eligible students.  Eligibility and grant amounts are determined based on the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Students must complete the FAFSA each year in order to receive this grant. 

Honors Scholarship

Students accepted into the Honors Program are awarded a $1,000 scholarship.  In order to qualify, students must have SAT/ACT scores and a weighted cumulative GPA which place them in the top 10-20% of the incoming first year class.  If students meet these requirements, they are invited to submit a scholarship application and they may be asked to interview with a member or representative of the Honors committee. Honors scholarships are renewable for an additional three years of study at William Peace University provided recipients actively work toward completion of the Honors Program curriculum and maintain a "B" average (3.00).

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Scholarship

WPU offers up to $2,000 in scholarship funds to members of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.  Members are eligible to apply for these funds and scholarships must be applied toward tuition.  Members of Phi Theta Kappa should apply for the scholarship directly through William Peace University.  Several factors are considered in the allotment of awards, including financial need, academic merit and student involvement in extracurricular and volunteer activities.


There are limited funds for the above listed scholarships.  All awards cannot exceed tuition and are determined by the appointed committee.  The Board of Trustees can change these limitations at any time.  Students must maintain certain standards for renewability.  It’s the student’s responsibility to know what those standards are and to maintain them at all times during the awarded time of the scholarship and/or grants.

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